Peter Ricchiuti loves baseball almost as much as the financial markets. The A. B. Freeman School of Business professor plays each Saturday with an alumni group on the Tulane uptown campus. (Photo by Paula Burch-Celentano)
Who is the ultimate pitchman for the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University and New Orleans? Peter Ricchiuti, the dynamo behind Burkenroad Reports, the “stocks under rocks” award-winning market research program that has helped propel more than 700 Tulane grads into jobs in the financial sector.
Ricchiuti masterfully juggles the roles of a popular teacher who can actually make financial markets fascinating; an author and sought-after speaker on the lecture circuit; a valued mentor to students who"s always on the hunt for job placements; and the host of a weekly, slightly off-beat radio program about New Orleans business that, despite critics who thought otherwise, keeps finding businesses to profile (and has two other Louisiana cities itching to start similar broadcasts).
“I tell employers, these students are an asset from the day they walk in the door because of all this experiential learning.”—Peter Ricchiuti, business professor