Who We Are

The Strategic Capital Group, or SCG, is USIT's internal portfolio management group. SCG is a dedicated group of analysts that monitor investments after they have been added to the portfolio, lead the stock pitch teams, and direct small-group mentorship groups to pass on their knowledge. SCG Analysts and Portfolio Managers are trained through an accelerated finance and accounting curriculum taught by the group head, the Director of Investment.

How To Join

Members of SCG are chosen through a competitive application and interview process each year. Freshmen can join at the Junior Analyst level each Fall semester. Senior Analysts and Portfolio Managers are chosen at the end of each Spring semester. While previous financial knowledge is not necessary to join SCG at the Junior Analyst level, demonstrated intellectual ability, aptitude, and dedication are necessary to be awarded a spot in the group.  Applicants to Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager positions must have demonstrated knowledge in finance through the Junior Analyst program, internships, competitions, or extensive investment team experience. 

Our Team

Director of investment

Megan Tran-Olmsted
Allen, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

Megan enjoys all things food (cooking, baking, and eating) as well as mountain trekking and road trips. Megan is a Business Honors, Finance Junior with experience in energy private equity and venture capital funding. She will be joining Goldman Sachs Energy Investment Banking this Summer.

portfolio managers

Joseph Buschmann
Energy
Milan, Italy
Finance
Class of 2018

Joseph is from Milan, Italy. He enjoys skiing, playing soccer, and playing the piano. Joseph is a Senior with experience in venture capital and energy equity research. Last summer, Joseph interned with Tudor, Pickering, & Holt. This summer, he looks forward to joining Intrepid Energy Investment Banking in Houston full-time.

Dylan James
Global Macro
Austin, TX
Finance, Psychology
Class of 2018

Dylan is a Senior interested in behavioral economics, game theory, and financial history. Dylan has experience with hedge funds and sales & trading, and is also an avid chess and poker player. The past two summers Dylan has interned with Goldman Sachs Sales & Trading in New York City and will be returning full-time in the Fall.

Collin Hartman
Consumer
Victoria, TX
Finance
Class of 2018

Collin enjoys playing tennis, venturing around Austin, and spending time with his lovely fiance. Collin is a Senior Finance major with a background in middle-market credit investing from his summer with Goldman Sachs in their Specialty Lending Group and is excited to return for full-time in the Fall.

Sunny Pamidimukkala
Emerging Markets
Frisco, TX
BHP, Mathematics, Finance
Class of 2018

Sunny enjoys playing soccer, exploring Austin's food/outdoor scene, and continuing his search to find the world's best juice. Sunny is a Senior with experience in startups, investment banking, and private debt. This past summer, he interned at Point72 Asset Management as part of the firm's Academy program and looks forward to joining the firm full-time.

Austin Partridge
Energy
Portland, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2018

Austin in a cinema-snob and can name and locate every country in the world on a map. He is a Senior, USIT’s resident energy man, and most recently interned (and will start full-time) with BP Sales & Trading in Chicago.

Hans Uy
Industrials
San Antonio, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2018

Outside of finance, Hans enjoys playing golf and soccer and loves everything related to outer space. Hans is a Senior and spent this past summer interning with Evercore Partners in New York City. He has accepted a return offer for full-time.

Sanchana Vasikaran
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Frisco, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2018

Long distance running, iPhone photography, and Salsa (the dance, not the dip) are a few of Sanchana's favorite things. Talk to her if you want to hear about her Senior year goals, the sexy tech startup life, or her past summer at JP Morgan Investment Banking in New York City. She can't wait to start full-time at JP Morgan this Fall.

Bryan Goh
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Houston, TX
Finance
Class of 2019

Bryan is a Senior who enjoys watching the latest movie releases and TV hits, as well as going to classical concerts. He has experience in all things entertainment finance, particularly from his internship with HBO in Los Angeles last summer. This summer, Bryan is excited to join Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisory in Dallas as a summer analyst.

Jonathon McClanahan
Consumer
Spring, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

In addition to his business majors, Jon is also a music major, spending (pretty much all) his free time singing with the Texas Songhorns, UT's all-male acappella group. Jon is a Junior with a background in middle-market M&A and debt capital markets. He will intern with UBS Investment Banking in Houston this Fall.

Srija Nalla
Tech, Media, and Telecom
Plano, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2019

Srija enjoys learning new dance choreography, finding new music on Spotify, and reading up on sports cars. Srija is a Business Honors and Finance Junior with experience working at the intersection of technology and finance. She looks forward to interning with Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in San Francisco this Summer.

Karna Venkatraj
Emerging Markets
College Station, TX
BHP, Finance, Plan II
Class of 2019

Karna likes to play pickup basketball and aspires to be James Harden, enjoys watching Longhorn football, and telling jokes. This past summer, Karna interned at Guggenheim Securities, and is interested in the intersection of finance and sports media. He will be joining Moelis & Company Investment Banking this Summer.

Priyanka Suri
Industrials
Southlake, TX
Finance
Class of 2019

Aside from exploring the Austin food scene (and having an unhealthy tea and popcorn addiction), Priyanka loves to sing and play piano. She is a Junior with experience in private wealth management and debt capital markets. Priyanka will be joining Goldman Sachs Investment Banking in Houston.

SENIOR ANALYSTS

Catherine Cheng
Austin, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Catherine is a fan of contemporary poetry, paddle boarding, and eating tortilla-less tacos. She is a Sophomore pursuing Business Honors and Finance and is interested in venture capital within the healthcare industry.

Pranidhi Dadhaniya
Sugar Land, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Pranidhi loves to indulge her creative side through her interests in singing, interior design, and fashion. Pranidhi is a Business Honors and Finance Sophomore who spent this past summer studying abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China.

Matt Hopp
Nashville, TN
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Matt can usually be found in the nearest body of water: scuba diving, wake-surfing, or just hanging out. A Sophomore Business Honors and Finance major, Matt recently completed a summer study abroad program in international business at the Prague University of Economics.

Vibhav Joopelli
Houston, TX
BHP, Finance, Plan II
Class of 2020

In his free time, you can find Vibhav playing ultimate frisbee at Clark Field or frequenting the Taco Bell Cantina on Guad, a place he calls his second home. A Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II Sophomore, Vibhav spent this past summer interning at a hedge fund and studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Juan Mogollon
Katy, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Juan enjoys Greenbelt hiking, movie watching, and Super Smash Bros playing. He is a Sophomore with interests in research and distressed trading. He will be joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York for investment banking next Summer.

Aaron Raj
Plano, TX
Finance
Class of 2020

Aaron likes to spend his free time rooting for the unstoppable Kevin Durant, watching Netflix, and lamenting the current political climate. He is a Sophomore and spent this last summer interning at a search fund in Dallas.

Ananya Rajesh
Dallas, TX
BHP, Finance
Class of 2020

Ananya is passionate about art, cooking, and nonprofit education. Ananya is a Sophomore and spent her summer interning with General Electric’s financial services division, GE Capital. In addition to her Business Honors and Finance majors, she plans to minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

Alan Shaw
Austin, TX
BHP, Finance, Plan II
Class of 2020

Alan enjoys the visual arts, hiking, reading, and cooking for his family. Alan is a Sophomore Business Honors, Finance, and Plan II major with experience in public policy and asset management.

Eric Sun
Allen, TX
BHP, Finance, Mathematics
Class of 2020

Eric likes morning runs, diet soda, and trying vegan food. Eric is a Business Honors, Math, and Finance Sophomore who studied abroad in Buenos Aires this summer to learn about organizational behavior and non-market strategies.

Junior analysts

Nick Marchenko
Trumbull, Connecticut
BHP
Class of 2021

Nick enjoys competing in tennis, learning languages, and quoting Suits' very own Harvey Specter. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course or in NRG listening to old-school hip hop. Nick is a Business Honors Freshman, and hopes to study abroad in Hong Kong and mainland China this summer.

Dhruv Dhuper
Spring, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Dhruv enjoys reading up on foreign affairs, trying new cuisines, and watching Netflix. Dhruv is a freshman student interested in learning more about global macro strategies. Dhruv is also currently a debate coach at Westlake High School in Austin.

Zander van Geenen
Dallas, TX
BHP
Class of 2021

Zander enjoys playing soccer and the saxophone, but not at the same time. In addition, he enjoys building PCs. He is a Freshman majoring in Business Honors who plans to pursue finance in the future. Over the summer, Zander interned with Rosewood Private Investments in Dallas.

Angela Yang
Plano, TX
BHP
Class of 2021

Angela spends her free time playing Tetris, crafting handmade paper goods, and watching late-night political satire. She is interested in pursuing a career combining finance, social entrepreneurship, and ministry.

Peter Huang
Plano, TX
Economics, Plan II
Class of 2021

In Peter’s spare time, he cultivates the finest playlists for his Spotify empire(make sure to follow him), avidly supports Jeremy Lin (but doesn’t follow the NBA), and persistently rewatches episodes of The Office. Peter would like to pursue a career in exploring economic patterns and trends.

Kyle Granger
Austin, TX
Unspecified Business
Class of 2021

Kyle enjoys exploring Austin with its many restaurants and events, spending time outdoors, and playing poker and billiards. Kyle is a Freshman undeclared business major planning to major in Finance with hopes to pursue a career in private equity.

Alexis Bennett
Memorial, TX
BHP
Class of 2021

Alexis is passionate about skiing, learning art history, and volunteering in the community. She is a Business Honors freshman and spent this past summer interning at Salient Partners, a private investment firm in Houston.