Shane Goodwin, PhD

Shane Goodwin, PhD

Shane Goodwin is the Managing Director of the Applied Corporate Governance Institute at the Center for Global Enterprise.  Additionally, Dr. Goodwin serves as a Senior Fellow and Project Director at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy at Columbia University and as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation. Most recently, he served as a Fellow of Business Economics at Harvard Business School. His research is focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and shareholder activism. Dr. Goodwin serves on the Harvard University Extension School faculty, where he teaches Global Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance.

Dr. Goodwin has 25 years of M&A, corporate finance and principal investing experience at Wall Street firms including:

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Citigroup Corporate & Investment Banking
  • Credit Suisse / Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

He was most recently a Managing Director and the Head of Southwest Investment Banking at Wells Fargo Securities, with responsibility for providing both strategic and capital markets advisory services for both corporate and private equity clients.

He has advised on over 100 M&A assignments totaling over $50 billion in transaction value, including sell-side and buy-side transactions, anti-raid, takeover and activism defenses, cross-border M&A, special committee and restructuring advisory assignments.  Additionally, he has executed over 100 public and private debt and equity investments totaling over $40 billion and has extensive private equity and corporate restructuring experience.

Dr. Goodwin was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Business Economics at Harvard Business School to conduct M&A and corporate governance research.  He earned an PhD in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University, with a focus in finance.  Dr. Goodwin holds an MBA, with a concentration in finance, from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and attended The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  He graduated cum laude with a BSBA from the Collins College of Business at The University of Tulsa and was an All-American Scholar and Student Athlete of the Year as a collegiate football player.

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