Instructor, Business Administration-MBA
Mr. Wilson holds Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern California in both Marketing and Accounting. Additionally, he holds a Masters of Business Administration, with a Finance emphasis, also from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Wilson has been an adjunct professor for approximately 14 years. At Mount Saint Mary’s, in the Graduate School of Business, he teaches the BUS 222 and BUS 228 courses, and the Undergraduate School of Business, he teaches the Accounting 15A and 15B courses. Additionally, he teaches accounting, finance, and other courses at Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, Santiago Canyon College, Hope International University, and the University of Phoenix.
As a practitioner faculty, for over 10 years, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for a major international food manufacturer where he directed all aspects of Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Treasury, Payroll, MIS and Legal. During that time, his staff ranged from 20 to 45 people, and he held the position of Secretary on the company’s Board of Directors.
Additionally, during his career, he has been exposed to a variety of accounting and financial issues which include: cash management, capacity planning, capital budgeting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, financial analysis, lease/buy decisions, risk management, cost accounting, and strategic planning/budgeting. Among his accomplishments were providing the key financial information necessary for building a $1.2 billion all new automotive assembly plant in Normal, Illinois as a joint venture between Chrysler and Mitsubishi Motors – Diamond-Star Motors. As part of Chrysler’s Mergers and Acquisitions team, he played a key role in purchasing Electrospace Systems, Inc., a defense contractor, for $372 million. He evaluated, managed and developed new business programs including a $1.2 billion small corporate jet and a $5 billion DC-9 re-engining joint venture with Rolls-Royce, Airborne Express and Cammacorp. He personally interfaced with the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee who later became the Secretary of Defense. He has also performed international financial projects in Mexico, the U.K., France, and Japan, prepared numerous internal business publications, and has been published in the Transportation Journal and The Journal of Finance.
He is a former U.S. naval officer, has been married for 38 years, lives in Irvine with his wife, and has two grown daughters. The last member of his household is a “tri-color” cocker spaniel named Millie. He enjoys flying, scuba diving, bicycling, hiking, football, golf, and music.