Neeraj J. Gupta, assistant professor of finance, has a doctorate in finance from the University of Connecticut, and is a CFA charterholder. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Delhi and an MBA from Babson College. He has over ten years of finance experience in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America, having worked for Nestlé, Xerox, and Claridges Investments (a boutique asset management firm). Neeraj has taught various finance courses, covering, the principles of finance, corporate finance, and investments, to undergraduate and MBA students at both Elon and UConn. He has led study abroad business courses to the Pacific Rim (Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) and to the Indo-Gulf (India and Dubai). His research interests are in investments, corporate finance, financial planning and international finance with ongoing research in sustainable investing, designing efficient retirement portfolios, valuing intangible investments, fund-flows & returns in emerging markets, and valuing long-dated options.
In the recent past, Neeraj has consulted for The Clearing House, the Business North Carolina magazine, and the NC Special Court for Complex Business Cases.
Mr. James has been teaching at Elon since 2008. He comes to academia after a 30-year career in corporate finance. He has worked for major corporations including General Foods, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Sealy Mattress, where he held senior management positions including VP of Planning and VP- International Administration, Mergers & Acquisitions. In addition to teaching, Mr. James is VP of Business Development for Tri Pillar Investments LLC, a registered investment advisory firm located in Durham, NC.
John Slatyton is a principal with Trust Company of the South, 3041 S. Church St., Burlington, NC 27215, where he serves a president and general counsel of the firm. Slayton has over thirty years of experience in the trust, securities and financial planning industries. He can be reached at 336-538-1000 or email@example.com.
Gary Tsaris hase been a full-time faculty member of the Love School of Business for two years. Besides teaching various finance courses, he is the Director of the Reed Finance Center, Elon's Wall Street trading room. He has three children, two of which attend the University of Arizona in Tucson. His primary residence is in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Dr. Reilly White was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1984. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, before relocating to New Mexico, Massachusetts, and ultimately Connecticut. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2006, and worked as an Analyst for Sovereign Bank until 2008, when he was accepted into the PhD program at the University of Connecticut. Reilly defended his PhD, 'Three Essays on Inside Debt', in February 2013.
He currently lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, Nicole.