All Staff

Executive Board – Chief Executive Officers

Photo of Audra Pesko Audra Pesko Co-CEO

Audra is a senior from Youngstown, Ohio, majoring in Economics and Statistics and minoring in Medieval Studies. Outside of JIFFI, she’s a member of ND Irish Dance and enjoys reading, painting, and watching soccer.

Photo of Helenna Xu Helenna Xu Co-CEO

Helenna is a senior from Chicago, Illinois majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. Outside of JIFFI, she is a Director of Projects for SPN, a fellow of the Tocqueville Fellowship, and a part of the Strike Magazine.

Executive Board – C Suite

Photo of Fares Achkar Fares Achkar Chief Portfolio Officer

Fares is a senior from Beirut, Lebanon, majoring in Finance and Economics. He is a proud member of Keenan Hall and is involved with SIBC and the Wall Street Club. Outside of JIFFI, Fares enjoys traveling, good food, and spending time outdoors.

Photo of Brant Hadzima Brant Hadzima Chief Operating Officer

Brant is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Spanish from Lakeville, Connecticut. Outside of JIFFI, he enjoys fly fishing and spending time outdoors.

Photo of Timothy Riley Timothy Riley Chief Marketing Officer

Timmy is a Senior from Robbinsville, New Jersey studying Business Analytics and Sustainability. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved with SIBC (Student International Business Council) and the Notre Dame student government.

Photo of Aidan Watkins Aidan Watkins Chief Financial Officer

Aidan is a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Aidan lives in Keenan Hall and is a member of Notre Dame Formula SAE, SIBC, and Rock Climbing Club outside of JIFFI!

Project Managers

Photo of Mia Gornik Mia Gornik Project Manager

Mia Gornik is currently a senior accountancy major living off campus. Originally from Minnesota, Mia is excited to continue her involvement in JIFFI. Recently, she has developed an interest in ceramics.

Photo of Kevin Lawrence Kevin Lawrence Project Manager

Kevin Lawrence is a senior from Elmhurst, IL. Besides his involvement in JIFFI, he is active in SIBC and is pursuing a career in Investment Banking. Outside of his classes, Kevin enjoys participating in intramural sports, cooking, and international travel.

Accounting

Photo of Clinton Daly Clinton Daly Accounting Associate

Clinton Daly is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Accounting. He is from Charlotte, NC, and currently resides in St. Edward’s Hall, home of the Gentlemen. In his free time, Clinton enjoys golfing, working out, and learning new ways to help stop predatory lending.

Photo of Matt Potter Matt Potter Vice President of Accounting

Matt is a sophomore majoring in Finance and Accounting, minoring in Real Estate and Constitutional Studies. Matt calls Hoboken, NJ his hometown and Alumni Hall his home on campus. In his free time, Matt enjoys watching sports with friends and dreaming about destroying predatory payday lending.

Photo of Michael Richelsen Michael Richelsen Accounting Associate

Michael Richelsen is a freshman studying Finance and Accountancy. He is from Chaska, Minnesota, and currently resides in O’Neill Family Hall. Outside of JIFFI, Michael is involved in the Student International Business Council (SIBC) and Student Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations (SCNO).

Photo of James Zhang James Zhang Vice President of Accounting

James Zhang is a sophomore studying Finance and Economics from Carmel, IN. Besides his involvement in JIFFI, he is also a member of the orchestra, the club coordination council, and the Student International Business Council (SIBC).

Business Development

Photo of Jenna Abu-Lughod Jenna Abu-Lughod Associate

Jenna is a sophomore from Amman, Jordan majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Impact Consulting. Outside of JIFFI, Jenna is involved in SIBC, admissions, SCNO, the Observer, and Arabic club. She loves spending time with friends and family and going on runs.

Photo of Alex Badman Alex Badman Associate

Alex is a sophomore studying Finance with a minor in Science and Patient Advocacy. Alex’s hometown is Indianapolis, IN and is in Stanford Hall on campus. During his free time, he likes to watch college football and eat Korean BBQ.

Photo of Beth Martinez Beth Martinez Associate

Beth is a First-Year from Houston, Texas studying Finance and Economics with a minor in Poverty Studies. Outside of JIFFI, she is involved in Compass, Iron Sharpens Iron, the Running Club, and SCNO (Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations).

Photo of Ebubechukwu Obi-Okoye Ebubechukwu Obi-Okoye Vice President OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Ebubechukwu (Ebube) is originally from Anambra, Nigeria, but currently living in Athens, Georgia. She is a sophomore at The University of Notre Dame currently majoring in Finance and pursuing a minor in Korean. In her free time, Ebube enjoys reading, crocheting, and spending time with friends. Outside of JIFFI, Ebube is involved in SIBC (Student International Business Council) and SCNO (Student Consulting For Nonprofit Organizations)

Photo of Jack Owens Jack Owens Associate

Jack is a freshman from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania. He is majoring in Business Analytics within the Mendoza College of Business, and lives in Keenan Hall.

Community Relations

Photo of Katy Klein Katy Klein Associate

Katy Klein is a sophomore from Bend, Oregon studying International Economics. In her free time, Katy loves being outdoors, exploring local coffee shops, and playing volleyball.

Photo of Grace Kloster Grace Kloster Associate

Grace Kloster is a sophomore studying Business Analytics and Sociology. In her free time, Grace enjoys photography and baking.

Photo of Giancarlo Wong Giancarlo Wong Vice President of Community Relations

Giancarlo is a Junior from São Paulo, Brazil majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in International Development Studies. A proud former Siegfried resident, he enjoys spending time with friends, being outdoors, and traveling.

Credit and Risk Management

Photo of TJ Carmody TJ Carmody Associate

TJ is a Sophomore studying Finance and Economics. He is originally from Chicago and is now living in Alumni Hall. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved in Notre Dame’s Diversity Council and enjoys playing soccer and skiing.

Photo of Michael Cutler Michael Cutler Associate

Michael is a Junior from St. Louis, MO studying Finance and Psychology. He is a resident of Knott Hall and, in his free time, enjoys playing pickleball and watching Chicago sports.

Photo of George Ferris George Ferris Associate

George is a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Finance and English with a minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. On campus, George lives in O’Neill Family Hall. Outside of JIFFI, he is involved in Student International Business Council and enjoys skiing, writing, golfing, and watching football with his friends.

Photo of Louis Rauch Louis Rauch Vice President of Credit and Risk Management

Louis is a junior majoring in Finance with minors in Italian and Data Science. He is originally from Chicago and is now a proud member of St. Edward’s Hall. Outside of JIFFI, he is part of Student International Business Council.

Photo of Kiki Shim Kiki Shim Associate

Kiki Shim is a Sophomore from Haddonfield, New Jersey, studying Economics and Global Affairs. Outside of JIFFI, Kiki is involved in the Kellogg International Scholars Program, Echoes Acapella, and Lyons Hall Council. She loves good books, nature, and quality time with friends.

Photo of Zach Zywiec Zach Zywiec

Zach is a freshman from Cleveland, Ohio, studying Business Analytics and Finance. He is now living in St. Edward’s Hall. Outside of JIFFI, he is a member of the Notre Dame Marching Band and enjoys skiing and running.

Financial Empowerment Program

Photo of Anthony Bellone Anthony Bellone Associate

Anthony Bellone is a Freshman from Massapequa, New York, living in Alumni Hall. He is currently studying Economics. Anthony is involved with many of the financial clubs at Notre Dame and enjoys playing club volleyball as well as volunteering with the ND Special Olympics.

Photo of Quinn Gallagher Quinn Gallagher Associate

Quinn Gallagher is a Sophomore from Centennial, Colorado, living in Duncan Hall. He is currently studying Accountancy with a minor in History. He enjoys golfing and skiing and is involved in SIBC

Photo of David Kimmel David Kimmel Associate

David Kimmel is a junior in Knott Hall from Lower Merion, PA, studying Finance and Applied Math. Outside of JIFFI, David plays on the ND Club Ice Hockey Team and is involved with SIBC.

Photo of Jake Laufenberg Jake Laufenberg Associate

Jake is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Finance and minoring in Sociology and Theology. Outside of JIFFI, he is a practice player for the women’s basketball team and involved with SIBC.

Photo of Michael McClamroch Michael McClamroch Senior Advisor

Michael is a Senior at Notre Dame studying Political Science. In addition to his roles at JIFFI, he enjoys coaching youth sports programs, ceramics, and spending time in the outdoors.

Photo of Conner Moore Conner Moore Vice President of FEP

Conner is a Junior from Darien, Connecticut living in Duncan Hall. He is currently studying Finance and Economic History. Conner loves Notre Dame football, camping, and listening to house music.

Photo of Ryan Smith Ryan Smith Associate

Ryan Smith is a senior at Notre Dame from Westfield, NJ, studying Finance and Real Estate, with a career pursuit in Investment Banking. Outside of JIFFI, he enjoys watching and playing sports, skiing, golfing, and playing Texas Hold’em.

Photo of Joseph Tunney Joseph Tunney Associate

Joe Tunney is a sophomore from Saginaw, Michigan studying Finance and History. Outside of JIFFI, he can be found reading, lifting weights, watching sports, and enjoying the company of his fellow Fisher Hall residents.

Legal

Photo of Ellie Knapp Ellie Knapp Vice President of Legal

Ellie is a junior from Juneau, Alaska majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and marketing at the University of Notre Dame. In her free time, she enjoys any and all outdoor activities, reading, card games, and soccer.

Photo of Daniel Mooney Daniel Mooney Legal Associate

Daniel is a sophomore from Red Bank, New Jersey majoring in international economics and global affairs. Outside of JIFFI, he is a member of the Glynn Family Honors Program, the Kellogg International Scholars Program, and the Notre Dame Bagpipe Band.

Photo of Luke Wronski Luke Wronski Associate

Luke is a sophomore from Milwaukee, Wisconsin studying Economics and Theology and residing in Alumni Hall. In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time with friends, golfing, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.

Loan Team

Photo of Connor Cirrotti Connor Cirrotti Vice President of Savings

Connor Cirrotti is a junior at Notre Dame, studying Finance and Economics. Originally from Gillette, New Jersey, Connor enjoys surfing, cycling, and collecting vinyl records outside of school.

Photo of Jillian Omberg Jillian Omberg Vice President of Loan

Jillian is a junior from Westfield, New Jersey majoring in Accounting with a minor in Real Estate. In her free time Jillian loves to spend time with friends and travel.

Photo of Joey Richelsen Joey Richelsen Vice President of Savings

Joey is a Junior from Minneapolis, MN studying Business Analytics and ACMS with a minor in theology. Besides JIFFI, he is involved in the Glee Club, Undertones, and inter-mural sports. In his free time, Joey is learning how to arrange music and enjoys running.

Photo of Alex Bourtin Alex Bourtin Associate

Alex is a sophomore from Brooklyn, NY and is majoring in Classics with a minor in Italian. He is a proud member of the best dorm on campus, Carroll Hall, and enjoys playing golf, grilling with the boys, and scuba diving.

Photo of Ricardo Cadavid Ricardo Cadavid Associate

Ricardo Cadavid is from Perrysburg, Ohio, and is pursuing a double major in Finance and Political Science. He resides in O’Neill Family Hall. In his free time, Ricardo enjoys playing the guitar and basketball.

Photo of Catherine DuBay Catherine DuBay Associate

Catherine is a freshman from Birmingham, Michigan. She is an Economics major and currently resides in McGlinn Hall. Outside of JIFFI, you’ll find her spending time with friends or walking her dorm’s dog, Rockne.

Photo of Ashley Flick Ashley Flick Associate

Ashley is a sophomore from Indianapolis studying Finance with minors in Poverty Studies and Sociology. Outside of JIFFI, she is involved in SIBC as well as Dance Marathon, and enjoys hiking, traveling, watching Notre Dame football, and spending time with friends.

Photo of Kyeongmook Lee Kyeongmook Lee Associate

K is a sophomore majoring in Finance with a minor in Linguistics. He is originally from South Korea and is now a proud member of Keenan Hall. Outside of JIFFI, he is part of Student International Business Council and Notre Dame Student Government.

Photo of Evan Yalavarthi Evan Yalavarthi Associate

Evan Yalavarthi is a sophomore living in O’Neill Family Hall from St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently studying finance with a minor in Energy Studies. His favorite sports to play are soccer, rugby, and he enjoys skiing.

Operations

Photo of Jachob Dolak Jachob Dolak Associate

Jachob is a junior majoring in Computer Science and residing in St. Edwards Hall, from Honolulu, Hawaii. When not working Jachob likes to spend time in nature, camping, and caring for his houseplants.

Photo of Francisco Septien Quintana Francisco Septien Quintana Associate

Francisco is a junior from Mexico City, Mexico. He currently lives in Duncan Hall and is majoring in Computer Science. Francisco enjoys reading and playing sports.

Photo of Alexis Tran Alexis Tran Vice President of Operations

Alexis is a junior from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, majoring in Business Analytics and minoring in Chinese. She currently resides in Farley Hall. Alexis is involved in Student International Business Council (SIBC), manages the Men’s Rugby Team, and enjoys playing the piano and tennis.