Andrew Bargerstock

  • Chair of the Accounting Department
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Director of the MBA Program
  • Andrew Bargerstock has taught at the Maharishi University of Management for twenty years


Andrew Bargerstock has been an executive with a Fortune 500 company, established two successful businesses, and consulted with many companies including Allstate Insurance, BJC Health System, W.L. Gore & Associates, US Patent and Trademark Office, and Virginia Department of Social Services.

He was one of two professors in the USA to be awarded the Lean Enterprise Institute’s (LEI) 2009 Excellence in Lean Accounting Professor Award.  Recently, he published two research articles in lean accounting in Management Accounting Quarterly (2011, 2013).

Bargerstock and Ye Shi co-authored a management accounting ethics paper that was named IMA’s 2014 Carl Menconi Award: Best Case Study in Business Ethics (title: Watson Water Technologies).  He continues to consult with organizations on implementing lean and lean accounting.

  • PhD Management with specialization in Human Resource Management Strategy, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
  • CPA, Pennsylvania
  • MBA with specialization in Accounting, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • BA Economics, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA


Aug. 2004-present:

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Founder and Director of Accounting Professionals MBA Program, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa.
  • Teaching, administering, and guiding students in career development skills and job search techniques

2006-07 and 2014: served on the Board of Directors for the Cedar Rapids Chapter of the Institute for Management Accountants.

July 2003-present: President, Vanguard Resource Group, Inc., Fairfield, IA.

1995-2003, part-time: National human resource (HR) management training and consulting firm with special expertise in HR audits, measuring HR effectiveness, and personnel recruitment practices. Authored numerous articles and workshop manuals. Speaker at HR conferences. For more information, go to

1998-2003 Divisional Sales Vice-President (’01-’03), Regional Sales Manager (’98-’00), Books Are Fun, Ltd., Fairfield, IA. Managed turnaround of declining sales over two consecutive fall seasons (+6% and +15%) for this Readers Digest company. Peak sales $125 million annually. Managed 3 regional VPs and 15 regional managers and their network of 330 independent contractors in US and Canada. As Regional Manager, turned around declining sales in Mid-Atlantic Region to #1 in divisional sales growth (+34%) in first year. Named Manager of the Year, 1999. Departed BAF to return to Vanguard Resource Group full-time.

2000-2001 Vice President of Sales. VIOS, Inc., Cary, NC. During product development phase, built contingent sales commitments for $2.5 annualized sales of advertising space for 3-D web browser interface. Recruited and managed group of four. Caught in post NASDQ crash, company was not able to secure a prime investor for 2nd round of venture capital funding and went out of business.

1995-1998 Western NC Sales Representative, Books Are Fun, Ltd. Blowing Rock, NC. Built $1 million annualized sales revenue within three years. Only rep in top 30 reps nationally who was not located in major metro area. Sold business after BAF offered Regional Sales Manager position.

1988-1995 President and Founder of Vanguard Resource Group, Inc., Fairfield, IA. Same as above description. During ’91-’95, completed PhD program while supporting family.

1982-1988 Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Maharishi International University, Fairfield, IA. Taught full-time MBA and undergraduate courses in Accounting, Economics, Business Strategy, Human Resource Management, etc.

1979-82 Vice President and Account Executive, Taylor Group, Greensboro, NC. Trained and managed several account executives in executive search. Recruited positions up to Divisional President of Fortune 5000 company.

1973-79 Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Juniata College and Allegheny College, Pennsylvania.

1972-73 Auditor, Main Lafrentz & Company, CPAs, Pittsburgh, PA


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June 30, 2017