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Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum
Meet Mehran Nikkhoo, '10, Graduate Finance Alum

Current City

Portland, Oregon

Current Position

Global Digital Business Director at Nike

What excites you about corporate finance right now?

What excites me the most is the ability to partner with business leaders to drive strategic decision and actions that are informed by financial analytics.

Can you tell me a bit about your experience with the graduate finance program at PSU?

The program offered a good balance of accounting and corporate finance courses with electives that allowed us to go deeper in areas that fit our individual career paths.

How did you decide to pursue this program?

I had an MBA degree before starting the program and was looking for a deeper practical education program that would complement my business background/education. The one year full time program was a perfect solution.

What do you think made you successful in this program?

I truly enjoyed working with diverse groups from very different backgrounds. Picking real business cases for class projects and trying to work with my team to apply our learning to real life examples was instrumental in my learning.

How has your career evolved since you graduated?

I have progressed in my career in multiple roles all in corporate finance/strategy with Daimler Trucks North America and currently with Nike Inc. since graduation.

If you have any typical days in your current role, what do they look like?

Not a lot of “typical” days which is great. We have a very dynamic and team oriented culture here at Nike and most days include lots of collaboration with cross-functional leaders and problem solve for many ad-hoc projects.