Management

  • Amitai IlanAmitai Ilan is a Junior at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He joined the Student Managed Investment Fund in December 2019 and was a Junior Analyst assigned to the Consumer Discretionary sector. In December of 2020, Amitai was promoted to Associate Director of the Industrials, Materials, and Real Estate Investment Trusts sector, in May of 2020 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and in December of 2021, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer. He was part of the team that won the CFA Ethics Challenge, has completed a research fellowship with the Bagwell foundation, and is also an Eagle Scout. He spent nine months working in Henssler Financial's Equity Research Department and then spent four months working as a valuation analyst intern at HDH Advisors focused on valuation analysis for LLCs, FLPs, and holding companies. During the Summer of 2022, he will work at Houlihan Lokey as a summer analyst within their portfolio valuation group.
  • Kamille SuarezKamille Suarez is a senior at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. She joined the Student Managed Investment Fund in July 2020 and is graduating in May 2022. She interns in business consulting as a business analyst. She was also part of the CFA Ethics championship team. She is interested in investments, real estate, law, and consulting.
  • Matthew GilbertI’m Matthew Gilbert I’m a senior finance major graduating this semester. I will be working at NCR Corp. after graduation as a Financial Analyst. I currently work as a bartender and a research analyst intern at Henssler Financial.
  • Noah AvrettNoah Avrett is a Junior at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.  He joined the Student Managed Investment Fund in August 2020 and previously held roles of junior analyst, senior analyst, and Managing Director. He is currently a member of the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 CFA Research Challenge team. Once he graduates, Noah plans to obtain a position as an equity research or financial analyst.
  • Fang LuntFang Lunt is a Sophomore at Kennesaw State University pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting.  She joined the Student Managed Investment Fund in August 2021 as a junior analyst in Healthcare and IT Sector. She is currently the Vice President of Marketing and Associate Director of Healthcare and IT Sector. She is looking forward to learn and grow with the amazing management team and talent analysts in KSU SMIF.

  • Anish PatelI am a senior majoring in Finance and Marketing with a minor in Professional Sales. I joined SMIF towards the end of my junior year in the Spring of 2021. As a junior analyst, I was a part of the industrials sector. In Spring 2022, I was promoted to VP of Human Resources for excellent work throughout my time in SMIF. Post-Graduation, I look forward to working for Wells Fargo as a Commercial Capital Analyst.

  • Sahal ShergillHello, I am Sahal Shergill, Finance student with a minor in Accounting. Currently, I am a senior that graduates in the summer of 2022. I have been a part of SMIF since the beginning of 2020 and have learned a lot about stock valuation. I am also a part of Coles Scholar Cohort 7 and an Internal Audit Intern at Assurant. This is my first semester as MD and I look forward to supporting the SMIF analysts.

  • Eric McCartI am a Junior at Kennesaw State pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. This past summer I had an internship at Centurion Advisory Group. At start of the fall semester in August I began my current internship working in Henssler Financials Equity Research Department. After the fall semester I was promoted to my current position of Managing Director for the Real Estate, Financials, and Industrials Sectors.

  • Luke AumerLuke Aumer is a junior accounting major who is a dedicated member of the KSU SMIF program, currently holds the position of Managing Director. He is currently a member of Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 CFA research challenge team and is hoping to one day have a career in wealth management.

  • Rachel CowartRachel Cowart is a senior at KSU majoring in Finance and minoring in Applied Statistics and Data Analysis. She joined SMIF in Fall 2021 as a Junior Analyst and is currently a Managing Director. Upon graduation in spring, Rachel looks forward to joining JPMorgan Chase as a Middle Market Banking and Specialized Industries Analyst.

  • Andrew OlsenAndrew Olsen is a Junior at Kennesaw majoring in both finance and music performance. He is an Associate Director in the Student Managed Investment Fund at KSU and this is his 2nd semester with the group. He is currently working on his series 65 license and is a partner in a start-up commercial real-estate investment fund which he will continue to run when he graduates.

  • H’Laya HillMy name is H’Laya Hill. I am a second semester Senior who will be earning a Bachelors Degree with a focus in Finance. I’ve managed to obtain a 3.97 GPA, be the President and Founder of the Black Women in Business organization at KSU, as well as become an Associate Director at SMIF. 

  • Cain BeattyI am a junior majoring in Finance with a minor In Computer Science. I joined SMIF after transferring to KSU in the Fall of 2021. As a junior analyst, I was a part of the communication services sector. In January, I was promoted to Associate Director and strive to support all analyst in the fund. Joining SMIF I have strengthened my knowledge in investments, management, and valuations. I look forward to many more semesters in SMIF, and plan to start the CFA Level 1 my senior year. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, golf, and 3D design.  
  • Hudson AndersonHello, I am Hudson Anderson, I am a junior at Kennesaw State studying Finance with a minor in Economics. I have been a part of SMIF since the fall of 2021 consistently learning and growing in knowledge. As an AD, I look forward to supporting the SMIF analysts this semester to move forward into the Finance world as I pursue a career as an analyst.

 

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