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Bradford Cornell, PhD

Senior Advisor

Bradford Cornell is a Professor of Financial Economics at Caltech and a Senior Consultant at CompassLexecon. At Caltech, Prof. Cornell teaches courses on Applied Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, and Corporate Valuation. Prior to joining the Caltech faculty, Dr. Cornell was the Bank of America Professor of Finance at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Cornell received his Masters degree in Statistics and his PhD in Financial Economics from Stanford University.

In his academic capacity, Professor Cornell has published more than 100 articles on a wide variety of topics in applied finance, particularly empirical analysis of asset pricing models. He is also the author of Corporate Valuation: Tools for Effective Appraisal and Decision Making, published by Business One Irwin, and The Equity Risk Premium and the Long-Run Future of the Stock Market, published by John Wiley. He is a past Director and Vice-President of the Western Finance Association and a past Director of the American Finance Association.

As a consultant, Professor Cornell has provided testimony and expert analysis in some of the largest and most widely publicized finance related cases in the United States. Among his clients are: AT&T, Berkshire Hathaway, Bristol-Myers, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Merck, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Orange County CA, Price Waterhouse, Verizon, Walt Disney and various agencies of the United States Government.

Professor Cornell is also the founder of San Marino Business Partners, a private investment firm that focuses on active investments in U.S. equities and equity derivatives.