Redefining Executive Education

Paris Faculty Directory

ISM places a great deal of importance on balancing latest theory and academic knowledge with practical business experience and ‘on the ground’ expertise. Our professors are leading experts in business and education. Our hand-picked faculty are brought to Paris specifically for ISM and are available to their students throughout the seminar. When not conducting seminars at ISM, our professors stay busy with their work as CEOs and entrepreneurs, or by teaching at top universities around the globe.

Dr. John-Christopher Spender

Dr. John-Christopher Spender, FRSA teaches Knowledge and Strategic Management seminars in the IEMBA, DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Spender is a Founding Partner of CBridge Partners, a New York based knowledge management consultancy. He is a widely published lecturer on strategy, knowledge management, and organization theory. He has taught on four continents. He was previously a nuclear submarine engineer, computer salesman, and banker, and served as a Business School Dean for seven years.


Dr. John Teall teaches International Capital Markets in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Teall serves on the faculty of LUISS Business School, LUISS Guido Carli University. He was Jackson Tai '72 Professor in Practice at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and also served on the faculties of New York University, Cornell University, Pace University, Dublin City University, University of Melbourne as well as other institutions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Teall teaches courses in trading, investments, financial modeling, corporate finance and financial institutions and has received several teaching awards.

Professor Andrew Thomas

Dr. Andrew R Thomas teaches Customer Relationship Management in the doctoral programs at ISM. Thomas is Associate Professor of Marketing and International Business at the University of Akron.


Dr. Terence Tse teaches Fast Expanding Markets in the DBA and PhD programs at ISM. Dr. Tse is an Associate Professor in Finance at ESCP Europe Business School. His teaching approach reflects his previous industry experience. Before joining academia, Dr Tse worked in the area of mergers and acquisitions at Schroders, Citibank and Lazard Brothers in Montréal and New York.

Dr. Ken K. Wong

Dr. Ken K. Wong teaches Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the IMBA program at ISM. Wong is an Assistant Professor in Retail Management at Ryerson University, Canada. He is also a U21Global Marketing Professor and Subject Area Coordinator, training corporate executives and MBA students from over 70 countries.

Dr. K. Matthew Wong

Dr. K. Matthew Wong teaches Valuation and Acquisition in the doctoral programs at ISM. Wong has been teaching in the areas of financial risk management, corporate finance, and financial instruments for over twenty years. He is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Finance and previously was Associate Chair at St. John’s University’s Department of Economics and Finance.

Dr. Philip Young

Dr. Philip Young teaches Business Simulations in the IMBA program at ISM. Young is a corporate education consultant who designs and implements seminars and training programs in finance, marketing, and strategy. He has over 30 years of experience in this area of consulting as a course designer, instructor, and facilitator.

Among his present and past clients are: IBM, AT&T, Verizon, ITT, ABB, Dow Chemical, Ericsson, Siemens, Bayer Diagnostics, Sonoco, ST Microelectronics, BT (British Telecom), Ingersoll-Rand, Ericsson, MasterCard International, American Express, Booz&Co, the Emirates Bank Group, NDB Bank and Citibank.


Dan Zagata, DBA teaches Corporate Finance in the IMBA program at ISM. Dan brings over 15 years of real world financial expertise to the class room to help students turn theory into practical application. He has served as Managing Associate for one of the largest regions of Manulife Financial in the US, and currently is the co-founder and Managing Director of Evershore Financial Group.