Peter Easton is the Notre Dame Alumni Professor of Accounting and Director of the Center for Accounting Research and Education at the Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame. He is an expert in financial statement analysis and valuation and an author of widely-used text books including Financial Accounting for MBAs and Financial Statement Analysis and Valuation.  His research on accounting information and securities valuation has been published in the Review of Accounting Studies, the Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting, the Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Abacus. He has served as an Associate Editor for each of the four leading academic accounting journals in the United States and for the leading academic accounting journals in Australia, Canada, and in the United Kingdom.  He is currently an Editor of the Review of Accounting Studies.











Professor of Marketing,  Entrepreneurship and Digital Media Management Chair St. Edward's University, USA

Prof. Debra Zahay-Blatz is the Editor of Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, and was Awarded the Robert B. Clarke Outstanding Educator Award in 2016

She is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Database Marketing and Marketing Strategy Management and Industrial Marketing Management. 
She co-authored the third edition of the Cengage textbooks Internet Marketing: Integrating Online and Offline Strategies with Mary Lou Roberts, as well as the second edition of Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach. Her solo-authored book, Digital Marketing Management: A Handbook for the Current (or Future) CEO, was recently published by Business Expert Press. 

Prof. Zahay has had her own consulting firm since 1993. She functions as a trusted advisor to Presidents, marketing executives, and company owners helping them to define their strategy, identify, and reach their best customers, often using data-driven technology applications. Some past projects include creating website content in the form of whitepapers and search optimized copy, statistical analysis of research results and providing insight into the firm's overall digital marketing strategy.


Prof.Mark Soliman specializes in financial reporting information, trading strategies, capital markets, debt ratings voluntarily disclosure, especially non-GAAP earnings. He has held positions at The Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Foster School at the University of Washington where he was the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Outside of academia, he was vice president of accounting-based research at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago and consulted extensively for Renaissance Technologies, helping them to develop trading strategies for their hedge fund. Professor Soliman has published extensively in the top journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting ResearchThe Accounting ReviewThe Review of Accounting StudiesManagement Science and Contemporary Accounting Research. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Notable Contribution to the Accounting Literature in 2009 along with the Best Paper award at several conferences. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review and the Review of Accounting Studies. Professor Soliman is also a CPA in the state of California and Washington (inactive). He is also a triathlete recently completing the Ironman distance in Coeur D’Alene in Idaho.



Pavlos Dimitratos is Professor of International Business at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School and the Lead of the International Business and
 Entrepreneurship (IBE) Research Cluster. 
His publications include more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 4 guest-editorials, 1 monograph, 6 edited books, 30 book chapters and working papers in more than 90 international conference proceedings.
Pavlos is ranked as one of the top authors worldwide in the international entrepreneurship field by the Web of Science (ranked by the number of record/publication count) and cited as one of the leading researchers in this same area in the article 'Transnationalizing Entrepreneurship: A Critical Agenda for Economic Geography', author Yeung H.W.-C., Progress in Human Geography, 33(2), 2009, 210-235. His paper 'Does Confucian Dynamism Complement the OLI Framework? A Study of Chinese Private Firms', co-authored with J Ji, was awarded the Best Paper Award on Emerging Markets at the 36th European International Business Academy Conference, December 2010, Porto, Portugal. He has also won the Best Paper Award for the article entitled ‘Micromultinational or Not? The Effects of International Entrepreneurship, Networking and Learning’, co-authored with J E. Amoros, M S. Etchebarne and C. Felzensztein, in the 27th Conference on Business Administration and Economics (ENEFA), November 2011, Pucon, Chile.