Dan Bandi – Alumni Highlight and Event

My time at A&M-Commerce had a lasting impact on my life. I entered the MBA program a little lost, career-wise. By the time I graduated, I was focused and confident. I studied Economics, which I enjoyed, but I had trouble finding career applications for that knowledge. I remember in my first semester at TAMUC, I read the textbook, Managing Investment Portfolios, for a class with Dr. Avard. Something just clicked for me. This was the practical application I was looking for.

I appreciated the small class sizes at TAMUC. I made friends from all over the world, and I had professors that cared about me as a person. I use what I learned in my classes — Econ, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management — every day.

The knowledge and confidence I gained at TAMUC helped me move ahead in my career. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it. I am forever grateful for the professors and the friends that I met in my time there.

Dan is a CFA® charter holder with over 30 years of investment management experience. He serves as CIO for all of Integrity Asset Management’s value equity strategies and is the lead portfolio manager for the Small Cap Value Equity strategy and the Small/Mid Cap Value Equity strategy. His responsibilities are focused on the financial and industrial sectors. Dan and his team have been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and Investor’s Business Daily. They have appeared as guests on CNBC, CNNfn TV, and Bloomberg TV. Dan graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned an MBA from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Dan is a bad golfer and a rabid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He is married with two children. Dan is a member and past President of the CFA Society of Cleveland.

Dan is always very engaged with the COB and his alma mater. He recently gave a virtual talk on “Careers in Asset Management.”