Advisory Board

The MSF Advisory Board consists of companies that believe the program is a source of top talent for their organizations. For the academic year 2021, approximately 52% of MSF students accepted an internship or a full-time position at a Board company.  The Board guides and assists the Program in recruiting, educating, and mentoring students. Board levels are based on hiring activity over the last three years. Maroon board members have provided full-time/post-graduate employment to MSF students within the last three years.  Silver board members have hired MSF students as interns within the last three years but have not yet hired an MSF student for a full-time position.  Bronze board members have a strong interest in hiring MSF students in the near future.



Maroon Board Members

Alvarez and Marsal
Zee Akbarali, ’08, MSF ’09, Senior Director

Amherst Holdings
Chris Avallone, CFA, Managing Director, Head of Capital Management

Baker Hughes
Jaime Scott, Global Program Manager, Aspire & Cultivate

Bank of America
Chris Nesmith, Vice President, Global Banking & Markets

Holly Armstrong ’12, ’14, Strategy Associate, Commercial Development

Jeff Ard ’05, Managing Director, Global Energy Group

Erik Reichman ’86, VP & General Manager

Robert Penshorn ’89, Partner, Deloitte Advisory

Sripriya Ramsunder, MSF ’97,  Senior Manager

Goldman Sachs
Justin Betzen ’02, Managing Director, Merchant Banking

Grace Matthews
John Beagle, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Grant Thornton
Raven Fournier Janssen, Campus Recruiting

Sarah Hall, Senior Associate, University Talent Acquisition

Macquarie Group
Bill Hamilton ’91, Senior Vice President, Commodities and Global Markets

Alfred Stone ’16, MSF ’17, Associate, Energy Corporate & Investment Banking

Prudential Private Capital
Aaron Christopherson, Senior Associate

Lauren Dangelmayr ’05 ,’07, Principal, Transfer Pricing

Clayton Bryant, Vice President, Investment Banking

Jordan Simms ’00, CMI, Principal

Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Mike Simmons ’10, Investment Manager, Risk Strategies

Texas Instruments 
Fletcher Watts ’17, MSF ’18, Supply Manager, Technology & Manufacturing

University of Texas/Texas A&M Investment Management Co.
Edward Lewis ’97, Managing Director, Real Estate Investments

VMG Health
Colin Park ’04, CPA, Director

Wells Fargo
Russell Clingman ’88, Managing Director, Investment Banking

Silver Board Members

Farah Shay, Lower 48 Senior Planning Analyst

Shelter Growth Capital Partners
Dan Sparks ’89, Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

Bronze Board Members

Houlihan Lokey
Michael Luu ’17, MSF ’18, Associate

Stream Realty
Kyle Valentine ’00, Regional Managing Partner