• PHONE: 617-353-9385
  • EMAIL:  dspieler@bu.edu
  • OFFICE: 539
  • OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


Lecturer in Finance at the Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Finance, 1984.

    MS, Bucknell University, Civil Engineering, 1976.

    BS, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Civil Engineering, 1974.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    GSM FE854 F1 Entrepreneurial Finance

    SMG FE442 C1 Money, Financial Markets & Economic Activity

    SMG FE455 A1 Financing New Ventures

  • GENERAL SERVICEOpen or Close


      International, Boston University, Humphrey Fellows Program. (September 1, 2013 - Present).
      Advisor to graduate student enrolled in the Humphrey Fellows Program

      International, Boston University, Committee Member, BU Center for Finance, Law & Policy. (May 30, 2013 - Present).
      Provide input on policy decisions as a member of the Steering Committee for the BU Center for Finance, Law & Policy


    Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, LLC. (October 1, 2005 - October 31, 2013).

    Boston Office Leader and Global Leader for Technology, Info Comm & Entertainment Industry Practice

    Managing Director, Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting. (September 1, 2001 - September 30, 2005).
    Boston Office Leader

    Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. (May 1, 1991 - August 31, 2001).
    Leader of Boston Office Valuation Advisory Services Practice

    Senior Consultant and Unit Leader, Arthur D. Little, Inc.. (July 1, 1984 - April 30, 1991).
    Financial Management Unit Leader in the Global Management Counseling Directorate

    Senior Engineer, Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc. (October 1, 1977 - August 31, 1982).
    Consulting Engineer on Boston's Southwest Corridor Project

  • AWARDS AND HONORSOpen or Close

    Ten Year Certificate of Achievement, CFA Institute, Service, Professional. (December 7, 2013).

    In recognition of dedication to professional excellence in the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program

    Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute, Service, Professional. (August 31, 1988).

    Registered Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Service, Professional. (February 28, 1980).

    Tau Beta Pi, National Engineering Honor Society, Service, University. (May 1, 1975).

  • DIRECTORSHIPOpen or Close

    Past Member and Past Chairman, University of Massachusetts Amherst, College of Engineering Advisory Board

    Steering Committee, BU Center for Finance, Law & Policy, Member 2013 - 2015, Chairman 2015 - Present