Admissions Ambassadors

Our Admissions Ambassadors are ready to help you learn more about the Owen experience! Feel free to contact them with questions.

To contact the student of your choice, just click on his or her name.

Finance Concentration


Dan Bresnahan

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Undergrad Institution: Creighton University
Concentration: Finance
Emphasis: Real Estate
Summer Internship: Allianz Real Estate, Summer Associate
Owen Clubs: Finance Club, Real Estate Club, Texas Club
Fun Fact: I've been to 10 different countries in the last 3 years.



Paul Whitmire

Hometown: What's a hometown?!?! I guess I'd call Mississippi or Arizona "home," but home is a very fluid concept for this MBA...
Undergrad Institution: Mississippi State University
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Summer Internship: Credit Suisse, Investment Banking
Owen Clubs: President of OGSA, Finance Club, Texas Club, Christian Business Association
Fun Fact: I lived in the jungles of Papua (formally Irian Jaya) Indonesia from 1994-1997


Molly Bash

Hometown: Boulder, CO
Undergrad Institution: University of Colorado
Concentration: Finance & Operations
Summer Internship: Mattel, Finance
Owen Clubs: VP of Careers for Consulting Club, VP of Operations for OGSA, Finance Club, Operations Club
Fun Fact: When I eat an apple, I eat the whole thing. Including the core. It's weird, yes, but it's extremely convenient when there isn't a trash can handy.



Matt Lawrence

Hometown: Benton, Arkansas
Undergrad Institution: Notre Dame
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Summer Internship: Corporate Strategy & Finance, Walmart
Owen Clubs: OGSA, Finance Club, Cork & Barrel
Fun Fact: Named "Best Aviator" in Notre Dame's Pilot Initiative Program without ever flying a plane.



Ricky Blackmon

Hometown: Houston, Texas
Undergrad Institution: Texas A&M University
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Emphasis: Energy
Summer Internship: ExxonMobil, Corporate Finance
Owen Clubs: Finance Club, Energy Club, Texas Club
Fun Fact: My wife's favorite game to play is, "What color does Ricky see?" I'm very, very colorblind.



Theo Okai

Hometown: Accra, Ghana
Undergrad Institution: University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Summer Internship: Project Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Owen Clubs: VP of Finance, OBSA, Finance Club, Consulting Club
Fun Fact: I'm still very committed to learning how to play the keyboard, although it has remained a New Year's resolution for years.


Luciana Burstein

Hometown: Chiclayo, Peru
Undergrad Institution: Universidad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru)
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Summer Internship: Strategy Intern, Fisher-Price
Owen Clubs: Latin Business Association
Fun Fact: My favorite food is shellfish, but I'm allergic to them.



Vera Uboytseva

Hometown: Kazan, Russia
Undergrad Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Concentration: Finance & Strategy
Summer Internship: Shell Oil
Owen Clubs: President, Energy Club, GBA
Fun Fact: Once I was on the bus that was hijacked by a guy who didn't know how to drive the bus.

Austin Ball

Hometown: Long Island, New York
Undergrad Institution: Gettysburg College
Concentration: Finance, Accounting, and Strategy
Summer Internship: Summer Associate, Investment Banking, Jefferies
Owen Clubs: Director of Events of Finance Club, Treasurer of Net Impact, Golf Club, Sports Club
Fun Fact: I caught an 80 pound sailfish in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Mozambique on my honeymoon last year!


Maulik Handiwala

Hometown: Bridgewater, NJ
Undergrad Institution: National Institute of Technology, India
Concentration: Marketing, Strategy, & Finance
Summer Internship: Medtronic, Inc.
Owen Clubs: Vanderbilt Marketing Association, Consulting Club, 100% Owen, Culinary Club
Fun Fact: I attended an implant surgery standing next to an electrophysiologist during my summer internship!

Matt Martindale

Hometown: Lynnfield, MA
Undergrad Institution: Grove City College
Concentration: Operations & Finance
Summer Internship: Amazon Operations
Owen Clubs: Global Business Association, Ops Club, Christian Business Club, Finance Club, Real Estate Club
Fun Fact: My family moved overseas when I was one so I spent my childhood in France, Morocco and Spain.



Hosung Lee

Hometown: Busan, S. Korea
Undergrad Institution: Pusan National University in S. Korea
Concentration: Operations, Strategy and Finance
Owen Clubs: Owen Golf Club
Fun Fact: I have worked for 7 years with an airline company, which sponsors me to be here. However I have no idea of how to travel by a flight.



Allyson Mariani

Hometown: Easton, PA
Undergrad Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Concentration: Strategy & Finance
Specialization: Health Care
Summer Internship: Corporate Strategy, DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc.
Owen Clubs: VP of Finance of Vanderbilt Health Care Conference, Chairman of Owen Honor Council, Owen Sports Club, Cork & Barrel
Fun Fact: I've been to the Amazon rainforest, but just like my favorite action hero, Indiana Jones, I'm still terrified of snakes.


Tom Mante

Hometown: Boston, MA
Undergrad Institution: Yale University
Concentration: Finance & Marketing
Summer Internship: Business Operations, The Milwaukee Brewers
Owen Clubs: President of 100% Owen, Community Relations & Events Director of Owen Sports Club, Vanderbilt Marketing Association, Asset Management Club
Fun Fact: I hold the record for the longest field goal made in Ivy League Football History at 54 yards.