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To Save or Spend? Revelations Behind Our Financial Decision-Making
All CBS alumni are invited to a virtual discussion featuring Dean Costis Maglaras, Professor Sandra Matz, and alumnus David Derryck ’99. Our panelists will highlight how our personal characteristics influence how we manage our finances, and what our consumption habits, in turn, reveal about who we are. In her talk, Dr. Matz with share insights from her work on consumer finance and talk about the power of Big Data and new technologies in financial decision-making, and how we can help individuals make smarter financial decisions.

Dean Maglaras and David Derryck, Chief Impact Officer of SaverLife, will discuss how this digital platform is uniquely positioned to incentivize savings and spur new behavior around financial choices.

Jan 28, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sandra Matz
David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business @Columbia Business School
Sandra Matz is the David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School. She is the incoming co-director of the Leadership Lab, which supports leadership development within and beyond the MBA curriculum. In her research, Dr. Matz combines methodologies from psychology and computer science – including machine learning, experimental designs, online surveys, and field studies – to explore the relationships between people’s psychological characteristics (e.g. their personality, or mental health) and the digital footprints they leave with every step they take in the digital environment (e.g. their Facebook Likes or their credit card transactions).
David Derryck ’99
Chief Impact Officer @SaverLife
David leads the development and implementation of SaverLife’s strategic direction and holds operational responsibility for SaverLife’s success. Under his leadership, SaverLife has developed several new products and tools to help low-income families save and has achieved national recognition for our work. An experienced executive and social entrepreneur, he has works at the intersection of business and social impact advising, launching, and restructuring numerous enterprises. Previously, David was founder and Principal of Social Impact Ventures, a specialty consulting firm that provides hands-on interim executive management and advisory services to organizations seeking to accelerate performance and maximize impact. David serves as the Board President of Community Financial Resources and has also held leadership positions at REDF and Juma Ventures. He began his career as a private equity Analyst with Rosecliff. David received his MBA from Columbia Business School and BA from Wesleyan.