Theo Francis is a journalist and researcher in Washington, D.C. He writes about executive compensation, finance and corporate governance, with a focus on on understanding how financial, economic and regulatory forces influence company behavior. Francis also teaches as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times' DealBook blog, footnoted.com and other news organizations, where his work has received national recognition. He currently runs Disclosure Matters LLC, an independent research and training firm in Washington.