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 Recruiter    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 Recruiter

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.

 

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 Partner and our Financial Operations Director at SnoQap Financial. He is currently studying business administration, finance, and economics at Azusa Pacific University. He has passed Level 2 of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a Level 1 CFA and Level 1 FRM candidate. He interns at Silverado Investment Partners LP and is president of Azusa Pacific’s college student investment fund.

Board Member

Nicholas Colletta is a Partner and our Financial Operations Director at SnoQap Financial. He is currently studying business administration, finance, and economics at Azusa Pacific University. He has passed Level 2 of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and is a Level 1 CFA and Level 1 FRM candidate. He interns at Silverado Investment Partners LP and is president of Azusa Pacific’s college student investment fund.

 
  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.

  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.

Contributing Writers

  Writer    Lina Mockute  is a senior at Rutgers University, New Brunswick majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics. She recently completed an internship at Girteka, a logistics firm in Lithuania, where she worked with the planning and analysis team to create models of transportation issues within the firm. This experience led her to pursue data analysis and visualization in the future. She is the former president of the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, and is an art enthusiast.

Writer

Lina Mockute is a senior at Rutgers University, New Brunswick majoring in Economics and minoring in Mathematics. She recently completed an internship at Girteka, a logistics firm in Lithuania, where she worked with the planning and analysis team to create models of transportation issues within the firm. This experience led her to pursue data analysis and visualization in the future. She is the former president of the Rutgers University Voorhees Choir, and is an art enthusiast.

  Writer    John Morin  is a Junior at Fordham University, majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Mathematics and American Studies. John has spent the majority of his college career examining issues of poverty reduction, criminal justice, and civil discourse reform. He has served as a Voting Advocate and Canvasser for the Environmental Voter Project, and is currently on the administrative panel for Fordham's chapter of Leading Women of Tomorrow. After graduating, John plans to continue his time with Fordham, earning his Master's in Elections and Campaign Management in hopes of pursuing a career in voting analysis or campaign strategy.

Writer

John Morin is a Junior at Fordham University, majoring in Political Science and double minoring in Mathematics and American Studies. John has spent the majority of his college career examining issues of poverty reduction, criminal justice, and civil discourse reform. He has served as a Voting Advocate and Canvasser for the Environmental Voter Project, and is currently on the administrative panel for Fordham's chapter of Leading Women of Tomorrow. After graduating, John plans to continue his time with Fordham, earning his Master's in Elections and Campaign Management in hopes of pursuing a career in voting analysis or campaign strategy.

  Writer    John Duffy  is a junior studying Business Economics and Music at Providence College. He is particularly interested in the study of business ethics, especially as it pertains to the fields of international relations and international economics. John wants to help companies find financially viable ways to implement business practices that respect the dignity of every worker, both here and abroad. He hopes to one day open a private consulting firm that focuses not only on maximizing financial performance, but also focuses on helping companies with ethical and mission-related goals. John is also an accomplished pianist, who has performed a concerto with the RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a part of their annual concerto competition, and has also participated in several RI area music competitions.

Writer

John Duffy is a junior studying Business Economics and Music at Providence College. He is particularly interested in the study of business ethics, especially as it pertains to the fields of international relations and international economics. John wants to help companies find financially viable ways to implement business practices that respect the dignity of every worker, both here and abroad. He hopes to one day open a private consulting firm that focuses not only on maximizing financial performance, but also focuses on helping companies with ethical and mission-related goals. John is also an accomplished pianist, who has performed a concerto with the RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestra as a part of their annual concerto competition, and has also participated in several RI area music competitions.

  Writer    Cole Van Gelder  is a junior at the Villanova School of Business, majoring in finance and real estate with a minor in international business. He recently studied abroad in London, where he studied alternative investments at the London School of Economics. This experience has inspired him to set a long-term goal of working in private equity and/or hedge funds. He is very interested in financial markets and is particularly fascinated by the infinite cause and effect relationships that exist in the economy. Cole is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Real Estate Society, among other organizations. Athletics have had a large influence on his life, and his favorite sports include soccer, skiing, basketball, and football.

Writer

Cole Van Gelder is a junior at the Villanova School of Business, majoring in finance and real estate with a minor in international business. He recently studied abroad in London, where he studied alternative investments at the London School of Economics. This experience has inspired him to set a long-term goal of working in private equity and/or hedge funds. He is very interested in financial markets and is particularly fascinated by the infinite cause and effect relationships that exist in the economy. Cole is a member of Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and Real Estate Society, among other organizations. Athletics have had a large influence on his life, and his favorite sports include soccer, skiing, basketball, and football.

  Writer    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.

Writer

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.