Hal B. Heaton
Hal B. Heaton served as a professor of finance and taught advanced corporate finance and capital markets at BYU. He also served on the finance faculty at the Harvard Business School and the University of Santa Clara. He holds a PhD in finance from Stanford University, a master’s degree in economics from Stanford University, an MBA from BYU, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics/computer science from BYU.
Following the completion of his MBA, Dr. Heaton was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he dealt with strategic planning issues for major firms in the paper, farm equipment, lumber, oil, banking, and electronics industries. He served as a consultant to a number of multinational organizations on issues in corporate finance, valuation, and capital markets and as an expert witness in hearings and court proceedings for cases involving business valuation.
Dr. Heaton has had research interests in valuation and related topics including optimal capital structure, cost of capital, mergers/acquisitions, and capital markets. He has authored articles dealing with business appraisal techniques, valuation, and capital market efficiency.
He has served as bishop on campus and in his home ward. He is married to Karynn Meyers of Boise, Idaho, and they are the parents of four children.