Roland Burgman

Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Roland Burgman is the founder and CEO of AssetEconomics, Inc., a New York-based value based management consulting firm with clients in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.

The firms advisory work is focused on strategic growth management and in particular on strategy and structure issues which require identifying, measuring, valuing and managing and reporting on the organizations value drivers.

Typical projects focus on the determining the drivers of value creation and value recognition by investors, and link between investor outcome performance metrics like TSR, CFROIC and ROIC and enterprise value expressed in terms of current value and future value and the drivers of value in terms of archetypal strategies  growth, scale, operations and finance. The identification of valued strategies and their value drivers (Value Driver Trees) leads to an assessment of their competitive sustainability and generally, to an evaluation of both strategy and structure.  The formulation and practical implementation of key value creation changes is central to the firms advisory work.  A number of the tools and analytic procedures the firm has developed to gain insight into market valuations have been patented.

A complement to the firms advisory work is the work it does is the area of voluntary corporate reporting (investor relations).

The firms clients include major international publicly listed companies as well as so-called small caps, private family companies  both large and small, co-operatives and Government agencies.  In addition, the firms advisory work has covered all sectors including financial services, and resources and utilities.

Roland has extensive Board experience having had the role of Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and executive and non-executive director for publicly listed and private companies.  He currently has two Board roles as chairman working with startup company CEOs.  Both of these companies were ranked in Inc. Magazine500 Fastest Growing Companies in America in 2012.

Roland is a partner of Organizational Capital Partners, an advisory firm concentrating on performance measurement and management; including pay-for-performance.  He is also a member of the Foresight Coaching Partnership, an organization that coaches senior executives including CEOs.

Roland has presented at national and international forums on topics relating to shareholder value creation and corporate reporting with an emphasis on intangibles reporting including those organized by the United Nations, the OECD, MITI (Japan) and the AICPA.  A paper on corporate reporting he co-authored won the Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Intellectual Capital in 2008.  A paper on the use of TSR as a performance measure and its use in long term incentive compensation published in the Rotman International Journal of Pension Management was in the top ten download list for Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) in 2012.

Roland is an adjunct professor at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame and the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and a faculty for IESE Business School, University of Navarra.  He has acted as faculty for the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of California Berkeley  all for these institutions EMBA, MBA and custom programs (including Volvo Finance Academy and Novartis University).  His areas of expertise are in strategic growth management, financial economics, corporate governance, and strategic marketing planning and customer engagement.  He is also an independent Research Fellow for Accentures Institute for High Performance for which he continues to do collaborative research and write.

Roland has several degrees from various Australian universities; a B. Agricultural Economics, a M. Commerce (Honors) and a Dip. Treasury Management.  He also has a PhD in Strategic Management from Purdue University, winning the prestigious GE/Strategic Management Society Award for Outstanding Research for his dissertation.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, a Member of the Strategic Management Society and a Certified Fraud Examiner, all in the U.S.

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 593Applied Project
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 588Strategic Leadership
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 589Strategic Management
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
MGT 593Applied Project
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 400Cross-Cultural Management
MGT 411Leading Organizations
WPC 480Capstone Course
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
WPC 480Capstone Course
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 588Strategic Leadership