MBA applicants who worked with Jamal were admitted to the MBA programs at HBS, NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, UNC, MCCombs at UT Austin, Cornell’s Johnson School, UCLA Anderson, UVA Darden, Emory’s Goizueta, and U Michigan Ross.
Jamal holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where his concentrations were finance and entrepreneurship. He is a 2011 Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellow. At Chicago Booth, Jamal was a leading member of the Investment Management Club, the LGBT student group OUTreach, and Follies. He received a BBA from Howard University, where he majored in International Business, and minored in Finance and Japanese.
Jamal has worked at Dimensional Fund Advisors, where he interned in portfolio management and worked full-time as a consultant to financial advisor clients. His roles included advising about asset allocation and strategic planning for business development.
Prior to business school, Jamal worked in Investment Management at William Blair & Company, where he managed trade orders for all domestic mutual funds and helped launch the firm’s separately managed accounts business. He has also worked at the Northern Trust Company where he performed a daily calculation of net asset value for defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
Jamal is a thirtysomething Chicago native currently loving the wierdery of Austin, TX. After completing an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, he moved to Austin as an investment professional. Jamal is now pursuing entrepreneurship fulltime—when not reading the Economist, interrogating
philosophies, or loving matcha lattes (almond milk, please).