Paul Christensen is a Clinical Professor of Finance at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he teaches course in microfinance and international business. In addition, he serves as Associate Dean for Executive Education, overseeing all of Kellogg's non-degree programs. In this role he is responsible for the strategic direction of executive learning and development programs, curricula development, client relations, faculty engagement, participant support and program operations. Professor Christensen joined Kellogg in 2008, served as Associate Dean and Executive Director for Global Programs from 2011-2014, and continues to serve as Senior Advisor for Global Strategy.
Prior to Kellogg, Prof. Christensen was the co-founder and President of ShoreCap International Ltd., a $28 million private equity company, based in London, which invests in financial institutions in developing countries throughout Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. From 2000-2003, he served as President and CEO of ShoreBank Enterprise Group, a $12 million non-profit community economic development organization in Cleveland, Ohio.
Earlier in his career, Prof. Christensen was an Associate and Engagement Manager for the consulting firm, McKinsey and Company, where he focused on operations performance, organizational effectiveness and strategic planning for clients in the financial services, manufacturing, consumer goods, petroleum, and electric utility industries.
Prof. Christensen received an MBA with distinction from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts, economics, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Dartmouth College.