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Director Master of Engineering in Financial Technology, Duke University

Dr. Jimmie Lenz, is an experienced executive, lecturer, and scholar in the field of banking and capital markets.
Starting his career as an equity trader over 25 years ago, Jimmie found he reveled in fast moving atmospheres that required both strategic thought and the ability to take immediate action. His successes propelled him into a number of senior management roles within the finance community including leading an NYSE broker dealer with foreign and domestic operations, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Credit Officer at a top three broker dealer, and the Head of Predictive Analytics for one of the largest Wealth Management firms in the US.

Global financial services firms and exchanges have engaged Jimmie to address issues related to strategy, analytics application, risk mitigation, and business efficiencies. This in-depth understanding of the capital markets industry has allowed him to provide crucial perspectives in foreign and domestic regulatory matters, including the presentation of findings to the Security and Exchange Commission.

His passion for developing forward-looking strategies, merge his unique boots-on-the-ground understanding of how capital markets operate with the academic application of new technologies.

Jimmie holds an undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Science in Finance from Washington University in Saint Louis, and Doctor of Business Administration-Finance from Washington University’s Olin Business School. Jimmie currently serves as a Principal at the Financial Risk Group, is on the board of the Center for Finance and Accounting Research, teaches Machine Learning and Blockchain at The University of South Carolina Moore School of Business where he is also on the Risk and Uncertainties Board. He frequently speaks and publishes on topics leveraging innovation, finance, and quantitative analysis and has a number of pending patents related to his work.


  • –present
    Director-Master of Engineering in Financial Technology and Master of Engineering in Cybersecurity , Duke University, Pratt School of Engineering