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Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project Appoints Finance Professor Craig Everett as Associate Director


Dr. Craig R. Everett, an assistant professor of finance at Pepperdine University, has been named associate director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, the comprehensive and simultaneous ongoing investigation at the Graziadio School of Business and Management of the major private capital market segments.

“With research interests that include entrepreneurial finance, business valuation and corporate governance, Craig brings invaluable industry and academic experience to the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project,” said Dr. John Paglia, Project director and an associate professor of finance at Pepperdine University.

As associate director, Dr. Everett will collaborate on survey engagements and data analysis, as well as review and edit reports, particularly with regard to the Pepperdine Private Capital Assess (PCA) Index, an initiative launched this year to measure the demand for capital, activity and health of privately-held businesses on a quarterly basis in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Everett recently presented the first PCA Index quarter findings at the Access to Capital: Money to Main Street conference, sponsored by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation in Los Angeles.

“I look forward to working with John on the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, lending my expertise and helping to educate business owners and capital markets about the importance of understanding the economic impact of cost of capital and its practical application,” said Dr. Everett. “I am eager to explore opportunities to collaborate and grow the research conducted through the Project with partners who share our interests in the unique arena of small business capital demand and access.”

Dr. Everett has twenty years of industry experience in management consulting and the aerospace and defense industry. He has also been involved with multiple startup ventures. He has been actively engaged in children's financial literacy initiatives, being both a classroom (K-12) financial literacy volunteer, as well as a member of the curriculum review board of the National Financial Educators Council. Everett recently published a youth contemporary fantasy novel, Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune, which incorporates such financial literacy topics as saving, investing, banking, entrepreneurship, interest rates, return on investment, and net worth. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Purdue University, an MBA from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University.

Pepperdine Private Capital Market Project currently engages in multiple survey research initiatives and publishes an annual Capital Markets Report, an annual economic forecast, the PCA Index Quarterly Report in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Market Pulse Quarterly Report in cooperation with the International Business Brokers Association and M&A Source. The 2013 Capital Market Report will be released next week.


Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders who advance responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused, experience-driven and globally oriented, the Graziadio School offers fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, bachelor's completion and non-degree executive business programs for business professionals, entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives at all stages of their professional and personal development. Info: Twitter: @graziadioschool

Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
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Phone: (310) 568-5580

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