Entrepreneur specializing in Finance Education. Paul has built and successfully run several start-ups in the Education, Consumer Products and Technology industries. Paul is managing partner of Caterson Consulting, a Merger, Acquisition, and Private Equity consulting firm. He founded New York School of Finance, which provides finance education to banks, firms, and universities throughout the world. Paul is also the author of the "Investment Banking and Private Equity in Practice" series of books published by Wiley Finance. Since its publication, "Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity", the first book in the series, has been ranked #1 on Amazon.com in Finance Hot New Releases and #1 in Valuation Bestsellers. His books are in 613 libraries and universities worldwide including, United Kingdom, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Egypt, Nigeria, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Namibia, Kenya, Taiwan, South Africa, Hong Kong, Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore, Australia and has been translated into simplified Chinese. Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. Pignataro worked at TH Lee Putnam Ventures, a $1 billion private equity firm affiliated with buyout giant Thomas H. Lee Partners. Before that, he was at Morgan Stanley, where he worked on various transactions in the technology, energy, transportation, and business services industries. Some of the transactions included the $33.3 billion merger of BP Amoco and ARCO, the $7.6 billion sale of American Water Works to RWE (a German water company), the sale of two subsidiaries of Citizens Communications (a $3.0 billion communications company), and the sale of a $100 million propane distribution subsidiary of a $3 billion electric utility.Read more Read less
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