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.
Boris Shepov, Research Analyst/Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
Boris Shepov is a research analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity Investments. 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, Mr. Shepov is responsible for co-managing Fidelity Retailing Portfolio, researching companies in the food and consumer staples retail industry, and for presenting ideas to portfolio managers.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Shepov was responsible for researching companies in the machinery sector. He also managed Select Industrial Equipment Fund
Before joining Fidelity in 2008, Mr. Shepov worked as a summer associate at Barclays Capital and as an associate at Withum Smith & Brown, PC. Previously, he was an analyst at Ingis & Company, PA. He has been in the financial industry since 2008.
Mr. Shepov 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).
Thomas Spratt, CFA, Vice President, T. Rowe Price
Tom Spratt is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., and manager of the equity associate analyst and research associate teams. He joined the firm in 1997 as a portfolio assistant in the U.S. Equity Division. In 2000, Tom moved to the position of research specialist providing fundamental research support to a number of investment professionals. In 2004 he added some managerial responsibilities and then in 2007 took over as manager of the associate analyst team. Tom earned his B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Andrew J. Yoon, CFA, Portfolio Manager, Analyst Investment Management, Putnam Investments
Mr. Yoon is a Portfolio Manager of Putnam International Capital Opportunities Fund and an Analyst in the Equity Research group, focusing on multiple sectors in international markets. He is responsible for conducting fundamental analysis and valuation of companies in Asia, and making buy/sell recommendations. Mr. Yoon has been in the investment industry since he joined Putnam in 2011. He received his S.B. in Economics and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Julio Novo, Associate Analyst, T. Rowe Price
Mr. Novo is an associate analyst in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price Associates providing research support on T. Rowe Price's investments in public and private technology companies. He joined the firm in February of 2015 after completing an undergraduate equity research internship with T. Rowe Price in the summer of 2014 where he covered the commercial laser industry. Julio earned a B.S. in finance from the University of South Florida in December 2014 and recently passed Level 2 of the CFA exam.
Elizabeth Cheverie, Director, Talent Acquisition & Campus Recruiting, Fidelity Investments