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GAME Forum

Keynote Speakers

The keynote speakers at GAME Forum are some of the world's most influential industry leaders and experts. Many firms and organizations have demonstrated their support for GAME by providing keynote speakers, panelists and workshop presenters.

We hope to see you again at Quinnipiac University’s GAME Forum XIII on March 21–22, 2024 in New York City

Get Ready for GAME XIII

The next GAME Forum will be held on March 21-22, 2024 in New York City. More information regarding registration, hotel reservations, keynote speakers and the schedule of events will be released in November 2023.  


Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
811 7th Avenue 53rd Street
New York, New York, 10019

Keynote Speakers

Brett M. Amendola

Managing Partner
Wooster Square Advisors

Brett M. Amendola has successfully leveraged his more than 30 years of experience at some of the world’s largest investment firms. He has attracted successful financial industry professionals to work side-by-side with some of the brightest minds graduating from colleges and universities, creating a team with extensive knowledge and experience while providing world-class financial advice and continuity of service to professionals and multi-generational business owner clients. Amendola holds the Series 6, 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, 65 and state life and health licenses and is a member of GAMA International. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including Quinnipiac University’s Outstanding Business Alumni Inaugural Recipient in 2008 and the Hartford Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award in 2008. Amendola earned a bachelor’s degree in financial management from Quinnipiac University and serves on Quinnipiac’s Board of Trustees.

Bobby Barnes
Bobby Barnes

Head of Quantitative Index Solutions
Fidelity Investments

Bobby Barnes is head of the Quantitative Index Solutions (QIS) group at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.

QIS designs and manages proprietary indices covering equity, fixed income and multi-asset class investment vehicles. The index solutions created by the QIS group enable shareholders to gain unique market exposures via factor for thematic indices that leverage Fidelity’s proprietary investment insights.

Prior to assuming his current position, Barnes was a quantitative analyst responsible for conducting alpha research to generate stock ideas. He also advised portfolio managers on portfolio construction techniques to manage risk.

Prior to joining Fidelity as a quantitative intern in 2008, Barnes worked as a systems engineer at Freescale Semiconductor and at NASA Ames Research Center. He has been in the financial industry since joining Fidelity full-time in 2009.

Barnes earned his Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his Master of Science, magna cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Additionally, he earned his Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.

James Bianco
Jim Bianco, CMT

Bianco Research

Jim Bianco, CMT, is president and macro strategist at Bianco Research, LLC. Since 1990, Bianco’s commentaries have offered a unique perspective on the global economy and financial markets. Unencumbered by the biases of traditional Wall Street research, Bianco has built a decades-long reputation for objective, incisive commentary that challenges consensus thinking. In nearly 20 years at Bianco Research, his wide-ranging commentaries have addressed monetary policy, the intersection of markets and politics, the role of government in the economy, fund flows and positioning in financial markets.

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA

Chief Investment Officer
Rockefeller Global Family Office

Jimmy C. Chang, CFA, is the chief investment officer of the Rockefeller Global Family Office. He is a member of the firm’s management committee and a Chartered Financial Analyst®. Chang has spent more than 16 years with Rockefeller.

Before becoming CIO in 2020, he was the chief investment strategist and a senior portfolio manager where he co-managed several equity strategies and oversaw the Fixed Income group. Before joining Rockefeller in 2004, Chang was a senior vice president, chief technology strategist and senior technology analyst at the U.S. Trust Company of New York, where he led technology equity research and co-managed a technology fund. He previously served as a senior marketing representative and advisory systems engineer at International Business Machines (IBM) from 1985–94.

He earned his MBA in Finance and International Business from New York University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union.

Aroop Chatterjee

Global Macro Strategist, Foreign Exchange and Emerging Markets, MD
Wells Fargo

Aroop Chatterjee is a global macro strategist with more than 15 years of experience covering foreign exchange and emerging markets. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, he was managing director and head of FX & EM Macro Strategy, Americas for Barclays in New York. He was responsible for developing the bank’s outlook and recommendations across EM FX and local rates markets, determining the view on the USD and CAD and contributing to the broader view on global FX.

Over the course of his tenure at Barclays, Chatterjee helped develop various frameworks for analyzing FX markets, trading models/systematic strategies and hedging frameworks. He holds a BS in Materials Science & Engineering and Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Celia Dallas

Chief Investment Strategist
Cambridge Associates

As chief investment strategist for Cambridge Associates, Celia Dallas is responsible for formulating its global investment strategy. Since joining Cambridge Associates in 1996, Dallas has contributed to research initiatives and publications covering a wide range of capital market and investment planning topics, including portfolio construction, endowment spending, liquidity management and tactical asset allocation. She is the author of its quarterly publication, VantagePoint, in which she shares its house view and advice. She is a frequent presenter and discussion moderator at the firm’s roundtables and industry conferences.

Before joining Cambridge Associates, Dallas was a consultant for Harlan Brown & Co, a competitive intelligence consulting firm. In this position, she researched, wrote and presented market analysis commissioned by Fortune 500 clients on a variety of consumer and industrial products. She also worked for the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), where she conducted research on retirement income security issues.

She has an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board member at Virginia Environmental Endowment.

Anupam Damani

Head of International & Emerging Markets Debt Strategy; Co-Head of Global Fixed Income Portfolio Management
Nuveen, A TIAA Company

Anupam Damani is a portfolio manager for Nuveen’s global fixed income team and serves as the sector lead for sovereign credit, global rates and foreign currency. She is the co-head of global fixed income portfolio management as well as a portfolio manager for Nuveen’s suite of emerging markets debt strategies and the international bond strategy. Damani is also a member of the Fixed Income Investment Committee, which discusses and debates investment policy for all global fixed income products.

Previously, Damani was the sovereign research analyst for the central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, lead emerging markets debt trader and portfolio manager for eurozone debt. Before joining the firm in 2005, she was an EMD portfolio manager and trader at Citigroup. Damani was ranked as one of the Top 20 Female Portfolio Managers in the United States by Citywire Professional Buyer magazine in 2018 and 2019.

Damani graduated with a BA in Political Science and Economics from Calcutta University in India and an MBA in Financial and Investment Management from Pace University, New York. She holds the CFA® designation.

David Duong, CFA

Head of Institutional Research

David Duong currently leads the cryptocurrency research effort for Coinbase Institutional, creating educational materials and market intelligence for the asset management community. His work focuses on market views, macro trends, tokenomics and systematic trading strategies. He was previously the head of Latin America FX research at HSBC, managing coverage on emerging markets, and spent over 17 years working in rates, macroeconomics and quantitative modeling.

Duong has a BA in Computer Science and Political Science from Colgate University and an MSc from the London School of Economics. He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE

Managing Director of Research
Fidelity Investments

Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly is a managing director of research in the Asset Allocation Research Team (AART) at Fidelity Investments. In this role, Emsbo-Mattingly is responsible for conducting economic, fundamental and quantitative research to develop asset allocation and macro investment recommendations for Fidelity’s portfolio managers and investment teams. AART is responsible for combining empirical research with foundational principles to execute a comprehensive, global and forward-looking approach to asset allocation across temporal segments of the economy and asset markets. 

Prior to assuming her current position, Emsbo-Mattingly was head of economic research. In this capacity, she built a winning track record of combining economic insight with investment recommendations. Before joining Fidelity in 1996, Emsbo-Mattingly was an economic analyst at Eastern Research Group and an economic analyst in the international forecasting division at DRI/McGraw-Hill (now IHS Global Insight).

Emsbo-Mattingly earned her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Oberlin College and her Master’s in Economics from Boston University. She is the former president of the National Association for Business Economics and of the Boston Economic Club. She is currently the head of the Conference of Business Economists.

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Michael Gapen

Managing Director, Head of U.S. Economics
BofA Global Research

Michael Gapen is a managing director and head of U.S. Economics at BofA Global Research. Based in New York, he is responsible for the firm’s outlook for the U.S. economy and, in particular, U.S. monetary policy, the impact of financial markets on the economy and consumer spending behavior.

Gapen joined Bank of America in 2022 from Barclays, where he was head of U.S. Economics Research and, following his appointment as Asset Allocation Strategist in January 2012, took on additional responsibility for forming the firm’s asset allocation views and marketing them to clients.

Gapen joined Barclays from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where he was a section chief responsible for monetary and financial market analysis. He assisted the Board and the FOMC in the formulation of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve’s response to the financial crisis. Prior to that, he served as an economist with the International Monetary Fund.

Gapen holds a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics at Indiana University. He has taught finance and economics at the Kelley School of Business and Department of Economics at Indiana University, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He has also guest lectured at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He is a frequent commentator on news media outlets, including Bloomberg TV, CNBC and TV Tokyo, and is often cited in print and online media.

Stacey Gilbert
Stacey Gilbert

Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
Glenmede Investment Management

Stacey Gilbert is the chief investment officer of Glenmede Investment Management LP and co-portfolio manager of Derivatives. Gilbert oversees portfolio management, research and trading operations. She also shapes investment strategy and implementation.

Prior to joining Glenmede, Gilbert served as the head of derivative strategy at Susquehanna Financial Group. In this role, she led a team responsible for providing market commentary, actionable ideas and trading strategies driven by catalyst events, breaking news and sector analysis. During her more than two decades at Susquehanna, she held several leadership positions including key senior positions on the trading desk and the American Stock Exchange. Gilbert also led the company’s Education department.

Gilbert earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in economics from Dartmouth College.

David Giroux, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Head of Investment Strategy, Portfolio Manager
T. Rowe Price

David Giroux, CFA, is a portfolio manager in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price Investment Management (TRPIM). He manages the Capital Appreciation Strategy, including the T. Rowe Price Capital Appreciation Fund. He serves as chief investment officer and head of investment strategy and is a member of both the TRPIM Investment Steering and ESG committees. 

Giroux is a five-time nominee and two-time winner of Morningstar’s Fund Manager of the Year award in the allocation category. Of Giroux, Morningstar said, “This portfolio manager belongs on the Mount Rushmore of the greatest investors of this decade.” The Capital Appreciation Fund has won 17 Best awards from Lipper since he became its portfolio manager in 2006 and it ranks in the top percentile of Lipper’s Mixed-Asset Target Allocation Growth classification for the 15 years ending Sept. 30, 2022. 

Giroux is the author of “Capital Allocation: Principles, Strategies, and Processes for Creating Long-Term Shareholder Value” (McGraw Hill, 2021). Giroux joined T. Rowe Price in 1998 as an associate analyst. Two years later, he became an analyst of the industrials, machinery, building products and automotive sectors. 

He holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Finance and Political Economy from Hillsdale College as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

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Larry Hamdan

Head of Mergers and Acquisitions, Americas

Larry Hamdan is head of mergers and acquisitions for the Americas within the U.K. investment bank at Barclays. Based in New York, he is also a member of the Americas Banking Operating Committee.

Prior to joining Barclays in 2010, he worked for 21 years at Credit Suisse, where he was vice chairman of global mergers and acquisitions. He also served as the global co-head of the industrial group at Credit Suisse.

Hamdan has extensive experience advising numerous clients on more than $500 billion of transactions, including Danaher on its $21 billion acquisition of GE’s BioPharma division, US Airways on its $30 billion merger with American Airlines and TRW on its $12 billion hostile defense and sale to Northrop Grumman. Hamdan has also advised numerous clients facing demands from hedge fund activists.

He earned an AB in economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University; a JD, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School; and an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar.

Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto

Chief Strategy Officer
EDX Markets

Jeanine Hightower-Sellitto is the chief strategy officer of EDX Markets. In this role, she is responsible for the launch and growth of the EDX digital asset exchange. Prior to EDX, Hightower-Sellitto was the CEO of Atomyze LLC, a global fintech company that developed a tokenization platform and marketplace to digitize and modernize the sourcing, investing and trading of commodities.

From 2018-20, Hightower-Sellitto served as the managing director of operations at Gemini Trust Company, LLC, a chartered NY State Trust Company that operates a digital asset exchange and offers custodian services. In the 13 years prior, Hightower-Sellitto held several leadership roles including chief operating officer at the International Securities Exchange (ISE), a NASDAQ subsidiary that operates three securities exchanges. Hightower-Sellitto started her career in 1998 as a financial analyst in the Technology Investment Banking group of Wachovia Securities.

Currently, Hightower-Sellitto serves on the board of Digital Prime Technologies, which offers a full suite of turnkey prime services for traditional firms entering the digital asset space. She is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in economics and biology.

Bill Irving

CIO, Global Asset Allocation
Fidelity Investments

Bill Irving is chief investment officer of the Global Asset Allocation (GAA) group at Fidelity Investments. GAA is an investment team within Fidelity’s Asset Management Solutions division, an integrated investment, distribution and client service organization.

In this role, Irving oversees the portfolio management and trading/portfolio analysis of the Target Date, Retail Solutions and Canadian Multi-Asset Solution strategies. Additionally, he is responsible for working to develop and grow multi-asset capabilities and investment products.

Previously, Irving was a managing director of research in the GAA division, overseeing the GAA Quantitative Research, Manager Research and Portfolio Analysis teams. He also had oversight of Fidelity’s Counterparty Research team.

Irving earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jitania Kandhari

Deputy CIO of the Solutions and Multi-Asset Group
Morgan Stanley

Jitania Kandhari is the deputy CIO of the Solutions and Multi-Asset Group, co-lead portfolio manager for the Active International Allocation Strategy, and head of macro and thematic research for the Emerging Markets Equity team at Morgan Stanley.

She joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has 24 years of investment experience in global macroeconomics, country and market analytics, currencies and thematic investments. Recently, Kandhari was named in Citywire’s Top 20 female portfolio managers in the U.S. for 2021.

Prior to joining the firm, Kandhari was an associate vice president in private banking at ABN AMRO (Royal Bank of Scotland). Kandhari began her career in India at First Global Securities in Indian equities.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Advanced Financial and Management Accounting and an MMS in Finance, both from the University of Mumbai.

Evan H. Katz
Evan Katz

Managing Director, Crawford Ventures, Inc.

Evan Katz is managing director of Crawford Ventures, Inc., a leading Manhattan-based alternative asset investment firm that forms, grows, holds interests in and raises very substantial investor capital for compelling hedge funds, private equity funds and other alternative investment funds. Katz was voted and nominated by the hedge fund industry as its best fundraiser in both the 2021 and 2022 Hedgeweek awards.

An honors graduate of The Wharton School of Business and Harvard Law School, Katz has worked on Wall Street since 2003 and is highly regarded as an expert on alternative asset best practices, institutional investors, family offices and successful large-scale fundraising. In this regard, he has raised substantial investor capital and commit­ments for compelling hedge funds, private equity funds and early-stage technology and medical life sciences companies.

Katz was twice-elected as director of the Hedge Fund Association Board of Directors, on which he served from 2014–2019. Prior, he served on the HFA Advisory Board for two years from 2012–2014 and was honored to receive the “Young Leadership Award” at the 2011 Hedge Fund Summit. Over the course of his career on Wall Street, Katz has been quoted numerous times in the hedge fund and finance press. Likewise, Katz is a frequent featured speaker and panelist at leading hedge fund conferences, symposia and webinars as an expert regarding alternative investments, institutional and family office investors, successful large-scale fundraising, the state of the hedge fund industry and hedge fund best practices. In addition, Katz is actively involved with and supports numerous hedge fund, Wall Street and other philanthropic causes including Hedge Funds Care / Help For Children (“HFC”), on whose “Committee of Hearts” he has been an active member since 2016.

Katz lives in New York City with his wife Ruth, an executive director at Morgan Stanley, and their daughter.

Tom Keene, CFA

Co-Anchor, Bloomberg Surveillance: TV then Radio

Tom Keene is editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television and Radio. He provides economic and investment perspectives to Bloomberg's various news divisions. He created the chart of the day article and the Bloomberg on the Economy radio show. He is the host of Bloomberg Surveillance, seen from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. ET weekdays on Bloomberg Television and then again from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Bloomberg Radio. Tom is the editor of Flying on One Engine: The Bloomberg Book of Master Market Economists — Fourteen Views on the World Economy, published in 2005 (two chapters appeared in the CFA Institute curriculum).

Keene is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology and was enrolled in courses at the London School of Economics External Programme. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations and The Economic Club of New York.

David Kelly, CFA, PhD

Chief Global Strategist
J.P. Morgan Asset Management

David Kelly, CFA, is chief global strategist and head of the Global Market Insights Strategy team for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. With more than 20 years of experience, Kelly provides valuable insight and perspective on the economy and markets to thousands of financial advisers and their clients.

Throughout his career, Kelly has developed a unique ability to explain complex economic and market issues in a language that financial advisers can use to communicate to their clients. He is a keynote speaker at many national investment conferences and a frequent guest on CNBC and other financial news outlets.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Asset Management, he served as an economic adviser to Putnam Investments. He also has served as a senior strategist/economist at SPP Investment Management, Primark Decision Economics, Lehman Brothers and DRI/McGraw-Hill.

Kelly is a CFA® charterholder. He has an MA and PhD in Economics from Michigan State University and a BA in Economics from University College Dublin in Ireland.

Jessica Long

Real Estate Trade Association

Jessica Long has just begun a new position at Real Estate Trade Association. Prior to that, she was the head of sustainability for Nuveen’s U.S. real estate portfolio. In that role, Long was responsible for the implementation of the firm’s “tomorrow’s world” sustainability platform, focusing on climate risk and meeting carbon reduction targets. She managed a team of internal sustainability professionals as well as external consultants that engaged at the asset level to achieve the firm’s sustainability goals.

Prior to joining the firm, Long led the sustainability program for JBG SMITH, a real estate investment trust focused on investment and redevelopment of real estate in the Washington, D.C., metro region.

Long is an active member of the sustainability community locally and nationally. She served as a co-chair of the host committee for USGBC’s Greenbuild Conference in 2015. In 2016, she was named Member of the Year for USGBC National Capital Region; in 2018 she was named Member of the Year for the NAIOP DC-MD chapter.

Long graduated with a BA in Business Administration and Communications, with a minor in economics, from McDaniel College. She holds LEED AP and EBOM and WELL AP accreditation, as well as the Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential.

President Judy Olian
Judy D. Olian, PHD

Quinnipiac University

Judy D. Olian is President of Quinnipiac University, an institution with approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 8 professional schools, a College of Arts and Sciences, and 21 Division I athletic teams. The university is expanding its programs for both traditional and adult learners, is attracting diverse communities and innovative corporate partnerships, and is engaged in an ambitious set of capital projects. Among its distinctions is the Quinnipiac University Poll, deep and broad excellence across the health sciences, and graduates who achieve among the best employment outcomes in the country.

Before joining Quinnipiac University, she served as dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, dean and professor of management at the Smeal College of Business Administration at Pennsylvania State University, and professor and senior associate dean at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Olian also served as the chairman of the AACSB, the accrediting and thought leadership body for global business schools.

Among her other roles, Olian served or serves on Peking University Business School’s International Advisory Board, the Connecticut Workforce Council, the Business-Higher Education Forum, New Haven Promise, Hartford HealthCare, Catalyst and the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and chaired the Loeb Awards for Business Journalism.

She serves on the corporate boards of Ares Management, L.P. United Therapeutics and Mattel, Inc.

Sébastien Page, CFA

Head of Global Multi-Asset and Chief Investment Officer
T. Rowe Price

Sébastien Page, CFA, is head of global multi-asset and chief investment officer at T. Rowe Price, where he oversees a team of investment professionals dedicated to a broad set of multi-asset portfolios. He is a member of the asset allocation committee responsible for tactical investment decisions across asset allocation portfolios. His multi-asset team manages $407 billion as of Aug. 31, 2022, including $337 billion in target date retirement products. He is also a member of the Management Committee.

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2015, Page was an executive vice president at PIMCO, where he led a team focused on research and development of multi-asset solutions. Prior to that, he was a senior managing director at State Street Global Markets.

Page is the author of “Beyond Diversification: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Asset Allocation” (McGraw Hill, 2020) and the co-author of the book “Factor Investing and Asset Allocation” (CFA Institute Research Foundation, 2016).  He is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management and Financial Analysts Journal and the Research Committee of the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance (Q Group). Page earned his MS in Finance and his bachelor’s in business administration from Sherbrooke University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Dana M. Peterson

Chief Economist and Leader of the Economy, Strategy and Finance Center
The Conference Board

Dana M. Peterson is the chief economist and leader of the Economy, Strategy and Finance Center at The Conference Board. Prior to this, she served as a North America economist and later as a global economist at Citi, the world’s largest investment bank. Her wealth of experience extends to the public sector, having also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

Peterson's wide-ranging economics portfolio includes analyzing global themes having direct financial market implications, including monetary policy, inflation, labor markets, fiscal and trade policy, debt, taxation, ESG, consumption and demographics . Her work also examines myriad U.S. themes leveraging granular data.

Peterson's research has been featured by U.S. and international news outlets, both in print and broadcast. Publications and networks include CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg, Thomson-Reuters, CNN Finance, Yahoo Finance, TD Ameritrade, Barron’s, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is a member of the Board of Directors of NBER, NABE and the Global Interdependence Center; the 1st Vice Chair of the New York Association for Business Economics (NYABE), and a member of NBEIC, the Forecasters Club and the Council on Foreign Relations.

She received an undergraduate degree in economics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Holly Raider
Holly Raider

Quinnipiac University School of Business

Holly J. Raider became the dean of the Quinnipiac School of Business on July 1, 2021. Dean Raider is an expert in strategy, leadership change, business transitions and stakeholder engagement in high-stakes, turn-around situations.

An award-winning educator, Dean Raider has spearheaded educational innovation and advanced the access, quality and impact of business education in a career spanning several distinguished business schools, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Dean Raider has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and leader of collaborative global partnerships with corporations, government, healthcare systems, professional sports organizations and international universities.

At Quinnipiac, Dean Raider leading the pathway to distinction in holistic business education that prepares learners for meaningful careers and lives in dynamic, interdependent global environments through excellence in teaching, research, and real-world experiential learning. Dean Raider is leading the School of Business in planning a state-of-the-art building, launching innovative programs, leading the capital campaign for the school, expanding the faculty and developing strategic capabilities, including executive education, business alumni engagement and research centers. She serves on the executive committee of the partnership between Quinnipiac and Hartford HealthCare.

Before joining Quinnipiac, Dean Raider was clinical professor of management at the Kellogg School of Management, where she served as a managing director of executive education from 2014-21 and as associate dean of academic and faculty initiatives from 2016-18. She led the collaborative implementation of Kellogg’s first fully online, non-degree programs, spearheaded faculty development, created Kellogg’s Advanced Management Program and created SPARK, an innovative teaching incubator that brought together experts from wide-ranging fields. She oversaw both Kellogg's AACSB accreditation review and Kellogg's participation in Northwestern's 10-year program review.

Dean Raider earned her bachelor's degree from Barnard College and her PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Her research includes the areas of career development, networks and knowledge transfer. Her current work focuses on preparing young professionals for the workplace of the future. Dean Raider was recently featured in HBR’s special issue on the New Rules of Networking. Dean Raider was honored with a teaching award from Northwestern’s Business Institutions Program and with a Northwestern Wildcat Excellence Award.

Anthony Scaramucci
Anthony Scaramucci

Founder and Managing Partner, SkyBridge
Founder and Chairman, SALT

Anthony Scaramucci is the founder and managing partner of SkyBridge, a global alternative investment firm, and founder and chairman of SALT, a global thought leadership forum and venture studio.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded the investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman in 2001. Earlier, he worked in private wealth management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

In 2022, Scaramucci was ranked No. 47 in Cointelegraph’s Top 100 Influencers in Crypto and Blockchain. In 2016, he was ranked No. 85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s New York Financial Services “Entrepreneur Of The Year” Award. Scaramucci is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a board member of the Federal Enforcement Homeland Security Foundation. He is the author of five books.

Scaramucci served on President Donald J. Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, and in 2017, briefly served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank and White House Communications Director.

Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Peter Spiegel

U.S. Managing Editor
Financial Times

Peter Spiegel is the U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times, managing the U.S. bureau network, taking the lead on stories and deploying newsroom resources to expand the American subscriber base. Based in London, Spiegel has been FT news editor for the past three years, during which he successfully transformed the FT’s publishing schedule and helped embed a culture of innovation across the newsroom. He was key to the Financial Times being named newspaper of the year at the 2018 British Press Awards. He previously spent six years in Brussels as the FT’s bureau chief, leading coverage of the European economic crisis and Europe’s role in global affairs. In 2012 and 2013, Spiegel and his team won back-to-back Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards for their coverage of the eurozone debt crisis. Earlier in his career, he worked at the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Forbes.

Jurien Timmer 
Jurien Timmer

Director of Global Macro
Fidelity Investments

Jurrien Timmer is the Director of Global Macro at Fidelity Investments. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries and individuals. Timmer is part of Fidelity’s Global Asset Allocation group, where he specializes in asset allocation and global macro strategy. Timmer has been at Fidelity for 28 years and has close to four decades of experience in the industry. He appears frequently in the media and can be seen on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. He is also on social media via Twitter and LinkedIn.

Prior to assuming his current position in 2005, Timmer held various other roles within Fidelity, including director of market research and technical research analyst. He also co-managed Fidelity Global Strategies Fund from 2007-14. Before joining Fidelity in 1995, Timmer was a vice president in the Fixed Income group at ABN AMRO Bank in New York. He has been in the investments industry since 1985.

Timmer earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Babson College. He was born and raised a Dutch citizen in Aruba, but has been living in the United States all of his adult life. He became a U.S. citizen in 2002. Timmer is a strong proponent of healthy work-life integration and is an avid cook and cyclist.

Blerina Uruçi

Chief U.S. Economist
T.Rowe Price Fixed Income Division

Blerina Uruçi is a U.S. economist in the Fixed Income Division at T. Rowe Price. She contributes to the formulation of investment strategy and supports investment and client development activities throughout the firm, specifically focusing on the outlook for the U.S. economy, inflation and monetary policy.

Uruci’s investment experience began in 2007.  Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2022, Uruci was a senior U.S. economist in the Washington, D.C., office of Barclays Capital.  Previously, she was a European economist with Barclays’ London office, where she was accountable for the U.K. market.

Uruci earned a B.Sc. with first-class honors in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath in Bath, England, and an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Darren Wolf, CFA

Senior Investment Manager and Global Head of Investments – AIS

Darren Wolf is a senior investment manager and is the global head of investments, alternative investment strategies at Aberdeen Standard Investments. As such, Wolf is responsible for working with and managing the investment team, which oversees hedge fund manager research, portfolio construction and top-down strategy research. Wolf joined Aberdeen Asset Management via the acquisition of Arden Asset Management LLC in 2015 where he was the director of research and a member of Arden’s Investment Committee. At Arden, Wolf was responsible for managing the day-to-day research activities of the firm. Previously, he was on the Investment Committee and the head of research at Robeco-Sage Investment Management, where he joined as a member of the investment team in 2001.

Tyler Wood 
Tyler Wood, CMT

Managing Director, CMT Association

Tyler Wood, CMT serves as managing director of the CMT Association, which aims to elevate investors’ mastery and skill in mitigating market risk and maximizing return in capital markets through a rigorous credentialing process, professional ethics and continuous education. Wood is a seasoned business executive focused on educational technology for the financial services industry. Since 2011, Wood has presented the tools of technical analysis around the world to investment firms, regulators, exchanges and broker-dealers.

Wood is a familiar voice to many as the co-host of Fill the Gap — the official podcast of the CMT Association — and is a regular guest in university classrooms through the Academic Partner Program. Wood is also the co-founder of GoNoGo Charts, a data visualization tool that simplifies market analysis to remove emotional bias from investment decisions.

Prior to joining the CMT Association, Wood worked in management consulting and publishing. As an executive manager over the past 20 years, he has managed product, brand communications and sales teams to drive top-line revenue growth for public, private and non-profit entities.

When he is not immersed in markets, Wood is hiking the Adirondacks with his family or playing percussion for various bands along the east coast. Wood graduated from Macalester College and received his MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Yura Lowell
Lowell Yura

Head of Multi-Asset Solutions - North America, T. Rowe Price

Lowell Yura is the head of multi-asset solutions for North America within the Multi-Asset Division of T. Rowe Price. Yura and his team engage North American clients and prospects in consultative discussions to identify how T. Rowe Price can best meet their investment needs and objectives through the firm's broad equity, fixed income and asset allocation investment capabilities.

Prior to joining T. Rowe Price in 2017, Yura served as managing director and head of multi-asset solutions for BMO Global Asset Management in Chicago. Before BMO, Yura was managing director and head strategist of the Americas and U.K. for global investment solutions at UBS Global Asset Management. Earlier in his career, Lowell was a consulting actuary at Towers Perrin and an investment consultant at Mercer.

Yura has extensive experience in the design and management of investment solutions across a range of markets. His background includes responsibility for global balanced, global tactical asset allocation, liquid alternative and overlay strategies for U.S. mutual funds and separate accounts.

Yura earned a BS in Actuarial Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Associate of the Society of Actuaries designations.