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John W. O'Brien

Adjunct Professor
Haas Finance Group
Master of Financial Engineering
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Personal Homepage: http://www.jwobrien.com/
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)
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MS, Operations Research Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
SB, Economics and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Positions Held

At Haas since 2000

2000 – present, Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business
2008 – 2009, Faculty Director, Center for Innovative Financial Technology
2006 – 2009, Faculty Director, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program
2000 – 2006, Executive Director, Master’s in Financial Engineering Program
1997 – 2000, Credit Suisse Asset Management (“CSAM”)
1981 – 1997, Leland O’Brien Rubinstein Associates, Incorporated (“LOR”)
1975 – 1980, A.G. Becker Funds Evaluation Group (now SEI Investment, Inc.)
1972 – 1975, O’Brien Associates Incorporated, now operating as Wilshire Associates Incorporated

External Service and Assignments

  • Advisor on Financial Technology to the CEO Credit Suisse/Americas
  • Advisory Board, International Association of Financial Engineers
  • Advisory Board, Journal of Derivatives 

Honors and Awards

  • Matthew R. McArthur Award, Investment Management Consultants Association, 2004
  • Graham and Dodd Award, Financial Analysts Federation
  • Men of the Year, Fortune Magazine, 1987
  • Who’s Who in Business and Finance
  • Who’s Who in America

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