MBA Stock Pitch Challenge Judges
Judges for the MBA 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.
Isaac SuditEquity Investment Analyst, Capital Group
Isaac D. Sudit is an equity investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for U.S. and European semiconductors, global semiconductor equipment, and U.S. engineering and construction companies. He has 24 years of investment experience and has been with Capital Group for 17 years. Prior to joining Capital, Isaac was a senior analyst covering the semiconductor equipment, semiconductor devices, and data networking industries for Trust Company of the West. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Emory University graduating magna cum laude. Isaac is based in Los Angeles.
Sanjeev BhojrajAlumni Professor in Asset Management and Faculty Co-Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research
Professor Sanjeev Bhojraj is the Alumni Professor in Asset Management and the Faculty Co-Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research. He has been a part of the faculty of the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1999 and served as the sole designated manager of the Cayuga Fund from 2005-2014. His research interests are in the areas of behavioral finance, corporate governance, discretionary disclosure of information by firms, and international accounting and valuation. He has taught courses in applied portfolio management, financial analysis, and financial accounting. Professor Bhojraj is an award-winning instructor and has received several teaching awards from the MBA and Executive MBA classes, most recently the 2023 Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. He was featured as Cornell’s highest rated professor in The Wall Street Journal’s “Special Report” on executive MBA programs. He also received outstanding faculty recognition in BusinessWeek’s “Guide to The Best Business Schools.” Professor Bhojraj is certified as a chartered accountant and a cost accountant. He worked in India and Indonesia before earning his doctorate.
Alex Frey, CFASenior International Investment Analyst, Harris Associates
Alex Frey is a senior international investment analyst at Harris Associates L.P.
He joined Harris Associates in 2017 as an international investment analyst. Prior to that, he was a senior research associate at Dodge & Cox.
Mr. Frey earned a B.A. degree in economics from the University of Chicago (2014) and is a CFA charterholder.
Harris Associates L.P. is an investment management firm with approximately $86 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2022, and is best known as the investment adviser to the Oakmark Funds. The firm has a 46-year history of delivering excellent service for clients through its value investing philosophy and deep fundamental research.
Mark Krutty, CFAInvestment Analyst, American Century Investments
Mark Krutty is an analyst at American Century Investments. He covers financials, real estate, and communication services on American Century’s mid-cap growth team. He has been with the firm for over 4 years. Prior to American Century, Mark worked in petroleum and telecommunications engineering. He has a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Kansas and an MBA from Cornell.
Shane Smith, CFAResearch Analyst, Polen Capital
Shane joined Polen Capital in 2019 and is a research analyst on the Small Company Team. Previously, Shane was a research analyst at Franklin Templeton working for the Templeton Investment Council’s International Smaller Companies Fund and Global Smaller Companies Fund. Shane earned his B.S. in Environmental Horticulture and M.S. in Management at the University of Florida.