Geoffrey VanderPal D.B.A., M.B.A., B.S.B.A.
Ambassador Dr. Geoffrey VanderPal is a known financial expert focused in the areas of financial planning, investment management, insurance & risk and corporate finance. After working his way up to Vice-President level at two large global banks in wealth management, Dr. VanderPal transitioned into starting a financial consulting and investment management and insurance brokerage business. The business was licensed in 16 states with millions in revenues and was sold after twelve years.
Dr. VanderPal has taught hundreds of courses, both on-ground and online, on four continents, from undergraduate to doctoral level, in multiple areas of finance, economics, management, global business, and strategy. He combines his 25 years of professional finance, and entrepreneurial, diplomatic and consular experiences to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application. Ambassador VanderPal is currently appointed as Economist and Ambassador at Large for the Republic of Guinea, and former Honorary Consul and Head of Post for the Slovak Republic to the USA, with US State Department accreditation.
Dr. VanderPal is a published author in over a dozen peer-reviewed journals. In 2017, he published a book with Amazon, titled, Invincible Investing. He maintains multiple professional certifications in finance and project management. Beyond teaching and academics, Dr. VanderPal is co-founder and partner in a SE Asian fashion brand, Alexia Kay.
D.B.A. Finance, Nova Southeastern University, M.B.A., Webster University, B.S.B.A. Finance, Marketing, and Management, Columbia College, Post-Doctorate of Global Leadership, Colorado Technical University. Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP®), and Project Management Professional (PMP®).