This week, MMI is pleased to welcome 51 exceptional individuals into its 2020 Leadership Pathway class. In what has been a year of extraordinary change for our industry, our country, and the world at large, it is exciting to see the extremely high caliber of this group of future industry leaders.
Leadership Pathway -- a program designed to recognize and nurture the next generation of industry leaders -- has undergone a number of structural changes this year to increase its reach and impact, thus resulting in the largest number of applicants and acceptances to date.
To help promote industry connectivity and engagement in our new “virtual world”, the program launched its annual application period early this year and received a record number of applications from qualified candidates across the industry with 5-10 years of experience, including diverse representation from asset managers, sponsor firms, and solutions providers. Over the past several weeks, the program’s admissions council carefully reviewed the applications and noted the impressive credentials and achievements of all those that applied.
On behalf of the Leadership Pathway community and the entire MMI membership, we are pleased to welcome this group of driven, hard-working, and respected leaders to the program, and we look forward to their increased engagement with the MMI community.
Olivia Barbiasz, Bluerock Capital Markets
Ryan Bauer, Deutsche Bank
Jacqueline Bouchie, State Street Global Advisors
Robert Britt, FLX Distribution
Thomas Bueti, Voya Investment Management
Connor Burke, LifeYield LLC
Jamie Callahan, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Michael Canfora, Lord Abbett & Co.
Daniel Carr, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC
Donovan Celerin, Legg Mason & Co.
Susana Chan, Northern Trust Asset Management
Asher Cheses, Cerulli
Sean Christman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
James Clark, Franklin Templeton Investments
James Connell, Refinitiv
Alexandra Coughlan, INVESCO
Diana Dabah, Goldman Sachs
Aisha Elezi, New York Life Investment Management, LLC
Kamil Falkowski, Edward Jones
Tyler Finney, RiverFront Investment Group
Ryan Fortsch, Blackstone
Taylor Fragapane, PIMCO
Eddie Gautreau, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Tiffany Golz, Morningstar
Erin Guignet, BlackRock Financial Management
Patrick Hannon, Riskalyze
Delia Kiely, American Century Investments
Kevin Knopp, Russell Investments
Erin Laschinger, Tegra118
Brendan Maghini, Lazard Asset Management
William Metzler, Salient
Soraya Morris, Envestnet
Anjali Naskar, AssetMark, Inc.
Jake O'Brien, Delaware Funds by Macquarie
Thomas O'Rourke, UBS Financial Services
Matt Patrick, Primerica
Thomas Pelletier, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Tom Pileggi, BNY Mellon | Pershing
Brett Quick, RBC Wealth Management
Carlton Richardson, LPL Financial Services
Peter Rothe, Eagle Strategies
Megan Rumney, T. Rowe Price
Bryan Sachdeva, CGI Group
Anthony Scalese, Eaton Vance
Connor Schwester, PGIM Investments
Layne Silverman, Federated Hermes
Miguel Sosa, Artivest
Alex Swayne, MSCI
Holly Tworkowski, Nuveen Investments
James Way, Clark Capital
Nick Williams, Advisors Asset Management