Lisa S. Kaplowitz
Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Faculty adviser to RBS Women in Business
Faculty adviser to RBS Finance Alumni Network (FAN)
Lisa Kaplowitz is currently an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Finance and Economics Department at Rutgers Business School. She teaches students the fundamentals of corporate finance, with a focus on applying these concepts to decisions typically encountered in corporations and investment banking. Her courses combine excel modeling, case study analysis and strategic thinking. She challenges her students to move beyond the calculations and ask “what does this mean?” and “how are we going to use this information to grow the business?”
Professor Kaplowitz leverages her almost 25 years of experience as an investment banker and CFO, during which, she has established a record of growing businesses and increasing profitability by creating focused strategies, reducing costs and streamlining operations. She began her career as an investment banker at Alex. Brown & Sons in the mid-1990s, covering financial institutions, and later moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where she focused on retail and consumer products companies. She then transitioned to the company side, where she served as the Treasurer of Bed Bath & Beyond for 8 years, and subsequently, as CFO of various private equity-backed start-ups. Later, she created Kaplowitz Advisory Group, LLC to support executives, at all stages of growth, with using finance to help direct corporate strategy and decision making. Specifically, she helps companies with the tactics of strategic planning, including execution, implementation, alignment, prioritization of initiatives and measurement of effectiveness. In addition, Lisa provides executive management assistance in all functional areas, including operations, finance, legal and supply chain management.
Professor Kaplowitz serves on the Board of PowerPlay NYC, an organization that uses sports to advance the lives of underserved girls, helping them grow socially, emotionally and academically stronger.
Professor Kaplowitz teaches corporate finance as part of the highly regarded EMBA Powerhouse. Her hands-on sessions, leveraging extensive experience both on Wall Street and Main Street, equips Rutgers EMBAs with fundamental finance concepts, such as budgeting and planning, that they need to master to succeed at the executive level.
- MBA, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University-Finance, Management & Strategy, and Organizational Behavior
- AB, Brown University, Economics and International Relations
- Inducted into Brown Athletics Hall of Fame for Gymnastics (Class of 2018)
- Recipient of Dean’s Meritorious Teaching Award in 2018.