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Our Team

     Executive Board

Megan Nuggihalli

President

Megan Nuggihalli is a senior Finance and Philosophy major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of the Liberal Arts from Chester Springs, PA. She currently serves as the President of the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials, and Director of PSIA. During this past summer, Megan interned at Perella Weinberg Partners in the Advisory Division and will be returning there full-time after she graduates. In her free time, Megan enjoys fashion photography and spending time with friends. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has been instrumental in developing strong analytical abilities and valuable communication skills.

 

Spencer Spellman

Chief Investment Officer

Spencer Spellman is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Basking Ridge, NJ. He currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Associate Analyst of Real Estate. During this past summer, Spencer interned at Bank of America in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after he graduates. In his free time, Spencer enjoys sous-vide cooking, pottery, and skiing. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him refine his attention to detail and taught him strong time management skills.

 

Rashmi Naik

Vice President of Outreach

Rashmi Naik is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Princeton, NJ. She currently serves as the Vice President of Outreach in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Consumer Staples and Director of Weekly Reports. During this past summer, Rashmi interned at Citigroup in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after she graduates. In her free time, Rashmi enjoys oil painting, running, and traveling. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her strong time management skills and self-discipline.

 

Nicole Chen

Vice President of Development

Nicole Chen is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Marlboro, NJ. She currently serves as the Vice President of Development in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Real Estate and Director of NLF Education. During this past summer, Nicole interned with Guggenheim Partners in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after she graduates. In her free time, Nicole enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. She says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her the importance of strong work ethic and commitment when given huge responsibilities. 

Austin Liao

Vice President of Operations

Austin Liao is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Chester Springs, PA. He currently serves as the Vice President of Operations in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Healthcare and Director of Risk. During this past summer, Austin interned at Ducera Partners in the Investment Banking Division and will be returning there full-time after he graduates. In his free time, Austin enjoys reading, playing board games, and going to the gym. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop time management skills and understand personal accountability.

 

Grant Saunders

Vice President of Recruitment

Grant Saunders is a senior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from North Huntingdon, PA. He currently serves as the Vice President of Recruitment in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Grant interned at Deutsche Bank in the Investment Banking Division. In his free time, Grant enjoys training bonsai trees, playing social deduction games, and spending time with family and friends. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him the importance of combining passion, motivation, and perseverance in all aspects of his life.

 

     Leadership

Bradford Tripp

Head Trader

Bradford Tripp is a sophomore Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Lakeville, MA. He currently serves as an Associate Analyst of Communication Services and Head Trader in the Nittany Lion Fund. During this past summer, Bradford interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Information Technology, and after spending two semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking and private equity. In his free time Bradford enjoys traveling to see his family in Ireland, playing backyard ice hockey, and watching Boston sports. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop an independent market outlook and strong analytical skills. 

Ryan Castoral

Director of Portfolio Analytics

Ryan Castoral is a sophomore Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Lawrenceville, NJ. He currently serves as an Associate Analyst of Consumer Staples and the Director of Portfolio Analytics in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst of Consumer Staples. During this past summer, Ryan interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Consumer Staples, and after spending two semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking, private equity, and asset management. In his free time, Ryan enjoys chess, golfing, piano, and street hockey. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has instilled personal accountability alongside the motivation to continue to learn and advance technically and behaviorally. 

Luke Atiyeh

Co-Director of Portfolio Analytics

Luke Atiyeh is a sophomore Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Montgomery County, PA. He currently serves as the Associate Analyst of Financials and a Co-Director of Portfolio Analytics in the Nittany Lion Fund. During this past summer, Luke interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Financials, and after spending one semester in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Luke enjoys traveling, watching soccer, and spending time with friends and family. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop his attention to detail and understand real accountability.

Thomas Yonke

Co-Director of Portfolio Analytics

Ryan Castoral is a freshman Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Lawrenceville, NJ. He serves as an Associate Analyst of Consumer Staples in the Nittany Lion Fund. After spending one semester in the Penn State Investment Association, he has developed an interest in investment banking, sales and trading, and private equity. In his free time, Ryan enjoys baseball, golfing, piano, and street hockey. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has instilled personal accountability and the drive to continue to learn and advance as a person.

Warren Sipe

Director of Risk

Warren Sipe is a junior Finance and Philosophy major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Risk in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Consumer Discretionary and Director of Weekly Reports. During this past summer, Warren interned at Investment Research Partners, and after spending four semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Warren enjoys travel, writing, and scuba diving. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him develop his attention to detail and ability to work under pressure.

Nicholas Vanden

Director of Economic Analysis

Nicholas Vanden is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from State College, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Economic Analysis in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Energy. During this past summer, Nick interned at Fidelity in the Asset Management Division, and after spending three semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in sales & trading. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing tennis, stand-up comedy, and WWII tanks. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him accountability and organizational skills that will help him throughout his career path.  

Cliff Madden

Director of Equity Research

Cliff Madden is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Malvern, PA. He currently serves as the Director of Equity Research in the Nittany Lion Fund after serving as the Lead Analyst of Financials and Director of Monthly Reports. During this past summer, Cliff interned at Jones Lang LaSalle in the Capital Markets Division and will be interning at Cowen in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Cliff enjoys watching Philadelphia sports, spending time with his friends, and playing poker. He says the Nittany Lion Fund taught him the importance of attention to detail and how to network in a professional environment.

Shreya Bibra

Director of NLF Education

Shreya Bibra is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Pittsburgh, PA. She currently serves as the Director of NLF Education in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Information Technology. During this past summer, Shreya interned with Morgan Stanley in the Capital Markets Division and will be returning to Morgan Stanley as an intern in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In her free time, Shreya enjoys listening to music, going on road trips, and spending time with friends and family. She says the Nittany Lion Fund has taught her the importance of challenging herself and paying attention to detail.

Taksh Tripathi

Co-Director of PSIA

Taksh Tripathi is a junior Finance and Economics major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Allentown, PA. He currently serves as a Co-Director of PSIA in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Communication Services. During this past summer, Taksh interned at Liberty Mutual in the Investments Division, and after spending four semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Taksh enjoys playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling with his family. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him how to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously and how to pay special attention to detail.

Jonah Balsavage

Co-Director of PSIA

Jonah Balsavage is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Harrisburg, PA. He currently serves as a Co-director of PSIA in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as the Lead Analyst of Consumer Staples. During this past summer, Jonah interned at the Collective Office in the Analytics Division, and after spending four semesters in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Jonah enjoys hiking, skiing, and golfing. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him to develop strong time management and communication skills. 

Andrew Chuirazzi

Director of Compliance

Andrew Chuirazzi is a junior Finance and Political Science major in the Smeal College of Business and the College of Liberal Arts from Pittsburgh, PA. He currently serves as a Lead Analyst of Financials and the Director of Compliance in the Nittany Lion Fund after previously serving as an Associate Analyst in Financials. During this past summer, Andrew interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Financials and Industrials and will be interning at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division this summer. In his free time, Andrew enjoys skiing, documentaries, and tennis. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him with his time management skills and focusing on the small details.

Patrick Xander

Director of Weekly Reports

Patrick Xander is a sophomore Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Rochester, NY. He currently serves as an Associate Analyst of Communication Services and the Director of Weekly Reports in the Nittany Lion Fund. During this past summer, Patrick interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Consumer Staples, and after spending one semester in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking and asset management. In his free time Patrick enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and table tennis. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has taught him persistence, time management, and strong attention to detail skills.

Aidan Kelly

Director of Monthly Reports

Aidan Kelly is a junior Finance major in the Smeal College of Business from Villanova, PA. He currently serves as an Associate Analyst of Consumer Discretionary and the Director of Monthly Reports in the Nittany Lion Fund. During this past summer, Aidan interned with the Nittany Lion Fund in Communication Services, and after spending one semester in the Nittany Lion Fund, he has developed an interest in investment banking. In his free time, Aidan enjoys skiing, basketball, and camping. He says that the Nittany Lion Fund has helped him understand real accountability and improve his attention to detail.