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Mark N. Broadie

Mark is the Carson Family Professor of Business and Vice Dean of Curriculum and Instruction at Columbia Business School. He grew up in South Jersey and went to Cornell where he majored in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and Applied Mathematics. Mark went on to earn a Ph.D. in Operations Research at Stanford University.

He joined the faculty of Columbia Business School in the Decision, Risk and Operations division in 1983. He took a leave of absence in 1987-1988 to work in the fixed income research department of Lehman Brothers (now Barclays). His academic research addresses issues in quantitative finance and sports analytics. He teaches courses on business analytics and financial analytics and has won several awards for his teaching. He has given seminars and courses for financial professionals throughout the world. He has consulted for a number of banks and corporations.

Mark has combined his personal interest as a golfer with his professional mathematical skills to analyze the game of golf. Mark developed the strokes gained method to analyze the performance of amateur and professional golfers and worked with the PGA Tour on their implementation of the strokes gained putting stat. Broadie works with a number of PGA Tour coaches and pros. He is a member of the United States Golf Association’s Handicap Research Team. His book Every Shot Counts, which uses data and analytics to improve golf performance and strategy, was published by Gotham Books in March 2014 and landed on the New York Times bestseller list.

Mark lives with his wife Nancy Morgan in Manhattan. They are proud parents of two sons, Christopher (19) and Daniel (15). Christopher is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell.