Jill Foote is Senior Lecturer in Finance, Director of the El Paso Corporation Finance Center, and Director of the M.A. Wright Investment Fund (the MBA student-managed portfolio) at Rice Universityâ€™s Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business. Her principal teaching responsibilities are in investment management. She is also the faculty advisor of the Rice Finance Club and serves as Executive Director of the Rice Summer Business Institute, an intensive 2-week summer program introducing high school students from Houstonâ€™s low and moderate income areas to the world of business and finance.
Prior to joining the Jones School in 2002, she worked for 13 years at Goldman Sachs in New York, where her later seven years were spent as a Vice President, managing projects in strategic initiatives, new business ventures, and risk management; and operational, regulatory, and financial audits and risk reviews. The first six years were spent as a sales associate in Fixed Income â€“ first in Money Markets, then in Emerging Debt.
Foote holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University, an M.A. in Economics from New York University, and a B.A. in Economics and Managerial Studies from Rice University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She also has a Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is on the Board of Directors of the CFA Society of Houston.