Dessa Glasser

Meet Dessa Glasser, GSAS '83, '86

Dessa Glasser, GSAS ’83, ’86

Dessa Glasser, Ph.D., is a principal at Financial Risk Group with a 30-year track record designing and implementing innovative solutions and organizations in risk, data, and analytics. She is an Independent Member of the Board of Directors for Oppenheimer & Co.

Dessa moved into the private sector after teaching at Rutgers University. At JPMorgan Chase, she launched firm-wide Capital Stress Testing Analytics team; then, as its first CDO, she built the Chief Data Office for Asset Management. She was deputy director of the Office of Financial Research for the U.S. Treasury, where she supported the Financial Stability Oversight Council and implemented data, standards, and analytic solutions, including the global Legal Entity Identifier. She established the Chief Risk Office for Bunge, where she served as the first CRO. She also held senior positions at Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, IBM, and KPMG.

Dessa has a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from Fordham University, and she serves on the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board. She has a B.S. in business administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University.