Drew David Pascarella

Drew David Pascarella

  • Senior Lecturer

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Faculty Area

Interdisciplinary Theme

Faculty Expertise

  • Corporate Finance
  • Finance


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management



Cornell Directory Entry


Drew Pascarella is a senior lecturer in the finance area at the SC Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he leads the investment banking immersion. From 2019-2022, Pascarella served as associate dean for MBA programs, where he was responsible for curriculum, admissions, placement, student services, leadership programs and diversity and inclusion initiatives for Johnson's residential MBA programs.

Pascarella founded Johnson's Fintech Intensive, delivered at the Cornell Tech campus each spring. In addition, he has taught core finance, mergers and acquisitions, investment banking essentials, and lectures in finance. He is also heavily involved with executive education initiatives, working with global corporate clients on finance hard skills and Fintech training. He was the 2014 and 2021 recipient of the Class of 1992 Apple Award for Teaching Excellence.

Prior to Johnson, Pascarella spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment banks. He has advised clients on over $35 billion of merger and acquisition transactions and led equity, convertible and debt financing transactions totaling over $9 billion in proceeds. Most recently, Pascarella was a director in the technology investment banking group at Citi. Notable transactions include the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks, Nokia's $8.1 billion acquisition of NAVTEQ and associated €1.75 billion debt IPO, Andrew Corporation's $2.6 billion sale to Commscope, Lucent's $1.62 billion convertible bond offering and the sale of multiple private businesses to Cisco. While at Citi, Pascarella was an active participant in the Investment Banking Associate Training Program, developing and delivering hard and soft skills courses. Prior to joining Citi, he was a technology project manager at Goldman Sachs, where he led the design, development, implementation and support of global trading technology systems.

In addition to his duties at Johnson, Pascarella is managing director and head of East Coast Banking at Vista Point Advisors. He holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BBA in computer information systems from James Madison University. He was the class co-president and a Fried Fellow at Cornell.

Recent Courses

  • NBAE 5980 - Global Business Study
  • NBAB 5360 - Investment Banking Essentials
  • NBAE 5360 - Investment Banking Essentials
  • NBA 5560 - Investment Banking Immersion Practicum
  • NMI 5065 - Securities Industry Essentials Exam Prep
  • NBAY 5360 - Technology Company Exits

Academic Degrees

  • MBA Cornell University, 2001
  • BA James Madison University, 1995