Staff

Amy Whittaker

Amy Whittaker joined Bentley University as Manager of the Hughey Center for Financial Services in March 2013.  Her prior work experience in Global Financial Markets includes 20 years at State Street Corporation, where she was involved in multiple aspects of the Global Markets business, including Risk Management, FX Sales and Trading and the e-exchange business.  Prior to State Street, Amy worked at McGraw-Hill’s Lobbying Office in Washington, D.C.

Amy received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts and her MSF from Bentley University.  She is actively involved in the Bentley community and also serves in the local community with USAA Swimming and Veterans’ Affairs efforts. 


Ashley Lacey

Ashley is currently a sophomore majoring in corporate finance and accounting with a minor in economics. Originally from North Andover, Mass, she was captain of her school’s varsity gymnastics team. At Bentley, she is a presidential scholar and has made dean’s list every semester. Ashley is a member or the Bentley Investment Group serving as an analyst in the energy sector, and a member of the Bentley Microfinance Group as a loan officer. In terms of service, Ashley is one of the project managers for the Urban and Regional Economics class and a Special Olympics gymnastics coach. 


Austin Caito

Austin Caito is a sophomore from Londonderry, New Hampshire majoring in Corporate Finance and Accounting. At Bentley, Austin is an analyst for the Financial Sector of the Bentley Investment Group, is a member of the club hockey team, and has maintained Dean’s List every term at school. Last summer Austin was a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual passing his 1263 exam selling Life and Health Insurance. Additionally, he was an equity research intern for JMP Securities in San Francisco, California where he worked for the software team publishing initiations and earnings reports. Previously, Austin attended Bishop Guertin High School and was the Varsity Hockey Captain and Executive Student Council President his senior year.  He then post-graduated at Phillip’s Exeter Academy where he played hockey and continued his academic career. 


Christian Connolly

Christian is a junior finance major who is also pursuing a minor in mathematics. He is extremely interested in finance and enjoys helping others. Over the summer he worked at an insurance company where he analyzed premiums and reconciled accounts. Furthermore, he was also a shadow in the Morgan Stanley wealth management division in Boston. He enjoys running and is also a member of the cross country and track teams here at Bentley.

 


Cindy Fang Cheng

Cindy started her MS in Finance program in spring of 2013 with significant international business experience.  She is the Vise President of Finance for Graduate Finance Association at Bentley University.  She was born and raised in Shanghai, China.  Before coming to Bentley, she obtained her MSc and BSc in Business Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  She was the sales manager for Korean conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries in the UK region.  Her client portfolio covered some big name companies, such as BP and Royal Dutch Shell.   
 


Eliza Brooks

Eliza Brooks is a freshman at Bentley from Brunswick, Maine. She is pursuing a dual major in Finance and Ethics and Social Responsibility. In the past, she has worked for State Farm Insurance Agencies and the Office of Financial Assistance at Bentley. On campus she is a brother of Delta Sigma Pi, and is also involved with Service Learning, the Certified Bentley Leadership Program, Residence Hall Association, Colleges against Cancer and the Center for Women and Business. In the future, she hopes to work in financial advising or investment banking. 
 


Fred Fang

Fred joined the staff in the middle of his junior year as a Finance major and a Math minor. A recipient of the President’s Academic Scholarship, Fred also has made it on to the President’s list for three straight semesters. Over the past summer, he interned at Verizon as a finance analyst within Verizon’s Wireline financial planning and analysis division where he analyzed cost circuit ids and matched them to revenues and costs to find underutilization. Fred also had the privilege to present in front of Fran Shammo, the CFO of Verizon, and hopes that his experience over the summer will be shared with others. Previous to Bentley, Fred attended a boarding school in CT called Loomis Chaffee where he participated on the water polo, swim, and tennis teams. 


Heather Piscatelli

Heather is a sophomore majoring in finance from North Haven, CT. At North Haven High School she was captain of her track team and a tutor at Benhaven, an adult autistic home. At Bentley she is a varsity member of Bentley’s Track and Field team and a Loan Director in the Bentley MicroFinance Group. This past summer she was an equity desk intern at SMB Capital, a propriety firm in New York City. She worked side by side with the traders on the desk to review stock plays and analyze trends. She is currently interning at UBS in their Wealth Management division in Wellesley, MA. 


Joseph L. Carroll

Joey is currently a junior studying finance. He is from South Kingstown, Rhode Island and attended South Kingstown High School. Joey was a captain on his high school cross country and track teams and has continued his athletic career here at Bentley University by becoming an integral member of the men’s cross country and track teams. Joey has been a member of the presidents list every semester he has attended Bentley, and is also in the honors program. In addition to running cross country and track, he is a member of the Bentley Investment Group. While home, Joey enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering in his mom’s classroom, and coaching youth basketball.


Jonise Brevil

Jonise is currently a freshman with an intended major in Corporate Finance and Accounting, a liberal studies major in Global Perspectives and a minor in Law. She is also a member of the STEP program at Bentley University. Jonise is originally from Haiti, but moved to Boston, Massachusetts at the age of 8.  She graduated from the John D. O’bryant High School, where she was involved in the Haitian culture club. Last summer Jonise worked at the Boston Children Museum as a BNY Mellon Youth Leader.


Pengxiang (Sean) Ding

Sean came to Bentley in pursuit of his MS in Finance in 2013. He is the VP of Operation at McCallum Connect, active member at GFA and GAA, and student ambassador at the Graduate Admission Office. Sean was born and raised in Yinchuan, China. He is interested in international economy and the financial market. He also has years of experience working as a peer tutor and teaching assistant. Last summer he interned at an international consulting firm and his client was one of the biggest retail-chain in China. Previous to Bentley, Sean obtained his BSc in Business Administration at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, where he received Dr. Margaret Kurtz Award, Baccalaureate Award of his major, upon graduation. 


Jake Dorais

Jake joined the staff halfway through his junior year. He is an Economics-Finance Major with minors in Mathematical Sciences and Computer Information Systems. A member of the Honors Program and frequently listed on the University’s President’s List, Jake has worked with various equity research and M&A groups in preparation for a career in a bulge bracket bank. He currently holds a position among the Executive Board of the Bentley Investment Group and also oversees operations within its Macro Sector. He hopes that his experience with various valuation techniques and analysis methods will aid those who visit the Hughey Center.