David Wessels, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

About David:

Named by BusinessWeek as one of the nation’s top business school instructors, David’s expertise is in corporate valuation, investment banking, and venture capital. He has taught and consulted for clients including Coca-Cola, Deloitte & Touche, Home Depot, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, and others. David’s book, Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies is a standard text for corporate valuation and performance management.

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Executive Education Programs Taught

Advanced Management Program
Technology, globalization, and constant change have made the job of leading a business more exciting, complex, and demanding. If you are leading, or are in line to lead your firm, Wharton’s flagship program empowers you to define and act on your purpose as a leader and strengthen your strategic prowess. Receive alumni status.

Corporate Governance LATAM
This program was designed to show current and potential board members of family companies based in Latin America and Miami how to govern effectively by learning best practices for board leadership and applying ethical and operational perspectives for sound decision-making.

Global CEO Program: A Transformational Journey
This program meets on three non-consecutive weeks in three different countries – IESE in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Wharton School in Philadelphia, and CEIBS in Shanghai, China. Strengthen your knowledge of new markets, reflect on pressing issues, and broaden your skills as a senior leader.

Mergers and Acquisitions
Our interdisciplinary faculty and industry speakers help you select, assess, and evaluate potential opportunities. Examine acquisition strategy, valuation techniques, tax issues, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.

Mergers and Acquisitions/Private Equity LATAM
This program is designed for current and future board members, advisors, large block shareholders, and leaders of family-owned businesses and closely-held public companies in Latin America and Miami who are seeking knowledge of valuation, private equity, and capital markets, and the key skills needed to determine the future value of their strategies.

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner
Academic Director
This program helps you refine your leadership style, communicate your financial knowledge to other leaders, and make a greater contribution to strategy development and value creation in your organization.