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John Stefos, Fund Manager
John Stefos is a senior with a major in international affairs and minors in finance and Arabic language. John is originally from Lancaster, Massachusetts, but moved to Washington, DC to study international politics. During his first two years at American University, he developed a passion for finance while learning about the root causes of the 2008/2009 financial crisis. Following graduation, John will be joining Raytheon Company's corporate finance leadership development program.
Seth Borko, Portfolio Manager
Seth Borko is currently a senior at the Kogod School of Business specializing in finance. Seth became interested in investing after taking investments analysis with Professor English and now maintains his own portfolio in addition to his role with the SMIF. As portfolio manager, Seth aims to refine the fund's stock selection routine to create a top down process. In the summer Seth will be joining J.P. Morgan in their Private Banking division.
Ashley Rose Stumbaugh, Investor Relations Officer
Ashley Rose is a Kogod senior, specializing in finance with a minor in economics. She is originally from Hamilton, New Jersey and transferred to AU from a local college in that area her junior year. The two years she spent in DC were full of AU activities: Washington Initiative, Honors Alumni Program, 1955 Club, Professional Women's Association among others. Upon graduation, she looks forward to joining JP Morgan's Corporate Development Team as a financial analyst.
Kristen Owen, Accountant
Ms. Owen is currently obtaining her MBA from American University's Kogod School of Business with a concentration in Finance. Originally, from Cleveland, Ohio, Kristen graduated with honors from Kent State University with a Business Administration degree and was recognized as a Golden Key International Scholar. With interest in International Finance, Kristen has studied abroad in London, England and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Before beginning her MBA, she has had previous experience in the banking and personal finance industry.
Bryan Schapperle, Operations Manager
Bryan Schapperle is a senior in the Kogod School of Business majoring in Finance. Bryan first became interested in investing after joining the Kogod Finance Group during his freshman year. An avid sailor, he also holds the position of Treasurer for American University's Club Sailing Team.
Mike Hirschberg, Economist
Mr. Hirschberg is a second-year MBA student from Chicago, IL, concentrating in Finance. He currently works at Greenberg Advisors, LLC, an investment bank focused on M&A advisory and capital raising. His interests within finance are M&A, leveraged finance, merger-arbitrage, private equity, distressed debt, turnaround management, global macro investing and valuation.
Prior to pursuing his MBA, Mr. Hirschberg was employed in Supply Chain and Logistics, modifying transportation models and developing new shipping methods. He holds a BS from Indiana University and is a passionate traveler, recently venturing to Costa Rica, Brazil, and China.