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Michael Sury

Managing Director, Center for Analytics & Transformative Technologies

Department:     Finance

Additional Titles:     Director, MSBA Financial Analytics Track

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Michael Sury is on the Faculty of Finance and the Managing Director of the Center for Analytics & Transformative Technology.  He is an award-winning professor who has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 15 years.  Prior to graduate school, Michael began his career working in technology R&D in 1986, building AI programs and designing intelligent systems architectures at MCC—the research consortium organized by tech heavyweights including GE, Boeing, Microsoft, Lockheed, and AMD. Michael later worked for Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. on classified projects under the DoD’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI); and IBM, where he taught and implemented statistical process control (SPC) and real-time analytics for manufacturing engineering across the IBM PC production line.

After graduating with High Honors from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, he was recruited by Goldman Sachs & Co., and served in the firm’s Equities Division (Capital Markets and Equity Derivatives) and as a Vice President in the Investment Management Division (including serving on the PCS Asset Allocation Committee). He later led one of the nation’s top-ranked wealth management and institutional broker-dealer trading firms before ultimately selling his stake and entering academia. He has taught at the University of California, DePaul University, Santa Clara University, and now as a member of the faculty in the Department of Finance at the University of Texas.

At UT, he serves as the Program Director of the MSBA/Financial Analytics track; and serves on the Undergraduate Academic Program Committee, MSBA Curriculum Committee, and the MSB Analytics Task Force. His areas of interest and expertise include portfolio management, investment strategy, and corporate finance and restructuring.

He has delivered over 80 conference speeches in the US and internationally, and appeared on all four major networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX) as well as in Bloomberg and CNBC for his insights and commentary on financial analytics and the capital markets.


Recent Speeches

  • “Portfolio Risk Management:  What Are You Ignoring?”
    Public Funds Fall Summit (2021)
  • “Investing in Disruptive Technology and Innovation”
    Direct Investment Forum (2021)
  • “Equity Investment Strategies”
    Family Office and Private Wealth Management Summit (2019)
  • "Minority and Women Owned/Managed Firms:  How Diversity & Inclusion Has Produced Higher ROIs”
    Emerging Managers Summit (2018)
  • Keynote Speech - “Risk and Asset Allocation:  Best Practices”
    Private Wealth Management Summit (2017)


Media Appearances

  • “Robinhood and Other Apps Make Stock Trading Feel Like a Game”
    USA Today (2021)
  • “What You Need to Save for Retirement”
    KTBC-TV (Fox) (2021)
  • “Travel, Leisure, and Entertainment Costs on the Rise”
    KEYE TV – CBS Austin (2021)
  • “Robinhood’s CEO Receives Mixed Reviews for Congressional Testimony”
    Forbes (2021)
  • “Reddit Investors vs. Wall Street”
    KTBC-TV (Fox) (2021)
  • “Monumental Tech Campus Projects Under Construction on Parmer Lane Corridor”
    Community Impact Newspaper (2021)
  • “Even with Deal for Second COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Local Businesses Continue to Struggle”
    KEYE-TV (CBS) (2020)



UT Faculty Honor Roll, McCombs School of Busines


Outstanding Teaching Award, Texas Spirits Service Organization


Entrepreneur’s Choice Award, Venture Capital Investment Competition


ACE Outstanding Faculty Award, Santa Clara University


Leavey School of Business Extraordinary Faculty Award, Santa Clara University


Seiden Award, DePaul University College of Commerce