Faculty and Staff

Dr. Mark Napier

Name: Dr. Mark Napier 
Title: Assistant Professor of Finance 

Office Location: SB-135-N 
Phone (Office): (815)-836-5318

Education & Certifications:

  • DBA, Finance, University of Florida
  • MBA, Finance, University of Notre Dame
  • BS, Economics, Purdue University

Dr. Mark Napier is an Assistant Professor of Finance. His research interests include Corporate Finance (Venture Capital), CSR/ESG Investing, and Sustainable Finance. He has also completed coursework in Public Policy Economics at the University of Oxford and has presented his research on corporate venture capital investment and performance at several conferences and public company briefings. 

Dr. Napier's prior teaching experience includes serving as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA Program at Millikin University and lecturing as a specialist practitioner in finance and strategy at the University of Florida and the University of Notre Dame. 

Professionally, Mark has over 25 years of business experience, including recent work as Managing Director of Kilmahew Ventures in venture capital investment and corporate advisory services. Within this capacity, he has founded companies, assisted in startup building, and participated in funding rounds totaling over $1B with a valuation exceeding $50B. Previously, he held executive positions in healthcare finance and operational strategy at IntegraMed/Vein Clinics of America, Humana, and UnitedHealth Group. Mark began his career at Deloitte and he has serviced as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 

Courses Taught

  • FINA 58500, Financial Management Strategies 
  • FINA 60300, Financial Statement Analysis 
  • FINA 20000, Principles of Finance 
  • FINA 20000, Principles of Finance