Students

Walsh Entrepreneur event

Mark Lashbrook

Portfolio Manager, Team 1

Mark Lashbrook received his BBA in Finance in June of 2012 and is currently in the final stages of completing the MBA/MSF Dual degree at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. After a twenty-three year career in the real estate industry, where Mark spent most of his time analyzing construction, investment and development opportunities, he decided it was time to pursue his true passion for analysis, valuation, and investing. In early 2013, he collaborated with friends and teammates while winning the 2013 ACG Cup Merger and Acquisition Competition. He is now honing his skills as the Portfolio Manager of SIT 1 Group for the Michigan Alpha Project, and the Walsh College Investment Club. In addition to pursuing excellence, Mark enjoys challenging himself by playing competitive golf and is a diehard fan of his children’s soccer and skating. Mark currently resides in Marysville, Michigan with his wife Jennifer, their two children, dog Pluto, and cats Keiko and Jay. He is available for contact through LinkedIn.
Elsa Chaar

Elsa Chaar

Analyst, Team 1

Elsa is in her last semester in the Walsh College BBA Finance program. Elsa has worked as an equity analyst at RK Asset Management. When not studying or working, Elsa enjoys playing sports.
Michael Manetta

Michael Manetta

Analyst, Team 1

Michael is two classes away from graduating with a Masters of Finance degree from Walsh College. In 2010, he received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University with a concentration in accounting. Since then, Michael has spent the majority of his time studying at Walsh, obtaining his CPA license and working two tax internships at global accounting firms in metro Detroit. Michael is a very motivated and knowledgeable tax and accounting professional with a strong willingness to learn and excel in the profession of investment management. When not practicing as a CPA, Michael enjoys watching the Red Wings, playing hockey and spending time with friends.
Jahnise P

Jahnise P.

Analyst, Team 1

Jahnise P. has a BBA in Finance from Walsh College and is currently working on her MBA with a concentration in Corporate Finance. When not working or studying, she enjoys trying new things and spending time with her three children. Two new learning items on her agenda are learning how to snowboard and becoming an active member of the Walsh College Investment Club.
Esther Stevens

Esther Stevens

Analyst, Team 1

Esther Stevens is a MBA candidate at Walsh College, due to graduate in 2015. She currently holds a Master of Science in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Maryland University College. Currently, she works as an Underwriting Associate, in commercial lending, at a midsize bank.  Her previous work experience includes working as an International/Domestic Clearance Associate for Raymond James and Associates as well as a 10 year history of working in the mortgage industry.  When she’s not working, Esther likes to do volunteer work, learn about investing in stocks, read and spend time with her family.
Tim Hanna

Timothy Hanna

Portfolio Manager, Team 2

Timothy Hanna is in his last semester of the MSF program at Walsh College. He is currently an Institutional Bond Broker at Multi-Bank Securities and has prior experience trading and analyzing derivatives. He has attained several FINRA licenses including General Securities Representative (Series 7) and Uniform Securities Agent State Law Representative (Series 63). He also holds the Certified Fixed-Income Practitioner Designation (CFIP) and currently a CFA Level 1 candidate.
Greg Oray

Greg Oray

Portfolio Manager, Team 2

Greg Oray is a graduate of Walsh College where he received his Masters of Science in Finance. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 5 years and is currently planning to build his own financial and retirement planning practice. Greg enjoys donating his time by helping many charities and organizations with fundraising. He believes that helping others and living an active and healthy lifestyle is essential for true success.
Derek Baker

Derek Baker

Analyst, Team 2

Derek Baker is an aspiring financial professional with a background as an entrepreneur and individual investor. He will graduate from Walsh College in June 2014 with a BBA in finance and management. He is the co-founder and President of the Walsh College Investment Club (WCIC). In his current role as a Finance Lab Assistant, he has been able to use his knowledge of the Bloomberg Terminal to develop and teach a Bloomberg Essentials Training Course to 30+ students per semester. When he is not involved in business, he enjoys giving back to others through volunteering and maintaining an active involvement in the student life at the college.
Erik Burger

Erik Burger

Analyst, Team 2

Erik is a graduate student in the Walsh College Master of Science in Finance program. He is a MSU Spartan alumni and currently works as a Charter Manager at Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters. When not studying or working, he likes to spend his time with his family, girlfriend, and friends. He also enjoys playing hockey, golf, snowboarding, and live music
Mike Conant

Mike Conant

Analyst, Team 2

Mike Conant finished his bachelor’s degree in Finance, December of 2013. He is pursuing an MBA/MSF in Corporate Finance at Walsh College. Mike has completed the Bloomberg Essentials  core and equity exams. When not studying, Mike likes to spend time with his family ice skating, swimming, or watching movies with his family; he enjoys photography, playing racquetball, and bike riding as often as time permits.
Quang Le

Quang Le

Analyst, Team 2

Quang Le is a graduate of Walsh College where he received his Bachelor in Accounting. He is a full-time student with post-graduate study towards a Master in Finance at Walsh college. His studies have taught him how to analyze financial statements, write research reports, business valuations, investment portfolios, and how to work as a team leader and team member. Quang is a strong believer in continued learning and improvement. His goal is to become a respected leader in the financial industry.


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