Executive Board

John Colendenski
President

John Colendenski is a senior Finance major and Economics minor in the Smeal College of Business and College of the Liberal Arts from Mountainside, NJ. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the spring of 2019 as a sophomore and currently serves as the president. John previously served as a lead analyst and as an associate analyst in the Energy sector. John be working full-time at J.P. Morgan in the Sales & Trading Division. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Smeal Student Mentors, Wall Street Boot Camp, and the Chi Phi fraternity. Some of John's interests include golf, classic rock, Game of Thrones, and hot sauce. He says that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided him the opportunity to learn about something he didn’t have exposure to in classes and allowed him to learn the technical and soft skills necessary for a career on Wall Street.

Tommy Lu
Vice President

Tommy Lu is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from State College, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the fall of 2018 as a sophomore and currently serves as the vice president. Tommy previously served as the director of education, director of monthly Reports, director of weekly reports, lead analyst of the Industrials sector, and associate analyst of the Natural Resources sector. This summer Tommy will be working full-time at Bank of America in the Investment Banking Division. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Nittany Lion Fund, Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity, and THON Dancer Relations. Some of Tommy's interests include poker, Sous Vide, and ukulele. He says that Leveraged Lion Capital has taught him time management skills and how to work well under pressure.  

Kevin Kalnas
Chief Investment Officer

Kevin Kalnas is a senior Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Toledo, OH. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the spring of 2019 as a sophomore and currently serves as the chief investment officer. Kevin previously served as a lead analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector and associate analyst in the Industrials sector. Kevin will be working full-time at Guggenheim Partners in the Investment Banking Division. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and LSE Summer Program. Some of Kevin's interests include Cleveland Cavaliers, Game of Thrones, and soccer. He says that Leveraged Lion Capital has enhanced his curiosity about the financial markets and helped develop his analytical skills.

Colton Brooks
Secratary

Colton Brooks is a senior Finance major and Information Systems Management minor in the Smeal College of Business from Tinton Falls, NJ. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the spring of 2019 as a sophomore and currently serves as the secretary. Colton previously served as a lead analyst in Healthcare sector and an associate analyst in the Materials sector. Colton will be working full-time at UBS in the Investment Banking Division. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Bootcamp and Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity. Some of Colton’s interests include playing video games, horse racing, and traveling. He says that Leveraged Lion Capital strengthened his attention to detail skills while also furthering his knowledge of the fixed income markets.

Swati Vipperla
Treasurer

Swati Vipperla is a senior Finance major and Business Law and Information Systems Technology minor in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Information Systems Technology from Downingtown, PA. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the spring of 2019 as a sophomore and currently serves as the treasurer. Swati previously served as an associate analyst in the Media & Communications sector and an associate analyst in the Healthcare sector. Swati will be working full-time at Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking division. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Bootcamp and Schreyer Ambassadors. Some of Swati's interests include puzzles, New Girl, and tennis. She says that Leveraged Lion Capital has taught her about fixed income while providing a solid foundation for the Wall Street recruiting process.

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