Alexander isaacson:

President

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Alexander Isaacson is a senior in the Smeal College of Business studying Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and Finance. Prior to joining Smeal Venture Partners, Alex was a Venture Capital Intern at 1855 Capital and a Fund Manager in the Nittany Lion Fund. This past summer, he interned at Citigroup within the Sales & Trading division. Alex will be starting full-time in June at Torreya Partners doing investment banking in New York City. Alex is passionate about analyzing industry trends, philosophical books, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


Dean Pacinelli

Vice President

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Dean is a senior in the Smeal College of Business studying Finance. Prior to joining Smeal Venture Partners, Dean was a Fund Manager in the Nittany Lion Fund, Penn State’s $8 million student-run hedge fund. This past summer, he interned at UBS in the Investment Banking Division in New York City, where he will be starting full-time in July. Dean enjoys traveling, watching Miami sports teams, going to concerts and exercising in his free time.


Jane Buckley:

Secretary

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Jane is a senior in the Smeal College of Business studying Finance and Economics. Prior to joining Smeal Venture Partners, Jane was a Fund Manager in the Nittany Lion Fund, Penn State’s $8 million student-run hedge fund. This past summer, she interned at Perella Weinberg Partners doing investment banking in New York City, where she will be starting full-time in July. Jane is passionate about traveling, the Philadelphia Eagles, and pizza.


Batsirai Matiza

Treasurer

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Batsi is a junior in the Smeal College of Business studying Finance and Economics. Prior to joining Smeal Venture Partners, Batsi was a Co-founder and Director of Zimbogini.com, an online store that allows Zimbabweans abroad to order goods ranging from groceries to appliances for the locally based population. This past summer, he interned at Goldman Sachs doing investment banking in New York City and will be returning to Goldman Sachs as an intern in the same division next summer. Batsi is passionate about sustainable development in Africa, traveling, and soccer.