December 2022

Name: Michael Thomas Kelly
Major at Baruch College: Computer Information Systems Major, Economics Minor
Graduation Year: 2011
School within Baruch CollegeZicklin School of Business
Company and Title: Investment Science - Founder

1) Tell us about your organization and your role there.

Investment Science is two-folded: We provide business-driven, strategic growth, and technology enablement objective consulting services for financial services, NGO & ESG initiatives, and technology service firms. We have a wealth management practice that provides anonymous trading, custody of assets, and low-correlated returns

2) What excites you in the field and what drives you in your current profession?

The financial crises made me empathetic to all individuals struggling financially, so I wanted to launch a company to be the greater good of financial services. I was able to strategically place myself at a young age as business technologist of one who has a strong understanding of capital markets, but can also code

3) What were some unique challenges you faced in your professional career and how did you solve them?

We had to start over three times due to the wrong type of hires, but by starting over three times we learned from our mistakes, and made traction

4) How was your experience at Baruch like? How did Baruch impact your life and career?

Baruch was two-folded for me in getting my foot in the door into Citi Capital Advisors, as well as providing me employment where I occasionally lecture on data science by teaching CIS 9660

5) What is some advice can you give to current Baruch Students and alumni who are looking to start their own business?

I liked taking Dr. Weinbachs financial information systems course, and it allowed me to have multiple job offers in a very tough economy.

6) who is your Girl Boss Idol? Why do you look up to them? 

There is no substitute for actually knowing the content and perseverance can and will set you ahead.

7) How can people contact you? (Social Media, LinkedIn, Email, etc.)

Email: [email protected]