Parker Center for Investment Research Advisory Board
The Parker Center Advisory Board is comprised of leaders at the forefront of the financial industry.
They provide invaluable guidance to the Parker Center, ensuring that our education, research, and facilities are not only the best currently offered through a university, but that we anticipate the future from a solid perspective of knowledge and insight.
Jeffrey P. Parker, '65, MEng '66, MBA '70, ChairmanManaging Director, Parker Family Limited Partnership, Retired CEO of CCBN and Founder of First Call
Mr. Parker has an extensive history of success as a serial entrepreneur, CEO and active investor in financial services companies over the past 20 years. He was named 2003 New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in the Financial Services category. He currently serves as a board member or advisor to more than a dozen companies in New York, Boston and Salt Lake City. In 2010, Jeff was named to Inside Market Data’s Hall of Fame.
In 1980, Mr. Parker founded Technical Data Corporation, a provider of financial analytic services for the institutional investor community. In 1983, he founded First Call Corporation. In 1986, he sold both these businesses to the Canadian publishing giant International Thomson, now Thomson Reuters, and became Chairman and CEO of Thomson Financial, its financial services subsidiary.
After serving as CEO of Thomson Financial, Mr. Parker co-founded 38 Newbury Ventures, a venture capital firm which focused on start-up and early stage companies.
In 1997, Mr. Parker co-founded CCBN.com (Corporate Communications Broadcast Network), a leader in enabling direct on-line communications between public companies and the investment community. He served as CCBN’s Chairman and CEO until the sale of the company to The Thomson Corporation in March 2004.
Mr. Parker is a Trustee Emeritus and a Presidential Counsellor at Cornell University where he founded the Parker Center for Investment Research at the Johnson School.
Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Engineering, a Master of Engineering and an M.B.A each from Cornell University.
Juliet Tammenoms Bakker, CU '83 (Dyson)Managing Director and Co-Founder, Longitude Capital
Ms. Bakker is a Managing Director and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Ms. Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures, where she founded the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International, and was a sell-side equity analyst with Banque Paribas. Ms. Bakker began her career as an investment banker in the corporate finance department at PaineWebber. She currently serves on the boards of Ceribell, Endogenex, Nalu, and RxSight (RXST). Selected prior board memberships include Ablation Frontiers (acquired by Medtronic), Alphaeon, AqueSys (acquired by Allergan), Axonics Modulation Technologies (AXNX), CryoVascular Systems (acquired by Boston Scientific), Eargo (EAR), Embolic Protection (acquired by Boston Scientific), Enteric Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), eyeonics (acquired by Bausch+Lomb), Genyx Medical (acquired by C.R. Bard), Insulet (PODD), Precision Dermatology (acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals), Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), and Venus Concept (VERO). Ms. Bakker holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BSc from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (”CALS”) at Cornell University, where she is a member of the CALS Advisory Council.
Matt Born, MBA '97
Matthew Born is a retired financial services executive who had a 25 year career at Fidelity Investments. Some of the positions he held at Fidelity include: high yield research analyst, managing director of equity research, CEO of FMR’s UK subsidiary, global head of leveraged finance research, and Chief Investment Officer of the High Income and Alternatives Group in which he was directly responsible for $100 billion in client assets. Matt is JGSM ‘97 and was co-president of the Old Ezra Finance club
Ana Chapman, CU '93 (Eng)Managing Director, Client Solutions, Hamilton Lane
Ana is a Managing Director in Hamilton Lane’s Client Solutions Group. She leads the firm’s client solution activities in the Western U.S.
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 2021, Ana was Senior Relationship Manager and Alternatives Lead at Allianz Global Investors. Previously, she was President of JHL Capital Group, where she oversaw the firm’s non-investment activities and managed the firm’s client relationships. Ana has held business development, investment research and investment banking roles at Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Coghill Capital Management and Amba Research. She has also served as a board director at MP Materials and advisory board member at Backstop Solutions Group.
Ana is an investment committee member for the San Diego Foundation and a trustee of the Francis Parker School in San Diego where she serves in their audit and investment committees. She also serves in Cornell University’s Council.
Ana received an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University.
John Fekete, MBA '99Head of Capital Markets, Lead Portfolio Manager High Yield, High Income and Syndicated Credit Strategies, Crescent Capital Group, LP
Mr. Fekete is a Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, and a member of Crescent’s Management Committee. He is the lead Portfolio Manager of Crescent Capital Group’s High Yield Bond, High Income and Syndicated Credit Solutions strategies. Prior to joining the team in 2001, Mr. Fekete was a high yield research analyst at Triton Partners in New York City where he was responsible for investments in the gaming, lodging, telecommunications and cable television industries. He began his career at Philadelphia-based CoreStates Bank, where he served as a credit analyst. Mr. Fekete received an M.B.A. with distinction from Cornell University and a B.S. in Finance from The College of New Jersey.
Kunal Ghosh, MBA '03Chief Investment Officer, Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Virtus Systematic
Kunal Ghosh is a senior managing director and chief investment officer of the Virtus Systematic team of Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. The Virtus Systematic team manages U.S. mutual funds for Virtus Investment Advisers, Inc. and other portfolios for Virtus Fund Advisers, LLC.
Prior to joining Virtus in 2022, Mr. Ghosh was a portfolio manager and a managing director with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2006. Mr. Ghosh has 20 years of investment industry experience. He was previously a research associate and portfolio manager for Barclays Global Investors, where he built and implemented models for portfolio management. Before that, Mr. Ghosh was a quantitative analyst for the Cayuga Hedge Fund.
Mr. Ghosh earned a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. in material engineering from the University of British Columbia, and an M.B.A. from Cornell University. He began his career in the investment
industry in 2003.