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Advisory Board

The advisory boards of the Hawk Center play a critical role in the Wisconsin MBA for Applied Security Analysis.

During the second year of their MBA studies, ASAP students manage various portfolios and operate the investment firm. They have research and administrative duties within the firm. Students are divided into teams, manage over $20 million, have no safety net, and report to clients.

The UW System is the client for the fixed income portfolios. The ASAP Board of Advisors serves as the client for the equity portfolios and also provides oversight for the fixed income portfolios. The Board is comprised primarily of alumni, all of whom hold active leadership positions in the investment community. Although the alumni are very supportive of the program, Advisory Board members take seriously their charge to challenge students and create the environment and experience of the most demanding client-manager relationship.

Hawk Equity Portfolio

Ashley Adam

Geneva Capital Management
ASAP 2013
Milwaukee, WI

David Anders

Merrill Lynch (Retired)
ASAP 1989
Madison, WI

Matt Goetzinger

Fiduciary Management
ASAP 2004
Milwaukee, WI

Stephen Hawk

Northern Capital Management
ASAP Founder
Madison, WI

Brian Hellmer

SWIB
ASAP 1988
Madison, WI

Ken Hemauer

Baird
ASAP 1993
Milwaukee, WI

Matt Martinek

Reinhart Partners
ASAP 2005
Milwaukee, WI

Daniel Murphy

Northern Capital Management
ASAP 1988
Madison, WI

Dan Pickett

Nakoma Capital Management
ASAP 1987
Madison, WI

Jay Warner

Artisan Partners
ASAP 2003
Milwaukee, WI

Hawk Fixed Income Portfolio

Dan Cox

SWIB
ASAP 2004
Madison, WI

Chirag Gandhi

SWIB
ASAP 2004
Madison, WI

Mark Prusha

CUNA Mutual
Madison, WI

Janet Rilling

Wells Fargo
ASAP 1994
Milwaukee, WI

Charles Saunders

University of Wisconsin System
Madison, WI

Jason Schultz

Northwestern Mutual
ASAP 2008
Milwaukee, WI

Alan Shepard

Madison Investment Advisors
ASAP 2011
Madison, WI

Tara Torrens

Capital Group
ASAP 2002
New York, NY

Jeremy Whitish

CUNA Mutual
ASAP 2005
Madison, WI

Hawk Placement and Networking

Erik Becker

Waddell & Reed, Inc.
ASAP 1998

Shampa Bhattacharya

Clovis Capital Company
ASAP 2002

Patrick Buchanan

Fidelity Investments
ASAP 2000

Jeff Diermeier

Financial Accounting Foundation
ASAP 1974

Todd Griesbach

RMB Capital
ASAP 1997

Richard Gross

Columbia Management
ASAP 2012

Peter Johnson

Mairs & Power, Inc.
ASAP 2010

Brian Kennedy

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Michael Maloney

Skyline Asset Management, L.P.
ASAP 1988

Tina Sadler

Franklin Templeton Investments
ASAP 1996

Gordon Scott

Fidelity Investments
ASAP 2004

Kevin Silverman

Falcon Capital Management, Inc.
ASAP 1980

Laton Spahr

OppenheimerFunds
ASAP 2000

Jim Stephenson

NWQ Investment Management Company, LLC
ASAP 1990

Brad Tank

Neuberger Berman, LLC
ASAP 1982

John Wakeman

T. Rowe Price Investment Service, Inc.
ASAP 1988

Brian Yelvington

Moore Capital Management
ASAP 2001