Patty Brady has been named as the managing director of the Notre Dame Institute for Global Investing after serving as interim since January.
Patty joined Mendoza in 2021 as the NDIGI director of strategic projects after working in the Notre Dame Investment Office for 17 years. She holds a BBA in finance from Notre Dame and is a CFA charterholder.
As interim managing director and in her previous role, Patty has led a number of successful initiatives to advance NDIGI’s mission to be the preeminent university-based investment management research and education program worldwide. These include the recent Women’s Investing Summit 2023, which featured more than 20 women in both senior executive and investing roles at top investment institutions, and a spring semester trek to California for 25 of our Business of Life students led by Peter Kaufman, chairman & CEO of Glenair and author of the world-famous investing book "Poor Charlie’s Almanack." (You can read more about NDIGI’s accomplishments and plans for the future in Patty’s recent Mendoza Exchange column.)
From Shane Corwin, William and Cassie Daley Department Chair of the Finance Department:
Patty brings extensive industry experience and a strong commitment to the University of Notre Dame to this new role. She will be an excellent leader as NDIGI seeks to enhance and expand its innovative programs and its impact on the broader investment industry.
Jim Parsons (FIN ‘96), who along with his wife Dr. Carrie Quinn (ND '96), helped to establish NDIGI, said:
Patty has been a respected and valuable resource to the Institute since its inception. Given her work with the Notre Dame Investment office and her strong relationships with both the students and the faculty, she is well suited to lead the Institute into its next stage of growth.
Patty will continue to work with team members Mark Dumich, NDIGI associate director, and Tess Swain, NDIGI communications and events specialist, to build on NDIGI’s successes through new strategic priorities that enhance the experience and opportunities provided to students.