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 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 is a Finance major entering his senior year. He has been a Trading Room Analyst since his sophomore year and is currently serving as a Co-Trading Room Student Manager. His previous internship experience over the past three summers consists of Equity Research Analyst positions with Jefferies LLC, Vertical Research Partners, and JMP Securities. He is the Vice President of Research for the Bentley Investment Group and the President of Kappa Pi Alpha. Interests outside of finance include college hockey, Crossfit, and rock climbing.
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.
Emily Niditch is a junior Corporate Finance and Accounting major with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. She has made it on President's List every semester. On campus she is Vice President of Operations for Bentley Investment Group as well as Macro Sector Team Leader. She also enjoys playing tennis. Over the summers she has interned within Wealth Management at Deutsche Bank and Investment Banking at BNP Paribas.
Mike Berry joined the Trading Room at the beginning of his junior year and is in pursuit of a major in Finance as well as a double minor in Mathematics and Computer Science. Since coming to Bentley, Mike has made the President’s List every semester, and has been approved to accelerate his studies by taking 6 courses per semester. Mike aims at completing his undergraduate degree as well as his MSc. in Business Analytics in a compressed four year period; in doing so, he plans to concentrate his MsBA studies in Finance. Last summer, Mike was an intern with Iron Mountain Inc., a global information management company. He was part of the company’s strategic finance team, responsible for analyzing the company’s long term strategy and its compliance with REIT standards. Mike is very interested in applying his mathematics background to the financial services industry; specifically, he aims at building a career in either algorithmic trading or investment banking. Mike has also been recruited to play for Bentley’s NCAA Division I Ice Hockey team.
Vera is currently a second year graduate student in the Master of Finance program. She was born and raised in Chengdu, China and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Management in Shanghai. During undergraduate years, she participated in a one-year exchange program in Lyon, France, and visited over fifteen countries as she enjoys travelling and exploring the world. Prior to studying in Bentley, Vera interned in Global Banking Department at HSBC Bank and then landed a full-time job offer after internship as an operations assistant in the Credit Operations Department. All of her clients were Fortune 500 companies and multinational corporations. Vera also enjoys swimming and badminton as well as involving herself in various community activities.
Daniel is a senior finance major at Bentley University who is also pursuing a minor in mathematics. He has been a Trading Room Analyst at the University’s Hughey Center for Financial Services since December 2013. Over the past summer, he interned at Grant Thornton LLP in their Forensic and Valuation Services group. Additionally, Daniel has completed previous internships in private equity and business valuation. Last semester, he served as president of the Economics-Finance Organization and continues to play an active role in the organization. Some of the other clubs he is a part of include Intramural Soccer and Ski & Snowboard Club.
Yang (Will) Xue
Yang (Will) is a graduate student who is pursuing his Master’s degree in Finance and IT. He was born and raised in Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China. At Bentley, he is also VP of GFA. He interned in the FSR (Financial Instruments, Structured Products and Real Estate) group at PwC, Boston in the summer of 2015. Additionally he is a big sports fan. He coached in Waltham Youth Soccer club last year and joined local badminton competitions occasionally.