Administration

Publisher    Torin McFarland  is the Chief of Staff to the Office of Private Equity - M&A Programs at SAP. He recently earned his Master of Finance from Penn State University, and holds a dual-degree in Finance and Economics from Susquehanna University. As an avid runner, cyclist, and writer, Torin can generally be found doing one of the three at any given time.

Publisher

Torin McFarland is the Chief of Staff to the Office of Private Equity - M&A Programs at SAP. He recently earned his Master of Finance from Penn State University, and holds a dual-degree in Finance and Economics from Susquehanna University. As an avid runner, cyclist, and writer, Torin can generally be found doing one of the three at any given time.

Director of Recruiting    Matthew Martratt  is a junior Music Education major and Entrepreneurship minor currently enrolled at Susquehanna University. Ever since starting his own business, he has had an interest in fin-tech, economics, and various Block chain related topics. In his articles, he wants to cover many of these issues, giving a new perspective to SnoQap Financial’s readers.

Director of Recruiting

Matthew Martratt is a junior Music Education major and Entrepreneurship minor currently enrolled at Susquehanna University. Ever since starting his own business, he has had an interest in fin-tech, economics, and various Block chain related topics. In his articles, he wants to cover many of these issues, giving a new perspective to SnoQap Financial’s readers.

Editor    Olivia Bodner  is a junior English Secondary Education major with a Publishing and Editing minor at Susquehanna University. At Susquehanna, Olivia works as the Head Writing Consultant at the University Writing Center and has experience working as an editorial intern for the Northeastern Modern Language Association's Modern Language Studies publication. Olivia is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international professional music fraternity, and is an avid reader, traveler, photographer, and musician.

Editor

Olivia Bodner is a junior English Secondary Education major with a Publishing and Editing minor at Susquehanna University. At Susquehanna, Olivia works as the Head Writing Consultant at the University Writing Center and has experience working as an editorial intern for the Northeastern Modern Language Association's Modern Language Studies publication. Olivia is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international professional music fraternity, and is an avid reader, traveler, photographer, and musician.

Director of Social Media    Caitlin Kelaher  is a senior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She is studying Finance and Sports Management in the Jack Welch College of Business and will be pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics starting in January 2019 at Sacred Heart. She has recently interned at Madison Square Garden, The Rockland Boulders, and the Nutmeg State Game, which has driven her on a career path in the Sport Finance industry. Her hope is to one day become the first female general manager of a professional sports team.

Director of Social Media

Caitlin Kelaher is a senior at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She is studying Finance and Sports Management in the Jack Welch College of Business and will be pursuing her MBA with a concentration in Business Analytics starting in January 2019 at Sacred Heart. She has recently interned at Madison Square Garden, The Rockland Boulders, and the Nutmeg State Game, which has driven her on a career path in the Sport Finance industry. Her hope is to one day become the first female general manager of a professional sports team.

 

Board of Directors

Founder    Alex Warfel  is a 2017 graduate of Marist College nestled in the Hudson Valley of New York. Today he lives in Philadelphia and works as a business intelligence consultant for IPC Global, a leading data analytics consulting firm. He is a CFA Level II Candidate scheduled to sit for the exam in June 2019. Alex is an avid runner, reader, musician, and amateur mechanic.

Founder

Alex Warfel is a 2017 graduate of Marist College nestled in the Hudson Valley of New York. Today he lives in Philadelphia and works as a business intelligence consultant for IPC Global, a leading data analytics consulting firm. He is a CFA Level II Candidate scheduled to sit for the exam in June 2019. Alex is an avid runner, reader, musician, and amateur mechanic.

Board Member    Anna Yurkova  is a recent immigrant from Russia and graduate of Susquehanna University with a degree in political science and international studies. She works as a paralegal at Laura Devine Attorneys. During her time at Susquehanna, Anna was an active member of student government association and a national service fraternity. With a unique background and experiences, she hopes to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective on international issues that have wide-ranging impacts.

Board Member

Anna Yurkova is a recent immigrant from Russia and graduate of Susquehanna University with a degree in political science and international studies. She works as a paralegal at Laura Devine Attorneys. During her time at Susquehanna, Anna was an active member of student government association and a national service fraternity. With a unique background and experiences, she hopes to bring a fresh and dynamic perspective on international issues that have wide-ranging impacts.

Board Member    Timos Pietris  is a recent graduate of Marist College with a degree in Finance and Applied Mathematics. At SnoQap, he serves as an advisor for the Finance Group, working with writers to bring out their best analysis of the markets. He is an avid follower and student of the markets, reading pretty much anything that he can get his hands on. His favorite part, however, is breaking down the most complex aspects of the industry in a way that the average person can swallow.

Board Member

Timos Pietris is a recent graduate of Marist College with a degree in Finance and Applied Mathematics. At SnoQap, he serves as an advisor for the Finance Group, working with writers to bring out their best analysis of the markets. He is an avid follower and student of the markets, reading pretty much anything that he can get his hands on. His favorite part, however, is breaking down the most complex aspects of the industry in a way that the average person can swallow.

Board Member    Nicholas Colletta  is a 2018 graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business Finance and minor in economics. He currently works at Krellwitz, Kurimoto & Associates as an Investment Research Analyst. He holds the CAIA designation and is a CFA level 2 candidate. Nick is an avid reader and is interested in becoming a portfolio manager in the future.

Board Member

Nicholas Colletta is a 2018 graduate of Azusa Pacific University with a degree in Business Finance and minor in economics. He currently works at Krellwitz, Kurimoto & Associates as an Investment Research Analyst. He holds the CAIA designation and is a CFA level 2 candidate. Nick is an avid reader and is interested in becoming a portfolio manager in the future.

Board Member    Scott Glascott  is a Partner and Lead Developer at SnoQap Financial. He studies Computer Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was worked with Temple’s Data Science Department to find a new approach to recommendation-driven clinical trial design. He currently oversees algorithm design, database management, and back-end development.

Board Member

Scott Glascott is a Partner and Lead Developer at SnoQap Financial. He studies Computer Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was worked with Temple’s Data Science Department to find a new approach to recommendation-driven clinical trial design. He currently oversees algorithm design, database management, and back-end development.

Board Member    Christina Martin  is a graduate of Susquehanna University. She is extremely interested in the growing industry of political communications after completing work with Change.org as a consultant and as a campaign manager for a local school board campaign. She studied political science, public policy, and Spanish and served as the President of the Student Government Association of her university. Christina is currently in Spain, serving as an English teacher in Madrid with CIEE.

Board Member

Christina Martin is a graduate of Susquehanna University. She is extremely interested in the growing industry of political communications after completing work with Change.org as a consultant and as a campaign manager for a local school board campaign. She studied political science, public policy, and Spanish and served as the President of the Student Government Association of her university. Christina is currently in Spain, serving as an English teacher in Madrid with CIEE.

 

Contributing Writers

Writer    Cedric Wirta  is a senior studying finance at Loyola University Maryland. He is particularly interested in venture capitalism and entrepreneurship. Previously, he has interned for clinical development technology company Medidata Solutions and marketing automation technology startup Braze. In the future, he hopes to run his own venture capital firm focusing on startups founded by college students. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching sports, in particular basketball, soccer, and golf.

Writer

Cedric Wirta is a senior studying finance at Loyola University Maryland. He is particularly interested in venture capitalism and entrepreneurship. Previously, he has interned for clinical development technology company Medidata Solutions and marketing automation technology startup Braze. In the future, he hopes to run his own venture capital firm focusing on startups founded by college students. In his free time, he enjoys playing/watching sports, in particular basketball, soccer, and golf.

Writer    Samantha Spielman  is a sophomore majoring in Finance with a concentration in Corporate Finance at Bentley University. She also plans to pursue a Masters in Finance at Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. Samantha interned at Stifel Financial Corp. this past summer, which is where she realized her passion for the financial services industry. She is fascinated by investment banking, financial planning, and asset management and is eager to learn about the nuances of global markets and financial institutions. In addition to her career interests, Samantha works as a Project Manager for the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, where she volunteers at an after-school program in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Writer

Samantha Spielman is a sophomore majoring in Finance with a concentration in Corporate Finance at Bentley University. She also plans to pursue a Masters in Finance at Bentley’s McCallum Graduate School of Business. Samantha interned at Stifel Financial Corp. this past summer, which is where she realized her passion for the financial services industry. She is fascinated by investment banking, financial planning, and asset management and is eager to learn about the nuances of global markets and financial institutions. In addition to her career interests, Samantha works as a Project Manager for the Bentley Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Center, where she volunteers at an after-school program in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Junior Contributing Writer    Conor McCabe  is a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in finance at the Zicklin School of Business in New York, NY. He enjoys studying trends and researching the volatility of the market. Conor is fascinated with the choices companies make, and how they effect stocks both positively and negatively. Conor is a member of his school's NCAA Baseball Team and the Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society. In his free time, he enjoys playing watching sports and playing golf.

Junior Contributing Writer

Conor McCabe is a sophomore at Baruch College majoring in finance at the Zicklin School of Business in New York, NY. He enjoys studying trends and researching the volatility of the market. Conor is fascinated with the choices companies make, and how they effect stocks both positively and negatively. Conor is a member of his school's NCAA Baseball Team and the Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society. In his free time, he enjoys playing watching sports and playing golf.

Junior Contributing Writer    Ciera McFarland  is a sophomore at Penn State University, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Information Sciences and Technology for Aerospace Engineering. She is particularly interested in research involving autonomy, robotics, and spacecraft, and she works in the Biological & Robotic Intelligent Fluid Locomotion lab on campus. She is also a member of the Millennium Scholars Program, which prepares students for doctoral studies in STEM fields. Her goal is to earn her PhD in Aerospace Engineering and join the space industry in their attempts to explore other planets.

Junior Contributing Writer

Ciera McFarland is a sophomore at Penn State University, majoring in Aerospace Engineering and minoring in Information Sciences and Technology for Aerospace Engineering. She is particularly interested in research involving autonomy, robotics, and spacecraft, and she works in the Biological & Robotic Intelligent Fluid Locomotion lab on campus. She is also a member of the Millennium Scholars Program, which prepares students for doctoral studies in STEM fields. Her goal is to earn her PhD in Aerospace Engineering and join the space industry in their attempts to explore other planets.

Junior Contributing Writer    Nick Tsigas  is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Economics and minoring in Accounting at Fairfield University. Nick has a passionate interest in investment banking, private equity and wealth management, and is eager to expand his understanding of global markets, economic developments, and worldwide financial institutions. He has supplemented his classroom education with a commitment to developing the technical and analytic skills essential for success in financial services, and hopes to begin his professional career by pursuing an internship within the financial industry. In addition to his professional interests, Nick is an NCAA Division 1 athlete on the Fairfield University Men's Swim team.

Junior Contributing Writer

Nick Tsigas is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Economics and minoring in Accounting at Fairfield University. Nick has a passionate interest in investment banking, private equity and wealth management, and is eager to expand his understanding of global markets, economic developments, and worldwide financial institutions. He has supplemented his classroom education with a commitment to developing the technical and analytic skills essential for success in financial services, and hopes to begin his professional career by pursuing an internship within the financial industry. In addition to his professional interests, Nick is an NCAA Division 1 athlete on the Fairfield University Men's Swim team.

Junior Contributing Writer    Sean Francis  is a sophomore at Bentley University, majoring in economics-finance and global perspectives. He is hoping to study abroad next year in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he will further his studies in economics, finance, and global cultures. He is particularly fascinated with history and how historical methods may be applied in the study of economics. Sean is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and a Resident Assistant. He is looking forward to applying his skills and knowledge next summer in his internship at Raytheon focused on administrative finance.

Junior Contributing Writer

Sean Francis is a sophomore at Bentley University, majoring in economics-finance and global perspectives. He is hoping to study abroad next year in Australia at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he will further his studies in economics, finance, and global cultures. He is particularly fascinated with history and how historical methods may be applied in the study of economics. Sean is a member of Future Business Leaders of America and a Resident Assistant. He is looking forward to applying his skills and knowledge next summer in his internship at Raytheon focused on administrative finance.

Junior Contributing Writer    Ryan Gillette  is a sophomore at Bentley University majoring in Corporate Finance & Accounting and Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility. He was recently accepted to the BS/MS in 4 years program where he will also earn his Masters of Finance. On campus, Ryan is a loan analyst for the Bentley Microfinance Group, member of the Bentley Investment Group and Bentley Ski & Snowboard Club. This spring, he will be spending the semester studying at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria.

Junior Contributing Writer

Ryan Gillette is a sophomore at Bentley University majoring in Corporate Finance & Accounting and Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility. He was recently accepted to the BS/MS in 4 years program where he will also earn his Masters of Finance. On campus, Ryan is a loan analyst for the Bentley Microfinance Group, member of the Bentley Investment Group and Bentley Ski & Snowboard Club. This spring, he will be spending the semester studying at the Universität Innsbruck in Austria.

Junior Contributing Writer    Nick Barba  is a junior Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Accounting major at Syracuse University. As a member of the University's Blackstone LaunchPad, he helps student startups develop their ideas and become investment ready. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing the drum set in the University Pep Band. His articles focus on financing in the startup world.

Junior Contributing Writer

Nick Barba is a junior Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Accounting major at Syracuse University. As a member of the University's Blackstone LaunchPad, he helps student startups develop their ideas and become investment ready. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing the drum set in the University Pep Band. His articles focus on financing in the startup world.

Junior Contributing Writer    Isaac Darwiche  is a Junior at Babson College majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Data Analytics. Isaac spent most of his life living in Caracas, Venezuela, where the political and economic situation forced his family to move to Miami, FL. He has spent the majority of his college career analyzing the socioeconomic environment in the international and emerging markets. Isaac enjoys helping his community by volunteering at Boston's Sociedad Latina program which empowers Latino students to start their own businesses. He is also the President of the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA) at Babson. After graduating, Isaac plans to join the banking world in hopes to pursue a career in Wealth Management.

Junior Contributing Writer

Isaac Darwiche is a Junior at Babson College majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Data Analytics. Isaac spent most of his life living in Caracas, Venezuela, where the political and economic situation forced his family to move to Miami, FL. He has spent the majority of his college career analyzing the socioeconomic environment in the international and emerging markets. Isaac enjoys helping his community by volunteering at Boston's Sociedad Latina program which empowers Latino students to start their own businesses. He is also the President of the Association of Latin Professionals for America (ALPFA) at Babson. After graduating, Isaac plans to join the banking world in hopes to pursue a career in Wealth Management.

Junior Contributing Writer    Henry SooHoo  is a economics and finance major at Bentley University currently attending the General Course at the London School of Economics. His major academic interests include behavioral economics, monetary policy, and international relations. Needless to say, it is an exciting time to be alive. At the LSE, Henry participates in debate, rowing, and micro-finance in addition to the occasional urban biking excursion. Always open to new ideas, he encourages readers to reach out about shared interests.

Junior Contributing Writer

Henry SooHoo is a economics and finance major at Bentley University currently attending the General Course at the London School of Economics. His major academic interests include behavioral economics, monetary policy, and international relations. Needless to say, it is an exciting time to be alive. At the LSE, Henry participates in debate, rowing, and micro-finance in addition to the occasional urban biking excursion. Always open to new ideas, he encourages readers to reach out about shared interests.

Junior Contributing Writer    Isabel Gardner  is a current junior at Bucknell University, majoring in Political Science and Economics. She has a strong interest in how economic theory can used to better understand current events and policy. She has a passion for journalism, and aims to use her voice to demystify complex social, political, and economic issues.

Junior Contributing Writer

Isabel Gardner is a current junior at Bucknell University, majoring in Political Science and Economics. She has a strong interest in how economic theory can used to better understand current events and policy. She has a passion for journalism, and aims to use her voice to demystify complex social, political, and economic issues.

Junior Contributing Writer    Anirudh Sharma  is currently a freshman at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, majoring in Finance and Operations Management, with minors in Theology and Philosophy. He has a strong passion for analyzing firms' market behavior and strategic decision-making through the lens of philosophical concepts of virtue ethics and moral optimism. He is a member of BC's Shaw Leadership Society, and is involved in organizing semester long service initiatives as a coordinator for the Jenks Leadership Program. He also works as an Accounting Aide and Reconciliation Specialist at his University's Continuing Education Department and is a junior member of the Boston College Investment Club. In order to prepare for a future in Investment Banking, he will be interning as a Financial Analyst in Hong Kong this summer.

Junior Contributing Writer

Anirudh Sharma is currently a freshman at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College, majoring in Finance and Operations Management, with minors in Theology and Philosophy. He has a strong passion for analyzing firms' market behavior and strategic decision-making through the lens of philosophical concepts of virtue ethics and moral optimism. He is a member of BC's Shaw Leadership Society, and is involved in organizing semester long service initiatives as a coordinator for the Jenks Leadership Program. He also works as an Accounting Aide and Reconciliation Specialist at his University's Continuing Education Department and is a junior member of the Boston College Investment Club. In order to prepare for a future in Investment Banking, he will be interning as a Financial Analyst in Hong Kong this summer.

Junior Contributing Writer    Naqi Abbas  is a Freshman at Bentley University, majoring in Finance, with a concentration in Capital Markets, and dual-minoring in Business Economics and Computer Information Systems. He is a member of Bentley University's Investment Group, a group that manages a $1.3M Portfolio, and is a prominent member within its Financials Sector. He is also a Loan Analyst for Bentley University's Microfinance Group, alongside being involved with Bentley's Club Ultimate Frisbee Team. He is fascinated by the fields of Investment Banking, Equity Research, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Fixed Income, and is eager to begin his journey in the world of finance.

Junior Contributing Writer

Naqi Abbas is a Freshman at Bentley University, majoring in Finance, with a concentration in Capital Markets, and dual-minoring in Business Economics and Computer Information Systems. He is a member of Bentley University's Investment Group, a group that manages a $1.3M Portfolio, and is a prominent member within its Financials Sector. He is also a Loan Analyst for Bentley University's Microfinance Group, alongside being involved with Bentley's Club Ultimate Frisbee Team. He is fascinated by the fields of Investment Banking, Equity Research, Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Fixed Income, and is eager to begin his journey in the world of finance.

Junior Contributing Writer    Marley Dizney Swanson  graduated from Gettysburg College in May 2018 with degrees in Political Science and Public Policy. During college, Marley was the President of the College Democrats, held various leadership positions within the National Council on US-Arab Relations, and interned at the U.S. Supreme Court. Her first post-graduate job is the Presidential Associateship at the American University in Cairo. Marley is passionate about policy, traveling, languages, and any combination of the three.

Junior Contributing Writer

Marley Dizney Swanson graduated from Gettysburg College in May 2018 with degrees in Political Science and Public Policy. During college, Marley was the President of the College Democrats, held various leadership positions within the National Council on US-Arab Relations, and interned at the U.S. Supreme Court. Her first post-graduate job is the Presidential Associateship at the American University in Cairo. Marley is passionate about policy, traveling, languages, and any combination of the three.