Tristan Fitzgerald

Assistant Professor of Finance


Tristan Fitzgerald is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. He received his PhD in Finance from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. He also received a Bachelor in Commerce and a Bachelor in Laws from the University of Queensland, Australia.

Motivated by his investment banking and corporate finance advisory experience at J.P. Morgan, Macquarie Bank and Ernst & Young, Tristan is interested in understanding the impact of financial transactions and financial intermediaries on the real economy. In particular, he is interested in how financial markets and financial intermediaries may actively shape the nature of innovation that is undertaken by firms and entrepreneurs as well as the interrelationship between firm financing structures, external capital markets and corporate innovation strategy.  His research also considers how corporate governance and government policy may influence firm strategy and corporate outcomes.

Research Interests

Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation, Mergers & Acquisitions and Investment Banking