Strategic Capital Group

Who We Are

The Strategic Capital Group, or SCG, is USIT's internal portfolio management group. SCG is a dedicated group of analysts that monitor investments after they have been added to the portfolio, lead the stock pitch teams, and direct small-group mentorship groups to pass on their knowledge.

SCG consists of Junior Analysts, Senior Analysts, and Portfolio Managers. SCG Junior Analysts are trained through an accelerated finance and accounting curriculum taught by the group head, the Director of Investment. Junior Analysts and other qualified members then progress to the Senior Analyst position where they mentor and teach new USIT members in Analyst Group settings. Upperclassmen SCG members can then become Portfolio Managers and run their own portfolio using a portion of USIT's funds. 

How to Join

Members of SCG are chosen through a competitive application and interview process each year. Freshmen can join at the Junior Analyst level each Fall semester. The selection process begins with resume and application submission. Individuals are then asked to attend an invitational lunch to meet the members of SCG. Applicants who advance to the next stage will be called in to interview with the Executive Board and senior SCG members. Candidates do not need to have prior financial knowledge but should demonstrate interest, work ethic, and intellectual curiosity.

USIT recruits for Junior Analysts during the beginning of the fall semester. Interested applications should attend our information sessions to gain more insight into the organization, process, and current members. All majors are welcome to apply. Recruitment has closed for Fall 2018.

Senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers are chosen at the end of each Spring semester through a rigorous interview process. While previous financial knowledge is not necessary to join SCG at the Junior Analyst level, applicants to Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager positions must have demonstrated knowledge in finance through the Junior Analyst program, internships, competitions, or extensive investment team experience. 

Our Team

Director of Investment

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Matt Hopp
Nashville, TN
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020
investment@usiteam.org

Matt is a Junior majoring in Business Honors and Finance. When he’s not in the classroom or the FERC, you can find him in the nearest body of water: wakesurfing, scuba diving, or just hanging out. Matt has spent the past two summers working in wealth management and credit investing, and he will be joining Point72’s hedge fund internship program in New York next summer.

 

Portfolio Managers

   Phoebe Lin   Healthcare Plano, TX BHP, Finance, Mathematics Class of 2019  Phoebe loves exploring Austin restaurants and watching ABC comedies, especially Fresh Off the Boat. As a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Senior, Phoebe interned with Evercore's M&A group in New York last summer. She will be joining The Blackstone Group as a Private Equity Analyst for full-time.

Phoebe Lin
Healthcare
Plano, TX
BHP, Finance, Mathematics
Class of 2019

Phoebe loves exploring Austin restaurants and watching ABC comedies, especially Fresh Off the Boat. As a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Senior, Phoebe interned with Evercore's M&A group in New York last summer. She will be joining The Blackstone Group as a Private Equity Analyst for full-time.

   Aaron Raj   Healthcare Plano, TX Finance Class of 2020  Aaron is passionate about basketball, politics, movies, live comedy, Harry Potter, and inequality. With previous experience in investment banking and private equity, he spent this summer interning at an asset management firm in Austin. Also, if you ever hear someone say "Adraj" and have no idea who on Earth they're talking about, it's him.

Aaron Raj
Healthcare
Plano, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Aaron is passionate about basketball, politics, movies, live comedy, Harry Potter, and inequality. With previous experience in investment banking and private equity, he spent this summer interning at an asset management firm in Austin. Also, if you ever hear someone say "Adraj" and have no idea who on Earth they're talking about, it's him.

   Bryan Goh   Tech, Media, and Telecom Houston, TX Finance Class of 2019  Bryan is a senior finance major who enjoys watching the latest TV shows and movies, as well as going to classical music concerts. He is passionate about the media and entertainment industry, having prior experience interning with HBO in Los Angeles. He has recently completed an internship with Houlihan Lokey's Financial Advisory Services division in Dallas.

Bryan Goh
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Houston, TX
Finance
Class of 2019

Bryan is a senior finance major who enjoys watching the latest TV shows and movies, as well as going to classical music concerts. He is passionate about the media and entertainment industry, having prior experience interning with HBO in Los Angeles. He has recently completed an internship with Houlihan Lokey's Financial Advisory Services division in Dallas.

   Srija Nalla   Tech, Media, and Telecom Plano, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2019  Srija enjoys learning new dance choreography, finding new music on Spotify, and reading up on sports cars. Srija is a Business Honors and Finance Senior with experience working at the intersection of technology and finance. She had a great time interning with Goldman Sachs’ TMT Investment Banking group in San Francisco and looks forward to returning for full-time.

Srija Nalla
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Plano, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

Srija enjoys learning new dance choreography, finding new music on Spotify, and reading up on sports cars. Srija is a Business Honors and Finance Senior with experience working at the intersection of technology and finance. She had a great time interning with Goldman Sachs’ TMT Investment Banking group in San Francisco and looks forward to returning for full-time.

   Ananya Rajesh   Tech, Media, and Telecom Dallas, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2020  Ananya enjoys visiting art museums, watching Curb your Enthusiasm, cooking, and working towards education improvement. Ananya is a BHP/Plan II student minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She worked at Vista Equity Partners, one of the largest technology private equity firms in the country, this past summer. She is excited to join Evercore New York for Summer 2019.

Ananya Rajesh
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Dallas, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Ananya enjoys visiting art museums, watching Curb your Enthusiasm, cooking, and working towards education improvement. Ananya is a BHP/Plan II student minoring in Middle Eastern Studies. She worked at Vista Equity Partners, one of the largest technology private equity firms in the country, this past summer. She is excited to join Evercore New York for Summer 2019.

   Megan Tran-Olmsted   Natural Resources Allen, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2019  Megan enjoys camping & hiking, mountain trekking, yoga, and taking road trips. Additionally she enjoys all things food (cooking, baking, and eating). Megan is a Business Honors, Finance Senior with experience in private equity and investment banking. She will be joining Goldman Sachs Investment Banking after graduation in the Natural Resources group.

Megan Tran-Olmsted
Natural Resources
Allen, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

Megan enjoys camping & hiking, mountain trekking, yoga, and taking road trips. Additionally she enjoys all things food (cooking, baking, and eating). Megan is a Business Honors, Finance Senior with experience in private equity and investment banking. She will be joining Goldman Sachs Investment Banking after graduation in the Natural Resources group.

   Priyanka Suri   Natural Resources Southlake, TX Finance Class of 2019  Priyanka is a senior studying finance with a minor in music. Following her time in private wealth management and debt capital markets, she interned in oil & gas investment banking with Goldman Sachs in Houston last summer and will be returning after graduation. Outside of finance, Priyanka enjoys dystopian film, singing, and playing piano.

Priyanka Suri
Natural Resources
Southlake, TX
Finance
Class of 2019

Priyanka is a senior studying finance with a minor in music. Following her time in private wealth management and debt capital markets, she interned in oil & gas investment banking with Goldman Sachs in Houston last summer and will be returning after graduation. Outside of finance, Priyanka enjoys dystopian film, singing, and playing piano.

   Ryan Spencer   Natural Resources Cypress, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2019  In addition to being a chocolate milk connoisseur, Ryan also enjoys catching movies at Alamo Drafthouse and tasting the savings of the $1.50 Sam's hotdog combo. Ryan is a Business Honors and Finance Senior with experience in investment banking, private equity, and oil and gas sector. He spent his summer in the Natual Resources Group at Goldman Sachs in the Houston office.

Ryan Spencer
Natural Resources
Cypress, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

In addition to being a chocolate milk connoisseur, Ryan also enjoys catching movies at Alamo Drafthouse and tasting the savings of the $1.50 Sam's hotdog combo. Ryan is a Business Honors and Finance Senior with experience in investment banking, private equity, and oil and gas sector. He spent his summer in the Natual Resources Group at Goldman Sachs in the Houston office.

   Pranidhi Dadhaniya   Consumer Sugar Land, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2020  Outside of the classroom, Pranidhi is passionate about yoga, fashion, and cooking. Pranidhi is a Business Honors and Finance Junior who spent this past summer as an investment banking intern at J.P. Morgan in New York and plans to return next summer.

Pranidhi Dadhaniya
Consumer
Sugar Land, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Outside of the classroom, Pranidhi is passionate about yoga, fashion, and cooking. Pranidhi is a Business Honors and Finance Junior who spent this past summer as an investment banking intern at J.P. Morgan in New York and plans to return next summer.

   Vibhav Joopelli   Consumer Houston, TX BHP, Finance, Plan II Class of 2020  In his free time, you can find Vibhav playing ultimate frisbee at Clark Field or frequenting the Taco Bell Cantina on Guad, a place he calls his second home. A Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II Junior, Vibhav spent this past summer interning with Perella Weinberg Partners in Denver. Next summer, he will be interning with Goldman Sachs in their Special Situations Group based out of Dallas.

Vibhav Joopelli
Consumer
Houston, TX
BHP, Finance, Plan II
Class of 2020

In his free time, you can find Vibhav playing ultimate frisbee at Clark Field or frequenting the Taco Bell Cantina on Guad, a place he calls his second home. A Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II Junior, Vibhav spent this past summer interning with Perella Weinberg Partners in Denver. Next summer, he will be interning with Goldman Sachs in their Special Situations Group based out of Dallas.

   Juan Mogollon   Industrials Katy, TX Finance Class of 2020  Juan likes to spend his time discovering wing restaurants on a national scale and catching up on the newest TV hits. His career interests include distressed securities, hostile takeovers, and cost-cutting transactions. He spent his past summer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch NY in investment banking and will be joining Evercore NY for Summer 2019.

Juan Mogollon
Industrials
Katy, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Juan likes to spend his time discovering wing restaurants on a national scale and catching up on the newest TV hits. His career interests include distressed securities, hostile takeovers, and cost-cutting transactions. He spent his past summer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch NY in investment banking and will be joining Evercore NY for Summer 2019.

   Alan Shaw   Industrials Austin, TX BHP, Finance, Plan II Class of 2020  Alan enjoys visiting art museums, trying out new recipes, and testing his luck at the poker table. Alan is a Junior Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II major with experience in public and private equity investing. This summer he worked at CIC Partners, a private equity firm based in Dallas. Alan will be joining Evercore in New York for summer 2019.

Alan Shaw
Industrials
Austin, TX
BHP, Finance, Plan II
Class of 2020

Alan enjoys visiting art museums, trying out new recipes, and testing his luck at the poker table. Alan is a Junior Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II major with experience in public and private equity investing. This summer he worked at CIC Partners, a private equity firm based in Dallas. Alan will be joining Evercore in New York for summer 2019.

 

Senior Analysts

   Nick Marchenko   Trumbull, Connecticut BHP Class of 2021  Nick loves to spend his free time competing in tennis for the UT Club Tennis Team, playing golf with friends, and exploring the hidden gems of Austin. You can also find him watching Billions in the FERC or listening to Frank Sinatra and hip hop music. This past summer, he studied abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China, and interned at an advisory firm focused on generating growth capital for early stage companies.

Nick Marchenko
Trumbull, Connecticut
BHP
Class of 2021

Nick loves to spend his free time competing in tennis for the UT Club Tennis Team, playing golf with friends, and exploring the hidden gems of Austin. You can also find him watching Billions in the FERC or listening to Frank Sinatra and hip hop music. This past summer, he studied abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China, and interned at an advisory firm focused on generating growth capital for early stage companies.

   Dhruv Dhuper   Spring, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2021  Dhruv enjoys watching Black Mirror, reading up on foreign affairs, and exploring Austin's many parks. He is a Business Honors and Finance Sophomore with experience in real estate investment and is particularly interested in learning more about startups and entrepreneurship.

Dhruv Dhuper
Spring, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2021

Dhruv enjoys watching Black Mirror, reading up on foreign affairs, and exploring Austin's many parks. He is a Business Honors and Finance Sophomore with experience in real estate investment and is particularly interested in learning more about startups and entrepreneurship.

   Zander van Geenen   Dallas, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2021  Zander enjoys playing soccer and the saxophone, but not at the same time. In addition, he enjoys building PCs. He is a Sophomore majoring in Business Honors and Finance. Over the summer, Zander interned at a middle-market investment bank in Austin.

Zander van Geenen
Dallas, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2021

Zander enjoys playing soccer and the saxophone, but not at the same time. In addition, he enjoys building PCs. He is a Sophomore majoring in Business Honors and Finance. Over the summer, Zander interned at a middle-market investment bank in Austin.

   Angela Yang   Plano, TX BHP Class of 2021  Angela spends her free time playing Tetris, crafting handmade paper goods, and watching late-night political satire. She spent this past summer studying supply chain in Hong Kong while exploring the counterfeit markets of China—catch her sporting Peppa Pig merchandise in solidarity of the counterculture meme movement.

Angela Yang
Plano, TX
BHP
Class of 2021

Angela spends her free time playing Tetris, crafting handmade paper goods, and watching late-night political satire. She spent this past summer studying supply chain in Hong Kong while exploring the counterfeit markets of China—catch her sporting Peppa Pig merchandise in solidarity of the counterculture meme movement.

   Peter Huang   Plano, TX BHP, Math, Economics, Plan II Class of 2021  In his free time, Peter likes to play/watch soccer, follow Asian-Americans in media, and cultivate the finest playlists for his  Spotify empire  (make sure to follow him!). He is a Sophomore looking to pursue a career in studying macroeconomic trends and applying them to financial markets. He spent the last summer interning at a data analytics firm in Hong Kong.

Peter Huang
Plano, TX
BHP, Math, Economics, Plan II
Class of 2021

In his free time, Peter likes to play/watch soccer, follow Asian-Americans in media, and cultivate the finest playlists for his Spotify empire (make sure to follow him!). He is a Sophomore looking to pursue a career in studying macroeconomic trends and applying them to financial markets. He spent the last summer interning at a data analytics firm in Hong Kong.

   Kyle Granger   Austin, TX Finance Class of 2021  Kyle enjoys all Texas has to offer from hunting and fishing to trendy restaurants and outdoor venues. He is a Sophomore majoring in Finance with hopes of pursuing a career in finance. This past summer, Kyle interned for PwC in Prague as a data analytics consultant.

Kyle Granger
Austin, TX
Finance
Class of 2021

Kyle enjoys all Texas has to offer from hunting and fishing to trendy restaurants and outdoor venues. He is a Sophomore majoring in Finance with hopes of pursuing a career in finance. This past summer, Kyle interned for PwC in Prague as a data analytics consultant.

   Basel Cheema   Plano, TX Unspecified Business Class of 2021  Basel enjoys reading mystery novels, playing soccer, and popularizing slang that he made up. He is majoring in Finance and pursuing a certificate in Business and Public Policy. This past summer, he interned at WorldFirst - a FinTech international money transfer business. In the future, he hopes to work in some capacity that involves both finance and technology.

Basel Cheema
Plano, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Basel enjoys reading mystery novels, playing soccer, and popularizing slang that he made up. He is majoring in Finance and pursuing a certificate in Business and Public Policy. This past summer, he interned at WorldFirst - a FinTech international money transfer business. In the future, he hopes to work in some capacity that involves both finance and technology.

   Eddie Wu   Plano, TX Finance Class of 2021  Eddie spends his free time either reading cool action novels or contorting his body at dance practice. Furthermore, Eddie enjoys devouring dumplings of any kind (among many other foods), and wishes to experience different cultures worldwide. He is a Sophomore planning on pursuing Finance in the future.

Eddie Wu
Plano, TX
Finance
Class of 2021

Eddie spends his free time either reading cool action novels or contorting his body at dance practice. Furthermore, Eddie enjoys devouring dumplings of any kind (among many other foods), and wishes to experience different cultures worldwide. He is a Sophomore planning on pursuing Finance in the future.

   Prakruti Govindacharyula   Plano, TX Finance Class of 2021  Prakruti enjoys listening to foreign folk music, watching standup comedy, learning about languages, and pranking her sister. She is a Sophomore pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Russian. Last summer, she interned at an accounting firm and in the future, hopes to pursue a career in finance that involves interacting with international entities.

Prakruti Govindacharyula
Plano, TX
Finance
Class of 2021

Prakruti enjoys listening to foreign folk music, watching standup comedy, learning about languages, and pranking her sister. She is a Sophomore pursuing a major in Finance and a minor in Russian. Last summer, she interned at an accounting firm and in the future, hopes to pursue a career in finance that involves interacting with international entities.

   Harvey Cornell   Dallas, TX Finance Class of 2021  Harvey enjoys reading up on politics, teaching himself Japanese, and listening to foreign music in his free time. He is currently a Sophomore interested in a career in finance and is excited to learn more about various industries including healthcare, TMT, and energy.

Harvey Cornell
Dallas, TX
Finance
Class of 2021

Harvey enjoys reading up on politics, teaching himself Japanese, and listening to foreign music in his free time. He is currently a Sophomore interested in a career in finance and is excited to learn more about various industries including healthcare, TMT, and energy.

 
 

Junior Analysts

Applications for junior analysts will open in Fall 2018.