Leading with diversity.

As a respected professor with proven success in placing students in top finance jobs, David Haeberle led the creation of the Finance Diversity Program to increase diversity in the finance world and to provide Kelley students with opportunities to explore a variety of finance careers.

While the FDP is faculty-directed, it is student-led. Advisory boards also lend important oversight, and their members strengthen the FDP with their involvement.

It’s important in business to lead with diversity, not for the sake of diversity, but because diverse decision-making is better than the alternative.David Haeberle, Director of the Finance Diversity Program, Clinical Professor and Peterson Faculty Fellow

Faculty Leader

Clinical Professor of Finance and Peterson Faculty Fellow David Haeberle has more than 30 years of experience in finance and operating entrepreneurial businesses as a principal investor and lead operating financial executive. He founded the Kelley School’s Investment Banking Network in 2004 and since then has helped place more than 850 Kelley students with Wall Street firms.

Over the last few years, Professor Haeberle noted that employers have become enamored with diversity as a core recruiting practice—not just for inclusion, but because diversity makes such a positive difference in decision-making. This led him and several Investment Banking Network students to start the Finance Diversity Program to encourage first-year women, LGBTQ+, underrepresented minority, and veteran students to consider finance careers.

Student Leaders

The Finance Diversity Program let me explore a variety of finance majors and gave me confidence as a woman to pursue a career in finance.

Rebecca Davis, BS’21