Class of 2014
Tyler Frederick is a junior pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance at The Ohio State University. Tyler is a member of the Honors Cohort Program, which focuses on leadership, team building, presentation skills, and community service through a partnership with a focus company. He was also admitted into the highly selective Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program where he became certified in financial modeling and valuation through Wall Street Prep. In addition, Tyler is a member of the Ohio State Varsity Lacrosse team and has recently been selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, ECAC All-Academic, and Ohio State Scholar Athlete.
Tyler returned home to Baltimore, MD during the summer of 2012 for an internship with The American Red Cross, a disaster relief agency and the largest supplier of blood and blood products in the United States. Amongst his varied tasks, Tyler helped refresh the baseline benchmark analysis to evaluate how the costs to support the Information Technology department compare with other non-profit organizations. He also assisted in other various comparative analysis studies and tasks to support the finance department.
Eric Hornung is a junior at The Ohio State University pursuing majors in Finance and Economics with a minor in Chinese (Mandarin). Eric is an alumni of Business Scholars, a competitive program for high achieving students with an interest in business, and helped to found the first Business Scholars Leadership Council serving as Vice President. He has also studied abroad in Costa Rica studying green business practices, volunteered in impoverished neighborhoods of Ecuador, and won the 2010 SCNO Case Competition sponsored by Deloitte Consulting, a venture capital case. Understanding the challenges new Ohio State students face coming to such a large university, Eric is serving as a Fisher Peer Advisor assisting freshmen in their business survey course.
Eric returned home to Cleveland this summer to work at The Ancora Group, a private wealth management firm in Cleveland, where he was responsible for completing equity research, developing material for investment strategies and client proposals, and updating inefficient reporting databases. His research was cap-stoned with a 59 page report and analysis comparing the advantages of active versus passive investing comparing domestic, emerging market, international, and fixed income funds to respective indices. The previous summer Eric served as a summer analyst for Parker Hannifin in Hong Kong and delivered short and long-term Social Media and CSR plans for Parker, specific to its Asia Pacific Group.
Currently, Eric is a member of the Buckeye Leadership Fellows, a program powered by Ohio State alumni that empowers students with real world challenges. Eric is also President of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and co-Founder/Treasurer of BiggerThanTheGame, an on-campus charity.
Jess Hunger is a junior in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. He is pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance and minors in both Economics and Communications. He was admitted to the Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program and is now certified in financial modeling and valuation through Wall Street Prep. Jess was also one of thirty students admitted to the Honors Cohort Program which focuses on leadership, team building, presentation skills, and community service through a partnership with a focus company. In addition, Jess was elected to serve as the VP of Finance for Fisher Forward, a growing student organization which pairs upper class mentors with a first or second year business student.
Outside of the classroom, Jess is involved in Greek life and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity where he served as the Community Service Chairman for the past year. This past summer, Jess interned at Meyer Products, a leading manufacturer in the snow and ice control industry. While interning for Meyer he forecasted revenues and projected inventory levels for over 5000 parts. In 2011, Jess interned with World Shipping where he completed a health and benefits audit on over 500 employees.
Jeff Kessler is a junior in the Fisher College of Business pursuing a BSBA in Finance, Accounting, and Economics. He is currently a member of the Honors Cohort program, which emphasizes leadership, team building, and community service through experiential learning and corporate partnerships. As a junior, Jeff was accepted into the highly selective Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program and has received certification in financial and valuation modeling.
In his first two years, Jeff worked as a Resident Advisor and then as a Resident Manager supervising a staff of 30 employees and managing the operations of three residence halls housing over 500 students. Upon first starting at Ohio State, he became actively involved with Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations while also interning at a Human Resources Consulting Firm part-time. Later, Jeff was initiated into Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Fraternity where he currently is Director of Corporate Relations. Additionally, Jeff serves as the President of Fisher Citizenship Program leading the affairs of 17 executive board members to further grow and develop the program integrating over 1,500 first year students into the Fisher College of Business annually.
Jeff continues to become more experienced in the financial services industry having obtained internships in both private wealth management at a mid-sized brokerage, and corporate and institutional banking at PNC Bank.
Patrick Lynch is a junior at The Ohio State University pursuing a major in Finance. He was admitted into the highly selective Fisher Futures Investment Banking program. This is a program built to prepare students for an internship in investment banking. Through this program, students gain certification in financial modeling and valuation by way of Wall Street Prep. Patrick was also accepted into the selective Financial Services Industry Cluster, a class taught by an expert Fisher faculty lecturer as well as top business professionals. The industry cluster program offers its students hands-on training in the financial services industry. Throughout his college career Patrick has been highly involved outside the classroom. As a sophomore, he was appointed Vice President of the Fisher Real Estate Society, a student organization designed to inform students on all the career opportunities involving the real estate field. Patrick also is highly involved in the Columbus soccer community as both a coach and player.
Brian Mathews is a junior in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Brian is pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance. As a sophomore, Brian was accepted into the highly selective Fisher Futures Program. Brian is certified in financial modeling and valuation through the Wall Street Prep program. He is actively involved in several organizations within the Fisher School of Business including the Undergraduate Finance Association, and the Common Cents Investment Group. Brian also participates on a club athletics team at the university.
Throughout his sophomore year, Brian worked as an intern at (Bank of America) Merrill Lynch for a Financial Advisory team. Following this experience, Brian was accepted as an analyst at a local investment banking firm, Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC. During the summer he worked as an analyst on over 50 municipal bond financings with total par values of over $500 million. As an analyst at a smaller firm, Brian has hands-on experience in all phases of the underwriting process. This school year, Brian is continuing employment at RSA, where he works approximately 30 hours per week.
Ryan Matthews is a junior in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. Ryan is pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance. As a sophomore, Ryan was selected to participate in Fisher Futures, a highly selective program for students pursuing a career in investment banking. Through Fisher Futures Ryan became certified in financial and valuation modeling through Wall Street Prep. As a freshman at Ohio State, Ryan joined the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and was elected as Social Chairman.
This past summer Ryan interned with the Young Entrepreneurs of America through the Student Painters Internship Program. Throughout the spring Ryan implemented a marketing plan for his business and also held interviews with potential employees. During the summer Ryan ran a $35,000 painting business with a profit margin of 25%. Tasks throughout the summer included: production forecasts, profit analyses, hiring and managing 6 employees, and maintaining open lines of communication with 21 clients.
Davon Norris is a junior at The Ohio State University double majoring in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Economics. Since his sophomore year, Davon has studied in the Accounting Honors Program which places strong emphasis on critical thinking skills to solve complex accounting issues. He has also been accepted in Fisher Futures, a selective program preparing students for the investment banking industry. Davon is certified in financial modeling and valuation through Wall Street Prep. He has also been involved outside the classroom. He currently serves as the Vice President of Pledge Education and Social Committee Co-Chair for Delta Sigma Pi and is also a Diversity Ambassador aiding Ohio State University in recruiting minority students.
During the Summer of 2012, Davon interned with the Shenzhen Economic and Trade Representative Office in Sydney, Australia. As an intern, he offered consulting services for Australian companies interested in expanding their operations into Shenzhen, China. Davon created a proposal for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) explaining the benefits of increasing their Chinese operations and establishing services in Shenzhen.
Ryan Shon is a junior in the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University and is a double major in Finance and Accounting. Recently, he was accepted into Fisher Futures, which is a highly selective program that places a heavy emphasis on financial modeling and the many aspects of Investment Banking. He is certified in financial modeling through Wall Street Prep. He has been a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity for over 16 months and currently resides as the Chairman to the Capital Campaign, which is a sub-organization of Kappa Sigma that has been formed to raise $1.5 million for updates to its chapter house. As Chairman, he directs, organizes, and oversees the 4 committees that will work towards the target goal.
This summer, Ryan interned at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in downtown Columbus. He carried out various administrative tasks and monitored the day-to-day flow in the market. Ryan has funded all of his tuition and part of his living expenses via two scholarships from the university and one from his Fraternity, which were granted to him for his outstanding academics and student involvement. As a freshman, he participated in the London Honors Study Abroad program. In addition to other involvement, he is a member of the Accounting Association and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Nicholas Summe is a junior in the Fisher College of Business. He is pursuing a BSBA with a specialization in Finance and a minor in Economics. As a sophomore, Nicholas was selected to participate in Fisher Futures, a selective program for students pursuing a career in investment banking. As part of the program, he became certified in financial modeling and valuation through Wall Street Prep. Outside of the classroom, Nicholas has been involved with Buckeye Capital Investors and the Wrestling Club.
During the summer of 2011, Nicholas interned with AlphaMark Advisors, a financial advisory firm in the Greater Cincinnati area. While at AlphaMark, he supported the portfolio manager in monitoring the firm’s investments and identifying suitable investment candidates by utilizing proprietary discounted cash flow models. This past summer, Nicholas worked in Hong Kong in the actuarial department of Ace Life Insurance Company. He helped the department in updating interest rate swaps, cross currency swaps, bond yields and solvency values on a daily basis. He also helped to backtest a new strategy for the firm’s equity investments.
Alexander Urban is a junior at The Ohio State University pursuing a dual degree / triple major in Finance, Political Science, and Chinese. As a member of the Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program, he received extensive training in financial modeling and business valuation. Alexander was further selected to participate in the Fisher College of Business Honors Cohort, a leadership program that takes a holistic approach to learning through experience and applied service.
Alexander is highly active outside of the classroom. He currently works as a Resident Advisor in Jones Tower Residence Hall and as a Fisher Business School Ambassador, serving as a student representative at recruiting events and orientation sessions.
This past summer Alexander interned at The Red Flag Group in Hong Kong, an independent consulting firm specializing in corporate governance and compliance. He was responsible for a comprehensive research project on the top 150 companies by market capitalization in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – giving a detailed presentation to the CEO on his findings and participating in a due diligence project that enabled companies to better screen potential acquisitions for red flags.
Prior to enrolling at OSU, Alexander was educated at international schools in Hong Kong, Beijing and London.
Tianchao Xu is a junior at the Fisher College of Business pursuing majors in Finance and Accounting, and a minor in professional writing. He is currently a member of the Fisher Futures program, which exposes members to the investment banking industry and financial modeling. He was also admitted into the Honors Contract and Financial Industry Cluster programs. Outside of the classroom, he was also involved as the fundraising committee director for Global Business Brigades, a microfinance non-profit organization that sponsors students to participate in sustainable business development projects in under-privileged areas.
This past summer, Tianchao interned as an analyst at Intelligent Edge Advisors in New York. He assisted in developing the valuation decks for a sell-side pitch for a healthcare company using intrinsic and market-based valuation methodologies. He also participated in the due diligence process for a $20 mm sale of an industrial company as well as in expanding and following up with the lists of potential strategic buyers and financial sponsors.