Dr Geoffrey Vanderpal
Department of Accounting and Finance – SMC University
Dr Geoffrey VanderPal has been a financial professional since 1992 and began his career with two major banks for a decade as a senior financial advisor and money manager and since 2002 served as Chief Investment Officer and owner of an independent investment advisory firm until 2012.
Dr VanderPal serves as a Professor and guest lecturer in Business and Finance to universities in the USA, Europe, Asia and Africa. Professor VanderPal is actively quoted and published both in academia and financial articles. He has been quoted in Time Magazine, Smart Money Magazine, Fortune, InvestmentNews, AARP Bulletin, USA Today and many others. He has been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Journal of Personal Finance, Journal of Accounting and Finance and Wharton Financial Institutions Center.
Dr VanderPal serves as a Securities Arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has received numerous awards and recognition for his work both in finance and the community. Dr VanderPal also served as a past President of a Financial Planning Association chapter. At the age of 20 was elected one of the youngest officials in Illinois history and served as a Village Trustee. Dr VanderPal also served as the Honorary Consul to the USA for the Slovak Republic during 2006-2009.
Dr VanderPal earned his Doctorate of Business Administration and Finance major with Honors from Nova Southeastern University, a Masters of Business Administration degree from Webster University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Columbia College with a triple major in Finance, Marketing and Management. Dr VanderPal is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter and Certified Treasury Professional.