JT Thazhathel is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He has over 10 plus years of experience in the areas of finance, accounting and healthcare. He is also a finance manager at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is responsible for the operating budget, financial analysis and modeling for Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship. He serves as the finance lead and manages the financial and operational planning for PWE’s initiatives, programs and projects and provides strategic recommendations to senior leadership at Wharton.
Prior to joining Wharton, JT was on the health system side of the university, working for Penn Medicine (University of Pennsylvania Health System) in Corporate Finance within the Budget, Capital and Statistics team. He was responsible for analyzing current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, expenses and capital, providing ad-hoc analysis with reporting, fiscal allocation, and budget development for the multiple hospital entities within the health system and developing financial models, projections and analyses to support strategic initiatives and new ventures for senior management. He also served as an instructor at the Penn Medicine Academy, teaching topics on business applications, data analysis and creating effective visualizations.
Prior to that, JT worked at DuPont and served as the finance lead for the Performance Polymers business and was responsible for the financial reporting for global supply chain teams, manufacturing sites and senior leadership. Preceding DuPont, he worked at BlackRock within the Investment Accounting Group (IAG) supporting the financial reporting team.
JT received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from Drexel University as well as his Master of Business Administration (Finance). Additionally, JT has been an Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, teaching at the LeBow College of Business and the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. He currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Council at the LeBow College of Business, providing advice and expertise to enhance and promote the Accounting Department’s programs, especially helping to implement business applications and data analysis tools into the curriculum.