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Zach Vaninger

Academic Degrees

DBA, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University, 2024 (expected)
Masters of Accountancy (M.Acc), Saint Louis University, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) – Accountancy, Saint Louis University, 2016

Professional Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)


Zach Vaninger is a graduate of Saint Louis University and a doctoral candidate at DePaul University, where he also teaches business courses. He is a CPA and specializes in mergers & acquisitions and corporate strategy. In his current role outside of DePaul, Vaninger is the director of Mergers & Acquisitions for MTM, Inc., where is responsible for mergers & acquisitions sourcing, valuation, due diligence, deal execution and integration.

Vaninger's prior experience includes three years of public accounting consulting and financial due diligence experience at a regional accounting firm serving private equity and strategic clients, and three years of buy-side corporate development experience at one of the nation’s leading waterworks and fire protection distributors.

Vaninger’s teaching experience includes subject matters including strategy, business law, tax, and introduction to business.