NDIGI Leadership & Staff
Cusumano Family Managing Director of NDIGI
Ms. Brady joined NDIGI in 2021. She is responsible for designing and implementing strategic programs, leveraging key partnerships across the College and University, and working collaboratively with industry practitioners to promote NDIGI’s mission. Ms. Brady also co-teaches Equity Valuation in the Master of Science in Finance (‘MSF’) program and ‘The Art of Investing’ at the undergraduate level.
Ms. Brady joined NDIGI from the Notre Dame Investment Office. She joined the investment team in 2004 and was part of the University’s Public Equity team, which focuses on U.S. long only, non‐U.S. long only, and global long‐short funds. She also helped oversee the University's Pension Plan investments and was a member of the University’s Retirement Plan Committee.
Previously, Ms. Brady was an Associate in the Capital Markets Group of Jones Lang LaSalle in Chicago, which provides advisory services to banks, life companies, private equity funds and agencies on the valuation and sale of commercial real estate assets.
Ms. Brady holds a bachelor of business administration in finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a CFA charterholder.
Ms. Brady resides in South Bend, Indiana, and is married to Coley. They have four children.
Associate Faculty Director
Jason Reed is The Wade Family associate teaching professor and NDIGI Associate Faculty Director. Reed’s research focuses the integration of behavioral economics in the field of macroeconomics and finance; his dissertation topic was “Mean-Square Stability and Adaptive Learning in Macroeconomic Models.” Honors and distinctions include the James Dincolo Outstanding Undergraduate Finance Professor (2018), GEOC Excellence in Teaching Award (2014), Lawrence Technical University Outstanding Instructor Award (2013), and Department of Economics Mendelson Award for Outstanding dissertation (2015). Reed teaches microeconomics and managerial economics to both undergraduate and graduate students in the Mendoza College of Business.
Reed earned a B.A. in art and design, as well as a B.S. in economics from Grand Valley State University. He earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University. Outside of the classroom, he is an avid traveler and still finds time to oil paint.
Mark brings an investment and trading background to NDIGI and works 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 joined 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, an MBA from the University of Illinois Gies College of Business, and is a CFA Charterholder. He lives in Granger, IN, with his wife, Carrie, and their five children.
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.