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Spring 2017 Presenters

Maria Nordone

Presenter
Executive Coach and Business Consultant

Maria Nordone is an Executive Coach and Business Consultant specializing in business education for individuals and international corporations. Prior to her consulting career, Maria spent 17 years working on Wall Street, primarily with the Investment Bank, Goldman Sachs and Company.

Much of Maria’s Wall Street career was spent in sales and trading in foreign exchange where she advised large corporations and governments on how to protect themselves against currency fluctuations through the use of options and derivatives. Maria also worked as a marketing strategist for corporate applications on the use of credit derivatives and published several articles in Risk Magazine on that topic. Maria was also a regular speaker at conferences that taught end users how to value, structure and implement currency and credit derivatives.

During this time, Maria was an active founding member of the Goldman Sachs Women’s Network in the Fixed Income Division and was responsible for recruiting and training many young women.

Maria left Wall Street in December 2001 to pursue humanitarian interests. From 2002 through the end of 2005, she worked as Executive Director of an international relief organization that works with abandoned children with disabilities and HIV/AIDS in Central America, the Caribbean and Africa. During that time, she met and adopted a seven year old girl from Nicaragua. Maria is fluent in Spanish and remains very actively involved and committed to working with marginalized women and for the Financial Planning Association of MA and loves volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club.


Marjie Terry

Presenter
Corporate Trainer
Great on the Job

Marjie Terry is Great on the Job’s Vice President of Client Service and Business Development. Marjie is an educator, social worker and workplace diversity specialist. She has spent the past ten years managing program development in both the corporate and not-for-profit sectors.

Marjie worked at Goldman Sachs as a graduate and undergraduate recruiter and diversity specialist. She focused on recruiting, training, promotion and retention efforts to increase diversity at all levels of the firm. Marjie also served as the Program Coordinator for Freedom Institute in New York City, leading health and wellness workshops, as well as coordinating programming with over sixty independent schools in New York City.

Marjie holds a Masters in Social Work from Hunter College and received her B.S. from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy. She lives in New Jersey.


Seunghee Kang

Panelist
Senior Analyst
Evercore

Seunghee Kang is a Senior Analyst in Evercore’s corporate advisory business. Her transaction experience includes advising Personal Capital on its Series E funding process with Power Financial and Aquiline Capital Partners & Genstar Capital on their acquisition of Ascensus. Ms. Kang graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance.


Casandra Pinamonti

Panelist
Executive, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Asset Group
Macquarie Capital

Prior to her current role, she was an analyst in the Macquarie Capital Infrastructure group, focusing on Government Advisory, Transportation, and Public-Private Partnerships. She graduated from NYU Stern in 2014, concentrating in Finance and Management with a minor in Classical Civilizations. While at NYU, Casandra was an active member of USWIB and was the Conference Chair for the 2013 USWIB Conference.


Tiffany Yuan

Panelist
Analyst
Guggenheim Securities

Tiffany joined Guggenheim Securities in July 2014 as an Analyst in the investment bank’s Technology, Media and Telecom group. She received a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University in 2014.


Lisa Andrews

Coach
Manager, Career Center
CFP Board

Dr. Lisa Andrews is Manager of the Career Center at the CFP Board in Washington, DC. Previously, she served as Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College. She has worked in career services at the collegiate level for over 20 years. She received her bachelor of science in Psychology from Elizabethtown College, her master of science in Counseling and Human Relations from Villanova University, and her PhD in Higher Education from the University of Arizona. She was a Fulbright Scholar in 2012.


Katherine Alford

Coach
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
University of Virginia (Darden School of Business)

Katherine Alford has been on the Admissions Committee at Darden since 2009 and works from Washington DC. She enjoys getting to know applicants through the application process and encouraging young adults to find meaningful careers in business. Prior to Darden she spent 3 years working as the Assistant Director at the University of Virginia Alumni Association where she counseled high school students on the college admissions process. Prior to working in higher education, she spent three years working in private wealth in Birmingham, AL. Katherine is originally from Lexington, KY and holds both a BA in Economics and a Masters in Higher Education from the University of Virginia. On a lighter note, she is completely addicted to Pure Barre!


Lauren Bruch

Coach
Vice President, Power
Guggenheim Securities, LLC

Lauren joined Guggenheim Securities in August 2015 as a Vice President in the investment bank’s Power, Energy and Renewables group. Lauren has over 10 years of experience advising firms on restructuring, M&A and financing transactions. Prior to joining Guggenheim, Lauren was a member of the M&A team at BNP Paribas, focused on the Power and Industrials sectors. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Lauren was an Analyst in the Power Project Finance team at Fortis. Lauren began her career in the Restructuring investment banking group at Rothschild. Lauren graduated from the University of Virginia, where she was a member of the varsity tennis team.


Claire Ching

Coach
Vice President, Global Markets
Deutsche Bank

Claire is a Vice President in Foreign Exchange within Global Markets at Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Claire was an Investor Relations Associate at Avenue Capital, where she focused on managing relationships with institutional investors. Claire graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Communications and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Talia Dutcher

Coach
Associate
Credit Suisse

Talia Dutcher is an Associate in the Fixed Income & Economic Research department at Credit Suisse, based in New York. She is responsible for both macro and economic content, as well as coordinating with the equity research team for cross-product publications. She graduated from Georgetown University in 2013, with a degree in Mathematics and Economics.


Lillian Guidry

Coach
Associate, TMT
Guggenheim Securities, LLC

Lillian joined Guggenheim Securities in August 2015 as an Associate in the investment bank’s Technology, Media and Telecom platform. Prior to her investment banking career, Lillian served as Proposal Manager for Infrastructure Development Projects, as a Due Diligence Coordinator for Strategic Acquisitions and as a Civil Engineer at Skanska, a global construction and infrastructure development firm. Lillian received an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business in 2015 and a BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University in 2010.


Allison Harden

Coach
Vice President, Private Capital Markets
Macquarie Capital

Miss Harden is a Vice President in Macquarie Capital’s Private Capital Market group where she sources capital for investment opportunities. Prior to joining Private Capital Markets, she was part of the Debt Capital Markets team executing sponsor-backed leveraged buyouts. Before joining Macquarie in 2014, Miss Harden worked at Rabobank International where she focused on sponsor-backed food & agribusiness transactions. Miss Harden earned a B.S. from Babson College with a dual concentration in Finance and Economics.


Natalia Hoffman

Coach
Investment Analyst, MSD Capital LP
100 Women in Finance

Natalia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 with a joint degree in finance and international studies. Upon graduation, she joined Morgan Stanley’s equity research department in New York City, where she covered technology hardware stocks and interfaced with a broad range of institutional clients, ranging from long only asset managers to long/short equity and activist hedge funds. In 2015, Natalia joined MSD Capital LP, an investment fund based in New York City. As an investment analyst, she focuses on public equity with a broad generalist mandate.


Katherine Kardaras

Coach
Consultant, Morgan Stanley
100 Women in Finance

Katherine is a member of 100WF’s Next Gen and very interested in volunteering for the investment banking and sales and trading simulations during the program. Her career has been in Risk Management. She was at Tudor Investment for the past 6 years covering commodities and global macro trading and just this month started a new role at Morgan Stanley as part of the Consulting Group within Wealth Management. She have a passion for numbers and analyzing data and has always enjoy pursuing opportunities where she can share that passion with younger people interested in the field.


Trista Rose

Coach
Strategist
Macquarie Group

Trista Rose joined Macquarie as a strategist in 2014 and was most recently at UBS in New York where she globally managed the portfolio and index research product. Prior to UBS, Trista was employed by RBS/ABN AMRO and JP Morgan in similar capacities in their London offices. Trista has a Masters of science from the University of Oxford in the UK and a Bachelor of Commerce with First Class Honors from the University of Queensland in Australia.


Katie Stiner

Coach
Vice President, Global Markets
Deutsche Bank

Katie Stiner is a Vice President on the Synthetic Equity Sales team within Deutsche Bank’s Global Markets division. She focuses on covering asset managers, hedge funds and endowment clients for all delta-one equity product, including swaps, ETFs, and futures. She is also Co-Chair of the Americas Women’s Network Junior Council and lead coordinator of the Duke recruiting team. Katie joined Deutsche Bank in 2010 and has spent 7 years in the equity division. Katie holds a BA from Duke University.


Jennika Gold Thomas

Coach
CFA, FRM
100 Women in Finance

Jennika Gold Thomas, a highly experienced modelling professional, has significant experience validating, developing, maintaining, supporting and retiring production models. She led the Fixed Income Analytics Calculations group at FactSet for 11 years prior to partnering with Loop in 2015. In her role as Principal Financial Engineer at FactSet, Jennika managed critical fixed income models throughout their respective lifecycles, including Risk/Scenario modeling, Return Attribution, Callable and Convertible Bond pricing models, Derivatives pricing, Agency MBS (U.S., Canadian and JPY), SBA pools and Credit Default Swap pricing. Her ability to take ideas from research and design through implementation, testing and verification to ongoing support in a production capacity is a critical component of her expertise.


Jean Zhang

Coach
Asia Equity Sales
Macquarie Group

Jean has been based in New York with Macquarie for the past 8 years covering North American clients on Asian equities. Prior to joining Macquarie, she worked at Cerberus Capital and PwC. She is a graduate of McGill University and is a CFA & CPA charterholder.


Jane Zhu

Coach
Analyst
Evercore

Jane Zhu is an investment banking analyst in Evercore’s corporate M&A practice. She joined Evercore in 2015, where she spent her previous summer as a summer analyst. During her sophomore summer, she interned at UBS within credit research. Originally from Rochester, NY, Jane graduated with honors from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she received a B.Sc. in Economics with concentrations in Finance and Operations & Information Management.


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