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John Paglia Awarded Inaugural Tom Hopkins Award
John Paglia, associate professor of finance at the Graziadio School of Business and Management and director of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project, was presented with the first annual Tom Hopkins Award for Excellence in Mergers and Acquisitions by Chapter 101 of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). The award, which was presented to Paglia Thursday, Dec. 1, recognizes special achievement in, or contribution to, corporate growth in the 101 Corridor business community.
"Dr. Paglia's ongoing study of the capital markets, and his perceptive analysis of how changes in these markets affect companies of all sizes, make him an eminently worthy first recipient of the Tom Hopkins Award," says Jim Queen, president of Teller Springs Consulting.
The research led by Paglia, Queen explains, "has made a tremendous contribution to the ability of companies in our area to make key strategic decisions about their near-term and long-range growth plans."
The award was established by the ACG 101 Corridor Chapter to honor C. Thomas Hopkins, a partner in the Santa Barbara and Century City offices of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP and cochair of the firm's Corporate Practice Group.
"I am just thrilled to be receiving the Tom Hopkins Award," says Paglia. "Although I regularly travel the country speaking at various professional conferences about our survey results, this is the first award I've received from a professional business organization acknowledging the importance of the great work we're doing at Pepperdine."
Paglia's work on the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project–the first simultaneous, comprehensive, and ongoing investigation of all major segments of the private capital market–has been accessed by more than 20,000 business executives and organizations in more than 60 countries. This year the Graziadio School presented him with its "George Award," given to the faculty member who best draws upon resources of the business community to make a difference in the classroom.
His research has appeared on CNBC, in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times, has been published in a number of journals, and has been presented at domestic and international conferences.
Paglia holds a Ph.D. in finance, an MBA, a B.S. in finance, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.