Ajeyo Banerjee PhD, CMA
Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program, and Director of Finance and Risk Management, and Executive Academic Program Director, Commodities. He joined the university as an Assistant Professor, after completing his Ph.D. in Finance and Econometrics and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before he moved to USA, Ajeyo worked as a credit analyst at the State Bank of India, the largest commercial bank in India. In addition to a Master’s degree in Physics, Ajeyo is a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Banker. He has held visiting professorial positions at the edhec Business School, Lille, France, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India.
Ajeyo’s research interests are in Mergers and Acquisitions, International Corporate Finance, Governance Structures in Organizations, and the impact of risk on value. He has published in top economics and finance journals e.g. The American Economic Review, The RAND Journal of Economics, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Management and Managerial & Decision Economics.
In 2007, Ajeyo received the Business School's Dave Laube Community Impact Award. In 2004, he was awarded the Business School’s Jim Basey Term Professorship Award for Leadership and Innovation. In 2005 and 2006, The Denver Business Journal invited him to be in a panel of academic M&A experts to select the best business acquisition in the state of Colorado.
John Daley, Ph.D.
Assistant Director of
the RMI Program. He has been teaching
finance at the University of Colorado at Denver since earning his Ph.D. from
the University of Washington in 1999. He has been with the RMI program since
its inception in Spring 2011. He has earned the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology from Stanford University, Master of Music in Trombone from the
University of Southern California, and Master of Business Administration from
the University of Colorado at Denver. Together with James Morris, he
co-authored Introduction to Financial Modeling for Management and
Planning, published in April 2009. He serves as the assistant
director of the finance and risk management and insurance programs.
John teaches FNCE4909 and FNCE
6909 Corporate Risk Management, as well as other finance classes.
Lori joined the RMI team as Program Coordinator in June
2011. Lori has a bachelor’s degree in
Dietetics and has worked in K-12 education administration for many years. She
started a charter school in Jefferson County and worked for the Colorado Department
of Education so is very familiar with new program development and management.
usually in the RMI office and can help you with anything related to the RMI
J.D. Hatter, MBA, CPCU, ChFC. Joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in Fall 2013 as External Relations Coordinator.
J.D. has broad experience in the insurance industry, ranging from Underwriting, Claims, and Finance to Agency. Educationally, he holds an MBA from Oklahoma Wesleyan University and professional designations including Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC). He has served as an adjunct instructor for Finance and Economics courses at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and a course leader for the Colorado Chapter of the CPCU Society. He has also been a chapter president of the CPCU Society, and a board member for the Denver Tech Center Kiwanis club.
John Davidson, Assistant Director of Development
John joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance
team in 2012.
As the Assistant
for Director of Development for the Risk Management & Insurance Program at
the CU Denver Business School, John Davidson assists with donor engagement and
fundraising for the program. He has business and academic degrees from the
University of Geneva, Switzerland, Lexington Theological Seminary, and
Transylvania University. John has served as a liaison to the Dept. of Energy, National Council
of Churches, and the White House Office of Neighborhoods and Faith Based
Davidson says the
best part of his job is “connecting donors with students, and seeing how the
relationship transforms the student’s educational experience.”
Jeungbo Shim, Ph.D.
Dr. Shim is an Assistant Professor in the Risk Management and Insurance Program at
University of Colorado-Denver. He received his Ph.D. in Risk Management and
Insurance and his M.S. in Actuarial Science from Georgia State University. He
was on the faculty of the Department of Business Administration at Illinois
Wesleyan University from 2007 to 2013.
research interests include diversification, capital structure, quantitative
risk measurement, workers compensation, and regulation of insurance markets. His
research has been published in academic journals including the Journal of
Banking and Finance and the
Journal of Financial Services Research, among others. He was
a co-winner of the Geneva
Association/International Insurance Society (IIS) Research Excellence Award in
2007. Dr. Shim teaches FNCE 4809
Property and Casualty Insurance and FNCE 6809 Principles of Risk and Insurance
in the Risk Management and Insurance undergraduate and graduate programs.
See the administrative team above
CPCU, MEd, AIC.
Cindy joined the
CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in fall 2011 as our
Program Facilitator and lecturer.
Cindy’s academic credentials
include M.Ed. from Regis University, and her CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty
Underwriter) designation from The Institutes. Cindy is the current president of the National CPCU organization and past president of the Colorado Chapter of CPCU.
Cindy was recently honored with
the Laube Community Impact Award. The award is designed to build connections
between the Business School and the greater business community by recognizing
Business School faculty and staff who have engaged in activities that promote
visibility and the reputation of the Business School within the business
As the facilitator for the Risk Management &
Insurance Program at the CU Denver Business School, Cindy Baroway has been
instrumental in creating more internship, scholarship, and job placement
opportunities for students, as well as increasing donations from business
partners in the industry. Baroway also founded the RMI Shadow Day, an event
that happens several time each year that allows students, whether in the RMI
program or not, to visit companies in the industry in order to explore the
industry, make connections, and learn what really is involved in a career in
the RMI industry. In addition to her work creating alliances between the
Business School companies in the industry, Baroway has helped the school build
relationships with many prominent insurance industry associations.
Cindy teaches FNCE 1000 – Introduction to RMI
Careers and FNCE4809 Property & Casualty Insurance.
Eric L. Reiner, M.B.A., M.S., M.A.
Eric was the
first CU-Denver Business School faculty member to offer to teach in the Risk
Management and Insurance Program when it was announced in 2010. Since the program’s launch in Spring 2011 he
has been teaching the introductory undergraduate risk management course in both
on-campus and on-line formats.
Consistently hailed as entertaining, “Mr. Eric” (his mid-‘90s talk-radio
handle that students still know him by) has been invited to address student
groups at the Business School.
is also a veteran financial writer who has published hundreds of articles over
the last 20 years on taxes, investments, insurance and more. Currently he contributes to two magazines for
financial-planning professionals, Financial
Advisor and Private Wealth. For 25 years he operated his own
tax-accounting practice, specializing in the self-employed. In the late ‘80s at an insurance company in
the Northeast he handled training and technical writing. Before that he developed
computer-based test-preparation courses for state-insurance-licensing exams and
wrote study-texts for the Series 6, 26, and 63 federal-securities exams. He began professional life as an accountant
at a public company, preparing the firm’s financial statements as well as
reports to senior management.
Mr. Eric teaches FNCE3809 Intro to Risk
Management, as well as other finance classes.
David Young. Joined the CU Denver Business School Risk Management and Insurance team in Fall 2012 as a lecturer.
David’s academic credentials include a BA in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara and completion of the Executive Education Program at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder. He has more than 25 years of experience working exclusively in the Property and Casualty insurance industry, specializing in large, risk management accounts and has worked for two of the world’s largest insurance brokers. In 2013, he was the recipient of the Risk & Insurance Power Broker Award in the Hospitality category and a Liberty Mutual Responsibility Leader of the Year for his efforts to increase awareness of career opportunities in the insurance and risk management industry. Previously at Willis of Colorado, he ran the local intern program for the RMI program and has taught numerous insurance courses throughout his career.
David teaches FNCE 4169/6129 – Practical Enterprise Risk Management.