Tom Shohfi is an assistant professor of finance and accounting at the Lally School of Management and Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He teaches Financial Trading and Investing in the M.S. in Quantitative Finance and Risk and Analytics program and is faculty advisor to the RPI James Student Managed Investment Fund.
Before his current role, he was a co-founder of SmicroCaps, Inc. and a senior analyst focused on the technology, media and telecom (TMT) sector. In 2001, he co-founded Empowering Media, an information technology services firm with hundreds of SMB clients. Later, he was an integral leader in developing the software and infrastructure behind the growth of Did-It Search Marketing, a member of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. Prior to founding SmicroCaps, Tom worked as a summer Research Associate in the enterprise software group at Banc of America Securities.
Tom served as an assistant adjunct professor for the undergraduate Applied Investment Management class at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He was also a member of the board of advisors for UNC Chapel Hill’s BSBA and MBA Applied Investment Management funds. Prior to joining Lally, Tom was a research assistant and teaching fellow at the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Shohfi was a Dean’s scholar at New York University and earned a BA in computer science and mathematics from that institution. He also received his MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He was awarded a doctorate in financial economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015. Tom’s research interests include corporate credit markets and financial analyst behavior.