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Duff Bergquist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Finance

Duff Bergquist

My goal is to teach students cutting-edge financial theory and to introduce them to financial markets from a practitioner's point of view. I want students to be able to apply financial theory to actual busness situations so that when they leave Whitworth, they do so with real-world experience and with an understanding of the fact that their decisions have consequences. In my corporate career, I was heavily involved in recruiting new employees, which enables me to help graduates be better-prepared and more successful in their job pursuits.

Areas of Expertise
Finance, Investment Banking and Trading

Financial Management, Financial Markets and Institutions, Investments, Business Policy, and Money and Banking

Professor Bergquist worked in investment banking in Frankfurt, Germany, and London for 16 years. His employers included Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. He retired from Lehman in 2007 as the managing director responsible for European equity trading in London. Professor Bergquist studied finance and German at Wirtschafts University, in Vienna, earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and German from Pacific University, and holds a master's degree in international management with an emphasis in international finance and accounting from the American Graduate School of International Business (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Ariz.


  • M.I.M. Thunderbird School fo Global Management
  • B.A. Pacific University

Whitworth Student Investment Group Faculty Advisor