Adrian Keevil

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Senior Fellow at Olsson Center

Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy, Business Ethics, Behavioral Financial Analysis, Behavioral Economics

Education: B.A., Yale; MBA, Ph.D., University of Virginia 

Adrian Keevil is an adjunct assistant professor teaching First Year strategy. His primary academic research area is behavioral stakeholder theory, which examines stakeholder behaviors and their impacts on firm performance. He is also interested in financial distress and distressed investing, corporate governance and business ethics. His work has appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals, book chapters and conference presentations. He has taught research methods and statistics in the psychology department at UVA and numerous classes on financial restructuring and investing in distressed securities.   

He is a partner and investment manager for PlusTick Partners, a distressed securities hedge fund based in Charlottesville. He joined PlusTick at its founding in 2012 and is responsible for security analysis and assists with portfolio management. He has developed a methodology for security analysis based on behavioral stakeholder theory, which informs investment decisions at PlusTick. Prior to joining PlusTick, he spent 10 years in corporate development and private equity. 

He earned a B.A. from Yale, an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business with highest distinction (Shermet Award Recipient) and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. He is a Senior Fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics and currently serves on the board of trustees for the Music Resource Center and St. Anne’s-Belfield School.