2020 Career Panel Discussion

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NJCU Zoom Background: School of Business

Moderator: Richard Mayell, Assistant Professor of Finance, New Jersey City University

Panelists include:
Michael Leibrock, Senior Risk Manager, DTCC
Joseph Iraci, Managing Director, TD Ameritrade
Margo Suder, Investment Specialist, J.P. Morgan Private Bank
Andrew Dennis, Data Engineer, Bloomberg LLP

Organizers: FMA NJCU Chapter & Student Investment Management (SIM) Group

How to Join: If you an NJCU community member, an email has gone out/will go out with the Zoom link and password. If you are not, please email zwang@njcu.edu to obtain the login information.

Moderator and Panelist Bios


Richard Mayell, Assistant Professor of Finance, New Jersey City University

For the past four years, Rick Mayell has been an assistant professor at New Jersey City University (NJCU) in the School of Business. As a professor in the Finance Department, he has taught courses such as Principles of Investments, Portfolio Analysis, Managerial Finance and Financial Literacy. Rick is also the faculty advisor for the Student Investment Management Group, a student-run club that manages equity assets for the NJCU Foundation. He has also been on University Committees such as the President’s Budget Task Force and the Middle States Commission of Higher Education.

Prior to working at NJCU, Rick spent 35 years on Wall Street, primarily in the Investment Management Business. He was a Credit Analyst, Equity Analyst, Options Trader, Equity Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer for Oppenheimer Investment Advisors and the Beacon Group. For over 17 years he worked in the Private Bank for JPMorgan as a member of the Private Bank Investment Committee and the Portfolio Construction Committee. Additionally, he was an Investment Advisor responsible for advising the Private Banks ultra-high net worth clients on crafting appropriate investment plans.

Rick has an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University and a B.A. in Economics from Union College.


Michael Leibrock, Senior Risk Manager, DTCC

Michael joined DTCC in 2010 and currently serves as Managing Director, Chief Systemic Risk Officer and Head of Counterparty Credit Risk for The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”). Michael has over twenty-five years of risk management experience at several U.S. and global financial institutions. Michael’s previous positions include senior roles as Chief Counterparty Risk Officer for Fannie Mae and Senior Vice President, Head of NonBank Financial Institutions Credit for Commerzbank, A.G.

In his current position, Michael is responsible for the identification and monitoring of potential systemic threats to DTCC and the securities industry, actively engaging with DTCC clients and regulators on systemic risk topics and producing periodic industry white papers and other thought leadership products. He is also responsible for all counterparty credit risk originating from DTCC’s core entities, NSCC, FICC and DTC. Michael currently serves as co-chair of the Systemic Risk Council and is a member of the Management Risk Committee and Risk Advisory Council.

Michael holds a Doctorate degree in Finance and International Economics from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from Fordham University. Michael has served as an Adjunct Professor at New Jersey City University and Columbia University and is an active speaker on risk topics domestically and globally.


Joseph Iraci, Managing Director, TD Ameritrade

Joe is a Managing Director at TD Ameritrade where he is the Chief Risk Officer for TD Ameritrade, Inc., TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc., TD Ameritrade Futures and FX, LLC, as well as being the head of Enterprise Risk Services. Prior to heading Enterprise Risk Services, he was the head of Financial Risk Management, Financial Markets Services Group, and Corporate Risk Management. Joe is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. 

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Joe held several senior risk management positions within Fidelity Investments at both Fidelity Employer Services Corporation and Fidelity Brokerage Company.  Joe previously had been the Head, New Business Operations, UBS AG, and the Regional Head Americas / Deputy Global Head of Operational Risk at Deutsche bank AG, a position he assumed from heading the Business Risk Management for Deutsche Bank’s Corporate Trust and Agency Services business.  Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Joe had been a Bank Examiner with the FDIC and served as a United States Marine. 

Joe has an MBA in accounting and international business from New York University, Stern School of Business, a BS in finance from St. John’s University, Tobin School of Business, and a Certificate of Professional Development for Strategy from the Wharton School of Business.


Margo Suder, Investment Specialist, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

Margo Suder is an Investment Specialist at the J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York City. In this role, she provides tailored investment advice to high-net-worth individuals and families. She is responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategies across equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, and alternative investments for J.P. Morgan’s private clients.

Margo graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Economics in 2014. She joined J.P. Morgan immediately after graduating where she started in their analyst program in the Los Angeles office. After spending three years living in California, Margo moved back to New York in 2017 to take her current role as an Investment Specialist for the Private Bank.


Andrew Dennis, Data Engineer, Bloomberg LLP

Andrew received his B.S. in Accounting from Monmouth University and his M.S. in Data Science and Business Analytics from NJCU. Currently, Andrew is a full-time employee at Bloomberg LLP in its Data Engineering department where he leverages financial knowledge and skills as a data scientist. In his role, he has implemented machine learning systems to improve workflows for analysts and reduce time to market for essential financial data. Andrew is also pursuing a Doctorate in Information Systems at the New Jersey Institute of Technology where his current research is on emergent natural language processing (NLP) techniques.