Darren J. Kisgen

Darren J. Kisgen

Education & Credentials

  • BA, Mathematics & Economics – Washington University
  • BS, Business Administration – Washington University
  • Ph.D., Finance – University of Washington



Darren Kisgen is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Professor Kisgen was Vice President and Head of Energy Investment Banking at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. and also served as Vice President of Institutional Sales and Trading at Credit Suisse First Boston. He has also held investment banking positions at Peregrine Capital and First Boston Corporation.

Professor Kisgen has extensive experience in the areas of corporate finance, credit ratings, and bond and equity markets. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in corporate finance and has published articles on this and other topics in leading finance and economic journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Finance. His work on credit ratings and capital structure was a finalist for the Journal of Finance’s prestigious Brattle Prize. He has presented his research at numerous conferences around the world. In addition to his teaching and research, Professor Kisgen provides consulting services to businesses and law firms nationwide.