Industry Experts-in-Residence

The Freeman School’s Industry Experts-in-Residence (IEIR) is a transformative program that connects aspiring business leaders with seasoned industry professionals. From career insights to industry-specific strategies, IEIRs help students fine-tune their career approach and navigate the complexities of the recruiting process.

  • Access to Real-World Insights: Industry Experts-in-Residence are typically individuals (and often Tulane alumni) who have held senior positions or achieved notable success in their respective fields. They bring their practical, real-world knowledge to students, helping them understand industry trends, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Career Guidance and Mentoring: These experts may serve as mentors and advisors, offering personalized guidance to students as they navigate their career paths.
  • Industry-Specific Knowledge: Depending on the experts’ backgrounds, the program may cover various business disciplines such as finance, marketing, accounting, healthcare, technology, energy, and more. Students can gain insights into specific industries they are interested in.

Students engage with Industry Experts during virtual or in-person office hours, small group sessions, industry networking nights, and practice interview events. One-on-one appointments can be scheduled by reaching out to a Freeman Career Consultantemailing the Career Management Center office, or by stopping by in person (GWBC 308).


Meet the Experts-in-Residence Members

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Edwin Bragg

Marketing

Edwin helms Bragg Marketing, a consultancy where he develops marketing strategies, brand positioning, creative tactics and digital initiatives to drive sales and consumer engagement for growing and iconic brands. Edwin has led the global marketing and communications for several industry leaders including Shake Shack, GQ and eyewear brand Krewe. His roles have involved everything from giving brands their unique identity to making them shine in the digital realm. At Shake Shack, he spearheaded its transformation from a New York City hot dog cart into a global sensation with restaurants worldwide, while successfully navigated a $1.6 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO). Prior to Shake Shack, Edwin was the Marketing Director for GQ at Condé Nast, where he led its marketing strategies and consumer insights initiatives. A graduate of Tulane University, Edwin holds an MBA in Marketing from Georgia State University.


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Eric Dusansky

Finance

Eric Dusansky began his career at Lehman Brothers in the mid-1990s. He has since built an extensive network with stints at Merrill Lynch, Cowen, and Oppenheimer. Following Oppenheimer, he became the architect of the institutional equity effort in both New York and London for Sterne Agee. Eric built research, sales, and distribution platforms in both the US and UK that resulted in a $100mm+ business. Eric founded Inflection Partners in 2020 to drive timely, relevant corporate access, idea networking, and capital market consulting. Eric graduated from Wesleyan University with a B.S. in Psychology and received an MBA from The Yale School of Management.


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Brett Freimauer

Finance

Brett Freimauer is a metro New York based Managing Director in EY’s Structured Finance Advisory Services practice. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry serving investment banking clients with a focus on commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS). Prior to his time at EY, Brett worked at Andersen Consulting, Deloitte and within private real estate development. Brett is a Tulane alum with a BA in History. He has also earned his JD and has been admitted to the Bar in both New York and New Jersey.


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Duane Schrader

Energy

Duane recently concluded an appointment as the Sr. Portfolio Manager at Truterra, a subsidiary of Land O’Lakes Inc., focused on promoting sustainable agricultural production practices. He currently supports the Tulane Energy Institute as a guest lecturer. Duane’s special areas of expertise are at the intersection of agriculture and energy, and the use of credit/certificate programs to incent environmental and socially desirable outcomes. Schrader came to Tulane after 43 years managing physical and financial trading programs, first in agricultural, then in energy commodities. He brings experience from Louis Dreyfus Corporation, Xcel Energy, MidAmerican Energy, and LG&E/KU Energy, as well as founder his own company as the U.S. representative office for major European and South American multi-commodity trading houses managing procurement, logistics, and trading risk.


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Mike Strug

Real Estate

Mike Strug is a commercial real estate veteran of over 24 years who currently works at BlackRock within a CMBS analytics team. Mike has spent most of his career on the debt side of commercial real estate and was previously with companies such TIAA-CREF, Prudential (PGIM) and Cushman & Wakefield. Mike is also the Founder/President of the YREPNY networking group in NYC and the new YREPNY workshop for college students. Mike graduated from Columbia Business School (MBA) with a concentration in Real Estate and Finance. Mike received a BS degree in Mathematical Economics from Tulane University. Mike resides with his family in the NYC/NJ area and is a native Texan (Houston). He has over a dozen relatives who graduated from Tulane including his parents and his twin brother. Mike is very passionate about paying it forward and helping college students and young professionals build solid careers!


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Bouvier Williams

Leadership, Human Resources

Dr. Bouvier Williams is a renowned organization development executive, performance coach, and human capital advisor to senior leaders in global companies. With over 30 years of experience, he has expertise in personal branding, talent management, succession planning, leadership, talent acquisition, performance management, diversity and inclusion, and mobile learning technology platforms. Dr. Williams joined Beth Israel Lahey Health in 2022 to lead the Organization Development & Change function. Prior to this, he led teams at NYU Langone Health and worked with globally recognized brands such as Amazon, DSM, Viacom Media Networks, JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, and Citibank. Dr. Williams received his EdD in Learning and Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and holds an MBA in Human Resources Management and Marketing from Tulane University's A.B. Freeman School of Business. His BS is from St. John's University in New York.

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