Professor of Practice
Donald began his career at International Paper Company in New York, where he was Assistant Treasurer-Corporate Finance. He then came to San Francisco, where he was a Vice President at Bank of America and a Managing Director at Banc of America Securities. At BofA he held a variety of corporate finance advisory and investment banking positions, with a focus on debt financing and asset securitization.
After leaving BofA, he served as an independent financial consultant, including long term assignments at PG&E during its bankruptcy financing and at VISA during its reorganization and IPO.
Donald holds an MBA from Columbia University, and is a CFA charterholder. He has published on the topics of bank capital structure and on the financing of leveraged buy-outs by ESOPS, and is an instructor in the CFA exam review program presented by the CFA Society of San Francisco, and at Golden Gate Universiy. He joined Santa Clara in 2009.