Title: Finance Educator
Location: Hayden, Idaho, United States
Paul C. Vilandré has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in finance education.
Over the last five decades, Mr. Vilandré has demonstrated expertise in finance that has allowed him to excel in his role as a professor at the higher education level. Having entered his profession due to his interest in accounting, he majored in it while at Loyola College, where he achieved a Bachelor of Science in 1963. Thereafter, he served in the Royal Canadian Navy as a lieutenant with the goal of returning to his studies and entering the financial field. He attended Harvard University and earned an MBA in 1968. Early on in his career, Mr. Vilandré worked in a number of corporate roles, including pricing manager for IBM Corporation, corporate controller for Digital Equipment Corporation, director of planning and control for Intel Corporation, vice president and CFO for Convergent Technology, president of The Accel Group, vice president and senior finance officer and VP for Oracle Corporation, and senior vice president of Macrovision Incorporated. Later, he served as vice president of finance for Axil Computer Incorporated, VP and CFO of VIador, Incorporated, and CFO of Computer History Museum.
Mr. Vilandré took on his first teaching role in 1990 as a professor of finance at Menlo College in Atherton, CA. From there, he accepted a professor of finance position for courses at San Jose State University. Most recently, Mr. Vilandré has taught Introduction to Finance to business students at all levels, as well as upper division financial courses. He has remained at the top of his field through his work with the Financial Executives Institute. He served as president for a term for the Santa Clara (Silicon Valley) chapter and national director for two years. The highlight of Mr. Vilandré’s career was getting the chance to work under Al Bertocci, the former CFO of Digital Equipment Corporation, and under Andy Grove, President of Intel Corporation. He notes that during this time in his professional journey, he was able to truly establish himself as an expert through his experience and his mentor’s guidance and support. In looking ahead to the future, Mr. Vilandré intends to continue in his work as an educator while taking on new opportunities that come his way.
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