2020 Judges & Sponsor Representatives
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.
Investment Analyst, Capital Group
Maggie Yang is an equity investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for building products and housing-related companies in the U.S. She has three years of investment industry experience, all with Capital Group. Maggie began her career at Capital as a participant in The Associates Program, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political economy from Williams College. Maggie is based in Los Angeles.
Research Associate, Dodge & Cox
Brenda M. Ibanescu – Equity Research Associate. Ms. Ibanescu received her B.S degree from San Francisco State University in 2017. Prior to joining Dodge & Cox in 2020, Ms. Ibanescu worked as an Investment Banking Analyst covering the Technology Sector at Deutsche Bank in San Francisco, California.
Research Analyst, Dodge & Cox
Dennis Shiraev – Research Analyst. Mr. Shiraev received his B.A. degree in Economics (magna cum laude) from Cornell University in 2012 and his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University in 2019. Prior to graduate school, he worked as an investment engineer at Bridgewater Associates and as an analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Vice President, Dodge & Cox
David H. Strasburg – Vice President. Mr. Strasburg received his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Berkeley in 2002 and his M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University in 2010. Prior to graduate school, he worked at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in investment banking. Following graduate school, Mr. Strasburg worked as an investment analyst at Watershed Asset Management. Mr. Strasburg joined Dodge & Cox in 2015.
Research Analyst/Portfolio Manager, Fidelity Investments
Matt Reed is a research analyst and portfolio manager in the Equity division 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 institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals.
In this role, Mr. Reed is responsible for the research and analysis of the financial sector. Additionally, he manages Fidelity Advisor Financial Services Fund, Fidelity Select Banking Portfolio, Fidelity VIP Financial Services Portfolio, and Fidelity Select Financial Services Portfolio.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Mr. Reed covered a variety of sectors, including banks and diversified financials, global financials, financial services and tech, health care, and metals and mining. In this capacity, he was responsible for recommending securities across the capital structure for Fidelity’s High Income division.
Before joining Fidelity as a summer intern in the High Income division in 2008, Mr. Reed was director of Asia Pacific strategy and planning at MetLife, and director of finance at Travelers Group. He has been in the financial industry since 2008. Mr. Reed earned his bachelor of arts degree in finance from Bentley College, and his master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Vice President, Neuberger Berman
Evelyn Chow, Vice President, joined the firm in 2019 as a Research Analyst covering the Multi-Industry/Electrical Equipment sector. Prior to joining Neuberger Berman, Evelyn spent seven years at Goldman Sachs, where she was a member of the Multi-Industry team there as well as the primary analyst on the Industrial Distribution sector. Evelyn has a BA in Social & Cognitive Neuroscience from Harvard College with a secondary field in Environmental Science & Public Policy.
Research Analyst, Neuberger Berman
Jenna joined the firm in 2008 and is a Research Analyst on Team Kaminsky. Jenna holds a BBA from The George Washington University and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
Rachel Young, Managing Director, joined the firm in 2016. Rachel is the Co-Director of Non-Investment Grade Credit Research and a Senior Research Analyst with a specific focus on the financials and retail sectors. In addition, she is a member of the Credit Committee for Non-Investment Grade Credit. Prior to joining the firm, she was a Senior Analyst and Team Leader in financials at Janus Capital. In addition to her analyst responsibilities, she also served on the Janus Operating Committee. Rachel earned a BA and MBA from the University of Denver.
Vice President, T. Rowe Price
Anna Dopkin joined T. Rowe Price in 1996 as an equity research analyst following financial services stocks. Currently, she is the project sponsor for several of the Equity Division’s technology initiatives. She also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Ethics Committee, Proxy Committee, and the T. Rowe Price Foundation. Previously, she was a director of Equity Research–North America as well as a member of the Equity Steering Committee. From 2000–2014, Ms. Dopkin managed several key domestic portfolios for T. Rowe Price, including the Financial Services Fund and the Growth & Income Fund. She also was the lead portfolio manager on the US Structured Research Strategy from 2007–2014. Prior to joining T. Rowe Price, Ms. Dopkin worked at Goldman Sachs for seven years in the Mortgage Securities Department. Ms. Dopkin earned a B.S., magna cum laude, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She presently serves on the on the Advisory Board of Girls Who Invest as well as the Board of Trustees of the Baltimore School for the Arts.
Ann M. Holcomb, CFA
Portfolio Manager. T. Rowe Price
Ann Holcomb is a director of equity research for North America and a member of the Equity Steering Committee. In addition, she is a co-portfolio manager of the U.S. Structured Research Equity Strategy, co-chair of the U.S. Structured Research Equity Strategy’s Investment Advisory Committee, and a member of the portfolio oversight team. Ms. Holcomb is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.
Ms. Holcomb has 25 years of investment experience, 24 of which have been with T. Rowe Price. She joined the firm in 1996 and, prior to her current position, was a quantitative analyst and database programmer in the Quantitative Equity Group. She was also a portfolio manager and member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the US Equity Index Strategies.
Ms. Holcomb earned a B.A. in mathematics from Goucher College and an M.S. in finance from Loyola University Maryland. She also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Ms. Holcomb presently serves on the Boards of Trustees of Calvert School and the Walters Art Museum.
Thomas Spratt, CFA
Vice President, T. Rowe Price
Tom Spratt is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and associate head of the equity associate analyst team. 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 became manager of the associate analyst team in 2007. Tom earned a B.A. in economics from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Capital Group
Hilary Albright is a talent acquisition business partner at Capital Group, home of American Funds. She has six years of industry experience, all with Capital Group. Earlier in her career at Capital, Hilary worked as a talent acquisition consultant and a global investment control analyst. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Southern California. Hilary is based in Los Angeles.
Senior Business Leader, Capital Group
Alice Davison is a senior business leader at Capital Group, where she oversees the Capital Associates Program and Fundamental Research Group. Most recently at Capital, Alice worked as a director on the talent acquisition team, with responsibility for global, investment group recruiting. Before working in HR, she was a fund administrator and consultant for Capital Research International, and a manager of The Associates Program (TAP), a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. Alice was also a previous TAP participant. She holds an MBA with distinction from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bowdoin College. Alice is based in New York.
Talent Acquisition Manager, Capital Group
Brad Isbell is a talent acquisition manager at Capital Group, home of American Funds, supporting the investment group. He has 15 years of industry experience and has been with Capital Group for one year. Earlier in his career at Capital, Brad was a member of Capital Group’s management recruiting team focused on senior-level search mandates across the organization. Prior to joining Capital, Brad held various executive recruiting roles in New York at BlackRock and J.P. Morgan focused on investments and risk management. Brad started his career in search at Korn/Ferry International in their financial markets practice. He holds an MBA in economics from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from University of Texas at Austin. Brad is based in Los Angeles.
Senior Manager, Capital Group
Linda Toth is a senior manager for the Capital Associates Program (CAP), Capital’s global rotational program whose mission is finding early career talent and helping them develop into the next generation of leaders. She joined Capital in 2000 as a TAP associate and upon graduation took on a role within American Funds Distributors’ (AFD) Marketing Communications Department dedicated to IRAs, Rollovers, and Retirement Income. Prior to returning to TAP as a manager, she was a senior product specialist in AFD’s Retirement Plans Product Management where she was focused on small business retirement plans, SIMPLE and SEP IRAs and 403(b)s. Ms. Toth received her bachelors from Hartwick College in Management, Economics and German. She is based in Los Angeles.
Vice President, Dodge and Cox
Mr. Phadnis received his B.E. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune in 2005, his M.S. degree in Management, Science, and Engineering from Stanford University in 2007, and his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Prior to business school, he worked as a research associate at Dodge & Cox and as an Investment Banking Analyst at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Phadnis rejoined Dodge & Cox as a global industry analyst in 2013.
Research Associate, Fidelity Investments
Aidan Brandt is an equity research associate in the Equity division 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 institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals. In this role, Mr. Brandt is responsible for covering Canadian consumer discretionary and staples, convenience store, and small cap auto stocks. Prior to joining Fidelity in September 2019, Mr. Brandt worked as an equity research associate for two summers at Shaker Investments, where he provided opportunistic long/short coverage of small and mid-cap growth stocks. He has been in the financial industry since 2017. Mr. Brandt earned his M.A. (Honours) degree in international relations from the University of St. Andrews.
Director, Campus Talent Acquisition, Fidelity Investments
Elizabeth Cheverie is a Director, Campus Talent Acquisition for Fidelity Investments located in Boston. In her role, Elizabeth runs the graduate and undergraduate recruiting program for the firm’s Asset Management division. Elizabeth joined Fidelity in April 2010.
Elizabeth received her B.A. from University of Massachusetts — Amherst where she majored in Psychology and her M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.