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Martin Maurer
Director
Office 1029B
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Martin is a native of Austria who earned his PhD in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois. His research focused on training and development in business and industry, including instructional design and technologies, online instruction, and leadership development. Currently, Martin is pursuing a Master's degree in Finance part time. In his free time he enjoys hiking, soccer (both playing and watching), gardening, and cooking healthy foods.

Abhinav Brahmamdam
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Software Products Bloomberg, Excel, KMV
Office Hours Monday: 2:00 - 4:00
Sunday: 4:30 - 6:30

Abhinav is a junior studying Finance with minors in History and Political Science. He spent last summer interning as a Private Equity Summer Analyst with CC Industries, a Henry Crown Company in Chicago, IL. In his time at Illinois, Abhinav has been to 17 different countries across three continents.

Kyle Castner
Bloomberg Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Software Products Bloomberg, Rotman

Kyle Castner is currently earning his Bachelor in Science in Finance. His interests include investment management, real estate and trading. He is on the Bloomberg and Rotman teams.

Johnathon Gibson
Returning Fellow
Year Senior
Software Products Capital IQ, Crystal Ball, Excel
Office Hours Monday: 12:30 - 2:00
Tuesday: 7:00 - 9:30

John Gibson is studying Accounting and Finance and minoring in the Hoeft Technology & Management program. I am the academic director of the Investment Banking Academy and will be pursuing a full-time career within investment banking after graduation.

Sahir Jamal
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Software Products Bloomberg, Direct
Office Hours Tuesday: 5:00 - 7:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 2:00

Sahir is an Accounting and Finance major interested in asset management and consulting. He worked for a start up, d5 Technologies, this past summer serving as the Account Representative. He was also a Residential Adviser last year at Snyder Hall. In his free time he enjoys swimming and giving back to the community.

Nick Kortendick
Fellow and Webmaster
Year Sophomore
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Software Products Bloomberg and Matlab
Office Hours Tuesday: 3:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 2:00 - 4:00

Nick is a computer science major with interests in algorithmic trading. He specializes in the quantitative products at the MIL and is responsible for the website and database implementation. If you spot any problems with this site or the database, be sure to email him.

Jennifer Lee
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Software Products Capital IQ, KMV, Rotman
Office Hours Wednesday: 12:00 - 2:30
Sunday: 2:00 - 3:30

Jennifer is a junior pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Accountancy, and a minor in the Hoeft Technology and Management Program. She interned at Citigroup Sales & Trading in New York after her sophomore year and is interested in Investment Banking.

Dave Lorenc
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Software Products Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Direct
Office Hours Monday: 11:00 - 12:30
Tuesday: 12:30 - 3:00

David is a junior pursuing a dual-degree in Finance and Accounting with an Engineering minor in Technology & Management. He interned this past summer for TIAA-CREF's Asset Management Audit division, and is interested in investment banking.

Aleksandar Milosevic
Capital IQ & Direct Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Software Products Capital IQ, Excel, KMV, Direct

Aleks is a senior studying Finance with interests in investment banking. He interned with Citigroup last summer with their investment banking group in Chicago. In his free time he enjoys playing basketball and watching tennis.

Jordan Peasel
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Software Products Bloomberg, Crystal Ball, Direct
Office Hours Thursday: 12:30 - 2:00
Sunday: 7:00 - 9:30

Jordan is a Finance and Accounting major with a minor in math. He spent the summer interning for GE Capital in their Financial Management Program and will be returning there for second internship.

David Van Vlierbergen
Excel Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Software Products Capital IQ, Excel, Rotman

David is a senior studying Finance and Accountancy with an Engineering minor in Technology Management. He spent Summer 2014 working in the Investment Banking Division of J.P. Morgan - New York. David has helped start Illini Capital Management - Student Managed Fund, and he is passionate about giving back to the community through his nonprofit organization, Cause-Centric Solutions.

Lab Assistants

Garrick Bradley
Lab Assistant
Year Graduate Student
Office Hours Monday: 9:00 - 11:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 11:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 10:30

Garrick is a graduate Teacher's Assistant for MBA 501 and 502. He will be studying for the CPA in Spring 2015 and working full-time for Grant Thornton in Fall 2015.

Toheeb Okenla
Lab Assistant
Year Sophomore
Office Hours Monday: 4:00 - 6:00
Wednesday: 2:30 - 6:00
Thursday: 5:30 - 7:30
Sunday: 1:00 - 4:30

Toheeb is an Information Systems/Information Technology major and is minoring in Computer Science.

Victoria Shen
Lab Assistant
Year Senior
Office Hours Sunday: 6:00 - 9:30
Wednesday: 6:00 - 9:30
Thursday 11:00 - 12:30
Thursday 7:30 - 9:30
Friday: 2:30 - 5:00
Sunday: 3:30 - 7:30

Victoria is currently a senior majoring in Finance and minoring in Theatre. As she is graduating a year early, she is making the most of her senior year by holding various positions, including being a Tutor Manager for the College of Business Tutoring Program, Vice President/Secretary for the Krannert Center Student Association, and Treasurer for the What You Will Shakespeare Company, among others. She is interested in becoming an equity analyst after she graduates.

Past Senior Fellows

Krishnan Chandra
Class of 2014
Company LinkedIn

Krishnan was a fellow in the lab from 2012-2014, teaching Bloomberg, Crystal Ball and Matlab. He majored in computer science and math, and developed the database system for the MIL. Krishnan is now a software engineer at LinkedIn.

Michael DeRenzo
Class of 2014
Company Mercer

Michael obtained a BS in finance and accountancy. He has interests in equity research and investment management. After graduation, he started working full time as an analyst in Mercer's Investment Consulting group in Chicago, Illinois.

Dan Kleeman
Class of 2014
Company Morningstar

Daniel Kleeman majored in Finance and led the Excel team at the Market Information Lab. Daniel joined Morningstar full-time and sat for the CFA Level 1 exam in June.

Errol Kutan
Class of 2014
Company OptionsCity

Errol Kutan was a graduate student studying financial engineering at UIUC. Having been a fellow since the Spring of 2011, he was involved with several teams within the MIL. His interests include statistical applications to finance, computer science, and applied math. Errol started working as a trading support engineer at OptionsCity software directly after graduation.

Khushboo Mittal
Class of 2014
Company Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Khushboo was a senior fellow and led the Capital IQ and Moody's KMV team. She graduated as a finance and accounting major with a technology and management minor. She now works at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an Investment Banking Analyst.