Jerome Gessaroli has been teaching finance at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the past 18 years. He is the lead co-author of the Canadian edition finance textbook, "Financial Management: Theory and Practice" used in under and graduate programs at universities throughout Canada. He has an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Gessaroli was also a visiting lecturer at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of business. Prior to teaching, he worked in the finance sector. Mr. Gessaroli also has international business experience, having worked for one of Canada's largest industrial R&D companies, developing business opportunities in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and India. Mr. Gessaroli has also given seminars to universities in Nanjing, China and Steyr, Austria and been interviewed by the Globe and Mail and previously served on the board of directors of an industry development association.