Alfred Sharp
Alfred Sharp

FINANCE
Adjunct Lecturer of Finance

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Alfred D. Sharp is Principal in Investments and Client Services (“ICS”) at Muller & Monroe Asset Management, LLC, (“M2”) where he is responsible for investments and client coverage for key relationships of the firm. M2 is a private equity firm that invests exclusively in emerging and niche managers on behalf of institutional investors, using a disciplined and differentiated investment process. Mr. Sharp has extensive corporate investment and entrepreneurial experience. For the past several years, he has created entrepreneurial ventures and has held senior executive and consulting roles in start-up companies and turnaround situations.

Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Sharp was a Vice President at the Prudential Capital Group, where he invested in private debt and equity instruments of companies headquartered in the Midwest. During his tenure, he executed over 40 deals totaling approximately $2.0 billion. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sharp was a credit analyst at Manufacturers National Bank, N.A.

Mr. Sharp received a B.A. degree in Accounting from Morehouse College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Mr. Sharp is a member of the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and NASP (National Association of Securities Professionals). Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at the Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management since 1995.

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Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Entrepreneurial Finance (FINC-446-0)
This course teaches students how to become entrepreneurs by focusing on financial aspects. Topics include pro forma development and review, business valuation models, cash flow analysis, and raising capital from private investors, venture capitalists and banks. The course is taught using the case method process ("real life" case studies). Periodically, technical notes are used and guests invited to augment subjects addressed. Each student is expected to diligently prepare each case and participate in class discussion. Fifty percent of the final grade is based on class participation and the other 50 percent on a take-home exam. This is not a quantitative analysis course. Rather, it focuses on marketing, sales, management and strategic planning.