Rocket Fuel

graduate: Faculty

John Zott, DBA, MBA
Title:
Adjunct Professor, Finance
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John has spent his career in the retail industry, serving as a CFO and senior manager for several public companies. Following his career in corporate finance, John started a consulting firm helping firms deal with the challenges of rapid growth. This consulting work has developed into “Bates Creek Research”, John’s registered investment advisory firm, which advises approximately $600m in capital invested in the consumer sector.

John received his doctorate from GGU in 2008 where he received the Doctoral Student of the Year award. His dissertation is titled “An Analysis of the Impact of Leasing on Equity Values”.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Behavioral Economics

Financial Market Theory

EDUCATION

  • DBA, Golden Gate University

    MBA, University of Detroit

    BS (accountancy), University of Detroit

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2003 - Present
Principal Analyst, Bates Creek Research & Consulting

2001 - Present
CFO and advisor to growth companies, Bates Creek Research & Consulting

1999 – 2001
CFO & General Manager, Scene7

1990 – 1999
Senior Vice President, CFO, West Marine, Inc.

1988 - 1990
Controller, The Nature Company

1987 – 1988
Retail Accounting Manager, Fleming Foods

1983 – 1987
Finance Office Manager, Mervyn’s

1982 – 1983
Auditor, Peat, Marwick & Mitchell

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Golden Gate University Doctoral Student of the Year