Judges for the Undergraduate Stock Pitch Challenge come from the top echelon of the investment industry. We are grateful to them for bringing their expertise and donating their time for this event.

2016 Judges

Boris Shepov, Research Analyst, Fidelity Investments

Boris Shepov is a research analyst at Fidelity Management & Research Company (FMRCo), the investment advisor for Fidelity‚Äôs family of mutual funds. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals, institutions and financial intermediaries. In this role, Boris is responsible for researching companies in the machinery sector, and for presenting ideas to portfolio managers. In this capacity, he also manages Select Industrial Equipment Fund.  Prior to joining Fidelity in 2008, Boris worked as a summer associate at Barclays Capital in 2007, an associate at Withum Smith & Brown, PC in 2006, and as an analyst at Ingis & Company, PA from 2004 to 2006. He has been in the asset management industry since 2008.

Boris earned his bachelor of science and master of science degrees in finance from Kiev University of Trade and Economics, and his master of business administration degree in finance from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).





Kate Lakin, Assistant Director of Global Equity Research, Putnam Investments

Kate is an Assistant Director of Global Equity Research and an Analyst in the U.S. Large Cap Equity Research group, covering consumer staples, specifically packaged food. She is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis and valuation of the companies in this industry and making buy/sell recommendations. In addition, she oversees and manages the Equity Associate internship and fulltime program. Ms. Lakin joined Putnam in 2012 and has been in the investment industry since 2008. Ms. Lakin earned her B.A. from Wellesley College.

Douglas Cannon, Associate Analyst, T. Rowe Price

Douglas joined T. Rowe Price in 2014 and is a member of the T. Rowe Price team covering the technology sector.  Prior to joining T. Rowe Price Douglas was an analyst at Batterymarch Financial Management.  He has six years of investment experience and previously spent six years at Amphenol (NYSE:APH), mostly in product management. 

Mr. Cannon has a Ph.D. from MIT in Materials Science and a B.S. in Physics and a MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.