Student Managed Investment Fund


Justin Chang

Justin Chang -
Justin Chang's experience with security analysis started in high school when his father introduced him to the fast paced world of trading. After a long period of self-study, he successfully applied his knowledge of technical analysis in multiple statewide competitions. While majoring in finance and marketing, Chang joined USF's Applied Securities Analysis program to learn how to combine fundamental analysis with his technical background. Outside of business, he is a USF Honors College student, an officer of the USF swim team and a coach for both the USF swim team and Tampa Bay Aquatics.

Daniel Chapman

Daniel Chapman -
Daniel Chapman was born and raised in Scotland where most of his family worked in the finance and accounting sector. From a young age, he began learning the basics of investing from his father. These experiences inspired his passion for the industry and it was this passion that led him to study finance at USF. In addition to academics, he has been involved in several extracurricular activities such as the Business Honors Program, Junior Achievement and Feeding Tampa Bay. Chapman was accepted to the Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Program and interned in New York this past summer.

Megan Dias

Megan Dias -
Megan Dias is on her way to the finish line with a dual degree in finance and marketing. A highly involved Green and Gold Presidential Scholar, Dias is no stranger to dynamic and challenging environments, which is where she thrives. Having served as a peer advisor leader and career peer advisor, she is passionate about helping others and making a meaningful impact at her university. She has previously interned at AXA Advisors and Avatar Insurance and aspires to start her own business one day.

Matthew Gladdish

Matthew Gladdish -
A finance major and business management minor, Matthew Gladdish aspires to work in venture capital or private equity after gaining experience in the financial services Industry. Gladdish has always had an entrepreneurial passion and is the owner of a lawn-care company based in Gainesville. Gladdish also works as an intern at Franklin Templeton Investments and in the Investor Services Department of Fiduciary Trust Company International. 

Rafael Grigoryan

Rafael Grigoryan -
Rafael Grigoryan was born in war-torn Armenia in the days of the Soviet Union. His family moved here when he was 9 months old and he has grown up in Florida. He is passionate about the financial and global markets and this passion led him to pursue a degree in finance. As a full-time student Grigoryan has maintained a 3.94 grade-point average in his major and has previously interned at Citigroup as a financial analyst, was in the top 1 percent of sales consultants for Verizon Wireless and trained six years competitively for the 2012 Olympics. He is carving a career path in investment banking while earning his CFA charter.

Jesse Heatherington

Jesse Heatherington -
Prior to joining the Student Managed Investment Fund program, Jesse Heatherington spent time interning at a boutique wealth-management firm and on the derivatives desk at Citigroup. He also is the founder and former president of the Student Investment Society, in which students from all majors come to discuss investing. His passion for finance began with his parents, who taught him the fundamentals of investing and saving at an early age. When not analyzing companies, he enjoys skydiving and playing tennis. He plans to pursue his Chartered Financial Analyst designation upon graduation.

Denys Klimyentyev

Denys Klimyentyev -
After touring a trading floor for the first time, Denys Klimyentyev's interest in law disappeared overnight. Since then, he has taken on various internships at T. Rowe Price, Citigroup and Franklin Templeton Investments. Outside of class, he is involved as a board member of the Student Investment Society, the Corporate Mentorship Program and the USF Honors College. He is an active volunteer and often can be found participating in his community. After college, he hopes to pursue a career in the securities markets. Music fans may recognize him from when he performed live with the USF Honors Jazz Band.

Darin Ostrowski

Darin Ostrowski -
A finance major with a concentration in asset management, Darin Ostrowski came to USF after serving in the U.S. Army as an airborne Infantryman, most recently stationed in Vicenza, Italy. His interest in investing started at a young age when his father would engage in day trading. His hunger for knowledge and passion for investing allow him to make the dean's list every semester and maintain a 4.0 grade-point average at USF. Ostrowski hopes to be an equity research analyst, earn his CFA designation, and eventually become a portfolio manager.

Maithilee Pagay

Maithilee Pagay -
A native of India, Maithilee Pagay is a Corporate & Executive Services intern for the Equity Capital Markets division at Raymond James. She graduated high school in Singapore through an all-expense paid educational scholarship provided by Singapore's Ministry of Education. Pagay, a Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society member and an USF Honors College student, aspires to work in equity research after graduation. Previously a peer advisor leader for New Student Connections, Pagay is also a part of the Corporate Mentor Program and is under the guidance of mentors from the business community.

Gabriel J. Rodriguez

Gabriel J. Rodriguez -
A member of the Business Honors Program at USF and an upper-level finance tutor, Gabriel Rodriguez has always sought to improve himself and the others around him through educating and community service. He interned for Aetna during two consecutive summers improving key business skills and working to implement cost saving strategies and data base consolidation. Rodriguez wants to pursue a career in asset management with the goal of helping his clients become financially independent. Eventually, he plans to work toward a doctorate in finance so that when he retires, he can pass on his knowledge in the classroom to the next generation of financial leaders.

Mark Smyslov

Mark Smyslov -
A native of Moscow, Mark Smyslov moved to the United States when he was 17 when he began his path to earn a degree in finance. Smyslov started out as a member of the Bulls Business Community and founded the local chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at USF. A member of the Corporate Mentor Program, Smyslov maintained a 3.94 grade-point average while working part-time as an accounting assistant on campus. He currently is an intern at Raymond James with the Corporate & Executive Services team. Smyslov is a 2016-17 Muma College of Business 25 Under 25 honoree and is a December CFA Level I candidate.


Garrett Walker

Garrett Walker -
As a first-generation student, Garrett Walker has committed himself to the principles of growth and personal development. Walker is dually enrolled in both the Business Honors Program and the USF Honors College. Outside of his academics, he has gained valuable insights in leadership through his experiences as a retail banking intern at the USF Federal Credit Union and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Phi. Despite enthralling himself in a vast array of involvement opportunities on and off campus, Walker has maintained passionate devotion to his professional career within financial services.


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