- Nima Karamlou, Class of 2020
Nima Karamlou is currently a junior Economics major. Nima is an incoming investment banking summer analyst at Credit Suisse NY. He currently serves as a portfolio manager of the Financial Group for UCSB's Investment Advisory Committee. Nima previously worked as an investment banking intern at New York Bay Capital in New York and Viant Group in San Francisco. In his free time, Nima enjoys scuba diving, playing the guitar, and watching basketball.
- Nate Kim, Class of 2021
Nate Kim is currently a sophomore 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 sophomore 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 sophomore pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Cole currently interns at Corner Capital Advisors, as an investment banking intern. 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.
- Annabel Li, Class of 2022
Vice President of Marketing
Annabel Li is currently a freshman pursuing a degree in Mathematics. Annabel's on-campus involvement includes writing for the UCSB Daily Nexus. In her free time, Annabel enjoys listening to podcasts, playing the piano, and reading finance books.
- Joe Hickey, Class of 2022
Vice President of Finance
Joe Hickey is currently a freshman pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Joe is an incoming project accounting intern at Turner Construction. In his free time, Joe enjoys driving his '92 Mustang and following motorsport and moto-gp.
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.