Brett F. Whysel

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Business Management


Office: F-730Z

Office Hours: Email me for details.

Phone: +1 (212) 220-8221

Brett Whysel has been teaching finance and decision-making as a full-time lecturer in the Business Management Department of BMCC since 2019. He hopes that his work at BMCC will help, in a small way, to help promote equality, justice, and economic mobility.

Prior to BMCC, he served as an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York’s MPA program. He taught Economics for Public Policy and a Capstone in Service Design.

In 2016, Mr. Whysel founded Decision Fish LLC to create the world’s best financial wellness programs for the majority of Americans who struggle financially.

Mr. Whysel has 27 years’ experience as an investment banker to US municipalities and large nonprofits (public finance) at Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and Bank of Montreal. He developed new products and client-facing analytics as well as handled recruiting, training and management of analysts and associates.

He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and cat.


Finance, capital markets

Fixed income, municipal bonds

Derivative products, hedging


Municipal finance

Risk management

Financial modeling and analysis

Monte Carlo simulation

Financial markets

Behavioral economics


Public speaking

Judgment and decision-making


Personal finance

Financial inclusion

Decision analysis

Structured finance


  • Master of Arts in Philosophy – Columbia University – New York, NY
  • Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics/French – Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Effective Teaching Practices for College Educators Certificate – ACUE (Association of College and University Educators)
  • French Language and Civilization Diploma, Advanced Commercial French Diploma – Sorbonne Université – Paris, France

Courses Taught

FNB 230 (Financial Management)
BUS 210 (Business Methods)

Research and Projects


Honors, Awards and Affiliations

Additional Information

Please see my CV here.