Professor Richard Puntillo brings real world experience in due diligence and guiding corporate financial decision making to his MBA finance courses and has been recognized as one of the School's top teachers, winning a total of six awards for distinguished teaching.
As an expert witness in dozens of litigation matters involving due diligence in initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions’ (M&A) transactions and due diligence in venture capital and private equity deals, Puntillo is widely recognized for his expertise. Puntillo draws upon two decades of executive-level roles in investment and commercial banking firms and significant experience on boards of directors in SEC-reporting companies in his classroom and in his litigation consulting practice.
Professor Puntillo joined USF’s faculty in 1986 and believes San Francisco, with its diverse business economy, serves as the ultimate laboratory for students to rigorously explore the finance skills learned at USF.
M.B.A., Finance and Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 1969
B.S., Business Administration, Emphasis in Economics and Mathematics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1967
- The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.
- MBA 6204: Capital Markets & Investment Banking
- MBA 6208: Private Equity & Venture Capital
The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.
"An Institutional Analysis of Poland's Mass Privatization Program," Osteuropa Wirtschaft (Eastern European Economies) Vol. 42, No. 2, 1998 (with D. Ipsen)
"Poland's Mass Privatization Program," The European Journal of Finance, Vol. 2, 1996 (with D. Ipsen and M. Dietrich)
"Mass Privatization in Poland and Russia: The Case of the Tortoise and the Hare?," Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1996
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Teaching Award, USF, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2006
Executive MBA Teaching Excellence Award, USF, 1992, 1999
Outstanding Research Award, USF, 1996
Outstanding Service Award, USF, 1991
Chairman of the Board, Harding Lawson Associates, 1989 - 2000
Director, and Chairman of Audit Committee, Surety Bank, 1988 - 1997
Director, Sutro & Co., Inc., 1982 - 1984
Vice Chairman, Redwood Bancorp, 1969 - 1980
Director, TeleWatch, 1985 - 1987