Faculty/Staff Current Students

Management Team

Bader Al-Asfoor

Bader Al-Asfoor

Managing Director

As the highest position attainable by a student, the MD is responsible for the holistic oversight of all aspects of the Fund.

Education

  • Currently pursuing MSF/MBA dual-degree at DMSB and is due to take his CFA Level 2 exams
  • Previously a sector manager for the Fund’s Financial, Real Estate, Consumer Staples, and Consumer Discretionary assets
  • Received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from American University in Kuwait

Professional Background

  • Currently working at Wellington Management as a Multi-Asset Product Management Co-op
  • Previously worked in Kuwait’s banking industry
Laura Rodriguez

Laura Rodriguez

Chief Operating Officer

The COO is responsible for any and all administrative work related to the Fund, with general oversight of marketing and risk.

Education

  • Currently pursuing her MBA degree at DMSB
  • Previously an analyst for the Fund’s Consumer Discretionary and IT sector
  • Received her Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Maryland

Professional Background

  • Currently working at Wellington Management as a Multi-Asset Product Management Co-op
Jared Dodge

Jared Dodge

Chief of Research

The CR oversees any and all research related activities and material for the Fund.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Investment Finance
  • Previously an analyst for the Fund’s Healthcare sector
  • Received his Bachelor’s degree from Providence College

Professional Background

  • Currently working as a Co-op at Wellington Management
  • Previously worked in operations management at Kimpton and Marriott International
Rachit Gupta

Rachit Gupta

Chief Risk Officer

The CRO is responsible for identifying and mitigating risk associated with current and potential investments within the portfolio.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Investment Finance
  • Previously an analyst for the Fund’s Utilities, Industrials, Energy and Information Tech sectors
  • Received an Engineering degree in Computer Science from the National Institute of Technology in India

Professional Background

  • Currently working at Wellington Management as a Multi-Asset Product Management Co-op
  • Previously worked in global financial services as a technology consultant, focusing on payment systems and transaction banking

Younis Shuaib

Chief Marketing Officer

The CMO is responsible for managing all aspects of marketing on behalf of the Fund, including event hosting, digital outreach, and publications.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Investment Finance
  • Previously an analyst for the Fund’s Consumer Staples and Energy sectors
  • Received a B.Sc. in International Business from Northeastern University

Professional Background

  • Currently working at LogMeIn as a Finance, Strategy, & BI Co-op
  • Previously worked as an analyst in the Commercial Real Estate industry and an independent marketing consultant for tech-startups in the Middle East region
Genevieve Crescenzo

Genevieve Crescenzo

Chief Compliance Officer

The CCO is responsible for ensuring all activities within the Fund are in full compliance with standards and procedures of regulatory agencies.

Education

  • Currently pursuing a JD/MBA dual-degree with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Business Analytics
  • Currently a senior member of the Northeastern Law Review
  • Received her B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Law with a minor in Spanish from SUNY-Binghamton

Professional Background

  • Previously worked as a legal intern at Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. and AT&T
Mariia Cherkasova

Mariia Cherkasova

Chief Accounting Officer

The CAO is responsible for any and all accounting activities within the Fund.

Education

  • Currently pursuing her MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Corporate Finance & Business Analytics
  • Received her Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Professional Background

  • Most recently worked as an accountant for a startup company
  • Previously worked as a researcher in ITMO University with a focus on Mathematical Modeling and Big Data Analysis
Akshay Sahani

Akshay Sahani

Sector Manager – Cluster 1

The Cluster 1 Sector Manager is responsible for overseeing and offering guidance of all research activities related to Consumer Staples, Consumer Discretionary, Real Estate, and Financials.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Investment Finance
  • Completed CFA Level 2
  • Cleared Chartered Accountancy in India

Professional Background

  • Most recently worked as an Equity Research Analyst for a boutique fund house in India
  • Previously held positions in the fields of corporate finance, taxation, and accounting
Xavier Hu

Xavier Hu

Sector Manager – Cluster 2

The Cluster 2 Sector Manager is responsible for overseeing and offering guidance of all research activities related to Energy, Industrials, Utilities, and Materials.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MSF degree at DMSB and is due to take his CFA Level 3 examination in June 2019
  • Received his Bachlor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Lanzhou University in China

Professional Background

  • Most recently worked as a Trader in the Financial Market Department of a Commercial Bank
  • Previously worked as an Investment Analyst in Securities Asset Management corporations and Private Equity Investment companies
Odin Shen

Odin Shen

Sector Manager – Cluster 3

The Cluster 3 Sector Manager is responsible for overseeing and offering guidance of all research activities related to Healthcare, IT and Telecommunication.

Education

  • Currently pursuing his MBA degree at DMSB with a concentration in Corporate Finance and Data Analytics
  • Received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of British Columbia
  • Due to take CFA Level 3 examination in June 2019

Professional Background

  • Previously worked in the Canadian banking industry as a relationship manager, focusing on personal real estate lending and credit analysis