Cox, Vaughn
Professional in Residence, Finance and Economics
WB 147G
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Experience Summary

Mr. Cox has over twenty five years of experience as a finance professional. He has worked in many different companies, industries, and applications giving him significant experience, expertise and breadth.  He has worked as a financial analyst, accountant, consultant, and manager. Mr. Cox holds an MBA with an emphasis in finance and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Northcentral University working on his dissertation. .

Some of the titles that Mr. Cox has held in his career include: Financial Analyst, Financial Services Representative, Manager of Financial Planning, Valuation Analyst, Valuation Manager, Senior Financial Analyst, Financial Consultant, Valuation Consultant, Investment Banking Officer, Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer.  

Corporate Financial Analysis and Planning

Mr. Cox has significant financial analysis experience including cash flow analysis, budgeting, cost analysis, securities analysis, profit analysis, variable and standard cost analysis, net present value analysis, acquisition analysis, lease versus buy analysis, financial ratio analysis, and so forth. 

The companies Mr. Cox has worked for in this area include FMC Corp. and Alpha Therapeutic Corp.

Securities Markets

Mr. Cox has worked as a stock broker and a trainer and manager of stock brokers. He has held the Series 4, 7, 24, and 63 securities licenses.

The companies he has worked for in this include E*TRADE Financial and First Security Capital Markets.

Investment Banking

Mr. Cox participated in and managed transactions totaling over $500 million in the following areas: Mergers and acquisitions; Raising private equity capital where the investors included venture capital funds, strategic partners, and individual investors; Private debt offerings including subordinated debt, convertible preferred stock, and warrants; Initial Public Offerings; and Specialized debt financing including software leasing and agency rated private commercial mortgages.

The companies Mr. Cox has worked for in this area include The Geneva Companies and First Security Capital Markets

Business Valuation Consultant

Mr. Cox has analyzed and valued over 500 small and medium sized companies for regulatory, litigation, merger and acquisition, and estate planning purposes. This work included testifying as an expert witness in the states of Utah and California and in Federal Bankruptcy court. Mr. Cox was formerly certified as an Accredited Senior Appraiser with a special designation in Business Valuation.

The companies Mr. Cox has worked for in this area include Desmond & Marcello, Vaughn Cox & Associates, The Geneva Companies, and First Security Capital Markets.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Cox served as the CFO for DoBox, Inc., an early stage software company. He was a member of the executive committee and was responsible for all finance, accounting, and HR functions and for managing the relationships with investors and outside professionals and vendors. Significant achievements include successfully raising private equity capital shortly after the market downturn of 2001 and successfully negotiating the sale of the company early in 2002.

Finance Instructor

Mr. Cox has both graduate and undergraduate finance classes at Utah Valley University, Westminster College, Utah State University, University of Redlands, The University of Phoenix, and Phillips Junior College.


Mr. Cox received his Ph.D. from Northcentral University in Business Administration, specializing in Financial Management. His dissertation topic addressed using intrest rate term spread data to forecast how long a recession might last or when a recession might end.

Mr. Cox received an MBA degree with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Utah and a Bachelors degree with a Major in Finance and Minors in Economics and Marketing.