Carnegie Mellon University

John Crelli

John Crelli

Full-Time MBA Student, Class of 2022

Get to Know John

"I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and spent the past six years working in corporate credit risk at several international banks in New York City, specializing in leveraged lending, power & utilities, and oil & gas.

"I'm pursuing an MBA to transition into a more strategic and impactful finance role and Tepper was a perfect fit for several reasons. First, the program's emphasis on quantitative skills and data analytics provides an in-demand skill set that builds on my previous finance experience. Second, Tepper's smaller class size compared to other top MBA programs fosters a strong sense of community, which was evident to me when speaking to students during the application process. Finally, the Energy Business track and Accelerate Leadership Center are two other unique offerings at Tepper that have allowed me to explore my interest in the energy/clean-tech sector and grow as a leader.

"Returning to Pittsburgh was quite a shock. The city has transformed over the past ten years. I love watching Pittsburgh sports, trying new restaurants (and old classics), and spending time in Schenley Park with my family."

  • Concentrations: Finance, Strategy, Sustainability
  • Track: Energy Business
  • Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
  • ClubsCulinary Club, Energy and Clean Tech Club, Graduate Finance Club (GFA), Net Impact, Organizational Leadership Club, Tepper Parents Club, Tepper Partners Club
  • Post-MBA Career Focus: Finance