EPISODE #3January 7, 2020
Building the right team for your company’ success and the Gordon College Financial Analysis Master’s Program
On today’s episode, I speak with Alexander Lowry, professor of finance at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. and also the Director for the school’s Master of Science in Financial Analysis program.
Alexander talks about how to go about selecting the right employees to build a company that will rise above the competition. He also talks about the Financial Analysis Master’s program that he teaches that is a great alternative to the traditional MBA. Alexander Lowry is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in financial services and strategy consulting, assisting private and public sector companies across North America and Europe. Alexander joined Gordon from J.P. Morgan Chase. In four and a half years at the bank, he served in senior roles ranging from deputy to the chief operating officer of the U.S. Private Bank to his recent role helping lead the firm’s private foundation. Supporting the deputy director, Alexander led a wide range of management and administrative functions to help direct the firm’s global philanthropic investments, giving and investing $240 million annually across 40 countries. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan Chase, Alexander spent a dozen years with PA Consulting Group, Europe’s leading management consultancy. As a management consultant, Alexander specialized in leading major change and business transformation programs in blue chip organizations. After working in the London headquarters for seven years, Alexander was moved to New York and became co-head of the Americas Project Management Centre of Excellence. While at PA Consulting, Alexander served on the firm’s pension board. He guided the Investment Committee to manage the $750 million portfolio, including evaluating, selecting and monitoring investment managers. Alexander directed a review of governance arrangements which resulted in the decision to become the first U.K.-defined benefit plan to appoint a fiduciary manager. He then oversaw the selection, appointment and implementation of BlackRock. In addition to his executive career, Alexander has been continually engaged with Haverford. In addition to co-founding the College’s finance affinity group, he served for nine years on the Annual Fund Executive Committee, including as chair. His writings and thoughts have appeared in Forbes, NBC News, U.S. News and World Report, Glassdoor, and other publications. Find more about Andrew at: www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderlowry https://twitter.com/AlexanderSLowry http://www.gordon.edu/alexanderlowry http://www.gordon.edu/graduate/finance http://twitter.com/GordonMSFA http://www.linkedin.com/showcase/gordon-college-master-of-science-in-financial-analysis/