MSCF Steering Committee

The program is administered by a Steering Committee, represented by four senior faculty members, one from each of the participating colleges, and an Executive Director.

Since its founding, Carnegie Mellon University has emphasized cross-disciplinary research and education. In this innovative tradition, the MSCF program is a joint venture of the Tepper School of Business, the Mathematical Sciences Department, the Department of Statistics, and the Heinz College (which contributes information technology). It is the willingness of these four colleges to work so closely together that has made the MSCF program the premiere program of its kind. The program is housed in the Tepper School of Business providing our students the advantages of a business school environment.

The Steering Committee members design the curriculum, make admissions decisions, set policies, participate in orientation, attend graduation and alumni events, and teach the courses offered in the program. The Executive Director, Rick Bryant, is also responsible for the day-to-day administration and operations of the program, broadening the recruiter base, and developing closer alumni relations.

Richard Bryant
MSCF Executive Director
(second from left)

John Lehoczky
Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Statistics Department
Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences
Interim Executive Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
(second from right)

Stephen Roehrig
Heinz College
Teaching Professor of Information Systems
(far left)

Duane Seppi
Tepper School of Business
BNY Mellon Professor of Finance
(far right)

Steven Shreve
Orion Hoch and University Professor
Department of Mathematical Sciences


The MSCF Advisory Board is a group of senior financial executives that meets periodically with the MSCF Steering Committee to consider the strategic direction of the MSCF program, its curriculum and the needs of the industry.

  • Leif Andersen, managing director, Bank of America
  • Terry Benzschawel, managing director, Citigroup
  • Alexander Eydeland, managing director, Morgan Stanley
  • Thomas Hartnett, managing director, Deutsche
  • Keishi Hotsuki, global head, Morgan Stanley
  • Jon Kinol, global head, Credit Suisse
  • Marco Naldi, managing director, Barclays
  • Paul Russo, managing director, Goldman Sachs