Jake is a senior in the Whitman School of Management and Newhouse School of Public Communications double majoring in Finance and Advertising. As President, Jake hopes to guide his fellow club members to enhance their knowledge of the financial markets and to prepare members for careers in the financial services industry. Jake 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.
Sam is a Senior from Scarsdale, NY earning his B.S. in Finance and Supply Chain Management at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Through his prior experience as the Contrarian Portfolio Manager as well as his endeavors outside the University, Sam has learned the qualifications needed to serve as a strong leader on the executive board. As Vice President, Sam presents industry analysis and market updates, as well as keeping members up to date on the portfolio’s performance, thereby strengthening member engagement. In addition to SUIC, Sam is involved with the Syracuse University APICS Club, where he competes in supply chain case competitions against other schools around the country. Outside of Whitman, Sam enjoys skiing, hockey, fitness, and current events.
Head Portfolio Manager
Ryan Butkus is the current Portfolio Manager at the Syracuse University Investment Club (SUIC) and the Head Campus Rep for financial modeling firm Adventis. Since Joining SUIC in 2018 Ryan went from a member, to growth fund manager, and now to portfolio manager. Ryan is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in finance with a minor in philosophy.
Chief Technology Officer
Ethan is a junior from New York City majoring in finance with a minor in U.S History. At the age of 13, Ethan began investing in stocks and the continued growth of this portfolio has led to a true passion for investing. Ethan is a co-founder of the Pencils of Promise Club at Syracuse University in which he serves as Chief Financial Officer. As Chief Technology Officer of the SUIC he hopes he can use his knowledge of investing to help strengthen the clubs portfolio and his own understanding of investing as a whole.
Chief Research Officer
Alex is a sophomore from Westfield, New Jersey. He is majoring in finance and accounting, with a minor in information management and technology. Alex found his passion for investing early in high school and is looking forward to strengthening his knowledge while at Syracuse. He strives to teach club members the best practices and metrics through fundamental and technical investment analysis as Chief Research Officer. Along with his position in Investment Club, Alex is on the Ultimate Frisbee team and also has interests in soccer, ceramics, and rock music.
Macro Portfolio Manager
Avery is a junior from Yorba Linda, California. She is pursuing a double major in Finance and Economics along with a minor in Chinese. As the Macro Fund Manager for the Investment Club, Avery is hoping to educate members of the club about the effects of macroeconomic and geopolitical trends on global markets and the different investment strategies used to capitalize on such events. Outside of the SUIC, Avery is the Vice President of the Economics Student Association (ESA) and a member of the Renée Crown University Honors Program. With a particular interest in Indo-China economic relations she is looking to apply this information to the current U.S. situation and further develop her understanding of markets.
Value Portfolio Manager
Coming from Los Angeles Alex Smith is a senior year Economics student that has a keen interest in finance and trading which was sparked early on. His entrepreneurial, technical, and analytical background drove him toward pursuing a career in finance. Alex has experience in derivative trading, linear regression, and financial modeling. As the value fund portfolio manager, Alex hopes to develop his leadership skills and educate members of the value fund in fundamental analysis, research, and investment strategies.
Growth Portfolio Manager
Andrew Hollander is a junior in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management studying Finance and Accounting. Andrew has a focus and passion for the business world which was triggered at a young age when he founded a business of buying and selling shoes through eBay. Since this first experience, Andrew has been fortunate enough to obtain experience in three sectors of the financial industry. He looks forward to leveraging this financial experience to achieve attractive returns for the club's portfolio. In addition, as manager of the Growth Fund, Andrew's goal will be to educate the club members on the fundamentals of growth investing and stock analysis. By doing so, he hopes that all members will have the confidence and ability to make a stock pitch and voice their opinion when the club discusses potential investments.
Contrarian Portfolio Manager
Matt is junior from Huntington, NY. He is in the Whitman School of Management and iSchool double majoring in Finance and Information Technology with a minor in Economics. Matt’s passion for finance comes from his curiosity on how different companies operate, and how quickly you can make a return on your investment with correct guidance and strategy. As Contrarian Portfolio Manager, Matt’s goal is to make investing a less intimidating subject for new members who are entering the realm of finance.
Isaac Reisman is a junior from Briarcliff Manor, New York. He is currently studying Finance in the Whitman School of Management with a minor in Information Management and Technology at Syracuse University’s iSchool. Isaac’s passion for finance has led him to this leadership position to help new members grow our assets. 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, Isaac is a member of Enactus, SmartStart, and helps young students in the Syracuse community.
Head of Member Development
Matt is a senior studying finance with a minor in Information technology and management. Current member development chair of the SU investment club while being apart of the club all three years at SU. In addition, he is apart of the EBV-Web sector of Enactus at Syracuse, working with disabled veterans jumpstart their career or company by providing help with web site development and design. This past summer, he interned for Turner Construction Company within their finance team focusing on communicating with customers and conducting research on upcoming project costs. In his free time he enjoys watching sports and working out, Michael has interests in ice hockey, skiing, and volunteers as a tutor at a local school in Syracuse.