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

Director of Investment

Hometown: Allen, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Anurag Bansal

Consumer

Hometown: Punjab, India

Major: Finance

Class: 2018



Anurag enjoys electronic music and going to concerts and music festivals. He is also a car enthusiast and loves road trips. Anurag is a Senior interested in middle market investing and most recently interned with Goldman Sachs in their Specialty Lending Group.

Joseph Buschmann

Energy

Hometown: Milan, Italy

Major: Finance

Class: 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. This summer, Joseph interned with Tudor, Pickering, & Holt in Houston.

Dylan James

Global Macro

Hometown: Austin, TX

Major: Finance, Psychology

Class: 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.

Sunny Pamidimukkala

Emerging Markets

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Major: BHP, Mathematics, Finance

Class: 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

Hometown: Portland, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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.

Collin Hartman

Consumer

Hometown: Victoria, TX

Major: Finance

Class: 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.

Hans Uy

Industrials

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: Finance

Class: 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 this past summer.

JONATHON MCCLANAHAN

Consumer

Hometown: Spring, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Hometown: Plano, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Hometown: College Station, TX

Major: BHP, Finance, Plan II

Class: 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

Hometown: Southlake, TX

Major: Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Major: BHP, Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Houston, TX

Major: BHP, Plan II, Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Katy, TX

Major: Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Plano, TX

Major: Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Major: BHP, Plan II

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Austin, TX

Major: BHP, Plan II, Finance

Class: 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

Senior Analyst

Hometown: Allen, TX

Major: BHP, Finance, Mathematics

Class: 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

We have seven Junior Analyst positions open this Fall. Applications open on the evening of September 12.