Student Managed Investment Fund

Spring 2011 Students

Omar Bhangia
Bhangia, a double major in finance and management information systems, has traveled the world over, visiting more than 65 countries while working for several different cruise lines. Fluent in four languages, he was also enlisted in the Navy and completed the Nuclear Propulsion Program in Goose Creek, South Carolina. A developer of database applications with SQL, Bhangia plans to take the CFA Level I exam in June.

David Bond
Bond, a member of USF's Honors College, has consistently earned a spot on the Dean's List. He is currently working on his honor's thesis which focuses on how violent video games affect adolescent behavior and development. Bond is involved as a referee for all of USF's large intramural sports and is a member of the men's club volleyball team.

Ryan Bruce
Bruce, a sales associate at Sprint, has been ranked in the top 10 in sales in Florida for the company. A double major in finance and economics, Bruce is involved in intramural sports and enjoys reading non-fiction books. Upon graduation, the Lakeland native hopes to pursue a career in security or quantitative analysis.

Christopher Burnett
For six years, Burnett, a former violin performance major, has managed his own business – teaching private music lessons. After completing an accounting class, he realized his passion for the business world and switched majors to finance. Burnett, who serves as vice president of the Student Finance Association, is responsible for the organization's webpage and its content. He plans to take the LSAT in June and the CFA exam later in the year.

Sascha Denny
When Denny completes his finance degree, he will be the first in his family to graduate from college. The finance major, who is minoring in marketing, has worked as a substitute teacher and has volunteered his time with a middle school football team and high school basketball team in his hometown of Spring Hill, Florida. Denny has also been involved in several different animal-related charities.

Justin Fries
Fries currently works for USF Student Government's A&S Business Office where he is responsible for reconciling revenues and expenses for 13 of USF's departments, totaling $19.5 million monthly. A member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, he was awarded first place in the Muma College of Business' Elevator Competition in 2009 and was also chosen as one of the top 25 business students in the College. Fries has interned with Northwestern Mutual and Ballast Point Ventures.

Arkadiy (Eric) Kolesnikov
A native of Russia, Kolesnikov is triple majoring in Finance, International Business, and Management. A classically trained pianist and hockey player, he consistently maintains a high business GPA. He hopes to pursue a career as a stock analyst with a global corporation and would ultimately like to enter portfolio management.

Alexander LaLonde
A former intern project manager at 84 Lumber, LaLonde, was responsible for managing construction crews and creating spreadsheets for multiple hotel projects. A finance major, he currently serves as vice president of finance for the Student Finance Association and is in charge of deriving budgets and recording cash inflows and outflows. He is also a member of the national honor society Tau Sigma. LaLonde plans to obtain his CFA designation later on this year.

Jon Lee
A United States Army veteran, Lee has vast career experience in the information technology field. The finance major's experience includes programming software, installing data and phone networks, repairing computers, network troubleshooting, maintaining servers and corporate WAN, and working as a network engineer for Voice-over-IP. Lee has traveled throughout the US for his previous jobs, living in such cities as Chicago, Illinois and Orlando, Florida.

Justin Wai
Wai, a double major in finance and economics, has held internships at Prudential Commercial Real Estate and Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC. As a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, he has held various leadership positions in the business fraternity, including professional chair, executive vice president of professional activity, and vice president of finance. Wai is also a member of the International Business Bureau and consistently earns a spot on the Dean's List.