Staff

Martin Maurer
Director
Office 1029B

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 Senior
Major Finance and Political Science
Software Products Bloomberg, Excel
Office Hours Monday: 9:00am - 11:00am
Wednesday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Abhinav is a senior in the Business Honors Program studying finance and political science. He is on the Executive Committees of Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity and the Investment Banking Academy. Additionally, he is a Business 101 Section Leader and works for the College of Business Undergraduate Affairs Office. Abhinav interned in the Investment Banking Division of Moelis & Company and will be returning there full time after graduation.

Indra Garimidi
Incoming Fellow
Year Junior
Major Finance and Accountancy
Software Products Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Excel
Office Hours Monday: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Indra has a strong interest in finance and plans to pursue a career in investment banking after graduation. In his free time, Indra enjoys watching Chicago sports, traveling, and reading. Indra's secretly a massive Taylor Swift fan, but he'll never admit it in public.

Connor Gleason
Incoming Fellow
Year Junior
Major Finance and Statistics
Software Products Bloomberg, @Risk, Argus DCF
Office Hours Monday: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 1:00pm

Connor is a Junior pursuing a dual degree in Finance and Statistics. In addition to being a Fellow at the Market Information Lab he is a member of the Finance and Investment Management Academies and Phi Chi Theta Professional Fraternity. Next summer Connor will be a trading intern at BP's oil trading desk.

Jacob Keal
Incoming Fellow
Year Junior
Major Mechanical Engineering
Software Products Matlab, Direct, Rotman
Office Hours Tuesday: 9:00am - 11:00am
Thursday: 9:00am - 11:00am

Jacob has used Matlab extensively for his work as a mechanical engineering student and offers expertise ranging from basic plotting to simulating non-linear differential equations. He also brings experience on the business side, including expertise with equities, options, ETFs, and is expanding his knowledge of mutual funds and portfolio allocation models while working on the Morningstar Direct team. Last summer he spent a week at BP's IST trading desk working with Rotman, and will be returning for a trading internship in summer 2016.

Nick Kortendick
Senior Fellow & Webmaster
Year Junior
Major Computer Science
Minor Hoeft Technology and Management
Software Products Matlab, Bloomberg

Nick has been at the MIL since his freshman year. He worked at Wealthfront as a Software Engineering Intern over the past summer and will be at Google for the next summer.

Jennifer Lee
Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Major Finance
Minor Hoeft Technology and Management
Software Products Capital IQ, Rotman

Jen is a senior studying Finance and minoring in Technology & Management. She currently works with the strategic initiatives of the MIL and serves as the president of the Investment Banking Academy. In the past, she has held internships at Citigroup in its S&T and IB divisions, and will be working at Evercore Partners as an investment banking analyst after graduation.

Jeff Lorden
Lab Assistant
Year Sophomore
Major Finance
Lab Hours Monday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Jeff is a sophomore studying Finance and is interested in Investment Management or Asset Management. He previously interned with Advisors Asset Management for the last two summers.
Dave Lorenc
Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Major Finance and Accounting
Minor Hoeft Technology and Management
Software Products Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Direct

David worked at Houlihan Lokey last summer in their Investment Banking group and will be returning there for full-time. He enjoys playing golf and snowboarding in his free time.

Zachary Miller
Returning Fellow
Year Senior
Major Finance
Software Products Capital IQ, Excel
Office Hours Monday: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Tuesday: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Zach is an undergraduate Senior studying Finance and a Returning Fellow on the Capital IQ and Excel product teams. This past summer he interned as an investment banking analyst with Moelis & Company in Chicago and will be returning there full time.

Jordan Peasel
Senior Fellow
Year Senior
Major Finance and Accounting
Minor Math
Software Products Bloomberg, @Risk, Direct

Jordan is a senior interested in investment management. He spent the past two summers at GE Capital and assisted with the disposition of many of its businesses.

Georgio Ronis
Incoming Fellow
Year Junior
Major Finance and Accounting
Software Products Bloomberg, Capital IQ, @Risk
Office Hours Wednesday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Thursday: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Georgio is a junior pursuing a dual degree in finance and accounting and is interested in investment banking. Last summer he interned with U.S. Cellular.

Justin Sumait
Lab Assistant
Year Senior
Major Accounting
Lab Hours Sunday 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Tuesday 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Thursday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Friday 10:00am - 11:30am

Justin is a current senior in Accounting. He joined the MIL team last summer and has been enjoying working there ever since. During his free time he enjoys looking at the sky, watching paint dry and occasionally watching C-SPAN.

Michael Tornaritis
Incoming Fellow
Year Sophomore
Major Finance
Software Products Matlab, Rotman
Lab Hours Wednesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Michael Tornaritis is currently a Finance major (with plans to switch into Statistics & Computer Science and Economics). He is interested in quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, and applications of big data.

Wenchao Yang
Returning Fellow
Year Senior
Major Statistics
Software Products @Risk, Matlab, Rotman
Lab Hours Friday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wenchao Yang is in his senior year of undergraduate studies working toward a Bachelor of Science in Statistics with Minor in Computer Science. His interests lie in the convergence of Statistics with Computer Science. Outside of MIL, he holds a research assistant position and works on writing the R package ‘GMWM’.

Eric Zhang
Returning Fellow
Year Junior
Major Finance and Accountancy
Software Products Capital IQ, Excel, Direct
Lab Hours Tuesday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Eric is a junior studying accounting and finance within the College of Business. He spent last summer interning for Deloitte Consulting and will be pursuing investment banking after graduation.