Mario J. DiFiore is assistant dean and senior adviser in the Gabelli School of Business; director of the Corporate Compliance Institute; editor of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Financial Compliance; and director for compliance and risk management course programs for Euromoney Financial Training (UK).
DiFiore joined the Gabelli administration in July 2010 after a 25-year career on Wall Street, which included time at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to Fordham, he was director and co-global head of Deutsche Bank AG’s Compliance Training Group for the Commercial and Investment Bank, as well as the head of Americas Compliance Training. He was responsible for one of the largest financial regulation, risk, and compliance training programs on Wall Street.
In addition to his career at Deutsche Bank AG, DiFiore was an assistant director at Ten Squared LLP, a medium-sized hedge fund, as well as the continuing education manager for Prudential Securities. DiFiore began his career with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he spent over 12 years in the research and statistics, international affairs, and public information areas. While at the Federal Reserve, he was responsible for all financial and economic data for the weekly Federal Reserve press briefings, one of the most widely followed financial and economic weekly press briefings globally.
In addition to teaching at Fordham since 2002, DiFiore has taught finance, economics, and business courses at New York University, Baruch College of the City University of New York, Pace University, SUNY Empire State College, and the Mountbatten Institute at St. Mary’s College, U.K. He was also a debate champion and panelist at Cambridge University at the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and at major corporations. As an international consultant in the areas of risk, compliance, behavioral finance, and financial markets, he has taught in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East. DiFiore is a Ph.D. candidate, expected in 2020, from the NEOMA Business School in Paris, France, and received his M.B.A and bachelor’s in economics, summa cum laude, from Fordham.