Executive Board

Matthew Arons

President

Matthew Arons is a senior finance major and economics minor. In addition to his role in Finance Society, Matthew serves as Co-Lead Manager of the Student Managed Fund, Treasurer of the Business Golf Club, and is a member of the UConn Fed Challenge Team. Last summer he was an intern at Synchrony Financial in the Treasury Risk Management group. Matthew is from Stamford, CT and enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time with friends. 

Alana Phillips

 

Vice President

Alana Phillips is a senior finance major at the University of Connecticut. In addition to her role as Vice President of the UConn Finance Society, Alana serves as the Portfolio Manager in the Student Managed Fund. She also serves part-time as a Financial Mangement Technician in the Connecticut Air National Guard. Professionally, Alana has gained experience as a Summer Sales and Trading Analyst at UBS. After graduation, Alana plans to return to UBS as a Credit Sales and Trading Analyst full-time in New York City. Alana enjoys cycling, soccer and spending time with friends.

Sam Jeannotte

Chief Finance Officer

Sam Jeannotte is a junior in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut pursuing of Bachelor of Science in Finance. In addition to her role as the CFO in the Finance Society, Sam is a member of the Honors in Business Association (HiBA) and Women in Business (WIB). Sam is also an America Reads Tutor at Kinsella Elementary School in Hartford, Connecticut where she teaches preschoolers how to read. This academic year, Sam will be a Seasonal Client Associate at Merrill Lynch on the Horton Wealth Management Team. Her interests include Starbucks, spinning, and spending time with friends.

Daztar Pagdiwala

Vice President of Operations & Finance Conference

Daztar Pagdiwala is a senior Finance major and Analytics minor at the University of
Connecticut. This past summer, Daztar was a Summer Analyst at HIMCO, where he analyzed
U.S. household debt and credit trends. At UConn, he is on the Student Managed Fund, and was
the winner of the 2018 UConn Stock Pitch Competition. Daztar is from Manchester, Connecticut
and enjoys spending time with his friends and going to the gym.

Julia Wilson

Vice President of Member Relations

Julia is a junior from Fairfield, CT pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Accounting. This summer, she interned at Brenton Point Wealth Advisors in Madison, CT and Zweig - DiMenna Associates in New York, New York. In the spring of 2018, she was a Private Equity intern for Pivoton Capital. Additionally, she works for the University of Connecticut athletic department and is the Director of Community Service for her sorority, Alpha Phi. She loves being in Finance Society because she is surrounded by inspiring, motivated, and intelligent students who always strive to their full potential! In her free time, Julia enjoys running, skiing, sailing, and hanging out with friends and family.

Jordan Wang

Vice President of Marketing 

Jordan is a sophomore finance major at the University of Connecticut and also a part of the Honors Program at the university. Outside of Finance Society Jordan is President of the Honors in Business Association, where he seeks to continue to build upon the community of honors students and business students in the organization through change and engagement. He is also a Peer Advisor in the School of Business continuing to support students throughout the School of Business as best he can. Over the past summer Jordan interned for a non-profit as part of their accounting and finance department and with Janney Montgomery Scott, which he has continued to intern for during the academic year. Outside of work and academics, Jordan enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening music and podcasts, and reading.

Grace Alexander

Director of Alumni Relations/Mentor Programs

Grace Alexander is a senior in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut. She is pursing a degree in Finance with a minor in Real Estate. Aside from the Finance Society, Grace also serves as the VP of Finance for the Student Alumni Association and is apart of several mentor programs on campus. Over the past two summers, Grace has interned with Prudential Financial, in their Financial Internship Program and Wells Fargo, in their Financial Analyst Program. Following graduation, Grace plans to begin her career in Finance then return to school to earn her MBA. In her free time, Grace enjoys learning about astronomy/space, playing tennis and drinking coffee.

 

 

Current Events Committee 

Andrew Blackmore

Current Events Committee

Andrew Blackmore is a Junior at the University of Connecticut and is pursuing a degree in Finance. Andrew is currently a fall intern at the Private Equity firm Ironwood Capital in Avon, CT. He will be joining The Hartford Investment Management Company (HIMCO) next summer as a Summer Analyst. Andrew is an active member on the E-Board of the Finance Society as well as the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In his free time Andrew enjoys hiking, golfing and spending time with friends/family.

Daniel Parzych

Current Events Committee

Daniel is a Junior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Finance and minoring in Accounting. This past summer he assisted in the budgeting and coordinating of the largest project to date at his parent’s business that took him to the West Coast to see completion. He is looking to work in corporate finance in the future. Apart from his role in Finance Society, Daniel is involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and Mock Wall Street at UConn. He enjoys going to the gym, watching football on Sundays, and cooking new recipes for friends and family in his free time.

Gabi Horton

Current Events Committee

Gabi is a junior Finance major with minors in both Management and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She worked as an account manager in a local catering establishment this past summer. Apart from Finance Society, Gabi is involved in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, the Catholic Center on campus, and Husky Ambassadors. She is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance, specifically in the fashion/beauty industry and eventually wants to work in the non-profit sector of finance. In her free time, Gabi enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with family and friends.

Finance Conference Committee 

Austin Langer

Finance Conference Committee

Austin is a senior finance major and double minor in economics and data analytics in the honors program. Last summer he interned at Moody's Investor Services in the Retail, Restaurant, Gaming & Lodging. Previously, Austin interned at True North Chartering in Wilton, Connecticut, and the BBC in London, England. Outside of finance society, he is actively involved the Student Managed Fund, and the Undergraduate Student Government.

Jack Rupff

Finance Conference Committee

Jack Rupff is a Sophomore Finance student at the University of Connecticut.  He is involved in the Undergraduate Finance Society where he currently serves as a member on the Conference Committee.  On campus, Jack is also heavily involved in Mock Wall Street Club where he currently serves as Secretary.  Over the summer, Jack worked at Drakeley Pool Company LLC as a Service Technician.  Jack is from Southbury, Connecticut and in his free time he likes reading, running, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.  With his passion for Finance, he hopes to pursue a career in the financial services.

Sam Berkun

Finance Conference Committee

Samuel Berkun is a Sophomore in the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in Finance. Apart from the Finance Society, Samuel serves as the Business Golf Club (BGC) President, a club he founded during his freshman year. During the summer, Samuel worked as a Caddie at Wee Burn Country Club and is looking to secure an internship in investment banking. He has a long term career goal of working in private equity. In his free time he enjoys hitting the links with friends, playing baseball, and collecting shoes.

Jay Damania

Finance Conference Committee

Jay Damania is currently a Sophomore Finance student at the University of Connecticut. He is highly motivated and organized with attention to detail. During the summer, Jay interned at Voya Financial as a Business Analyst Intern. At the University of Connecticut, he currently serves as a member on the Conference Committee for UConn Finance Society. In addition, he volunteers with various organizations throughout the community. With his passion in business, Jay's academic background, campus involvement, and internship experience has led him to pursue a future career in Finance.