Dr. John K. Paglia, Ph.D., MBA, CFA, CPA
Dr. John K. Paglia is a Senior Advisor to Axxes Capital. Dr. Paglia is a professor of finance at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and the recipient of several prestigious honors for his work on small business financing and private capital markets.
Dr. Paglia is also a Director and Audit Committee Chair for two public companies, sits on the boards of two not-for-profits, is an Advisory Council Member for the Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies List, is a Strategic Advisor for a small digital healthcare VC fund, and invests in and advises startups.
Additionally, Dr. Paglia recently completed a two-year independent director term at a med-tech and regenerative medicine business accelerator, and was engaged as an expert venture capital and private equity consultant by the Library of Congress and provided expert testimony to US Congress on SBA’s SBIC private equity program.
At Pepperdine University’s Graziadio Business School, Dr. Paglia is a tenured Professor of Finance, where his specialty areas are venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, business valuations, and mergers and acquisitions. In addition, Dr. Paglia has held several leadership positions at Pepperdine University since joining in 2000, most recently as Senior Associate Dean where he had oversight for the business school faculty and key strategic projects. Prior to that Dr. Paglia served as Executive Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and founded the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. His research has been cited in prominent news outlets and published in various academic journals, industry publications, and congressional reports.
Dr. Paglia holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (finance), an MBA, a B.S. in finance, and is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and is NACD Directorship Certified™.