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John Lewis, MSc

John Lewis has worked in the software, analytics and fund management industries and as a professor for 36 years. For the past eight years, he has been an Associate Professor in Finance and director of the Portfolio Management Master program at the IEA Gustave Eiffel Business School at the University of East Paris. He also provides training, mentoring and funding for early stage startups through his investment firm and accelerator Tektos. John had a similar investment vehicle in Paris under the name Dojoboost. He provided mentoring to startups at the government supported accelerator in Le Camping in Paris. Before advising startups, he sold three financial software startups. At Veraton he did projects and turn-arounds for venture and asset management firms. He was CEO at the startups, Scrittura, Risk Control Ltd and Versif which were acquired by larger firms.

Before working in financial software startups, he created quantitative products and was a portfolio manager of pension funds at Putnam, NatWest Investment Management and PanAgora Asset Management. Early in his career, John held analysis and technology postiions at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and McGraw-Hill/Data Resources Inc. in Washington DC.

John has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Bath, IPAG Business School and Novancia Business School Paris. His research interests are in venture capital, credit risk, portfolio management and financial technology. John earned a BA in computer science from the University of Georgia and an MS in financial economics from Boston University. He is currently working on his PhD in finance at IAE Gustave Eiffel. Previously he was an Associate Professor in Finance at the École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC). He started his research at Imperial College where he taught classes in corporate finance, derivative valuation, advanced valuation and advance portfolio management.



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Office: Bond 268


M.S., Boston University
BS, University of Georgia

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