Michael M. Maher

Director of Advising and DavisConnects Advisor for Finance

Phone: 207-859-4151
Fax: 207-859-4142
Maher, Michael M.


Columbia University Graduate School of Business, MBA
Boston University, BS - Journalism

Professional Information

As DavisConnects Director of Advising & Finance Advisor, Michael brings many years of corporate and higher education experience, encompassing senior roles in finance at American Express, digital marketing at Digitas, career services at Yale School of Management, and currently Adjunct Professor at Syracuse’s Newhouse School of Communications. Michael joined Colby from Yale, where he was Associate Director of Career Development, managing career counseling and recruitment efforts for over 800 MBA students. His responsibilities included advising students seeking Finance careers in Banking, Investment Management, Corporate Finance, Insurance, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Real Estate, and FinTech, as well as sectors like Technology, Healthcare, and Entrepreneurship. Prior to that, Michael managed all Finance for a division of American Express Travel Related Services, launched digital media subsidiaries of Interpublic ad agencies FCB and Mediabrands, and led award-winning digital marketing efforts for well-known brands such as Bank of America, Chase MasterCard, HBO, and Verizon. He has also authored thought leadership articles on Tech industry student recruiting, social media strategy, and marketing analytics. He holds an MBA from Columbia University, a BS from Boston University, with a PhD in Education underway at Fordham University. Michael is also an award-winning photojournalist, photography book author, and completed several New York City Marathons.


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