Gideon Pell joined Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business in September 2018 as Distinguished Lecturer in Information Systems and Associate Director of the Subotnick Financial Services Center (SFSC).  He will teach and develop courses in financial technology and risk management systems as well as support use of the professional market technology at the SFSC for student learning experiences. 

Mr. Pell is a Risk Management expert with over 35 years in finance and risk, who looks to leverage his extensive hands-on experience in implementing enterprise-wide risk management systems for insurance companies, investment managers, banks and securities firms. He has helped senior executives and Boards in their risk management, financial management, information technology and strategic responsibilities.  Over the course of 15 years with New York Life Insurance Company, Mr. Pell was Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, leading the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management function, where he developed a best-in-class program from inception, and embedded sound risk management processes throughout the business. 

Prior to joining NYL in 2000, Gideon worked at Republic National Bank of New York (now HSBC-USA) in their investment management and derivatives businesses, and later in the corporate risk management group where he set up the portfolio risk management function for global trading. Previously, he was with KPMG in New York and London for 12 years in their financial services practice, managing audit and advisory engagements with investment services clients.

Mr. Pell earned a BSc degree in mathematics with first class honors from Imperial College, London, U.K. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA), a Certified Public Accountant in California and is designated a Professional Risk Manager (PRM). He has presented and lectured at both graduate and professional levels, and consulted with clients on data and cyber security risk governance and management.