Professor Bryan holds an undergraduate degree from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MBA from Baruch College of the City University of New York, and a doctorate in accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has held tenured faculty positions at Baruch and at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management. He is currently a tenured professor at Fordham University. He has received numerous academic honors, including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, H. Beck Memorial Award, Beta Alpha Psi, and Beta Gamma Sigma. He has also received teaching honors from all three institutions, including the Kienzle Award (from Wake Forest), which alumni award to the faculty member who most benefited their careers. Dr. Bryan has been published in a wide range of academic and practitioner journals, including The Accounting Review, the Journal of Business; the Journal of Corporate Finance; the Harvard Business Review; the Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Financial Management; and the CPA Journal. Professor Bryan has conducted accounting classes both to preparer- and user-oriented audiences, and he has consulted on numerous curricular design projects to make accounting more user-oriented. In addition to his university positions, he has taught at various domestic and international financial institutions for over a decade, as well as at several prominent law firms and multi-national corporations. Aside from his faculty positions in the U.S., he has also conducted courses in Vienna, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany.
A Certified Public Accountant, Jake joined Training The Street in 2016 after a diverse career in business and higher education. Most recently, Jake was Professor of Practice of Economics at Centre College. Previously, he had taught undergraduate and graduate accounting and finance courses at Cleveland State University and Baldwin Wallace University. His professional experience includes serving as the managing member of an investment partnership, Oberalpen Capital, and as CEO of an international manufacturer of capital equipment for the metals industry. Jake began his career as an investment banking associate with McDonald & Company, a full service regional brokerage firm now part of KeyCorp, where he participated in various acquisition, merger, initial public offering, and venture capital transactions. Jake holds an undergraduate degree from Davidson College, an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, as well as a Masters of Accountancy from Cleveland State University.