Indra Guertler

Professor of Practice; Faculty Director, Foundations of Business, and Advisor to Business and Financial Analytics Concentration

Phone: 617-521-3883
Fax: 617-521-3880
Office: M-438

Forecasting future cash flows requires leadership, strategy and courage. The actual numbers you communicate are not as important as the logical and passionate commitment that stands behind those goal numbers.


D.B.A., University of Virginia; M.B.A., University of Baltimore; B.A., Albion College


Corporate Finance, Value Selling


While Dr. Guertler specializes in corporate finance, her management skills reach far beyond its boundaries. Many companies, both domestic and international, have benefited from her skills in consulting, program development, client management, and financial modeling. Through her own consulting company, Strategic Financial Performance, Dr. Guertler played an integral role in the development of management strategies for companies such as Siemens AG, Lotus Development, and several banks across the world. She is currently involved in senior level management development programs with Genzyme and the Dover Corporation. Guertler has over 30 years of teaching experience and has won the Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence.

Current Course(s)

  • Financial Modeling (MBA)
  • Finance (MBA)
  • Investments (Undergraduate)
  • Investments & Portfolio Analysis (MBA)
  • Principles of Finance (Undergraduate), with a Service Learning component on Financial Literacy
  • Special Topics in Management: Seminar on Financial Modeling


Paths to Leadership — CGO Insights, Center for Gender in Organizations, School of Management, Simmons College, Boston, MA



Foreign Currency Options

Professional Memberships

  • 2006-Present: SOM Admissions Committee
  • Board of Directors — Schoodic Arts For All (

Consulting Work

  • Dover Corporation: Dover Leadership Academy — A Management Development Program to Train the future Presidents of the Dover Corporation
  • Financial Leadership for Genzyme Managers — a management development program for senior Genzyme managers

In The News

Moderator — Socially Responsible Investing — To Profit with Principles

Speaking Engagements

  • Guertler, I. (2003, September). Women at Risk, Lessons for Educators and Professionals. Presented at Academy of Business Educators, unknown, Unknown.
  • Guertler, I. (2003, April). Confidence and Financial Performance for Women. Presented at Financial Education Association
  • Guertler, I. (2002, September). Women and Finance: The Roles of Professors and Managers in Supporting Success. Presented at Academy of Business Educators
  • Guertler, I. (2002, April). Women and Finance: The Roles of Professors and Managers in Supporting Success. Presented at Financial Education Association