Hardeep has a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the Stern School of Business, New York University, is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and has an M.A. in Economics from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India. Hardeep has had extensive experience in industry. He has worked for many years as a quantitative proprietary trader at Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse, and Morgan Stanley in New York. He was been on the management team of a startup (Peak Strategy) and an advisory board member of another (mSpoke, Inc.). Prior to joining Columbia, Hardeep has been teaching as an Adjunct Professor at the business schools at NYU, Columbia, and Fordham Universities.