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University of Tennessee CME Commodities Trading Challenge 2010 Team Member Profiles Nick Vantrease (Team Leader) Nick Vantrease is working to obtain a B.S. in Finance with a minor in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He finishes his undergraduate coursework in May 2010. Nick is active in the Financial Management Association (FMA) at UT. He has been a member since 2008, and currently serves as President during his senior year. Nick is also active in the Tennis Club at UT. From 2007 to 2009, he interned at Clayton Bank and Trust where he gained valuable hands on experience, working closely with the CEO. Nick views the CME/ NYMEX Commodities Trading challenge as a way to expand his knowledge about commodities outside the traditional classroom setting as well as further developing his leadership skills by serving as Team Leader. Patrick Connolly Patrick has spent three years in the wealth management field with LPL Financial. He finished his series 7 (General Securities Representative exam) and 66 (Investment Adviser exam) in the summer of 2009. Patrick also has his health and life licenses, most of his experience revolves around investment planning through product and market research. He is currently finishing his BA in Finance and is expected to graduate in spring 2010. Patrick enjoys the outdoors, basketball, snowboarding, and most sports. Jarrett Jordan Jarrett is a senior who is majoring in Finance with a concentration in International Business. In the spring of 2009 he studied abroad at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia. During the summer of 2009 he interned at UBS in Knoxville. He is a member of the Financial Management Association at UT. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jarrett will pursue a law degree. Daniel Krikorian Daniel, from Brentwood, TN, is a senior currently pursuing a degree in finance with a concentration in internal audit. He also studied international business for a semester at the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Australia. After graduation, Daniel is interested in pursuing a career as a financial analyst, and possibly obtaining the CFA designation. He enjoys sports, travel, and socializing with friends. Carl Short Carl is a senior at the University of Tennessee, double-majoring in Accounting and Finance. He is currently a member of the Financial Management Association at UT and also sits as a student representative on the Anderson County Investment Advisory Board to the Trustee. Carl has over a year and a half of accounting experience working for Parker Business Consulting & Accounting in West Knoxville where he has done everything from bookkeeping for clients to preparing financial statements to preparing individual, partnership, and corporate tax returns. Carl plans to begin sitting for the CPA exam in the winter of 2010 and expects to graduate from UT in May of 2011. Upon graduation, Carl plans to continue working in public accounting for several years, with a goal of owning and operating his own company within five years. Louis Amigliani (Team Leader) Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Louis Amagliani is a junior majoring in Finance with a minor in Accounting. Louis recently completed his first year as a captain of one of the two UT CME Commodity Trading Teams, and he looks forward to participating again in next year’s competition. Louis is looking forward to a summer internship with Morgan Keegan, a Memphis-based investing firm. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2011 and pursue a career in the financial sector. In his free time, Louis enjoys playing basketball, running, and spending time with friends. John Kerrigan Originally from Gallatin, Tennessee, John Kerrigan is currently a junior majoring in Finance and Statistics with a collateral in Economics. Recently completing his first year on the CME Commodities trading team, John plans to attend the Open Outcry competition in Houston. From these experiences, he hopes to obtain an internship that will eventually lead to a career in the financial sector. In his free time, John enjoys playing sports, trading securities, and cheering on the Volunteers. Bryan Lee Bryan is a senior majoring in Finance with a collateral in International Business at UT. Bryan has interned at State Street Bank, CVS Corporation (Accounting Department), and UBS Financial over the past three summers. He feels that being exposed to the commodities markets will be an invaluable experience and help him in his future as he aspires to be a portfolio manager one day. Bryan will continue his education next year and pursue a Master’s of Finance degree at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Warren Pineda Warren Pineda is a senior at UT majoring in Finance with a collateral in Entrepreneurship. He is currently a member of the Financial Management Association and active participator in the Golden Key Honor Society here at UT. This summer, he has accepted an internship position at Northwestern Mutual Financial Network as a financial representative. In his spare time, Warren enjoys working on home improvements and going up to the mountains. Alexander Snyder Brett Ford Brett Ford is currently a senior double majoring in Accounting and Logistics with a collateral in International Business. After competing in the Open Outcry competition in Houston, Texas, Brett plans on going for the gold in New York City. After graduation he hopes to obtain an internship in an established Accounting firm. In his free time, Brett enjoys playing basketball, participating in poker tournaments, and traveling.
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