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405 Hilgard Ave

Los Angeles, California 90095

United States

Company Description

UCLA Anderson Forecast is one of the most widely watched and often-cited economic outlooks for California and the nation and was unique in predicting both the seriousness of the early-1990s downturn in California and the strength of the state's rebound si ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


University of Warwick

Corporate Officer Capacity

Becker Warburg Paribas --vice chairmanVice Chm.




Advisory Board Member
Pacific Generation Partners LLC

Advisory Board Member
Cranfield School of Management

Member of the Board of Advisors
TechForward Inc.

Board Member
Betteny Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies




DePauw University


finance and marketing

Harvard University's business school




Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration


finance and marketing

Harvard Business School

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Bill Cockrum \ Adjunct Professor of Finance, UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Bill Cockrum

Bill Cockrum: Mr. Cockrum spent 25 years in financial services initially as a marketer and lastly as CFO/CAO and one of the top senior officers at Becker Paribas, Inc. a 3,000-employee investment banking firm. When the company was sold to Merrill Lynch in 1984, Mr. Cockrum began his second career as a consultant to chief executive officers. He currently serves as a consultant in a variety of industries on issues such as organization structure, strategy, marketing, finance, and administration. Shortly after starting consulting, Mr. Cockrum became a full time professor at UCLA Anderson. Mr. Cockrum currently teaches entrepreneurial finance, business ethics, and investment management and more than 7,000 students have passed through his classroom for these courses. He also is a member of the School's Board of Visitors, the Anderson Alumni Board, the Advisory Board of the Price Center, and a member of the UCLA Foundation investment committee and a Governor of the Foundation. Mr. Cockrum holds a B.A. in Economics from DePauw University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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William M. Cockrum

Mr. Cockrum is a professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, teaching finance, entrepreneurship, investment and ethics, and vice chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Professor Cockrum has won numerous teaching awards, including recognition as the top entrepreneurial professor in the nation in a survey conducted by Business Week. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, Cockrum spent 25 years in investment banking, most recently serving in a corporate officer capacity at Becker Paribas, Inc. a 3,000-employee investment banking firm. When the company was sold to Merrill Lynch in 1984, Cockrum began his second career as a professor at UCLA Anderson teaching students the business and finance skills needed to succeed as entrepreneurs. Mr. Cockrum was educated at DePauw University and the Harvard Business School.

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The event was an informal discussion with UCLA Professor Bill Cockrum and several UCLA Anderson alumni engaged in widely varying entrepreneurial activities. Professor Bill Cockrum is well recognize as the top entrepreneurial professor in the US and he has become a legend for a case-study entrepreneurial finance class he has taught for more than 25 years.

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William M. Cockrum

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