Faculty: Randy Merk

Randy Merk, MBA

Title(s):
Adjunct Professor
School(s):
Business
415-442-6500
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Randy Merk

Randy Merk (MBA ’85), Incoming Chair of the Board of Trustees, is the retired Executive Vice President of The Charles Schwab Corporation and past President of Schwab Financial Products. He oversaw all mutual fund, investment management, insurance, and banking activities within Schwab, and from 2004 to 2007 he reported directly to the firm’s legendary founder and chairman, Charles R. Schwab. Before joining the Schwab organization in 2002, Merk was President and Chief Investment Officer of American Century Investments, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to that, he was Chief Investment Officer for Fixed Income for two mutual fund companies: 20th Century Investors (Kansas City) and for Benham Capital Management (Mountain View, CA). Merk earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis, and attended Golden Gate University where he was selected the Outstanding MBA Graduate in Finance in 1985. Today, Merk consults for financial service firms and teaches at GGU as adjunct faculty.


COURSES TAUGHT

FI 360
Behavioral Finance

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Investment Banking
  • Finance
  • Market Research

EDUCATION

  • MBA, Golden Gate University
  • BA (Political Science), University of California, Davis

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2012 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • Executive Vice President, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. (Retired)