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Richard Puntillo

Richard Puntillo

University of San Francisco School of Management
Professor Emeritus
San Francisco, CA, USA

Before transitioning to Emeritus Professor in 2014, Richard Puntillo taught MBA finance courses covering capital markets, investment banking, private equity and venture capital.  He began teaching part-time at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management in 1986, was made a tenured, full professor in 1998 and has been recognized as one of the School's top teachers, winning a total of six awards for distinguished teaching.  He now concentrates on his Expert Witness practice, drawing on a unique background that combines a distinguished teaching career as a finance professor with two decades of high-level executive experience in investment and commercial banking. 

Before becoming a full-time professor in 1990, he spent 20 years in investment and commercial banking, highlighted by 3 years as a CFO, significant SEC reporting responsibilities and extensive transactional experience in securities and commercial lending transactions, including conducting and approving the associated due diligence. He was involved as a corporate officer or director in negotiating, structuring and approving over a dozen M&A transactions, including conducting and approving the associated due diligence. He also has 20+ years of service on boards of directors of SEC reporting companies, including serving as Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chair.

As an Expert Witness, he has prepared 46 Expert Reports, given deposition testimony 29 times and testified in court on 6 occasions. He has served as a due diligence expert in the following areas: securities underwriting, M&A transactions and private equity and venture capital investments.  He has also served as an industry custom and practice expert in investment, commercial and mortgage banking as well as privateequity and venture capital. 

Website: RichardPuntillo.com


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