Rob Metzger

Rob Metzger

Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance

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1055 L Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0152

metzgerr@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • M.B.A., Northwestern University, 1998
  • B.S., Accountancy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1989

Positions Held

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance, Finance, University of Illinois, 2017 to present
  • General Partner, Mission OG, 2016 to present
  • Director, College of Business Honors Programs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2017
  • Lecturer-Department of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015-2017
  • Director, Investment Banking Academy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 to present
  • Vice President, Finance, ICG Commerce, 2000
  • Partner (2005-2015); Vice President (2001-2005); Associate (1999-2001), William Blair & Company, 1999-2015
  • Associate, Investment Banking Division, ABN Amro Incorporated, 1997-1999
  • Manager (1997); Associate (1995-1997), A.T. Kearney, INC, 1995-1997
  • Senior Accountant (1992-1994); Staff Accountant (1990-1992), Price Waterhouse, 1990-1994

Service

  • Audit Committee Chair, Millennium Trust Company, INC., 2016-2017
  • Audit Committee Chair, USA Technologies, INC., 2016-2017
  • Audit Committee Chair, Wageworks, INC., 2016-2017
  • Senior Advisor, Mission OG Venture Capital, 2016-2017

Current Courses

  • Sophomore Gies Scholar Seminar (BUS 215) Required for all Gies Scholar sophomores. The course structure is divided into four focused learning modules: Negotiations, Intercultural Communications, Disruption, and Project Management.

  • Sophomore BH Seminar (BUS 215) Required for all Gies Scholar sophomores. The course structure is divided into four focused learning modules: Negotiations, Intercultural Communications, Disruption, and Project Management.

  • Senior BH Seminar (BUS 415) A capstone leadership course for the Senior Gies Scholar class. It is meant to provide tangible leadership lessons through a variety of medium, including: (1) speeches and discussions by successful professionals in the business world and academia; (2) review and discussion amongst the class members on specifically-identified leadership topics; and (3) self-reflection on these topics and an assessment of how the student will plan to incorporate the learnings into their own leadership style.

  • Senior Gies Scholar Seminar (BUS 415) A capstone leadership course for the Senior Gies Scholar class. It is meant to provide tangible leadership lessons through a variety of medium, including: (1) speeches and discussions by successful professionals in the business world and academia; (2) review and discussion amongst the class members on specifically-identified leadership topics; and (3) self-reflection on these topics and an assessment of how the student will plan to incorporate the learnings into their own leadership style.

  • Golder Freshman Academy (FIN 199)

  • Investment Banking Academy (FIN 391) A diversified curriculum designed to prepare students for a successful career in investment banking; course incorporates peer mentorship, guest lectures (from bankers, accountants, private equity associates and hedge fund analysts), a case competition and a field trip. Course will not satisfy Finance major requirements.

  • Private Equity/Venture Capital (FIN 425) Provides students with an understanding of the nature of the private equity market, the principal participants in this market, and how they function.

  • Investment Banking (FIN 463) The mechanics of financial statement analysis and ratio analysis; development of investment banking/corporate finance valuation models (including DCF, leveraged buyout and merger models) in order to determine the intrinsic value of companies and price investment banking deals.

  • Investment Banking (FIN 563) This course will provide key building blocks necessary for a career in investment banking, valuation and other related fields. It is designed to provide a practical application of financial statement analysis, modeling, valuation, and presentation skills commonly performed by industry professionals. The course has three major parts. The first focuses on the mechanics of financial statement analysis, ratio analysis, and financial model building. The second applies the financial statements and forecasts within the context of company valuation, utilizing common industry techniques. In the third part of the course, we will employ these valuation techniques in common investment-banking deliverables such as pitch books and fairness opinions.

Contact

1055 L Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0152

metzgerr@illinois.edu

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