Our Team

     Executive Board

Stephen (Steve) Nowelski

President 

 

Stephen (Steve) Nowelski is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Bucks County, PA. He currently serves as the President of the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Information Technology and Director of Education. During this past summer, Steve interned at J.P. Morgan in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there as an intern in the same division this summer. In his free time, Steve enjoys backpacking, reading, running, and traveling. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has developed his interpersonal skills and taught him how to efficiently manage many responsibilities at once.

 

Eric Wacker

Chief Investment Officer

 

Eric Wacker is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Yardley, PA. He currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Healthcare. During this past summer, Eric interned at Eventide Asset Management and will be interning at SVB Leerink in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Eric enjoys traveling, watching European soccer, and playing golf. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has given him strong time management skills and taught him the importance of developing an independent market outlook.

 

Emma Lee

Vice President of Development

 

Emma Lee is a junior Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts from State College, PA. She currently serves as the Vice President of Development in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as Lead Analyst of Real Estate and the Director of Monthly Reports. Duringthis past summer, Emma interned at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Sales and Trading Division and will be interning at Morgan Stanley in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In her free time, Emma enjoys hiking, traveling, and going to concerts. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped her learn strong analytical skills and how to work in a high-pressure environment.

 

Matthew Jacobs

Vice President of Operations

 

Matthew Jacobs is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from York Springs, PA. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Industrials. During this past summer, Matt interned at PFM in the Asset Management Division and will be interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Matt enjoys canoe camping, cooking, hiking, and snowboarding. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him that motivation and hard work are essential to success.

Wilfred Guo

Vice President of Recruitment

 

Wilfred Guo is a junior Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts from Vancouver, BC. He currently serves as the Vice President of Recruitment in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Materials. During this past summer, Wilfred interned with Ducera Partners in Investment Banking, and will be returning to the firm this summer. In his free time, Wilfred enjoys processing basketball analytics and exploring the outdoors. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him to remain persistent.

 

     Leadership

Tyler Fischer

Director of Alumni Relations

 

Tyler Fischer is a junior Accounting major in the Smeal College of Business from Holmdel, NJ. He currently serves as the Director of Alumni Relations in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Tyler interned at R3 Venture Partners in the Portfolio Investing Division and will be interning at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Tyler enjoys running his non-profit foundation, playing baseball, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him accountability and a strong work ethic.

Joseph Kegerreis

Director of Economic Analysis

 

Joseph (Joey) Kegerreis is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Murrysville, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Economic Analysis in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of REITs. During this past summer, Joey interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Telecommunications and will be interning at PNC Capital Markets in the Foreign Exchange group in the Sales and Trading Division this summer. In his free time, Joey enjoys lifting weights, playing golf, watching movies, and traveling. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has strengthened his time management skills and helped him develop communication skills.

Owen Wing

Director of Equity Research

Owen Wing is a sophomore Finance and Data Science major in the Smeal College of Business and the Eberly College of Science from State College, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Equity Research in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Owen interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Energy, and after spending two semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in quantitative finance. Owen enjoys traveling, hiking, and sneaker arbitrage. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop strong organizational and time management skills.

Matthew Friday

Director of Outreach

 

Matthew (Matt) Friday is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Outreach after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials and as an Associate Analyst of Financials. During this past summer, Matt interned at Federated Investors in the Taxable Money Markets Division and will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Matt enjoys playing golf, volleyball, and the guitar. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has been essential in developing technical and presentational skills.

 

Blake Young

Director of NLF Education

 

Blake Young is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as the Director of NLF Education in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Communications. During this past summer, Blake interned at Pharus Advisors in the Investment Banking Division and will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Blake enjoys playing baseball and basketball, watching sports, and fishing. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him to constantly challenge himself and to always strive for improvement.

 

Robert Torres

Director of the Penn State Investment Association 

 

Robert Torres is a junior Finance, Economics, Political Science, and History major in the Smeal College of Business and College of the Liberal Arts from Shoreham, NY. He currently serves as the Director of the Penn State Investment Association in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of Healthcare. During this past summer, Robert interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Healthcare and will be interning at Citigroup in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Robert enjoys skiing, curling, and hockey. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop better skills to handle high pressure situations.

 

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