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Richard Franklin

Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Richard Franklin is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Management Information Systems area at the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined the Katz faculty in September 1997, after five years with Federated Investors, one of the largest mutual fund complexes in the country. As an Assistant Vice President in the Advanced Information Systems division at Federated, he was responsible for information technology development and support for systems used by over 1,500 people. Before joining Federated, he consulted for Westinghouse, Alcoa, and U.S. Steel. Before entering the business and technology world, he was a full-time professional musician for over 15 years.

Business/IT Expertise Areas: relational database, software engineering, requirements, data and process analysis, IT in financial services, e-commerce.

Music Industry Expertise Areas: recording, musical instrument manufacture and retailing, music education.