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John K. Paglia, Ph.D.

John K. Paglia, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship
Professor of Finance

Contact Information

Phone: (310) 568-5613
john.paglia
@jkpaglia
School: Graziadio School of Business and Management
Location: West Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

  • Small business financing and valuation
  • Mergers and aquisitions
  • Private capital
  • MBA programs and accreditation

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Dr. John Paglia has taught MBA-level finance at Pepperdine for fourteen years, performed business valuations for privately-held companies, and testified on economic damage and valuation matters. His research has been covered in The Wall Street JournalWashington PostThe New York TimesTIME MagazineBloomberg Businessweek and MSNBC, just to name a few. He's a frequent speaker on the topics of privately-held company cost of capital, valuation, access to capital, and financing and deal trends at valuation and M&A conferences pertaining to small businesses and middle market companies. 

Dr. Paglia founded the award-winning Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, an initiative to advance ongoing research to understand the true cost of private capital across market types and the investment expectations of privately-held business owners. He has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth with an Excellence in M&A Award, and the Alliance for Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors and Grant Thornton with a Thought Leader of the Year Award for his work with the Project.

 

As associate dean, Dr. John Paglia leads the design and delivery of evening and weekend business degree programs for working professionals, as well as oversees student recruitment for these programs and the school-wide marketing, communications and public relations functions. Dr. Paglia also serves as director of accreditation for the business school and most recently served as chair of the Finance and Accounting Department. His research has been covered in The Wall Street JournalWashington PostThe New York TimesTIME Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and MSNBC, just to name a few.

Dr. Paglia has taught MBA-level finance at Pepperdine for fourteen years, performed business valuations for privately-held companies, and testified on economic damage and valuation matters. He founded the award-winning Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, an initiative to advance ongoing research to understand the true cost of private capital across market types and the investment expectations of privately-held business owners. He has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth with an Excellence in M&A Award, and the Alliance for Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors and Grant Thornton with a Thought Leader of the Year Award for his work with the Project.

Dr. Paglia is a frequent speaker on the topics of privately-held company cost of capital, valuation, access to capital, and financing and deal trends at valuation and M&A conferences pertaining to small businesses and middle market companies. In addition to authoring Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project reports and economic forecasts, his other research addresses financial contracting characteristics, discounts for lack of marketability (liquidity), the private cost of capital model and financing choices for privately-held companies. His research has been published in a number of journals, including the Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance, Journal of Business Valuation and Economic Loss Analysis, Business Valuation Review and Journal of Wealth Management.

Education

Ph.D., Finance, University of Kentucky
M.B.A., Finance, Gannon University
B.S., Finance, Gannon University