Dr. David Porras is the Walker School of Business & Technology Business Chair. He has a BS/BA and an MBA from Washington University and a PhD. in Finance and Economics from Saint Louis University. His areas of teaching include advanced investments/derivatives and his area of research is investments..
John Stieven, CFA, CFP is the Walker Research Program Director and Founder. A Full Adjunct Professor, he teaches Financial Management, Investments, and Managerial Finance and has managed over $250M as a Senior Portfolio Manager. He has a master’s degree in Operations Research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and 15 year’s of industry experience.
Rick Franklin, CFA, is the Walker Research Special Assistant to the Director. An equity analyst with over 15 years experience at Edward Jones, BKD Wealth Advisors, and Bank of America Capital Management following telecom and technology companies in the U.S. and Canada.
Brady Ritchey is the Walker Research Program Associate Director of Research. A knowledgeable Financial Analyst with a wide ranging acumen in the financial field having worked as a stock broker, analyst, and currently a Senior Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Ritchey holds an undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and is a CFA Level II candidate
Mohammed Mabrouk Halid is the Walker Research Program Investment Research Manager. An analyst with expertise in fixed-income securities, he has worked at the Ghana Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Webster University, and Ameren Corporation. Mohammed holds a graduate and undergraduate degree in Finance and Accounting and is a CFA Level I Candidate.
Elvir Mandzukic is the Walker Research Program Creative Director. He joined Webster University in 2008 as an Instructional Support Specialist for the School of Education and holds an AAS IS (Computer Networking) from St. Louis Community College, BSBA (Marketing, International Business) and M.Ed. (Secondary Education, Educational Technology) from University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Ron Van Fleet is the Walker School of Business and Technology Development Officer. He regularly meets with the Dean to discuss strategy steps with donor prospects and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward top prospects for the Walker School.