Justin Krauss
(MBA 2009)

Relationship Executive, Executive Director
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 The instrument I imagine myself playing on stage:

Give me a mic like my boys Mick, Freddie, Bono, and (of course) Axl.

B-school memory that makes me smile:

Drinking Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale at Harris Grill after the end of Mini 2 in our first year. The snowflakes had just started to fall, and we had all the time in the world.

My art collection would include:

Get me a Rembrandt. Any one will do.

The architectural wonder that I love to study:

Bryan Routledge asked me to write “the Tepper Quad,” but I’d have to go with something more pedestrian like Fallingwater.

Wardrobe standout:

My On Cloud running shoes. Think Roger Federer reincarnated as a shoe.

Must-have app:

The Economist Espresso. No matter how busy you are, this will be the most efficient five minutes of your day.

The business trip that never gets old:

NYC — tell me when you need me there, and I’ll be sure to get there early.

The last deal I closed:

... was fun, but, sorry, I’m onto the next one.

The last book that impressed me:

Educated: A Memoir” by Tara Westover just knocked my socks off — masterful storytelling.

What’s in your briefcase?

Today’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal. I’ve read two papers a day for 20 years, and it's been time very well spent.