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DeGroote Finance Association

EXECUTIVES 2019/2020

Our Team
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Joshua is in his fourth year at DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s President. Joshua seeks to improve the growth of the association and continues to provide value to its members. This summer, Joshua was an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Raymond James. Prior, he was an Intern Analyst in the Private Equity Group at PSP Investments and a Private Equity Summer Analyst at Rhyno Equity Group. Joshua’s hobbies include athletics such as soccer and running. Feel free to contact Joshua at ajaoj@mcmaster.ca 

Joshua Ajao
President

Ajaoj@mcmaster.ca

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Ariel is in her fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s Vice President. Her passion for learning involves obtaining a double-minor in economics and sustainability. Ariel has held multiple internships in the financial services industry, most recently completing an internship with Volvo at their financial headquarters as part of the finance and network development teams. She has obtained her Risk Management Certificate and is currently a candidate for the Canadian Risk Management (CRM) Designation. Feel free to contact Ariel at kimbea1@mcmaster.ca

Ariel Kimber
Vice President

Kimbea1@mcmaster.ca 

 

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Younis is in his third year at McMaster in the Actuarial and Financial Mathematics program, pursuing minors in Business, Computer Science and Economics, and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s Director of Marketing. He has had an interest in quantitative finance and algorithmic trading since high school, where he designed his first algorithm to trade the Foreign Exchange market. He spent this past summer at CI Investments in Toronto, where he interned in their Performance & Risk department. Younis is also currently working as a Statistical Research Assistant on campus, and is a part of the Mathematical Investment Research Council. Aside from finance, Younis enjoys table tennis and powerlifting. He hopes to make an impactful mark on the DFA and help expand it's presence throughout the McMaster community. Feel free to reach out to Younis at soltany@mcmaster.ca

Younis Soltan
Director, Marketing

Soltany@mcmaster.ca 

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Marco is in his third year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s Director of Corporate Relations. He is specializing in finance and pursuing a minor in economics. Marco recently completed an internship at CIBC Capital Markets Finance with the Corporate Banking Finance team. His hobbies include playing guitar and athletics such as volleyball and working out. Feel free to contact Marco at martinom@mcmaster.ca

Marco Martino-Coons
Director, Corporate Relations

Martinom@mcmaster.ca

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Liam is in his third year at the DeGroote School of Business, pursuing a minor in economics and currently serves as the Degroote Finance Association’s Director of Finance. Liam has served on the DeGroote Finance Association all three years of his undergrad, currently in the role of Director of Finance. His goal is to work with other executives on the team to successfully plan and host educational workshops and networking events for the benefit of DFA members. Liam’s passion lies in capital markets, specifically equities trading, where he hopes to pursue a career in asset management. Beyond the DFA, Liam is a member of the McMaster varsity squash team and enjoys playing golf in his spare time. You are welcome to reach out to Liam at keltonl@mcmaster.ca

Liam Kelton
Director, Finance

Keltonl@mcmaster.ca

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Navodit Kathpalia is in his third year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s Director of Research. Navodit’s experiences include an internship at a boutique investment bank based out of New Delhi and London prior to starting to school. He recently completed an internship working with McMaster University as a Financial Analyst in their Accounting & Financial Reporting department. Feel free to contact Navodit at kathpaln@mcmaster.ca

Navodit Kathpalia
Director, Research

Kathpaln@mcmaster.ca

 

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Rasesh is in his fourth year in Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour at McMaster and currently serves at the Degroote Finance Association’s Director of Logistics. His goal is to ensure the association operates smoothly, keeping in touch with other clubs under the commerce society to help plan and run events. Rasesh is interested in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions, and he wants to pursue a career in investment banking. He also has experience trading in the Forex markets. Aside from the DFA, Rasesh is involved in various research projects with the DeGroote School of Business, and he is an IntroPsych TA. Feel free to contact him at shahr19@mcmaster.ca

Rasesh Shah
Director, Logistics

Shahr19@mcmaster.ca

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Pavan is in his second year at the DeGroote School of Business, pursuing a minor in economics and currently serves as the DeGroote Finance Association’s Director of Operations. He hopes to ensure the DFA operates smoothly while helping to run and organize events. Through his first year, Pavan started out as a First-Year Associate with the DFA where he had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from upper-year executives. Moving forward, Pavan is hoping to use the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom and from the DFA to pursue a career in Asset Management. Outside of school, Pavan enjoys playing basketball, reading, going to the gym and hanging out with friends and family. Feel free to ask Pavan any questions about upcoming events or any questions about the DFA. Feel free to contact Pavan at bangerp@mcmaster.ca

Pavan Banger
Director, Operations

Bangerp@mcmaster.ca