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Phillip Fazio, D.B.A.

Phillip Fazio
Adjunct Professor of Finance


  • DBA - Nova Southeastern University - Finance
  • CERT - Nova Southeastern University-CFP(r) education - Financial Planning
  • CERT - Wharton School University of Pennsylvania- CIMA certification - Investment Management
  • CERT - Stern Stewart - Corporate valuations, LBO construction, lending and LBO, Econ Value Added
  • MBA - DePaul University - Finance
  • CERT - Sun Trust University - Advanced Commercial Lending
  • BS - Drexel University - Engineering

Dr. Phil Fazio is a finance professor who specializes in corporate and investment finance.

Phil earned designations as a Certified Financial Planning™ designation which informs his individual financial planning, and a CIMA® (Certified Investment Management Analyst) which he also uses daily in the wealth management practice.

He is past chair of the CIMA® certification commission, which is the educational standards committee for the Investment and Wealth Institute. He is also the past chair of the CFP® board’s examination commission. Dr. Fazio is a long-time volunteer with the CFP Board of Standards, and teaches in a CFP registered education program.

Dr. Fazio had a significant career in corporate banking in Chicago and Miami, which brings real life experience to his teaching of corporate finance.

Lastly, he is on the editorial board for the Investment and Wealth Monitor and the Journal of Investment Consulting. Both are publications of the Investment and Wealth Institute.

FIN 5008 Business Finance
FIN 5550 Investments
FIN 5570 Advanced Financial Policy


Family ownership, control and corporate capital structure An examination of small capitalization public firms Nova School of Business to Finance Faculty, 2015, Davie, FL

Effect of Family Ownership and Management on CEO Compensation and Dividend Policy in Small-Cap Firms International Finance and Banking Conference, 2014, Bucharest, Romania

Hyungkee Baek, David Cho & Phillip Fazio (2016). Family Ownership, Control and Corporate Capital Structure: An Examination of Small Capitalization Public Firms. Journal of Family Business Management 6(2), 169-185.

Hyungkee Baek & Phillip Fazio (2015).The effect of family ownership and control on equity-based compensation: Evidence from S&P SmallCap firms. Journal of Family Business Management 5(1), 55-72.

Pankaj Maskara, Phillip Fazio & Hyungkee Baek (2014). Effect of family ownership and management on CEO compensation and dividend policy in small-cap firms. Journal of International Finance Studies 14(3), 21-40.

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