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Sam BeVier
Development Strategist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Sam BeVier is a class of 2015 full time MBA candidate with an emphasis in strategy and finance. He graduated in 2008 from the University of Minnesota: Morris with a degree in economics, finance, and computer science. Prior to beginning the MBA program, Sam worked in a managerial role at the Census Bureau, ensuring quality of enumeration for the 2010 decennial census. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in corporate finance and strategy.


Matthew Born
Corporate Strategist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Matt Born is a 12-year military veteran, including eight years as an active duty Air Force officer and is currently a Major serving in the Illinois Air National Guard.  He received a BS from the University of North Dakota in 2004 and later completed an MS in management in 2010 with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Matt has experience working as a licensed financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, and is completing or has completed internships both as a Summer Commercial Banking Associate with Wells Fargo in Minneapolis, and as a part-time private equity Associate Intern with Arctic Capital.  He is currently seeking long-term opportunities within banking and private equity.


Timothy Byrne
Portfolio Manager, Growth Fund
LinkedIn Profile 

Timothy Byrne is a first year MBA student concentrating in finance at the Carlson School of Management. He graduated from Duke University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a minor in History. Before returning to school to pursue his MBA, Tim spent five years working with J.P. Morgan's Private Banking group in both Chicago and Minneapolis. Upon graduation, Tim will pursue a career in asset management or corporate finance.


Kristopher Chucko
External Relationships Manager, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Kris is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance. He has a major in business from the University of Minnesota, with a management minor from the Carlson School of Management. This summer Kris Interned at Bank of America US Trust in New York, as a GWIM Summer Associate. Currently Kris owns and operates Kanata Properties LLP; the company portfolio has apartment buildings in Minneapolis and Calgary, Alberta. Prior to pursuing his MBA, Kris was a first round NHL Draft pick and played with the Calgary Flames organization. Kris is looking to pursue a career within the investment and M&A industry including private equity, asset management or investment banking.


Alex Duwe
Client Relations Associate, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Alex Duwe is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis on finance. He has a BA in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before attending business school, Alex worked in the legal department of Spectrum Brands and as a clerk for a mid-size law firm. After graduation, Alex is looking to pursue a career in asset management.


Chris Elfering
Attribution Specialist, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Chris is a class of 2015 MBA candidate with an emphasis in Finance. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in History. Afterwards, he served in the US Army as a Logistics Officer at Fort Drum, NY and deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He looks forward to starting a career in corporate finance upon graduation from Carlson.


Ziyao (Jeremy) Gao
Technology Research Specialist, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Ziyao (Jeremy) is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance and strategy. He has a BA in Economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics. Prior to attending Carlson, he co-founded a regional leading micro-finance company in China, where he was responsible for credit management and business development. After graduation, Ziyao is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance and business development.


Nicolas Horns
Portfolio Strategist (Technology), Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Nicolas is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and strategy. Prior to attending Carlson, Nicolas was a member of an investment team at Driehaus Capital Management in Chicago where he traded domestic and international equities. Before joining Driehaus Capital Management, he worked at Somerset Asset Management and Deephaven Capital Management. He is currently an equity research intern with Provenire Capital, a local hedge fund that invests in companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. Nicolas holds a Bachelors of Arts in financial management from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and he is a CFA Level II candidate. Upon graduation, Nicolas intends to pursue a career in investment banking, investment management, or private equity.


Liang Hu
Financial Modeling Specialist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Liang is a class of 2015 MBA Candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and strategy. Prior to pursuing MBA, Liang worked as a Project Manager in financial services in the Greater China region for over 4 years, where she built up solid analytical skills, gained experiences about different industries, and created extensive client relationships. Liang holds a Bachelor of Economics in Financial Engineering from Nankai University.


Faraz Jafri
Relationships Manager, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Faraz is a class of 2015 MBA Candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on strategy and finance. Faraz earned his undergraduate degree from Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan in Economics in 2009. After graduation, Faraz worked in Investment Banking in Pakistan for 4 years, working on debt advisory, syndications, and Project Finance transactions. During his employment, Faraz also passed the Chartered Financial Analyst examinations (Level 3 in 2011) and may be eligible for charter after approval of work experience. Upon graduation, Faraz intends to return to investment banking.


Young Kim
Accountant, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Young Kim is a class of 2015 MBA candidate focusing on Finance at the Carlson School of Management and has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Hanyang University. Prior to joining Carlson, Young worked as manager for Samsung Electronics where he was in charge of risk/budget management. After graduating from Carlson, Young is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance.


Matthew Malcolm
Economist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Matt Malcolm is a class of 2015 MBA Finance candidate at the Carlson School of Management. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Saint Thomas, with majors in Economics, International Business, and Spanish. Matt's pre-MBA work experience was with Best Buy Co., Inc., and Cargill, Inc. At Best Buy, Matt interned as a Financial Analyst focusing on the company's international expansion into Mexico. At Cargill, Matt worked for about 3 years as a Payroll Specialist within the corporate shared services team. Upon graduation, he intends to pursue a career that leverages his analytical and quantitative skills.


Harsh Mankad
Economist, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Harsh Mankad is a class of 2015 MBA Candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on Strategic Management and Finance. Prior to joining Carlson, Harsh was a professional tennis player on the ATP World Tour. Harsh has played at Wimbledon in 2010 and has represented India in Davis Cup, becoming the third generation in his family to represent India in sports. Harsh is a Minnesota resident, has a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Minnesota, and is looking to make a transition from a career in sports to one in asset management.


Matthew Miller
Trader & Vendor Relationship Manager, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Matt is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis on finance and strategy. He has a BA in economics with an emphasis in finance from St. Olaf College. Prior to coming to Carlson, Matt was working in banking and team leadership positions across sectors in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. Upon graduation, Matt will be pursuing a career in investment banking or corporate finance.


Quyen Nguyen 
Accountant, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Quyen Nguyen is a class of 2015 MBA candidate focusing on Finance at the Carlson School of Management. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Economics from Foreign Trade University (Ho Chi Minh City). Prior to Carlson, she worked at Intel as a senior risk management analyst. Upon graduation, Quyen is interested in pursuing investment management and corporate finance.


Todd Olin
Compliance Officer, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Todd is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management, emphasizing in finance and strategy. Todd received a B.S. summa cum laude in Mechanical Engineering and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota. Prior to attending the Carlson school, he was the company attorney for XeteX, Inc., a manufacturer of energy efficient building ventilation systems. He also spent a year in Norway as a Fulbright Scholar conducting energy policy research. Todd intends to pursue a career in corporate finance and strategy.


Andrew Peterson
Trader, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile 

Andrew is a class of 2015 MBA candidate with an emphasis in finance. He has a B.A. in both Mathematics and Chemistry from St. Olaf College. Prior to Carlson, Andrew worked as an Associate for the health care strategy consulting firm Health Care Futures. After graduation, Andrew intends to continue his career in management consulting.


Erik Ritland
Portfolio Strategist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Erik is a class of 2015 MBA candidate with an emphasis in finance and accounting. He has a BA in finance from North Dakota State University. Previously, Erik co-founded a digital marketing company as a senior in undergrad and successfully merged the business with a local competitor after 18 months of operating. Immediately before attending Carlson, he worked as an analyst at a wealth management firm performing client investment strategies and publicly traded security analysis. He hopes to pursue a career in asset management upon graduating from Carlson.


Svetlana Sandberg
Managing Director, Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Svetlana is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on Finance and Strategy. She holds a BA in International Relations from Volga Federal University, Russia. Before joining Carlson, she was an International Account Manager for Minneapolis-based firm working with Medical Device industry. Upon graduation, Svetlana intends to pursue a career within the M&A, Private Equity and Investment Banking.


Joseph Stormont
Managing Director, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Joseph Stormont is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance. He has a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. Before seeking his MBA at Carlson, he worked for The Hartford Financial Services Group assisting in their divestitures of three business units in the Twin Cities. Upon graduation, Joe intends to pursue a career within the investment and M&A industry.


Robert Tinkham
Portfolio Strategist, Fixed Income Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Rob is a class of 2015 MBA candidate with an emphasis in finance. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has passed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. Prior attending Carlson, Rob worked as Equity Research Analyst at Northland Securities, primarily covering the digital media and internet sectors, and as a Securities Pricing Analyst at Northern Trust. Upon graduation, Rob plans to pursue a career in investment management or corporate finance.


David Unhjem, CFA
Portfolio Strategist (Health care), Growth Fund 
LinkedIn Profile

Dave is a class of 2015 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance and strategic management. He has a B.A. in economics and mathematics from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA and is a CFA charterholder. Prior to attending Carlson, Dave worked as an Investment Analyst within the Investment Strategy unit at Old Mutual Asset Management in Boston, MA. Upon graduation, Dave intends to pursue a career within the management consulting and investment banking industries.

Ian Williamson
Senior Economist, Fixed Income Fund
LinkedIn Profile

Ian Williamson is a former U.S. Navy pilot currently in his first year at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management pursuing the full-time MBA. Prior to becoming a naval officer, he grew up in Minneapolis, MN and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Mathematics. Ian has lived in Germany, Spain, Canada, and all over the U.S. Post-MBA, he plans to pursue a career in finance.

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