Faculty: John Zott
- Adjunct Professor
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, Johns 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
Financial Market Theory
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
CFO & General Manager, Scene7
Senior Vice President, CFO, West Marine, Inc.
1988 - 1990
Controller, The Nature Company
Retail Accounting Manager, Fleming Foods
Finance Office Manager, Mervyns
Auditor, Peat, Marwick & Mitchell
HONORS AND AWARDS
Golden Gate University Doctoral Student of the Year