Faculty and student leadership have been important to our success as an organization and long term growth.

Colin Jones, Faculty Director

Colin Jones (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2013) is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance.  His research focuses on venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings.  Prior to joining the Moore School of Business, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance at the College of William & Mary.  His professional experience includes time as an entrepreneur in the music industry, a research assistant in economic development, and an analyst at a venture capital firm.

Contact Information:                                                                                                                             colin.jones@moore.sc.edu                                                                                                         803-777-4900

2017-2018 Executive Board

Katrina Escario, President

Katrina Escario, a senior studying Finance, Economics, and International Business, is originally from Canton, Mississippi.  After studying abroad at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland during the spring 2017 semester, Katrina interned as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Real Estate group at Morgan Stanley. She accepted a return offer and will begin full-time in July.  Prior to Morgan Stanley, she interned with the Citi Yield Book program both in Columbia, SC and in Buffalo, NY, and at the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission.  Katrina also volunteers as a language partner for the USC English Program for Internationals and as a member of the Carolina Service Council. She enjoys writing and reading, and almost anything sweet. 

Tyler Biby, Executive Board Member

Tyler Biby is originally from New City, NY a northern suburb outside of Manhattan. Currently a senior in the business school, Tyler is studying Finance and Economics and is a member of the Finance Scholars Program. During the summer of 2016, Tyler worked as a summer associate with Equity Commonwealth, a Commercial Office REIT in Chicago, IL. Last summer he interned at Goldman Sachs as an investment banking summer analyst and has accepted a full-time position after graduation. Tyler is a strong proponent of student involvement with The Carolina Fund and the CFIA as an important adjunct to the academic course work at the University to best prepare you for a career in the competitive financial industry. In addition to his strong involvement in the business school, Tyler enjoys scuba diving and cheering on the Gamecocks at football games. 

Morgan Klenke, Executive Board Member

Morgan Klenke, originally from Greensboro, North Carolina, studies Finance, Economics, and International Business at the University of South Carolina.  She enjoys the intricacies of finance and advocates combining the theoretical aspects of the CFIA with the technical applications practiced in The Carolina Fund.  After interning with in Pricing Analytics at LabCorp and Global Markets at GE Capital, Morgan is excited to work at Jefferies this summer as in Investment Banking Summer Analyst.  Outside the classroom, Morgan enjoys sailing on the Gamecock Sailing Team, volunteering at a local orphanage, and playing soccer with friends.  She is currently studying at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, but would be happy to answer any questions at mklenke@email.sc.edu. 

Kate Reid, Executive Board Member

Kathleen (Kate) Reid is a sophomore at USC studying Finance and International Business at the University of South Carolina. She is the Chancellor for the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and volunteers as a Show Choir Assistant Director at a local high school. Kate is also a member of the Finance Scholars Program, taking intensive finance courses emphasizing valuation and analytics. She has interned at Accenture in her hometown of Richmond, VA. Aside from business, Kate enjoys hiking, video editing, and traveling, and looks forward to studying abroad next Spring through South Carolina's number-one ranked IB program. 

Lewis Wang, Executive Board Member

Lewis Wang, originally from Knoxville, TN, grew up playing competitive soccer and still enjoys watching and playing the sport.  He is a sophomore studying Finance, Economics, and International Business in the University of South Carolina Honors College.  Last summer, Lewis interned at the search/permanent equity fund Bluegrass Equity and enjoyed learning about valuation and the negotiation process.  As a member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity, Lewis volunteers with the Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter and helps business students prepare for interviews. Next summer, he will be interning with the SC Retirement Investment Commission (RSIC) in Columbia.  If you have any questions or would like to mock interview, feel free to email Lewis at lewwiswang@gmail.com.

Sam Zaritsky, Executive Board Member

Sam is a junior from Chicago, IL studying Finance, International Business, and Mathematics.  He also speaks Russian and Spanish and founded the Cryptocurrency club at USC.  Previously, he has interned at Gamma Technologies, the number one supplier of engine and vehicle simulations, and Corptax, the provider of leading software solutions for corporate tax.  He really enjoys finance, especially in the tech sector, and was the first sophomore to take part in the Finance Scholars program. Sam will be studying abroad in Norway this semester and is excited to experience a new culture and travel around Europe. He also enjoys fitness, alternative energy, and astronomy. 


CFIA Alumni Highlights

Chris Arsenis, Deutsche Bank, IBD

Brenton Atcheson, Raymond James, IBD

Jeff Blethen, Jefferies, IBD

Mitch Braun, Situs, CMBS

Kevin Cartoski, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey, ABF

Matt Coleman, Barclays, Credit Risk

Johanna Eisenberg, Morgan Stanley

Dan Guerrera, EY, Financial Advisory

Jeff Havkey, Bank of America, Credit Risk

Melodie Hunt, Barrow Hanley, Equity Research

Dana Jeffers, Wells Fargo, IBD

Mark Kingsmore, McKinsey & Co.

Stephen Lestyan, Harris Williams, IBD

Anthony Lubrano, Wells Fargo Securities, IBD

Reid McGhee, Dickinson Williams & Co., IBD

Jeffrey Murphy, Bank of America, Credit Risk

Alex Pham, Wells Fargo Securities, IBD

Breanne Robinson, Bank of America, Credit Risk

Marcus Rush, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, IBD

Cooper Schorr, Wells Fargo Securities, IBD

Corby Selvey, South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission

James Smith, Brookwood Associates, IBD

Russ Shoemaker, Jefferies, IBD

Vincent Statuto, Wells Fargo, ABF

Felician Stratmann, Morgan Stanley, DCM

Robbie Walters, Barclays, IBD

Jacob Zucker, S&P, Credit Ratings