Michael is a junior in the Whitman School of Management double majoring in Finance and Accounting. As President, Michael hopes to guide his fellow club members to enhance their knowledge of the financial markets and prepare members for careers in the financial services industry. Michael has a strong passion for Finance that he applies at Syracuse as a Junior Analyst for the Orange Value Fund and a campus representative for Adventis CG, a financial modeling course which helps students learn how to build financial models. He hopes to share this passion with fellow members going forward.
Liam Pierce is a sophomore from Melrose, Massachusetts. He is a Whitman Leadership Scholar, majoring in Finance and Real Estate at the Whitman School of Management. As Vice President of the Syracuse University Investment club, Liam is a member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee. He also presents industry analysis, market updates, and votes on whether to adopt investment proposals for the student-run fund. In addition to SUIC, Liam is involved with several other campus organizations. He is the captain of the 2018 Syracuse University Think Or Swim trading challenge team, a member of the Syracuse University Real Estate Club and member of the Syracuse University Ski Team. Outside of finance, Liam enjoys skiing, camping, rock climbing, and current events.
Head Portfolio Manager
Joseph is a junior from Roselle Park, New Jersey. He is majoring in finance and accounting, with a minor in economics. Joseph became interested in business and finance during his high school years and his time at Syracuse has only strengthened his desire to pursue a career in the field. His goal is to help fellow club members understand current markets conditions and use this knowledge to find opportunities. Holding this position, he hopes to continue to develop his leadership skills and expand his financial knowledge.
Chief Research Officer
Robert Blecher is a junior pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Public Relations at the Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. As a leader and founder of multiple clubs and organizations on campus, he’s consistently leveraged strong interpersonal skills in order to get satisfying results. This past summer, Robert was a Summer Analyst at Adams Street Partners, a private equity firm in Chicago. As Chief Research Officer, he hopes to lead productive dialogue on fundamental and technical investment analysis, teaching club members best practices and metrics.
Chief Technology Officer
Greyson Sklba is a senior from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He is dual majoring in Finance at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management and Information Management and Technology at Syracuse University’s iSchool. Greyson is responsible for recruiting new members, advertising and maintaining the SUIC website. Outside of the SUIC, Greyson is also a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. He is currently pursuing a thesis regarding the future of cryptocurrency. Greyson spent the past summer interning with Northwestern Mutual serving as a Financial Representative. Here he worked with financial planners and advisers to build comprehensive financial plans for clients. Greyson hopes to use these skills to pursue a career in investment banking.
Macro Portfolio Manager
Nick is a senior from New Canaan, Connecticut. He is a double majoring in Finance at the Whitman School of Management, and Information Management and Technology in the School of Information Studies. His ability to solve complex problems and passion for the market has led him to seek a career in Finance. Nick spent this past summer working for Bank of America within Global Technology and Operations in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nick is looking to continue to develop his understanding of the markets and harnessing a skill set viable to a career in banking. As the Macro Fund Manager for the Investment Club, Nick is hoping to educate members of the club about global markets and different investment strategies.
Value Portfolio Manager
Robert is a senior from Woodbury, NY. He is double majoring in Finance and Accounting at the Whitman School of Management. His entrepreneurial spirit and curiosity for learning has encouraged him to seek a career in Finance. Robert spent this past summer working as a summer analyst for the fund development team in the private credit sector at Cerberus Capital Management L.P. Robert is currently a Senior Analyst for the Orange Value Fund and looks forward to continuing his education and developing the necessary skill set to have a viable career in investment banking and private equity. As a manager of the Value Fund, he hopes to continue to develop his leadership skills and teach club members how to analyze and value companies as well as develop stock pitches.
Growth Portfolio Manager
Ryan Butkus is a sophomore from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey majoring in Finance in the Whitman school of management. Ryan aims to have a career in asset management and as the growth fund manager will invest in high growth companies while at the same time curbing the volatility of these riskier investments.
Contrarian Portfolio Manager
Sam is a Sophomore from Scarsdale, NY pursuing a double major in Finance and Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Through his experiences within Whitman and his endeavors outside the University, Sam has learned the qualifications needed to serve as a strong leader on the executive board. As Contrarian Portfolio Manager, Sam’s main goals are to further develop the club’s knowledge on Contrarian investing, keep members up to date on the portfolio’s performance, as well as strengthening member engagement in successful investing practices.
Jake Zeidman is a sophomore from Hewlett, New York. He is currently studying Finance and Advertising as a double major in the Whitman School of Management and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Jake has always had a passion for learning and has focused this curiosity into studying trends in the stock market. He is responsible for overseeing the cash flows of the fund’s bank account and managing the funding for club activities. Along with his position in the Investment Club, Jake is a member of Enactus, TNH, and guides younger business students as a Whitman Peer Mentor.
Head of Member Development
Michael Wood is a junior from Tully, New York. He is currently studying Finance and Accounting as a double major in the Whitman School of Management with a minor in Information Management and Technology. Michael has always had a passion for learning and has focused this curiosity into studying trends in the stock market. As Head of Member Development, he is responsible for overseeing the recruitment and education of new members. Along with his position in the Investment Club, Michael has interests in ice hockey, skiing, and volunteers as a tutor at a local school in Syracuse.