Welcoming the QFAC 2017 Team
Executive Team Bios
John is in his 3rd year of the Queen’s Commerce program. He joined the Queen’s Finance Association Conference in 2016 as a sponsorship coordinator and now serves as the Director of Education.
During the summer of 2016, John worked as an analyst at Letko Brosseau & Associates. While there he completed a research report on the semiconductor industry and analyzed the macroeconomic impact of Brexit.
Apart from his work on QFAC, John acts as a competitor coordinator for the Queen’s Entrepreneurs’ Competition and a consultant on CREO solutions. Before attending Queen’s, John completed a two-year collegiate diploma at Marianopolis College in Montreal, Quebec in the Honours Commerce program.
In his spare time, John manages his own investment portfolio. For enjoyment, he plays the bass, guitar and drums and enjoys pick-up games of volleyball and basketball with friends.
Nathan is in his second year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the Case & Operations Director for QFAC 2017.
At Queen’s, Nathan is also an Industrials Analyst for Limestone Capital, a student-run investment club that conducts stock pitches, industry analysis, and training in financial modelling. Additionally, he serves as an Analyst for the Queen’s Private Capital Group, where he provides pro-bono advisory services to private equity and venture capital firms in the form of market research, investment screening, and search mandates.
Nathan has developed a passion for music, playing the guitar in various concerts and events. He is a watch enthusiast, enjoys playing badminton, and is a citizen of both the Netherlands and Canada.
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Susie was born in Beijing, China, but soon after relocated to Canada, moving from Northern Alberta to London, Ontario, before finally settling in Toronto, Ontario. She attended the TOPS Program at Marc Garneau CI, where she was Editor of The Reckoner, the school’s award-winning student newspaper.
Susie is in her second year of the Commerce program, and recently joined the Queen’s Economics Investment Council as an Equity Research Analyst. She currently serves as the Product Designer on the Queen’s Technology and Media Association, and in this role she is currently working on developing the user experience for three software projects. Susie has also participated in several case competitions and conferences, including the Queen’s Commerce Corporate Competition, the Queen’s Case Competition, where she and her team won first place in the Gold division, and the Queen’s Startup Summit (QSS), where she led a team of four students to deliver a startup pitch to a panel of investors.
In her free time, Susie enjoys painting, running, and reading – her favourite recent book is Civilization by Niall Ferguson.
Susie is excited to undertake the role of Publications Director for QFAC 2017.
Claire is in her second year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the Speakers Coordinator for QFAC 2017, subsequent to serving as the Logistics Officer in 2016
For the summer of 2017, Claire will complete a 16-week internship in the Sales and Trading division of CIBC World Markets in Toronto. Last summer, Claire completed a 17-week internship at Mackenzie Investments as an Equity Research Analyst on the Resource Team.
At Queen’s, Claire serves as Real Estate Analyst for Limestone Capital, a student-run investment council, subsequent to completing a rotational program between the sectors as the club’s Junior Analyst.
Beyond her interest in finance, Claire enjoys running, playing tennis, and travelling. Claire is looking forward to contributing to the success of the eleventh annual Queen’s Finance Association Conference.
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Ioulia is in her second year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the NYC Coordinator for QFAC 2017, subsequent to serving as the Logistics Coordinator in 2016 and the First Year Representative in 2015.
For the summer of 2017, Ioulia will be completing a summer internship with LEVEL5 Strategy as a consultant. Previously in her second year, Ioulia completed a digital marketing internship with Advance Devices Inc.
At Queen’s, Ioulia serves as an analyst in the financial institutions groups for the Queen’s University Investment Council, a student-run investment club that manages a combined investment portfolio of ~$1,000,000. Ioulia is also an analyst for the Queen’s Private Capital Group, a team of 30 students in providing pro-bono advisory services to venture capital and private equity firms. Beyond finance, she was involved with the Queen’s Consulting Association, Queen’s Women in Leadership, and was a Freshmen Orientation Leader during Commerce Frosh Week. Ioulia enjoys dancing and baking in her spare time.
Ioulia is looking forward to working with the executive team to help plan and execute Canada’s premier student-run undergraduate finance conference in 2017.
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Alexander in his first year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and is really excited to serve as the IT & Publications director for QFAC 2017.
During his final year of high school, Alexander started his own clothing business called 6rep which symbolized the city of Toronto and targeted the younger demographic of hip hop fans. He organized the design, production and logistics of producing 4 different clothing lines and shipped them to his customers through his ecommerce store which he developed himself.
In addition to his clothing business, Alexander has worked diligently every summer as a Tennis Instructor and works very closely with other instructors to create a fun environment for the children. He makes sure all the children are developing tennis skills at a steady pace and looks after the children throughout the day ensuring their safety. Alexander earned his Tennis Instructor Certification in 2015 through Tennis Canada and has been working under that title since.
Alexander also enjoys playing Tennis in his spare time and previously used to compete at a Provincial level in tournaments across Ontario. In addition, he spends a lot of his time producing music as a hobby and is also very proficient with many graphic design skills such as Photoshop and video editing.
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James is in his first year of the Commerce program at Queen’s University. Living in Keswick, ON, James attended Our Lady of the Lake CHS, where he was the founder of a student-run Stock Market Club and acted as the First Nations Metis and Inuit Liaison for the York Catholic District School Board. This year, 2017, marks his first year as a member of QFAC executive team, where he will be serving as a logistics officer.
Prior to attending Queen’s, James was the Boat Rental Manager for Krates Marina; a marina with over 500 slips for both recreational and full-time boaters. Some of his responsibilities included maintaining customer relationships, improving operations, and coordinating activities.
At Queen’s, James has spent time exploring the many different opportunities available as a business student through attending and participating in several initiatives. Among these initiatives are attending Queen’s Conference on the Business Environment Today as a delegate, joining Queen’s Accounting Association’s (QAA) membership program, and participating in Queen’s Commerce Trading Competition’s (QCTC) stock simulation competition.
Aside from school, James enjoys playing hockey, white water rafting, and boating. James is looking forward to working with QFAC’s 2017 executive team to make this year’s conference one to remember.
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Connor is in his first year at the Smith School of Business and is one of the logistics officers for QFAC this year after previously holding the role of first year representative. Growing up in King City, Ontario, Connor attended Aurora High School where the highlight of his final year was participating with the alpine ski team where he placed 1st overall in the slalom race at the 2016 Ontario OFSAA competition. Connor also ran a school club, Students Helping Students, that exceeded its fundraising goal in support of refugees from the European migrant crisis.
At Queen’s, Connor has founded and serves as an administrator for the Queen’s Squash Ladder, where he actively manages competition between over 50 players.
Over the past two summers, Connor has co-founded and operated a successful window washing and odd jobs business from his cottage on Georgian Bay. He will be working full time at his cottage next summer managing his business. Connor has also worked as a lifeguard, swim instructor and camp counsellor.
In his spare time, Connor enjoys playing guitar, squash, tennis, skiing and travelling. He is thrilled to work with the 2017 QFAC executive team to create an unforgettable conference.
Bailey is in his first year at the Smith School of Business, and currently serves as the Marketing Coordinator for QFAC 2017, after having served as a First-Year Representative in 2016. Having grown up in Gananoque, Ontario, Bailey attended Gananoque Secondary School where he coordinated the opening of a DECA Chapter in his Grade 12 year, the first Chapter in the Upper Canada District School Board.
Over the past year, Bailey competed as a professional BMX racer across Ontario and Quebec, where he went on to win the Quebec Provincial Final in the Junior Elite section. Last summer, Bailey worked as a Customer Service Representative for the Bank of Montreal in his hometown of Gananoque, Ontario, also working as a Waiter part time at the local Maple Leaf Restaurant Bailey is still determining his employment for the summer of 2017.
In his spare time, Bailey enjoys socializing with friends, playing a variety of sports, and travelling. He is very eager to continue his work with the QFAC Executive in 2017 as Marketing Coordinator.
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Jon is a third-year student in the Queen’s Commerce program, and serves as an education coordinator within QFAC.
For the upcoming summer, Jon will be completing a summer internship at J.P. Morgan with the Investment Banking division. Previously Jon has held internships with the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan in the Private Capital Group and the Canadian Equities division within RBC Global Asset Management.
Outside of QFAC, Jon is also a Portfolio Manager in the Consumers & Healthcare sector for the Queen’s University Investment Counsel, helping manage over $1,000,000 in Canadian and US equities for the Smith School of Business. Jon is also a Cases Director for the Queen’s Commerce Corporate Challenge (Q3C), helping lead Canada’s premiere undergraduate case competition.
In his spare time, Jon enjoys reading, playing basketball and travelling. He is looking forward to his final year at Queen’s and making QFAC 2017 a great experience for all delegates!
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Raised in Toronto, Ontario, Kingsley is completing his third year as an undergraduate in the Queen’s Commerce Program. Prior to his time at Queen’s Kingsley attended Michael Power/St. Joseph High School where he was Quarterback of the football team, and an Executive on the school Leadership Committee.
Kingsley’s additional involvements at the Smith School of Business included the position of Logistics Coordinator with the Commerce Executive on Orientation (CEO), and Events Coordinator with the student life committee Board Meeting (BM). He spent his past summer as an Associate with Mackenzie Investments at their Toronto office, and will be completing a four-month term with Dream Unlimited as an Analyst on their Office REIT this year.
Beyond his interest in finance, Kingsley is a decorated golfer, tennis player, and a football enthusiast. He is also in the process of a semester abroad for the winter term at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic.
Kingsley’s interest in the financial services industry and global markets led him to pursue his current position as Internal Delegates for QFAC 2017. He is incredibly passionate about the conference, and is excited to contribute to its reputation.
Matthew is currently in his first-year of the Bachelor of Commerce Program at the Queen’s Smith School of Business. This year, Matthew will be joining QFAC as an Education Coordinator; filling the shoes of a new position within the club.
Matthew grew up in Ajax, Ontario and attend Pickering High School where he graduated with the highest proficiency for the Financial Securities course. During his time in high school, Matthew served as the president of Pickering High School’s DECA chapter, the Director of Finance at a student run non-profit, and as the Youth Ambassador Chair for Ajax’s Annual Home Week Festival. Along with his academic extracurricular involvement, Matthew also played competitive hockey and soccer for the Town of Ajax.
This past summer Matthew was fortunate to intern at Next Edge Capital, an alternative asset manager with over ~$350 Million AUM where he learned the fundamentals of equity research and fundamental analysis.
At Queen’s Matthew plays intramural soccer and is currently a lifeguard and swimming instructor for the university.
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Brody is in his third year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the special events director for QFAC 2017.
Previously in his second year, Brody completed a 16-week internship at Customplan Financial Vancouver as a summer analyst working on investment analysis and risk management.
At Queen’s, Brody serves as Project Director for Queen’s Venture Capital, a student-run committee focused on connecting student entrepreneurs with venture capital resources to grow their start-ups. Brody is also an Events Director of the All Year Social, a student-run committee responsible for holding events for the commerce faculty.
Beyond his interest in finance, Brody enjoys adventure sports and golf in his spare time. Last year while working as a summer analyst at his previous internship, he was simultaneously working towards significantly improving his golf handicap differential. He is currently completing an exchange in Singapore, at Singapore Management University.
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Aislin is the External Delegates Coordinator for QFAC and is in her second year in the Queen’s Commerce program. Last year, she was one of the Sponsorship Coordinators and really enjoyed watching the conference come to life. Aislin will be working at Scotiabank this summer in the Global Capital Markets Summer Internship program and last summer was the Program Director at the Cognashene Recreation Program.
In addition to her involvement with QFAC, Aislin is the Queen’s Case Competition & Debate Director for the Inter Collegiate Business Competition, Canada’s longest-running undergraduate business case competition. She is also a competitor on the Queen’s Case Competition Union, a team of 20 students that represents Queen’s at international case competitions, and she will be competing in Montreal and Rotterdam this year.
Beyond her interest in finance, Aislin is an avid skier and traveller. She is extremely excited to undertake the role of Delegates Coordinator for QFAC 2017!
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