Ron Rizzuto
Ron Rizzuto
Professor, Endowed Chair, Reiman School of Finance
University of Denver

Session Moderator: Session: Start Ups - The Pioneers of New Business
An expert in the big picture of acquisitions and finance, Ron Rizzuto, a Daniels professor since 1975, specializes in corporate mergers, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, consulting with major energy, transportation, telecommunications and banking corporations, both U.S. and internationally based. He has performed extensive research on energy, telecommunications and transportation companies. He is a senior fellow of the Bob Magness Institute, was inducted into the Cable TV Pioneers in 2004 for service to the cable industry, received the Daniels College of Business Faculty Award for Excellence in 2003, received the Daniels Institute Leadership Award from the Institute for Executive and Professional Development in 2002 and was co-director of the Bob Magness Institute from 1995–2000. Rizzuto is the Walter Koch Professor of Entrepreneurship and the J. William Sorensen Distinguished Professor in Finance.

Rizzuto has extensive media expertise and has been quoted by local, regional and national press, including broadcast news and the New York Times. He is particularly adept at explaining complex financial situations of specific companies to a broader audience.


PhD, Finance and Economics, New York University
MBA, Management, New York University
BS, Finance and Marketing, University of Colorado

Academic Positions Held

Professor of Finance, Daniels College of Business
Associate Professor of Finance
Instructor of Finance, Daniels College of Business