Berkeley Research Group adds four academics as senior advisors

26 August 2021 2 min. read
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Consulting firm Berkeley Research Group (BRG) has welcomed four business school professors as senior advisors, adding expertise in the fields of accounting information, financial reporting, real estate finance, and credit risk.

“We bring a range of expertise, methodologies, and approaches, providing the diversity of perspectives today's challenges require," said Tri MacDonald, president and principal executive officer of BRG. "Our most recent academic affiliates bolster our foundation of top talent addressing clients' most complex problems."

Andrew Leone is the Keith I. DeLashmutt chair of accounting information & management at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Leone’s research focuses on the role of accounting information in contracting and capital markets.

Karen Nelson is the M.J. Neeley professor of accounting in the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Nelson specializes in financial reporting and disclosure issues, including the role of regulators, auditors, and private securities litigation in monitoring financial reporting quality. She previously served on the faculty at Stanford University and Rice University, and was a visiting professor at the University of Michigan.

Berkeley Research Group adds four academics as senior advisors

Anthony Sanders is distinguished professor of real estate finance in the School of Business at George Mason University. His research focuses on investments, financial institutions, and real estate finance. Sanders previously taught at the University of Chicago and The Ohio State University.

Stephen Shore is the department chair and a professor in the department of risk management and insurance at Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business. His research focuses on individuals’ income risk and consumer credit risk. Shore was previously a faculty member in The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and at Johns Hopkins University.

BRG is based in Emeryville, California and operates out of offices worldwide. Its more than 1,200 experts, academics, data scientists, and professionals advise clients on disputes and investigations, corporate finance, and performance improvement.

The firm earlier this month welcomed three leading economists to its antitrust and competition policy practice as managing directors: Rick Warren-Boulton, David Eisenstadt, and James Langenfeld. Warren-Boulton was previously chief economist of the antitrust division of the DOJ, and was also previously an associate professor of economics at Washington University. Eisenstadt was formerly a senior economist in the antitrust division of the DOJ. Langenfeld previously served as director for antitrust in the FTC’s bureau of economics and as a senior economist at GM.