Portfolio Managers

Media & Communications Group

Julia Michael 
Lead Analyst

Julia Michael is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business with a minor in Psychology from Mullica Hill, NJ. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2019 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Information Technology sector. Julia previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications sector. Julia will be interning at Citigroup in the Sales & Trading division Summer 2021. She previously interned for Deutsche Bank in their Sales & Trading Program. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Kappa Kappa Gamma and Wall Street Boot Camp. Some of Julia's interests include traveling, cooking, and running. She said that Leveraged Lion Capital has taught her how to work well under pressure with a group of like-minded individuals.

Jackson Mordeci
Associate Analyst

Jackson Mordeci is a sophomore in the integrated Masters of  Accounting program in the Smeal College of Business from Whitehouse Station, NJ. He joined Leveraged Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Delta Chi Fraternity, Wall Street Bootcamp, and IM sports. Some of Jackson's interests include sports, traveling, and Game of Thrones. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided him with the people and resources he needs to gain a deeper understanding of careers on Wall Street and the debt market.

Caroline Paul
Associate Analyst

Caroline Paul is a sophomore studying Finance from the Smeal College of Business from Hopkinton, MA. She joined Leveraged Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications sector. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Lifelink and Ohana. Some of Caroline's interests include baking, Orange Theory, and card Games. She said thatLeveraged Lion Capital has given her the opportunity to enhance her knowledge of fixed income markets while also building professional skills needed for a career on Wall Street such as networking. 

 

Viviana Rodriguez
Associate Analyst

Viviana Rodriguez is a sophomore studying Finance and Economics in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Ringwood, NJ. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications Sector. Viviana previously serves as an Associate Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, & Leisure and Financial Institutions Group sector. She will be interning for Morgan Stanley in their Fixed Income Sales & Trading Program Summer 2021. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital include Wall Street Bootcamp and Club Cross Country. Some of Viviana's interests include running, traveling, and cooking. She said that LLC has provided her with an early opportunity to become more educated on the world of fixed income and allowed her to solidify her future career choice. 

 

Information Technology Group

Natan Hagen
Lead Analyst

Nathan Hagen is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from San Diego, CA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Information Technology Group. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Materials sector. Nathan will be interning for Deutsche Bank in their Investment Banking Summer 2021 Program. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and the Asset Management Group. Some of Nathan's interests include international travel, motorcycles, and the Korean language. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given him a better understanding of fixed-income markets and has given him an opprotunity for him to improve his technical skills and to network with other alumni who have experience with the Wall Street recruitment process.

Taylor Squire
Associate Analyst

Taylor Squire is a junior studying Finance from the Smeal College of Business from Orange County, NY. She joined Leveraged Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Information Technology group. She previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications sector. Taylor will be interning for Morgan Stanley in their Sales & Trading Summer 2021 program. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes the Pi Beta Phi Sorority and Women in Business. Some of Taylor's interests include skydiving, snowboarding, and spartan racing. She said that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided her with a network of helpful, hard working students and that has introduced her to the fixed income markets.

Jeff Zhao
Associate Analyst

Jeff Zhao is a junior studying Computer Science with a minors in Economics and Mathematics from the College of Engineering, College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Mathematics, from Newtown, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Information Technology sector. Last summer, Jeff interned at Capital One as a Software Engineer.  Some of Jeff's interests include the Tennis, Overwatch, and Marvel. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Phi Beta Lamba Business Fraternity and Wall Street Boot Camp. He said that LLC has provided him incredible exposure to invaluable financial knowledge and networks that he never would have gotten as a Computer Science major. Additionally, the organization has helped him develop key technical skills that are crucial for a successful career on Wall Street.

 

Energy & Utilities Group

Ben Donovan
Lead Analyst

Ben Donovan is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Information Systems Management  in the Smeal College of Business from West Chester, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst  in the Energy & Utilities sector. Ben previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector. This summer, Ben will be interning for Citigroup in their Sales & Trading Summer 2021 Program. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being the President of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and Wall Street Boot Camp. Some of Ben's interests include the Philadelphia Eagles, poker, and weightlifting. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has allowed him to develop skills and knowledge that will prepare him for a future career in finance while engaging with a network of highly driven individuals.

 

Sankar Ramesh 
Associate Analyst

Sankar Ramesh is a sophomore studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from State College, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector. He previously served as as an Associate Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector .His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being a member of the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and the Penn State Derivatives Association. Some of Sankar's interests include carnatic music, tennis, and watching the Toronto Raptors. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided him with a unique exposure to fixed income markets as well as an incredible network of highly motivated students willing to help him advance both personally and professionally.

Constantinos Mitchel
Associate Analyst

Constantinos Mitchel is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes the Delta Chi Fraternity. Some of Constantinos's interests include _________ . He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has _______________.

Kyle Yellin
Associate Analyst

Kyle Yellin is a sophomore studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from Bucks County, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Energy & Utilities sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being a member of the Sapphire Leadership Academic Program and Wall Street Bootcamp. Some of Kyle's interests include fitness, the beach, and sustainability. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given him the necessary tools to understand and succeed in a career on Wall Street, while building a technically competent skillset. It has helped him uniquely learn about non-investment grade markets. 

Materials Group

Kate Horan
Lead Analyst

Kate Horan is a junior studying Mathematics and Economics with a minor in Business from the Eberly College of Science and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Clifton Park, NY. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Materials sector. She previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, & Leisure and Financial Institutions Group sector. Kate will be interning for Citigroup in their Investment Banking FIG Program Summer 2021.  Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes serving as the THON primary chair of Orchesis Dance Company and the Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity. Some of Kate's interests include dance, Indian culture, and dinosaur extinction. She said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given her the opportunity to develop her technical skills, learn about fixed income, and jumpstart her career in the field of finance alongside motivated individuals.

Chris Crimi
Associate Analyst

Chris Crimi is a junior studying Finance from the Smeal College of Business from New City, NY. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Industrials sector. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Industrials sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes being the Treasurer and THON committee chair of his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta. Some of Chris's interests include fitness, cryptocurrencies, and Grand Tour. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has educated him about fixed income, giving him an opportunity that not many other college students have, and helped him select a potential career path.

Ethan Reid
Associate Analyst

Ethan Reid  is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from New Canaan, CT. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Materials sector. Last summer Ethan interned for R3 in their Business Development program. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, PSFIA, and Wall Street Bootcamp. Some of Ethan's interests include hockey, lacrosse, Philadelphia Flyers, and Peaky Blinders. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given him a better understanding of the leveraged finance markets, while also allowing him to improve his professional skills as he prepares for a career on Wall Street.

Real Estate, Gaming, Leisure, & Financial Institutions Group 

Holden Hunter
Lead Analyst

Holden Hunter is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Economics in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts respectively, from Austin, TX. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2019 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, Leisure, & Financial Institutions Group. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Materials sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes the Penn State Cheerleading Team and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Some of Holden’s interests include wakeboarding, snowboarding, and hiking. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given him the opportunity to learn about fixed income markets as well as how to take the steps towards seeking a successful career on Wall Street.

Ryan McLaughlin
Associate Analyst

Ryan McLaughlin is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Economics from the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from West Chester, PA. He joined Lveraged Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, & Leisure and Financial Institutions Group sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and Club Boxing. Some of Ryan's interests include chocolate milk, Stranger Things, and Philadelphia sports. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has equipped him with the technical and behavioral skill sets to find success in a career on Wall Street and has given him the ability to take a deeper dive into the finance field with other like-minded individuals.

Hayden Davidson
Associate Analyst

Hayden Davidson is a sophomore studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business  from State College, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming, & Leisure and Financial Institutions Group sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Sapphire Leadership Program, Wall Street Bootcamp, and Cross Country. Some of Hayden's interests running, cycling, and Pittsburgh sports. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has  helped him gain a better understanding of the fixed income markets and has taught him the skills necessary to succeed in a career on Wall Street

Healthcare Group

Matt Lindquist
Lead Analyst

Matt Lindquist is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from Hopkinton, MA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2019 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Healthcare sector. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Healthcare sector and  in the Real Estate, Gaming & Leisure and Financial Institutions Group sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Some of Matt’s interests include watching Billions, football, and Game of Thrones. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has exposed him to a different part of financial markets outside of the classroom and has increased his ambition by being surrounded with people who push him to be better.

Joe Dignazio
Associate Analyst

Joe Dignazio is a junior studying Industrial Engineering with minors in Six Sigma and Economics from the College of Engineering and College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Aston, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Healthcare sector. Last summer Joe interned for Zelira Therapeutics as an Biotechnology Valuation Analyst and will be returning this summer. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Club Basketball, Beta Sigma Beta, Quarrel Capital Venture Fund, and Wall Street Bootcamp. Some of Joe's interests include layered fiction novels, poker, and basketball. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided him with an outlet to merge his technical background with finance applications, while also connecting him with motivated learners pursuing highly coveted finance careers. 

Jackson Berman
Associate Analyst

Jackson Berman is a junior studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business fron West Chester, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2019 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Healthcare group. Jackson previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Materials sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes the Sigma Chi fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. Some of Jackson's interests include Philadelphia sports, poker, and weightlifting. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has provided him an opportunity gain relevant career experience.

Parth Sachar
Associate Analyst

Parth Sachar is a sophomore studying Finance from the Smeal College of Business from Phoenixville, PA. He joined Leveraged Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Healthcare sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Smeal Ambassadors and Wall Street Bootcamp.  Some of Parth's interests include the oPhiladelphia 76ers, Men's Lifestyle, Tennis. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has introduced him to a fantastic group of talented people who are hardworking and sincere, while developing his technical and strategic skills needed for a successful career on Wall Street.

Consumer & Retail Group

Anthony Saggese
Lead Analyst

Anthony Saggese is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Economics from the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Ithaca, NY. He joined Leveraged Capital in the Fall of 2019 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Media & Communications sector. Anthony will be interning for Cowen & Company in their Investment Banking Program Summer 2021. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Sigma Phi Epsilon and being a RedBull Brand Ambassador. Some of Anthony's interests include weight training, drone photography, and baseball. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has put broadened his network of banks and alumni.

Jay Balaji
Associate Analyst

Jay Balaji is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Information Sciences & Technology from the Smeal College of Business and the College of Information Sciences & Technology respectively, from Doylestown, PA. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Information Technology sector. This Summer, Jay will return to PNC as an intern  in the Risk Management division. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Mock Trial and Wall Street Boot Camp. Some of Jay's interests include the 76ers, Lost, and lifting. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given him the opportunity to gain hands on experience in learning the technical knowledge required for a career on Wall Street.

Abby Ake
Associate Analyst

Abby Ake is a sophomore studying Finance in the Smeal College of Business from Mechanicsburg, PA. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector. She previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Pi Beta Phi sorority,  Women in Business, and THON DR committee. Some of Abby's interests include volleyball, surfing, and The Bachelor. Abby said that Leveraged Lion Capital has given her the opportunity to converse with a network of knowledgable individuals with the common goal of obtaining a career on Wall Street while gaining technical knowledge and hands on experience with fixed income.

Rachel Keller 
Associate Analyst

Rachel Keller is a sophomore studying Finance with a minor in German from the Smeal College of Business and College of Liberal Arts respectively,  from Allentown, PA. She joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Consumer & Retail sector. Her involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes HEAL thon organization, Women in Business, and WSBC. Some of Rachel's interests include dance, yoga, and traveling. She said that Leveraged Lion Capital has introduced her to a remarkable group of people. It has presented her with endless learning opportunities about fixed income markets and will provide her with the resources  needed to network with other like minded individuals to put her on track to pursue a dream career in sales and trading.

Industrials Group

Zach Himmel
Lead Analyst

Zach Himmel is a junior studying Finance with a minor in Economics from the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Northport, NY. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Spring of 2019 and currently serves as the Lead Analyst in the Industrials sector. He previously served as an Associate Analyst in the Industrials sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes Wall Street Boot Camp and the Phi Beta Lambda business fraternity. Some of Zack's interests include soccer, college football, and powerlifting. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has helped expand his knowledge of fixed income and provided him with the skills necessary to succeed on Wall Street.

Peter Lehmann
Associate Analyst

Peter Lehmann is a sophomore studying Finance and Economics from the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts respectively, from Cleaveland, OH. He joined Leveraged Lion Capital in the Fall of 2020 and currently serves as an Associate Analyst in the Industrials sector. His involvement outside of Leveraged Lion Capital includes IM Hockey and Sports Business Club. Some of Peter's interests include movies, Cleveland sports, and poker. He said that Leveraged Lion Capital has enhanced his technical skills, public-speaking, and networking around motivated individuals looking for a success on Wall Street

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