Jason DeFazio, Vice President of the Valuation Research Corporation (VRC), embarked on his journey at Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2004, later graduating summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in Finance and Entrepreneurship. While at Temple University he co-founded of The William C. Dunkelberg Owl Fund, which is the Department of Finance’s premier student-managed investment fund.
“My finance degree from Temple provided me with the foundation to launch a successful career in finance. Not only the traditional classroom education, but the wonderful extracurricular activities associated with the Fox School, including the Owl Fund and Temple University Investment Association, were fundamental in my professional development and understanding of the global markets and financial jargon,” said DeFazio.
The Owl Fund and his Finance degree helped DeFazio acquire jobs with Citigroup, Comcast and eventually VRC, giving him experience in a variety of positions. As a vital part of the portfolio valuation group, DeFazio specializes in assessing value of complex securities. This includes privately-held debt securities, convertible preferred equity securities, CLO equity securities, and business enterprises for tax and financial reporting purposes.
“I lean heavily on the skills I obtained at Temple, particularly in the Owl Fund, every day in my career in valuation financial services,” said DeFazio.
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