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David J. Brophy, MBA, Ph.D., Director
Professor David J. Brophy is a member of the Finance Faculty at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he teaches courses in venture capital and private equity finance. He is Director of the School’s Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance at the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.

He has published extensive research on venture capital and private equity finance and has twice won the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies Research Award. He authored the book Finance, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development and has published a large number of research papers in this and other aspects of finance. He is a founding member of the Journal of Business Venturing editorial board, The Journal of Private Equity Finance, and the International Venture Capital Journal.

He has been a director of several public companies and is involved as a director, investor and/or advisor to emerging technology-based companies, banks, money market funds, and financial services firms including Compass Technology Partners (CA), Munder Capital Management (MI), Continental Capital (OH), River Place Holdings (MI), and General Motors Acceptance Corporation Wholesale Auto Receivables Corporation.