Sponsorship Team Bios
Sponsorship Team Bios
Irena is in her third year in the Commerce program, and is excited to take on her role of Sponsorship Director. Previously, she served as a Sponsorship Coordinator, and First Year Representative. Outside of QFAC, Irena is a Portfolio Manager in the Financial Institutions Group of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel, a student-run group that manages $1.2 million on behalf of Queen’s University and Mackenzie Investments.
This past summer, Irena was an Investment Analyst at Burgundy Asset Management, a global investment manager with a value-investing approach. Irena is excited to be returning to Burgundy for the summer of 2018.
Outside of Commerce, Irena enjoys art history, reading, and writing, having been published several times. She is very excited to see the conference through another successful year!
Adam is in his third year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the Sponsorship Director for QFAC 2017, subsequent to serving as a Sponsorship Coordinator in 2016 and a First Year Representative in 2015.
This past summer, Adam completed a summer internship with Altas Partners, a Toronto-based private equity firm with ~$2 billion in AUM. Previously, Adam completed a spring internship in Securities at Goldman Sachs in London, UK, as well as a summer internship in Sales at Mackenzie Investments. Next summer, he is excited to be joining Goldman Sachs as an Investment Banking Analyst in New York.
At Queen’s, Adam is a Portfolio Manager in the Financial Institutions Group of the Queen’s University Investment Counsel (QUIC), a student-run group that manages a long-only equity portfolio of ~$1.2 million. Additionally, he is a Project Manager with CREO Solutions, a student-run paid consultancy.
Outside of commerce, Adam enjoys playing the drums and piano, writing, and playing basketball. Adam looks forward to another exciting year with QFAC!
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Ben is currently in his third year of the Bachelor of Commerce program at the Smith School of Business and serves as a Sponsorship Coordinator for QFAC 2017. Though Ben has attended QFAC twice previously, this is his first year as a member of the conferences executive team.
This past summer Ben worked as a member of the Central New Account team within Trade Settlements at the Bank of Montreal, where he supported the Nesbitt Burns Prime Brokerage teams. At Queen’s Ben also serves as an analyst for Limestone Capital, a student run investment counsel.
Outside of the classroom, Ben is an avid golfer and hockey player and also loves to travel. He is scheduled to travel to the University of Exeter in Exeter, UK to complete a semester abroad in January 2018.
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Emmalyn is in her third year at the Smith School of Business, and currently serves as a
Sponsorship Coordinator for QFAC 2017. Her interest in finance stems from managing her own investment portfolio, which she started while in high school.
Emmalyn has always worked during high school and university. This past summer, Emmalyn completed an internship as a Financial Analyst at Menkes Developments Ltd., where they manage commercial, retail and residential properties. In Summer 2016, she worked as a Research Analyst at Hotspex Inc., where they help clients measure and map human motivators that drive consumer decisions. Emmalyn has also worked for Mavencare, Re/Max, Indigo Books and Music (head office), and the Leaside Hockey Association.
At Queen’s, Emmalyn is also the Finance & Sponsorship Director for the Queen’s Healthcare and Business Conference, subsequent to serving as a Marketing Coordinator in 2017, and a Sponsorship Coordinator in 2016. As a Sponsorship Coordinator, Emmalyn was successful in securing several sponsors for their inaugural event in 2016.
Emmalyn attended the month-long Shad Valley International program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, where she studied business, science and technology-related subjects.
Emmalyn was born and raised in Toronto, and she enjoys investing, running, piano and travelling.
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Hailing from Mississauga, Ontario, Hriday earned the International Baccalaureate from St. Francis Xavier Secondary School where he was a finalist in the DECA business competition, finance executive for non-profits with donations over $5,000, and an award-winner for a global economics music video competition.
Hriday is currently in his second year in the Commerce program at the Smith School of Business. In his first year, he was delegated as the intern to the Chief Financial Officer of the Commerce Society where he assists the CFO in decision-making for revising operational expenses while budgeting ~$250,000 in student fees and revenues. This summer, Hriday co-founded an automotive wholesaling company to execute dealer-to-deler consignment while accessing $300,000 in an inventory financing guarantee from AFCDealer. Also, he worked as a cash administrator at a used-car dealership, accounting for operating cash flows of ~$12,000 for car-detailing services.
Aside from academics, Hriday enjoys travelling, keeping up with the music industry, and weightlifting. He is looking forward to another amazing year with QFAC while exploring new opportunities at Queen’s.
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Madison is in her third year of the Queen’s Commerce program, and currently serves as the sponsorship coordinator for QFAC 2017.
In the summer of 2017, Madison completed a summer internship on the Mergers and Acquisitions team at Lynx Equity Ltd. Previously in her second year, Madison completed an internship as a research analyst for Venator Capital Management, a Toronto-based investment firm.
At Queen’s, Madison has been involved in several different extra-curricular activities. A couple of these include the Queen’s Advancing Entrepreneurship Conference and the Commerce Executive on Orientation.
Beyond her interest in finance, Madison enjoys hockey, soccer, skiing and scuba diving. Next semester, she is excited to embark on her exchange in Rome, at John Cabot University.
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Mark is in his first year at the Smith School of Business and is thrilled to be able to contribute to the development of the conference as a Sponsorship Coordinator, succeeding his previous role as a First Year Representative. Though Mark was raised in Okotoks, Alberta, he graduated from West Island College in Calgary. Mark was heavily involved in his local community, participating in leadership camps and most notably mentoring a young boy through Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Last summer, Mark worked on a multi-family home development project, and was one of two employees that managed, organized and distributed all materials on site. Prior to this, Mark worked as a sales associate at a sports store, handling customer relations and inventory.
Throughout high school, Mark was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities, including the school marketing club and investment simulation, while also competing in several case competitions. While attending high school, Mark played three years of Junior A hockey in Alberta, where he was awarded the Scholastic Player of the Year for his team. In his final year, Mark took on a leadership role as an Assistant Captain.
In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, read and play a variety of sports. He is enthusiastic to rejoin the QFAC team for his second year and is excited to continue building its reputation as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate finance conferences.
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