Harvard Professor boosts Cornerstone Research

04 March 2015 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read

Harvard Business School Professor Stuart Gilson has affiliated himself with Cornerstone Research, a US-based economic consultancy. Gilson has been with Harvard for more than twenty years, and is regarded a leading expert in the area of financial advisory.

With more than 500 employees across seven offices in the United States*, and one in the UK (London), Cornerstone Research is one of the larger consulting firms specialised in economic and financial advisory. Its service portfolio includes offerings such as antitrust & competition, bankruptcy, corporate finance, intellectual property and forensics & litigation.

Stuart Gilson and Michael Burton

On top of its roughly 500-man strong employee base, Cornerstone Research works with 100+ highly-regarded ‘experts’, professionals with a deep understanding and track record within a field of expertise. The team of experts consists mainly of industry practitioners, researchers and faculty members. Earlier this month, the business advisory unveiled that Stuart Gilson, a Professor at Harvard Business School, has chosen to boost the expert team and affiliate with the firm. Gilson is an expert on business valuation, corporate financial analysis, financial strategy, credit analysis, and corporate restructuring. 

For the last twenty years he has taught in Harvard’s MBA curriculum, and the university’s Executive Education program. Gilson has in addition written more than sixty Harvard Business School case studies and teaching notes that are used in business schools throughout the world. A number of these cases have been published in his book ‘Creating Value Through Corporate Restructuring’. Besides his academic career, Gilson has served as a consultant for a variety of companies and organisations. Over the years Gilson’s work has received a number of honours, including the CFA Institute’s prestigious Graham and Dodd Award.

Cornerstone Research

“Stuart is a sought-after authority on corporate litigation, with a particular expertise in firms that are facing bankruptcy or financial distress,” says Michael Burton**, President and CEO of Cornerstone Research. “His inclusion in our network of experts is a major asset to many of our clients.”

* Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Menlo Park, New York, San Francisco, and Washington.

** Michael Burton joined Cornerstone Research in 2000 to help build the firm’s Washington office. In July last year he was appointed CEO, succeeding Cynthia Zollinger, who held Cornerstone Research’s highest leadership position since early 2007.