Judges


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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.


2019 Judges

Vik Chopra

Vice President in Equity Research, Credit Suisse

Vik Chopra is a Vice President in Equity Research at Credit Suisse in New York working on the U.S. Medical Supplies and Devices team. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mr. Chopra worked in Equity Research at UBS and PiperJaffray in the U.S. as well as in Equity Research in Hong Kong and London. Mr. Chopra earned his B.B.A from York University in Canada.

Mike Ziffer, CFA

Vice President in Equity Research, Credit Suisse

Mike Ziffer is a Vice President in Equity Research at Credit Suisse where he has been for two years covering the macro outlook for oil and US natural gas prices as well as companies within the oil and gas exploration & production sector. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Mike had similar roles at UBS in New York for four years and Brean Capital in Boston for one year. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Finance and Economics from Florida State University and Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Ann M. Holcomb, CFA

Portfolio Manager. T. Rowe Price

Ann Holcomb is a portfolio manager and Head of the Associate Analyst Program in the U.S. Equity Division of T. Rowe Price. She is co-chair of the Investment Advisory Committee of the US Structured Research Strategy. She is also portfolio manager of the European Structured Research Strategy. Ms. Holcomb is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.

Ms. Holcomb has 24 years of investment experience, 23 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 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 Associates, Inc., and manager of the equity associate analyst 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.


Observers

Michelle Ko

Vice President, Equity Research Management, Credit-Suisse

Elizabeth Cheverie

Director, Talent Acquisition & Campus Recruiting, Fidelity Investments