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Brandeis IBS Alumni Profiles - Featured MSF Spotlights

Alumni from our Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program establish careers in risk management, corporate finance, asset management and more. Learn what constitutes a great MSF experience at Brandeis IBS and understand how to turn that into a successful career from the alumni spotlights below.

Sam Soltani, MSF '10 Alumni Profile

Businessman with Business Experience

Sam Soltani, MSF '10

As Chief Operating Officer, Sam Soltani, MSF ’10 is the sole member of BioSensics’ impressive management team who has actual business experience.

Richard Peck, MSF '01 Alumni Profile

An Emerging Career

Richard Peck, MSF '00

“We were able to see living, breathing examples of what we were talking about in the classroom play out on a global stage."

The best part of the job is that I don’t have set “day-to-day” responsibilities

Pia McCusker, MSF '00

"In 2008 alone, I had to visit clients in South Africa, Australia, UK, Spain, France, South Korea, and Slovenia."

Ezra Levine, MSF '11

"I am keenly interested in international capital markets, so a primary motivation was the diversification and the international exposure Brandeis IBS provides."

Thomas Reedy, MSF '07 Alumni Profile

"Regardless of the Outcome, What You Learn Along the Way is Very Valuable."

Thomas Reedy, MSF '07

Thomas Reedy, MSF ’07, leads one of John Hancock’s asset modeling teams, focused on providing business insights and meeting regulatory requirements.


"I Felt Like I Was Part of the Industry, Even As a Student"

Melina Reyes-Yépez, MSF '15

Melina Reyes-Yépez, MSF '15 came to Brandeis IBS from the Dominican Republic, seeking opportunities to advance her knowledge and career prospects in finance. Today, she works at Deloitte as a senior consultant in financial advisory services.