Faculty: James Faddy

James Faddy, Phd

Adjunct Professor
San Francisco, Online

Dr Faddy is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business at Golden Gate University. He has a B.E. in Mechanical and Space Engineering as well as a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland in Australia and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. Since graduating in 2005 Dr Faddy has worked at several trading firms on Wall St, where he used mathematics, statistics and data science techniques to price and trade complex derivative contracts and create high frequency trading algorithms. He has a passion for teaching and is excited to teach students techniques that they can quickly apply to solve problems in their profession.

Courses taught

BUS 240
Data Analysis for Managers


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Aeronautics, Caltech
  • BE, Mechanical and Space Engineering, The University of Queensland

Professional & teaching experience

  • Chief Risk Officer, My Jiko, 2017- Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University, 2016 - Present
  • Futures Day Trader, Self- Employed, 2012 - Present
  • Principal/ Quant / Trader, Arctos Capital, 2007 - 2012
  • Head of Quantitative Research, LaBranche Structured Products, 2005 - 2007