Edward Bayone is the Earle W. Kazis Professor of the Practice of Finance and International Real Estate at Brandeis University. Throughout his career, he has brought strategic and financial expertise to a wide range of companies, from start-ups to multinationals. He has served in executive capacities with worldwide responsibilities and on boards for companies experiencing rapid growth as well significant change. He has established himself in the academic world as an innovative and transformational leader, responsible for the successful launch and record growth of his university’s new business major. After a 23-year career in banking, he transitioned in 2002 to academia, board service, and investment activities. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at BankBoston and then for the combined FleetBoston Corporation, he managed credit risk on portfolios as large as $ 80 billion in loans (and $.200 billion in committed loan exposure) and had the highest signing authority in the bank. At Brandeis University, he rose from an adjunct instructor to become the inaugural holder of an endowed chair in finance and international real estate.
In addition to teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses, he founded the real estate specialization and, for nine years, chaired the undergraduate business program. He is currently on sabbatical, researching the commercial real estate markets across Europe. He serves on the board of Brightwood Capital, which invests in first and second lien term loans and minority equity positions in middle-market companies. He also serves as Independent Investment Professional of offshore middle market senior loan funds managed by Churchill Asset Management, a majority-owned affiliate of Nuveen/TIAA. His prior board roles include IAP Worldwide Services, Churchill Financial, and SuperMedia. He earned a Masters in International Affairs, with a specialization in banking and finance, from Columbia University and a Masters of Arts in History from the University of Rochester.