Geraldo Vasquez
Assistant Professor of Accounting / Founder, School of Business of the State University of NY - Farmingdale State College / Palante Capital and Engagication


Abstract Title: Does a Venture Capitalist Influence Auditor Going Concern Decisions?

Geraldo (Gerry) Vasquez is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting and Finance of the School of Business and Information Systems of the City University of New York-York College. Dr. Vasquez previously taught entry- and advance-level accounting courses to undergraduate and graduate students at the City University of New York-Brooklyn College, Queens College and Guttman Community College.

His research interests include auditor behavior, board affiliations, financial reporting transparency, going concern opinion determinants and experiential learning in Accounting education.

Prior to joining the faculty at the City University of New York, Dr. Vasquez was employed in the private and public sectors. He has considerable financial and administrative management, technology project management and auditing experience. Dr. Vasquez served as the Chief Financial Officer of Sustainable South Bronx, Inc., the Founding Director of Finance and Administration of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a Senior Auditor for the Office of the New York State Comptroller in the public sector. In the private sector, Dr. Vasquez was responsible for various finance, budgeting, accounting and technology project management functions as a Vice President of Merrill Lynch and Co., Inc. Dr. Vasquez currently serves as the Founding Chair of the Board of Trustees of Emblaze Academy.

Dr. Vasquez holds a DBA from the Fox School of Business (AACSB accredited) of Temple University. He also holds a M.Sc. and B.A., cum laude in Accounting from the City University of New York-Queens College. Dr. Vasquez is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society and a C.P.A. Candidate.