Gary Tsarsis

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration


Mervis 213


  • Pace University, PhD in finance. Expected completion is winter 2016
  • University of Miami, MBA in finance
  • New York University, BA in Economics and International Relations

Courses Recently Taught

  • International Finance
  • Introduction to Hedge funds and hedge fund strategies
  • Principles of Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Strategic Corporate Finance
  • Managerial Finance
  • Markets and Institutions
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Business Policy (part of four professor cohort---capstone course)

Teaching Interests

M&A, Markets and Institutions, International Finance, Banking, Hedge Funds, and Alternative Investments.  His classes are current financial-events centric, and he tries to always stay current on developments in the markets and how they pertain to the subject matter discussed in class.  


Tsarsis has taught previously at Columbia, New York, St. Joseph's, and Elon universities. He started working on Wall Street while in high school. He began in the mail room at Drexel Burnham Lambert and during his 11 years there, elevated himself to corporate bond trader, OTC trader, and finally to Vice President of Institutional International equities trading and sales.  For 23 of his 29 years on Wall Street, he focused on the international markets and was considered an expert on global asset allocation.  For 17 of the 29 years, he was a department manager and team leader as well as executive committee member. 

During his time on Wall Street, Tsarsis was fortunate to visit approximately 40 different markets globally.  These visits allowed him the opportunity to see how markets overseas functioned, their potential, and their deficiencies as well as to understand the cultural, regulatory and sociological issues they possessed.

Consulting Activities

He consults for a small group of money managers and hedge funds regarding international and global asset allocations.

Personal Interests

Tsarsis enjoys travelling and has visited 47 countries and 47 states, and his objective is to get to 50 for each. He enjoys all sports and has been an ice hockey coach and mentor for many years.  He has three children who live in various parts of the country and he always enjoy spending time with them.  He is engaged to be married to a girl he grew up with in Staten Island, N.Y. He loves playing golf and will at some point break 90 consistently!