H. David Sherman, DBA
Professor Sherman's research has long focused on financial reporting, performance measurement/management, and financial literacy issues facing corporate management and Boards of Directors in global businesses. He also actively studies methods to improve productivity in health care, financial services, and other service organizations. His current research focuses on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) impact on managers and investors and Audit committee responsibilities beyond compliance. David is also studying governance issues related to Chinese entrepreneurial businesses that have equities traded on US markets, identifying the paths that increase their likelihood of achieving founder and investor goals. He is an expert on developing and using financial and non-financial measures to evaluate and manage performance. Professor Sherman teaches executive and MBA courses in accounting, control, and global financial statement analysis with a focus on contemporary and international shareholder reporting and financial statement analysis, and financial management of high technology, medical technology, financial services, health care, and nonprofit organizations.
A member of the College of Business Administration faculty since 1985, Professor Sherman served as an adjunct professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine through 2006. He has been on the faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management and was visiting faculty at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, from 1999-2002 and Naval Postgraduate School in 2007. Professor Sherman spent 2004 and 2005 as the Academic Fellow in Corporate Finance at the SEC, working on current shareholder reporting issues for US and international businesses. Professor Sherman has served as director, manager, and consultant to financial, healthcare, and high technology businesses, including BankBoston; EMC; KLA; A.T.Kearney (BankAmerica); U.S. Bancorp; Fidelity Brokerage Services (FMR Corp.); CRESAP; U.S. Department of Defense, managing health care programs; Department Of Supply and Services (Government of Canada); and INSEAD. He has also served as a board member and manager of several new ventures from start-up to IPO and sale to acquiring private and public companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Professor Sherman has practiced with Coopers & Lybrand and served on an advisory task force of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Board Experience: - China HGS Real Estate (Hanzhong, China) - NASDAQ– Board member and Chair of the Audit Committee (2010 – present) - D-Tree Interanational – Boston and Tanzania – Board member and Treasurer – (2010 – present ) – Not for profit - develops treatment protocols for the most commonly diagnosed illnesses programmed into inexpensive mobile phones for use by frontline health workers in both clinical and community settings - Prior board positions include Wright Laboratories and CHINA GROWTH ALLIANCE
Professor Sherman received a DBA in Planning, Accounting & Accountability Systems and an MBA from Harvard University. He received a BA in Economics from Brandeis University.