Don Pagach serves as the director of research for the ERM Initiative in the Poole College of Management where he helps lead our ongoing research related to ERM. Don has conducted extensive academic research that examines characteristics of organizations that implement enterprise risk management and how investors in the marketplace value the embrace by organizations of ERM processes. Currently he has ongoing research projects that examine the impact of integrating an organization’s ERM processes with its focus on sustainability. Don also works closely with visiting PhD students who come to NC State to partner on research related to ERM. Don is one of the co-authors of the Initiative’s annual survey report on the Executive Perspectives on Top Risks done in partnership with Protiviti.   



  • Ph.D., Accounting Florida State University (1992)

Research Specialties

Financial Analyst Forecasts Market Micro-Structure Issues Forecasting.

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