- Nima Karamlou, Class of 2020
Nima Karamlou is currently a senior Economics major. Nima is an incoming Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse NY. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of the Investment Advisory Committee. Nima previously worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Credit Suisse, New York Bay Capital and Viant Group. In his free time, Nima enjoys scuba diving, playing the guitar, and watching basketball.
- Nate Kim, Class of 2021
Nate Kim is currently a junior Economics and Accounting Major. Nate currently serves as an analyst on the Macro/Industrials group of UCSB's Investment Advisory committee. He is currently an investment banking intern at Riviera Equity Partners, a boutique advisory firm in downtown Santa Barbara. Nate has previously interned at Commerce Capital Group as an investment banking intern. In his free time, Nate enjoys fishing, rock climbing, and playing the electric guitar.
- Sarah Eizner, Class of 2021
Vice President of Outreach
Sarah Eizner is currently a junior pursuing a double major in Economics and Financial Mathematics and Statistics. Sarah is an incoming summer analyst at Morgan Stanley NY and currently works as an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors. She previously interned at Mindset Capital as a finance intern. Sarah is a member of Alpha Delta Pi. In her free time, Sarah enjoys following the financial market.
- Cole Turner, Class of 2021
Vice President of Leadership
Cole Turner is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Cole interns at Corner Capital Advisors as an investment banking intern, and previously interned at Salem Media Group as a finance writer. He is also a member of the UCSB Investment Advisory Committee, where he serves as an analyst in the Technology group. In his free time, Cole enjoys snowboarding, taking road trips to the Colorado River, and watching basketball.
- Joe Hickey, Class of 2022
Vice President of Finance
Joe Hickey is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Joe is an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors. He previously completed an accounting internship at Turner Construction this summer. In his free time, Joe enjoys hiking, driving his '92 Mustang and watching motorsport.
- Elena Barger, Class of 2020
Vice President of Operations
Elena Barger is currently a senior pursing a degree in Mathematics with a concentration in Professional Writing. Elena is an incoming investment banking analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co. in Costa Mesa starting Summer 2020. She previously worked as an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors. She has also served as Vice President of Finance for Delta Gamma Sorority and was a member of the UCSB Dance Team. In her free time, Elena enjoys exercising, tutoring mathematics, and spending time outdoors.
About the Finance Connection
Founded by Ron Nussbaum, Shawn Alt, and Stephen Tang, the Finance Connection is the first and only finance organization at UCSB committed to educating students about careers on Wall Street and also connecting them with successful alumni. While they were all interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, the founders soon realized that they were facing an uphill battle as UCSB is not recruited by the major investment banks. While they were successful in ultimately landing jobs in the industry, they did so without the help and guidance of the school and had to rely on other available resources that many other schools have. Realizing this, the founders decided to lay the foundation for a successful group on campus and prepare the students for a career in finance.