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 Analysts and Portfolio Managers are trained through an accelerated finance and accounting curriculum taught by the group head, the Director of Investment.

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. Senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers are chosen at the end of each Spring semester. While previous financial knowledge is not necessary to join SCG at the Junior Analyst level, demonstrated intellectual ability, aptitude, and dedication are necessary to be awarded a spot in the group.  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

Matt can usually be found in the nearest body of water: scuba diving, wake-surfing, or just hanging out. A Junior Business Honors and Finance major, Matt recently completed a summer study abroad program in international business at the Prague University of Economics.

 

Portfolio Managers

   Phoebe Lin   Healthcare Plano, TX BHP, Finance, Mathematics Class of 2019  Phoebe loves exploring Austin restaurants and watching ABC comedies. As a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Senior, Phoebe has work experience in advisory / accounting, investment banking, and asset management. This summer, she will be joining Evercore in New York.

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

Phoebe loves exploring Austin restaurants and watching ABC comedies. As a Business Honors, Finance, and Math Senior, Phoebe has work experience in advisory / accounting, investment banking, and asset management. This summer, she will be joining Evercore in New York.

   Aaron Raj   Healthcare Plano, TX Finance Class of 2020  Aaron likes to spend his free time rooting for the unstoppable Kevin Durant, watching Netflix, and lamenting the current political climate. He is a Junior and spent this last summer interning at a search fund in Dallas.

Aaron Raj
Healthcare
Plano, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Aaron likes to spend his free time rooting for the unstoppable Kevin Durant, watching Netflix, and lamenting the current political climate. He is a Junior and spent this last summer interning at a search fund in Dallas.

   Bryan Goh   Tech, Media, and Telecom Houston, TX Finance Class of 2019  Bryan is a Senior who enjoys watching the latest movie releases and TV hits, as well as going to classical concerts. He has experience in all things entertainment finance, particularly from his internship with HBO in Los Angeles last summer. This summer, Bryan is excited to join Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisory in Dallas as a summer analyst.

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

Bryan is a Senior who enjoys watching the latest movie releases and TV hits, as well as going to classical concerts. He has experience in all things entertainment finance, particularly from his internship with HBO in Los Angeles last summer. This summer, Bryan is excited to join Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisory in Dallas as a summer analyst.

   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 looks forward to interning with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in San Francisco this Summer.

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 looks forward to interning with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in San Francisco this Summer.

   Ananya Rajesh   Tech, Media, and Telecom Dallas, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2020  Ananya is passionate about art, cooking, and nonprofit education. Ananya is a Junior and spent her summer interning with General Electric’s financial services division, GE Capital. In addition to her Business Honors and Finance majors, she plans to minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

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

Ananya is passionate about art, cooking, and nonprofit education. Ananya is a Junior and spent her summer interning with General Electric’s financial services division, GE Capital. In addition to her Business Honors and Finance majors, she plans to minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

   Megan Tran-Olmsted   Natural Resources Allen, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2019  Megan enjoys all things food (cooking, baking, and eating) as well as mountain trekking and road trips. Megan is a Business Honors, Finance Senior with experience in energy private equity and venture capital funding. She will be joining Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Banking this Summer.

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

Megan enjoys all things food (cooking, baking, and eating) as well as mountain trekking and road trips. Megan is a Business Honors, Finance Senior with experience in energy private equity and venture capital funding. She will be joining Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Banking this Summer.

   Priyanka Suri   Natural Resources Southlake, TX Finance Class of 2019  Aside from exploring the Austin food scene (and having an unhealthy tea and popcorn addiction), Priyanka loves to sing and play piano. She is a Senior with experience in private wealth management and debt capital markets. Priyanka will be joining Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in Houston.

Priyanka Suri
Natural Resources
Southlake, TX
Finance
Class of 2019

Aside from exploring the Austin food scene (and having an unhealthy tea and popcorn addiction), Priyanka loves to sing and play piano. She is a Senior with experience in private wealth management and debt capital markets. Priyanka will be joining Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in Houston.

   Ryan Spencer   Natural Resources  Bio coming soon!

Ryan Spencer
Natural Resources

Bio coming soon!

   Pranidhi Dadhaniya   Consumer Sugar Land, TX BHP, Finance Class of 2020  Pranidhi loves to indulge her creative side through her interests in singing, interior design, and fashion. Pranidhi is a Business Honors and Finance Junior who spent the summer after freshman year studying abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China.

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

Pranidhi loves to indulge her creative side through her interests in singing, interior design, and fashion. Pranidhi is a Business Honors and Finance Junior who spent the summer after freshman year studying abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China.

   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 at a hedge fund and studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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 at a hedge fund and studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

   Juan Mogollon   Industrials Katy, TX Finance Class of 2020  Juan enjoys Greenbelt hiking, movie watching, and Super Smash Bros playing. He is a Junior with interests in research and distressed trading. He will be joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York for investment banking next Summer.

Juan Mogollon
Industrials
Katy, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Juan enjoys Greenbelt hiking, movie watching, and Super Smash Bros playing. He is a Junior with interests in research and distressed trading. He will be joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York for investment banking next Summer.

   Alan Shaw   Industrials Austin, TX BHP, Finance, Plan II Class of 2020  Alan enjoys the visual arts, hiking, reading, and cooking for his family. Alan is a Junior Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II major with experience in public policy and asset management.

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

Alan enjoys the visual arts, hiking, reading, and cooking for his family. Alan is a Junior Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II major with experience in public policy and asset management.

 

Senior Analysts

   Nick Marchenko   Trumbull, Connecticut BHP Class of 2021  Nick enjoys competing in tennis, learning languages, and quoting Suits' very own Harvey Specter. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course or in NRG listening to old-school hip hop. Nick is a Business Honors Sophomore, and hopes to study abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China this summer.

Nick Marchenko
Trumbull, Connecticut
BHP
Class of 2021

Nick enjoys competing in tennis, learning languages, and quoting Suits' very own Harvey Specter. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course or in NRG listening to old-school hip hop. Nick is a Business Honors Sophomore, and hopes to study abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China this summer.

   Dhruv Dhuper   Spring, TX Unspecified Business Class of 2021  Dhruv enjoys reading up on foreign affairs, trying new cuisines, and watching Netflix. Dhruv is a Sophomore interested in learning more about global macro strategies. Dhruv is also currently a debate coach at Westlake High School in Austin. 

Dhruv Dhuper
Spring, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Dhruv enjoys reading up on foreign affairs, trying new cuisines, and watching Netflix. Dhruv is a Sophomore interested in learning more about global macro strategies. Dhruv is also currently a debate coach at Westlake High School in Austin. 

   Zander van Geenen   Dallas, TX BHP 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 who plans to pursue finance in the future. Over the summer, Zander interned with Rosewood Private Investments in Dallas.

Zander van Geenen
Dallas, TX
BHP
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 who plans to pursue finance in the future. Over the summer, Zander interned with Rosewood Private Investments in Dallas.

   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 is a Sophomore interested in pursuing a career combining finance, social entrepreneurship, and ministry.

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 is a Sophomore interested in pursuing a career combining finance, social entrepreneurship, and ministry.

   Peter Huang   Plano, TX Economics, Plan II Class of 2021  In Peter’s spare time, he cultivates the finest playlists for his  Spotify empire (make sure to follow him), avidly supports Jeremy Lin (but doesn’t follow the NBA), and persistently rewatches episodes of The Office. Peter would like to pursue a career in exploring economic patterns and trends.

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

In Peter’s spare time, he cultivates the finest playlists for his Spotify empire(make sure to follow him), avidly supports Jeremy Lin (but doesn’t follow the NBA), and persistently rewatches episodes of The Office. Peter would like to pursue a career in exploring economic patterns and trends.

   Kyle Granger   Austin, TX Unspecified Business Class of 2021  Kyle enjoys exploring Austin with its many restaurants and events, spending time outdoors, and playing poker and billiards. Kyle is a Sophomore undeclared business major planning to major in Finance with hopes to pursue a career in private equity.      

Kyle Granger
Austin, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Kyle enjoys exploring Austin with its many restaurants and events, spending time outdoors, and playing poker and billiards. Kyle is a Sophomore undeclared business major planning to major in Finance with hopes to pursue a career in private equity.

 

 

   Basel Cheema   Plano, TX Unspecified Business Class of 2021  Basel enjoys reading mystery novels, playing soccer, and eating increasingly esoteric foods. He is studying business, with an interest in finance, and economics. 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 eating increasingly esoteric foods. He is studying business, with an interest in finance, and economics. In the future, he hopes to work in some capacity that involves both finance and technology.

    E     ddie Wu   Plano, TX Unspecified Business Class of 2021  Eddie spends his free time either reading translated novels or contorting his body at dance practice. Furthermore, Eddie enjoys devouring dumplings of any kind. He is a Sophomore undeclared business major planning on pursuing Finance in the future.   

Eddie Wu
Plano, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Eddie spends his free time either reading translated novels or contorting his body at dance practice. Furthermore, Eddie enjoys devouring dumplings of any kind. He is a Sophomore undeclared business major planning on pursuing Finance in the future.

 

    H     arvey Cornell   Dallas, TX Finance Class of 2021  Harvey enjoys politics, learning Japanese, and learning about history and geography in his free time. He is currently a Sophomore pursuing a BBA in Finance and interested in a career in the financial services industry. Currently, Harvey is interested in learning more about the healthcare sector as it relates to finance.

Harvey Cornell
Dallas, TX
Finance
Class of 2021

Harvey enjoys politics, learning Japanese, and learning about history and geography in his free time. He is currently a Sophomore pursuing a BBA in Finance and interested in a career in the financial services industry. Currently, Harvey is interested in learning more about the healthcare sector as it relates to finance.

   Prakruti Govindacharyula    Bio coming soon!

Prakruti Govindacharyula

Bio coming soon!

 
 

Junior Analysts

Applications for junior analysts will open in Fall 2018.