Mark Smith

Mark Smith

Lecturer of Finance

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Contact

70 C Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2882

smithmk@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • MBA, Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996
  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994

Positions Held

  • Limited Partner, Serra Ventures, 2017 to present
  • Private Equity Investor, 2017 to present
  • Lecturer, Global Education & Training, University of Illinois, 2016 to present
  • Consultant, Build Equinox, 2013 to present
  • Lecturer, Department of Finance, University of Illinois, 2013 to present
  • Administrative Director, Illinois Intel Parallelism Center, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011-2013
  • Executive Director, Universal Parallel Computing Research Center, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2008-2011
  • Managing Director, Gelato Federation, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2002-2008
  • Director of Product Marketing and Sales, SourceGear Corporation, 1998-2001
  • Director of Operations and Non-technical Founder, Geomagic, Inc., 1996-1998

Honors and Awards

  • Sam Walton Fellow Enactus USA, 2016 to present

Teaching Interests

Entrepreneurship, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Small Business Acquisition

Research Interests

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Acquisition

Courses

  • BUS New Zealand: GAV (BUS 199) Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated.
  • Financial Markets (FIN 300) Theory and applications associated with the functioning of financial markets to include the conceptual foundations of portfolio theory, risk management, and asset valuation. The stock, money, bond, mortgage, and futures and options markets are examined.
  • Entrepreneurship Thru Acquistn (FIN 490) 1 to 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 6 hours. May be repeated in subsequent terms to a maximum of 9 hours. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements.
  • Corporate Finance (FIN 580) Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters.
  • Entrepreneurship Thru Acquistn (FIN 580) Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours in a semester; may be repeated to a maximum of 32 hours in subsequent semesters.

Contact

70 C Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2882

smithmk@illinois.edu

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