Dr. Jeff Scroggs, Senior Manager, oversees the AICPA's Financial Instruments initiative, providing leadership for the CVFI certification. He is passionate about blending negotiation and quant finance knowledge. Prior to his role at the AICPA, he was Associate Professor for 27 years and Graduate Director of the Masters of Financial Mathematics (MFM) at NC State University for 11 years. When he started with the newly created MFM, it had 9 students and was not on the national/international radar. Jeff's PhD in Computer Science was earned at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the area of numerical methods utilizing high-speed parallel computing.