Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy

2018 FA Officers

From left to right: Jason Lee, Noora Abdel-Fattah, Mike Muratore, Murray Ryan, Raman Khanna.
Not pictured: Caity Farr, Adam O’Connell, Madison DiLenge, Jake Lipman

The Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy is a student organization created to help W&M undergraduates learn more about careers in finance and make connections with industry professionals.

The Finance Academy hosts events both on and off campus each year. Some of their key events include the annual From DoG Street to Wall Street event, a speaker series and annual alumni networking events in different cities. The Finance Academy also hosts case competitions and training sessions to provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge of and skill sets related to finance.

In addition to hosting events, competitions and training sessions, the Finance Academy also makes its officers available as a resource for undergraduates. Underclassmen have the opportunity to receive feedback from officers when crafting a finance-specific resume, preparing for internship or job interviews and navigating the different career paths within the financial services industry. To facilitate this process, the Finance Academy hosts office hours, with a focus on providing resume reviews and mock interviews.

Professor Jim Haltiner and Dr. Rita Murphy serve as advisors to the organization.

Carlyle Case Competition

L-R Ricky Lee, Nicolaus Kamali, and Garrett Curtiss

The 2019 Carlyle Case Competition provided students with an opportunity to gain hands on modeling experience by building a basic LBO model with the end goal of finding the right price to achieve certain benchmarks. The team of Ricky Lee, Nicolaus Kamali, and Garrett Curtiss took first place honors this year.

2019 Club Officers



2016 – Summer Analyst, EJF Capital LLC
2018 – Winter Extern, Intercontinental Exchange
2018 – Summer Analyst, BDO Capital Advisors

Email Mike:


Vice President

2019 – Incoming Summer Analyst, Cornerstone Research
2018-19 – London School of Economics Academic Year Abroad
2018 – Women’s Undergraduate Event, Macquarie Capital
2018 – Summer Analyst, BAE Systems, Inc.
2018 – Summer Analyst, TEGNA, Inc.
2018 – Women’s Stock Pitch and Leadership Summit Student Ambassador
2017 – Global Business Immersion Study Abroad Program (Singapore and Hong Kong)


Vice President

2019 – Incoming Summer Analyst, Clearsight Advisors
2019 – St. Andrews Spring Semester Study Abroad
2018 – Summer Extern, Tudor, Pickering, Holt, & Co.
2018 – Summer Analyst, Search Fund Accelerator
2017 – Summer Analyst, Gerygone Capital
2017 – Singapore/Hong Kong Summer Study Abroad
2016 – Summer Analyst, Tanglewood Wealth Management
2016 – Winter Analyst, Point72 Asset Management


Vice President


2019 – Incoming Summer Analyst, Credit Suisse
2019 – Incoming Analyst/Bootcamper, Harris Williams
2018 – Summer Analyst, UBS Securities
2017- Summer Intern, Irontek Incubator

Email Murray:


Vice President

2019- Equity Research Intern, Fidelity Investments
2018- Summer Intern, Dominion Energy
2018- Monroe Scholar Summer Researcher
2017- Winter Extern, Clearsight Advisors
2016- Summer Intern, FDA

Email Caitlyn:


Vice President

2019 – Summer Analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
2018 – Summer Analyst, Wells Fargo Securities
2018 – Undergraduate Camp, Goldman Sachs
2018 – Externship, Mizuho Securities Americas
2017 – Winter Extern, Dickinson William & Company
2017 – Research Assistant, Boehly Center for Excellence in Finance

Email Noora:


Vice President


2019 – Summer analyst, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Winter Tax Intern, Ernst & Young
2018 – Summer Intern, SC&H Group
2017 – Summer Analyst, U.S. Department of Treasury

Email Adam:


Vice President

2019 – Financial Services Advisory Intern, EY
2018 – Account Executive Intern, Cheerful Giving

2017 – Financial Analyst Co-op Intern, IBM Watson

Email Jason:


Vice President

2019 – Summer CFO Intern, Dominion Energy
2018 – Private Equity Intern, Long Point Capital
2017 – Public Sector Advisory Intern, Grant Thornton LLP

Email Raman:

FA Events

On January 26, 2016 BB&T Capital Markets hosted a presentation on Mergers & Acquisitions. The presentation was led by Managing Director Patrick Martin BBA ’87, MBA ’98 and analysts Dabney Carr ’14, Niall Garrahan ’14 and Greg Conway ’16.