Dennis Beard

Dennis Beard

Adjunct Instructor of Finance

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Educational Background

  • M.B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994
  • B.S., Accounting, Millikin University, 1982

Positions Held

  • Adjunct Instructor of Finance, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Adjunct Instructor-MBA Program, Millikin University, 2011-2018
  • Managing Partner, Serra Ventures, 2009 to present
  • Partner and CFO, Open Prairie Ventures, 2000 to present
  • Managing Member, Blakeman and Beard, LLC, 2000
  • President and CEO, Home Recovery Home Health, Inc, 1999-2009
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996-2019
  • Segno Communications, Chief financial officer, 1995-1998
  • CFO, Home Recovery Home Health, Inc, 1989-2009
  • Audit manager, Price Waterhouse, 1982-1990

Teaching Interests

Teaches courses in financing emerging business.

Current Courses

  • Financing Emerging Businesses (FIN 423) The study of the business environment, alternative methods of organization and financing, use of financial statements as a management tool, valuation methods and approaches to ethical dilemmas from the perspective of an owner-manager.