Sponsorship Team Bios
Sponsorship Team Bios
Irena is in her second year at the Smith School of Business and serves as one of two sponsorship directors. She graduated from Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby second in her class, and was awarded the Whitby Youth Council Scholarship for her volunteering efforts. At Queen’s, Irena is also an Analyst for Queen’s University Investment Counsel in the Energy and Utilities sector, and serves as an Analyst for the Queen’s Private Capital Group.
This past summer, Irena worked for Aequitas NEO Exchange, a new stock exchange in Toronto launched in March of 2015. At the exchange, Irena was responsible for creating an investor education program, where she planned and wrote the curriculum for an equity market structure basics course for university students. Irena worked for the exchange in 2015 on the private markets and listings teams, and currently works for the exchange as a daily media and markets analyst, sending a daily report to all staff and stakeholders. This summer, Irena will be joining Burgundy Asset Management in their Investments Group, rotating through the various region-based groups.
Irena is also an active member of Women in Capital Markets, where she is a mentor in the high school buddy program. Aside from academics, Irena enjoys long-distance running, art history, and learning languages. Irena is excited to be part of the QFAC 2017 team, and looks forward to building on the conference’s past success.
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Adam is in his second 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.
For the summer of 2017, Adam will be completing a summer internship with Altas Partners, a boutique private equity firm in Toronto. Previously, after his first year, Adam completed a 16-week internship with the Sales team at Mackenzie Investments as a summer analyst. As well, he is a Project Manager with CREO Solutions, a student-run consultancy that provides marketing, strategic and operational insights to both local and national businesses.
In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing the drums and piano, writing, and being a committed member of his intramural volleyball and basketball teams. Adam looks forward to an exciting year ahead, as QFAC aims to reach new heights in 2017.
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Born in raised in Oakville, Ontario, Ben is in his second year at the Smith School of Business and is very proud to be serving as a Sponsorship Coordinator for QFAC. Prior to attending Queen’s Ben attended Appleby College before being recruited to play both Hockey and Golf at Avon Old Farms, a Preparatory school in Avon, Connecticut.
In addition to QFAC, Ben serves as a Sponsorship Coordinator for the Queen’s Business Environment Today, Canada’s oldest student run Business Conference. Ben is also the Special Events Coordinator for the Queen’s Real Estate Investment Conference, which aims to bridge the gap between students interested in pursuing a career in Real Estate and professionals from the industry. This past Summer Ben completed a 12-week internship as a Private Equity Analyst at Chinook Capital Group.
In addition to his interest in Finance, Ben is passionate about hockey, golf and travelling and had the opportunity to backpack throughout Italy, France and Spain this past August.
Having attended QFAC as a delegate in both 1st and 2nd year, Ben is thrilled to be a part the executive, and looks forward to contributing to an exceptional conference.
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Emmalyn is in her second 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 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 a Marketing Coordinator for the Queen’s Healthcare and Business Conference, subsequent to serving as 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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Coming 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 first year in the Commerce program at the Smith School of Business. In September, 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. Last summer, Hriday 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 an amazing year with QFAC while exploring new opportunities at Queen’s.
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Madison is in her second year of the Queen’s Commerce program and currently serves as a sponsorship coordinator for QFAC 2017. Prior to her time at Queen’s, she attended the Bishop Strachan School in Toronto, Ontario where she participated in student government as the Graduating Class Prefect and captain of the varsity soccer team. 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.
This past summer, Madison completed an internship as a research analyst for Venator Capital Management, a Toronto-based investment firm. She is looking forward to next summer where she will complete a 16-week internship in the Acquisitions division of Lynx Equity Limited.
Beyond her interest in finance, Madison enjoys hockey, soccer, skiing and learning about graphic design. After attending QFAC as a delegate in 2016, Madison is excited to join the executive committee for the 2017 conference.
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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