Carnegie Mellon University

Yijing Tao

Yijing Steve Tao

Class of 2018

Pittsburgh Campus


Yijing (Steve) Tao graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce (finance and accounting concentrations), and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics in 2014. The two-year business program at McIntire School of Commerce allowed him to explore different areas in finance and develop a strong interest in financial markets. After his undergraduate study, Steve worked as an analyst for two years at Brentwood Capital Advisors, a Nashville-based investment bank focused on the healthcare and technology industries. During his tenure, he worked closely with founders and executives on various transactions to analyze client needs, develop valuation models, prepare marketing materials and conduct industry research. Steve joined the MSCF program in the hopes of leveraging his professional experience and mathematical background to pursue a career in quantitative trading/research and portfolio management.