EXECUTIVES 2020/2021

 
Our Team
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Marco is in his fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as DFIC’s President. He is specializing in finance and pursuing a minor in economics. Marco recently completed an internship at National Bank Financial Markets with the Diversified Industries Group Investment Banking team and will be returning after graduation. 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
President

martinom@mcmaster.ca

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Navodit is in his fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business specializing in accounting with a minor in innovation. He has been with prior DFIC clubs since first year in roles including Analyst and Corporate Development, and also served as the President of DeGroote Accounting Association. Recent work experience includes an audit and advisory internship with KPMG, and  will be returning full time to get his CPA. His hobbies include adventure sports including skydiving and rafting, and playing badminton. Feel free to contact Navodit at kathpaln@mcmaster.ca 

Navodit Kathpalia
Vice President, Events

Kathpaln@mcmaster.ca

 

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Mackenzie is in his fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the VP of Private Markets, after the DeGroote Private Equity and Venture Capital Association merger with DFIC in January 2020. He is specializing in finance and pursuing a minor in economics. Mackenzie recently completed a 12-month internship at Wells Fargo in the Commercial Distribution Finance group. His hobbies include golf, basketball, and fishing. Feel free to contact Mackenzie at sestom@mcmaster.ca 

Mackenzie Sesto
Vice President, Private Markets

sestom@mcmaster.ca

 

Lucas is in his fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business specializing in finance with a minor in economics.  He has been with DFIC since first year in Analyst and Portfolio Manager roles, currently serving as VP Investments.  Recent work experience includes equity research at BofA Securities and RBC, and this summer he will be completing an internship at CIBC in Investment Banking.  His interests include guitar, chess, and keeping up with a variety of podcasts.  Feel free to contact Lucas at schnulll@mcmaster.ca 

Lucas Schnull 
Vice President, Investing

schnull@mcmaster.ca

Simran is in her fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business specializing in marketing and data mining. She has previously been the Chief Marketing Officer for McMaster Energy Association and the Media Producer for DeGroote Marketing Association. She joined DFIC because she enjoys investing and trading. Simran’s goal is to join a tech company or work in a consulting firm. In her third and second year, she worked as the Marketing Consultant in two separate internships. She loves going to the gym, running, and reading in her spare time. She loves travelling and experiencing new cultures whenever the opportunity arises. Feel free to contact Simran at sainis20@mcmaster.ca 

Simran Saini
Director, Marketing

sainis20@mcmaster.ca

Jessica is in her fourth year of the Integrated Business and Humanities Program and serves as the Director of Internal Relations. As an IBH student with the goal of becoming a lawyer, she finds interest in both social justice and business ventures. She has pursued multiple summer internships, including most recently working for an agency of the Ontario government. In her free time, you can find Jessica drinking iced coffee and taking spin classes. Feel free to contact Jessica at deforesj@mcmaster.ca

Jessica Deforest
Director, Internal Relations

deforesj@mcmaster.ca

Meagan is in her fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves at the Director of Corporate Relations. She recently completed a Portfolio Management internship with RBC Global Asset Management. Meagan has also completed two other rotations with RBC in Asset and Wealth Management and internships with Canadian Blood Services and Brookfield Properties. Her hobbies include painting and programming. Feel free to contact Meagan at glowackm@mcmaster.ca. 

Meagan Glowacki
Director, Corporate Relations

glowackm@mcmaster.ca

Patrick is in his third year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as the Director of Finance. He is specializing in accounting and pursuing minors in economics and innovation. He is about to begin a 16-month internship at Ford Motor Company in their Accounting and Control division. His hobbies include playing hockey, reading legal thrillers and playing piano. Feel free to contact Patrick at whitep1@mcmaster.ca.

Patrick White
Director, Finance

whitep1@mcmaster.ca

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Liam is in his fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business and currently serves as DFIC’s Conference Chair. He is completing his major in finance this year in addition to working part time at Desjardins as a property and casualty insurance advisor. Upon graduating, Liam is beginning his career at IBM global business services in their SAP consulting practice. Beyond his studies, Liam is the captain of the McMaster Varsity Squash team, and enjoys a variety of other sports including golf, cycling and skiing. Feel free to contact Liam at keltonl@mcmaster.ca. 

Liam Kelton
Director, Conference Chair

Keltonl@mcmaster.ca

Roberto is in his fourth year at McMaster University and currently serves as the Director of Portfolio Management. He is specializing in financial mathematics and is pursuing minors in economics and finance. Roberto is currently an intern at PSP Investments with the Real Estate group and will be joining the CIO group for the Summer. He previously worked at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Cushman & Wakefield. His hobbies include playing golf, reading and traveling. Feel free to contact Roberto at rossir2@mcmaster.ca 

Roberto Rossi
Director, Portfolio Management

rossir2@mcmaster.ca

Jonathan is in his fourth year of the Actuarial & Financial Mathematics program and currently serves as DFIC’s Director of Mentorship. Jonathan recently completed an internship at National Bank Financial Markets on the Risk Management Solutions (Derivatives Sales/Origination) team. He is returning to National this summer on the Equity Capital Markets team. His hobbies include golfing, playing hockey, and working out. Feel free to contact Jonathan at giordanj@mcmaster.ca 

Jonathan Giordano
Director, Mentorship

giordani@mcmaster.ca

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