NDIGI Leadership

Erin Bellissimo

Erin Bellissimo Headshot

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.

Shane Corwin



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. Shane Corwin is a professor in the Mendoza College Department of Finance and serves as the faculty director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing.  Professor Corwin’s research focuses on market structure and investment banking. He has published articles in numerous finance journals, including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Markets, the Journal of Financial Intermediation, and Financial Management. 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

Professor Corwin teaches Applied Investment Management (AIM), security analysis and investments at 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.