NDIGI Leadership & Staff

Erin Bellissimo

Managing Director

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Erin has been a valuable and supportive resource for NDIGI since the launch of the Institute and will be a significant asset to Mendoza and the university. In addition to being a senior business executive with experience across multiple entrepreneurial endeavors within the finance industry, Erin launched and spent 9 years as the inaugural Executive Director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, a world-renowned value investing program at Columbia Business School. In this position, Erin was responsible for all operational aspects of Columbia’s value investing activities and worked extensively with the practitioner community, bringing over 60 fund managers to campus annually as guest lecturers or Adjunct faculty. Erin was also an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Columbia, teaching in various programs.

Most recently, Erin served as a consultant to a NY-based family office led by two top investment professionals, working with them to institutionalize their operations and explore business opportunities. Prior to that position, Erin was a Partner at Aravt Global, a NY based long/short equity hedge fund, where she helped launch the business and worked closely with the Managing Partner setting firm direction and strategy, including heading Investor Relations & Marketing, Human Capital, and Aravt Global Labs, the intellectual property development arm of the firm.

Erin received her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School and a BS in Management from Bucknell University. She is a founding board member & Treasurer of Girls Who Invest, a non-profit dedicated to increasing the number of women in portfolio management and executive leadership in the asset management industry. Erin resides in Darien, CT, with her husband, Dean, and four children.


Colin Jones

Faculty Director, Associate Teaching Professor of Finance

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Colin Jones (PhD, Pennsylvania State University) is an Associate Teaching Professor of Finance, specializing in applied investments. He is the primary instructor for Applied Investment Management (AIM) and serves as Faculty Director for the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing (NDIGI). Prior to joining Mendoza, he was a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the University of South Carolina, where he served as director of the Carolina Finance Scholars Program, director of the Student Managed Investment Fund and director of the Carolina Finance & Investment Association. He received the Alfred G. Smith Jr. Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2016, and was named the Michael A. Hill Professor of the Year in 2018. Prior to that, he was a visiting assistant professor of finance at the College of William & Mary. He is coauthor of the digital introductory textbook A Living Introduction to Finance, a real-time learning platform that has saved students over a million dollars on textbooks while improving the efficacy of introductory courses across the country. He has consulted for Citigroup and the State of South Carolina. Other professional experience includes time as an entrepreneur in the music industry, a research assistant in economic development and an analyst at a venture capital firm.


Shane Corwin

Research Faculty Director, Professor of Finance

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Shane Corwin is a Professor in the Department of Finance and serves as the Research Faculty Director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing. Professor Corwin received a B.S. and an MBA from Mankato State University and a Ph.D. in Finance from The Ohio State University. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia prior to joining the University of Notre Dame in the fall of 2000.

Professor Corwin teaches applied investment management (AIM), security analysis, and investments at both the undergraduate and graduate level and has received several teaching awards at Notre Dame, including the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Kaneb Teaching Award, the BP Outstanding Teacher Award, and the Chicago EMBA Outstanding Professor Award. Shane is the proud father of four children and enjoys spending time with his family. He and his family also lived in London for a semester, where he taught in Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program.

Professor Corwin’s research focuses on security market design and investment banking. He has published articles in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. In recent articles, he has studied the role of limited attention in securities trading, the measurement of transaction costs, conflicts of interest related to maker-taker fees on U.S. stock exchanges. Professor Corwin has also served as a member of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board and has been awarded research grants from the Notre Dame Deloitte Center for Ethical Leadership, Morgan Stanley, and the Q-Group.


Mark Dumich

Associate Director

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Mark brings an investment and trading background to NDIGI and will work alongside NDIGI leadership to execute on the Institute’s priorities which are focused on: increasing experiential learning opportunities, expanding our global presence, creating more career discernment opportunities for students and building inclusion programs, such as our women in finance initiative which are aimed at increasing diversity across the investment management industry. Mark joins NDIGI from the Notre Dame Development Office, where he managed the Strategic Analytics and Prospect Management teams. In that role, he was very involved in organizing the many events that engage alumni and parents working on Wall Street. Before his time in Development, Mark spent eight years working at M&N Trading in Chicago, where he primarily focused on spread trading across the U.S. Treasury yield curve.

Mark received a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA from the University of Illinois Gies College of Business. He lives in Granger, IN, with his wife, Carrie, and their five children.


Tess Swain

Communications & Events Specialist

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Tess joined NDIGI after receiving a BBA in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame in 2018.Tess collaborates with NDIGI leadership to design and implement communication strategies to advance the Institute's mission, plans logistics and executes events such as speaker visits, forums, workshops, seminars, and major national conferences on behalf of the Institute, and assists with managing Institute-related administration including detailed budget management and travel-related activities.