Nicholas E. Donatiello (1960-2018)

Nicholas Donatiello
Lecturer, Accounting
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NicholasE.Donatiello (1960-2018)
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Nicholas Donatiello Jr., MBA ’86, who taught corporate governance at Stanford Graduate School of Business, died on June 26, 2018. Learn about Nicholas’ impact at Stanford.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1986
  • BSE, Engineering, Princeton University


Degree Courses


The course will examine the academic and professional controversies surrounding corporate governance and executive compensation. A basic framework will be developed to integrate the many important dimensions of corporate governance in the U.S....

This course is focused on helping students understand the role boards and board members play in corporate governance and the lives of businesses large and small. This case-driven course is designed to help students who plan to serve on boards as...

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February 17, 2016
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July 10, 2015
Apply the fundamentals of corporate governance to charitable work.
June 29, 2015
Authors make the case for additional oversight and guidance of proxy advisors.
April 22, 2015
A new survey shows many lack skills, engagement to effectively oversee organizations.