Carlson School of Management

Graduate Student Analysts

The Carlson Funds Analysts are extremely talented and would be a great addition to any company. If your company would like to hire one of our students or would like to setup a recruiting event, please contact the Graduate Business Career Center.

Derek Amlie
Trader, Growth Fund
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Derek AmlieDerek is a class of 2014 MBA candidate with an emphasis in finance. He was an Honor Graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Environmental Engineering. Afterwards, he served the Army as an Environmental Science Officer at three different posts across the island of Oahu in Hawaii, primarily training soldiers for upcoming deployments to the Middle East. He hopes to start a career in investment banking upon graduation from Carlson.

Jeff Brandtjen
Managing Director, Fixed Income Fund
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Jeff BrandtjenJeff Brandtjen is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance. He obtained a B.S. in both Hospitality Management and Golf Enterprise Management from University of Wisconsin-Stout. His previous work experience in commercial real estate included roles in investment analysis and marketing. He is interested in pursuing a career in investment management.

Steve Burns
Economist, Growth Fund
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Steve BurnsSteve is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of management with an emphasis on finance and strategy. He has a BA in economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to coming to Carlson, Steve was an Army Air Defense Officer for 6 years, where he commanded 2 companies. After service, he worked at Boston Scientific as a Senior Production Supervisor on their batteries line. Upon graduation, Steve is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance and strategy.

Weina Chu
Accountant, Growth Fund
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Weina Chu
Weina Chu is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at Carlson School of Management with an emphasis on finance and strategy. She has a BA in Economics from Tianjin University in Finance and Economics. Prior to attending Carlson, Weina worked as Associate Director of Finance in a commercial trading company, a financial manager at Netherlands Wood Co., and a Senior Auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers for five years. Weina is interested in a career in finance focused on strategy and investment.

Blake Corson
Attribution Analyst, Fixed Income Fund
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Blake Corson
Blake is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis on finance. He has a B.S. in International Business and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Saint Thomas. Prior to attending Carlson, Blake worked at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) for seven years as a market maker trading soybean options. Blake is interested in pursuing a career in risk management, focusing on hedging existing commodity exposure for large corporations.

Gerard de Grandis
Portfolio Manager, Growth Fund
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Gerard de GrandisGerard de Grandis is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance. Immediately prior to attending Carlson, Gerard worked as a management consultant in the transportation sector developing business and IT solutions. He also possesses experience consulting in the restructuring and liquidation of corporations in a variety of industries. Gerard is the 2014 Ameriprise Financial Fellow and the current Dennis and Barbara Senneseth Scholar. Upon graduation, Gerard intends to pursue a career in investment finance.

David DeCock
Technology Specialist, Fixed Income Fund
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David DeCockDavid DeCock is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management emphasizing on finance and international business. He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and a minor in Business Administration. Prior to coming to Carlson he lived abroad in Japan and Korea learning about Asian cultures. Additionally he has had experience in management and banking. David is currently seeking a position where he can use his analytical skills in corporate finance.

Keelan Diehl
Managing Director, Growth Fund
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Keelan DiehlKeelan is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of management focusing on finance and strategy. He holds a BS in Finance and a BA in Communication from Bryan College in Dayton Tennessee and has passed all levels of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. Before joining Carlson, he managed endowments and charitable trusts as a portfolio manager. Upon graduation, Keelan intends to pursue a career within the investment and M&A industry including private equity, asset management or investment banking.

Andrew Foster
Portfolio Strategist, Fixed Income Fund
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Andy FosterAndy is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance. He has a double major in finance and economics from the University of St. Thomas in St, Paul, MN. Prior to coming to Carlson, Andy worked for an investment manager, The Clifton Group, as an assistant portfolio manager. At The Clifton Group, Andy traded future, options, swaps, and equities. He has furthered his abilities through the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program and passed the Level III exam in June 2010. Upon graduation, he is interested in working in corporate finance.

Sanjun Kim
Compliance Officer, Fixed Income Fund
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Jun KimSangjun Kim is a class of 2014 MBA candidate focusing on Finance at the Carlson School of Management. He has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Sunggyunkwan University and has previous work experience in risk management at Woori Bank in Seoul. Sangjun is interested in pursuing a career that can utilize his banking background and financial knowledge acquired from his MBA experience.

Munsh Kuvadia
Economist, Fixed Income Fund
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Munish KuvadiaMunish is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with a Finance emphasis and also a CFA Level II candidate. Prior to coming to Carlson, Munish worked at Nielsen as a Market Research Analyst. Munish holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Mumbai. Upon graduating, Munish is looking to work in asset management or corporate finance.

Clement Lau
Portfolio Strategist, Growth Fund
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Clement LauClement Lau is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and strategy. Prior to joining Carlson, Clement worked in financial services in the Greater China region for over 7 years, where he built up solid portfolio management skills and extensive client relationships. Clement holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in financial engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and received his CFA charter in September 2012.

David Lindsay
Portfolio Strategist, Fixed Income Fund
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David LindsayDavid is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management with an emphasis in finance. He has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Prior to pursuing an MBA, David worked as a mortgage services professional in a variety of roles for Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and, most recently, IBM. From portfolio management of distressed residential mortgages, to business development for mortgage servicing clients, David has rich experiences in the mortgage and financial services industry. Upon graduating, he will pursue a career in asset management.

Siyuan (Shawn) Liu
Technology Specialist, Fixed Income Fund
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Shawn LiuSiyuan Liu is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and has a B.A. in Finance from the Central University of Finance & Economics in China. Prior to joining Carlson, Siyuan worked as a consultant at Deloitte in their property insurance department where he focused on property insurance, project management and risk management. He is interested in pursuing a career in investment management and corporate finance.

Paul McCoy
Attribution Analyst, Growth Fund
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Paul McCoyPaul is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management, with an emphasis on finance. Before coming to Carlson, Paul earned a bachelor's degree in management and entrepreneurship with a minor in Spanish at the University of Iowa. Paul is very interested in entrepreneurship and was an active member in the Bedell Entrepreneurial Lab, writing comprehensive business plans for startup companies. After graduating from Carlson, Paul is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance.

Jennifer Myers
Accountant, Fixed Income Fund
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Jennifer MyersJennifer is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance. She has a BS in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in mathematics from Wayne State College. Prior to coming to Carlson, Jennifer worked for a metal manufacturer where she was in charge of purchasing and assisted with accounting/finance. After graduation, Jennifer is interested in pursuing a career in corporate finance.

Kent Ortner
External Relations Manager, Growth Fund
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Kent OrtnerKent Ortner is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on Finance and Strategy. He has a B.A. in Political Science and History with a minor in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Before seeking his MBA at Carlson, he worked as an aide at the Minnesota State Senate. Kent is seeking a career in Finance in an organization where he can add value with his interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills.

Daniel Qi
Resource Specialist, Growth Fund
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Daniel QiDaniel (Dapeng) Qi is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and consulting. He has a BS in software engineering and a MS in computer science from Wuhan University, China. Before seeking his MBA at Carlson, Daniel worked as an IT project manager in a commercial bank and as an associate manager in the Central Bank of China, where he was responsible for facilitating bank card development in China. Dapeng holds the Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation and has passed CFA Level II examination. After graduation, Dapeng is interested in positions where he can utilize analytical abilities, technology knowledge and finance expertise.

Minzhi Qiu
Technology Specialist, Growth Fund
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Minzhi QiuMinzhi Qiu is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and strategy. He has a BA in Economics and a minor in Psychology from East China Normal University. Before seeking his MBA at Carlson, he worked as a wealth manager in a leading commercial bank in China for two years, and worked as a financial analyst in an investment bank in China for one year. Upon graduating, Minzhi is interested in pursuing a career that focuses on strategy and finance.

Jeff Weiss
Development Strategist, Fixed Income Fund
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Jeff WeissJeffrey Weiss is a class of 2014 MBA candidate at the Carlson School of Management focusing on finance and strategy. He has a BA in Economics and History from Washington University in St. Louis. Before seeking his MBA at Carlson, he worked as a consultant to nonprofit clients and as a fourth grade teacher as a member of Teach For America.

 

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