Prior to attending Wharton, Andjelka was a director of short-term trading at Dynegy Inc., an independent power producer. During her eleven-year tenure with the Company, she held various roles, spanning power asset risk management and strategic portfolio evaluation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Tulane University.
John is a second year MBA Candidate at Wharton. He previously worked at Cadent Energy Partners, a private equity fund focused on the energy sector. At Cadent, John focused primarily on evaluating and structuring investment opportunities, as well as monitoring investments in E&P, Metals, Midstream, and Oilfield service companies. Before joining Cadent, John was an analyst at Berenson & Company, a boutique investment bank focused on M&A and restructuring advisory in New York City. At Berenson, John primarily focused on advisory mandates in the Midstream and Downstream sectors, including master limited partnerships and investor-owned electric and natural gas utilities. John graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Politics.
John spent the summer of 2013 working for Houston, Texas-based Sallyport Investments, an energy-focused private investment vehicle led by Douglas L. Foshee, former Chairman and CEO of El Paso Corporation.
Kush is a first year MBA Candidate at Wharton. He recently helped the Wharton team place third in the National Energy Finance Challenge. Previously, Kush was a Senior Analyst at Kingsland Capital Management, a $2.2BN credit fund, where he managed ~$300MM of their Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Power, and Gaming investments, spanning across leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed credits, CDS, exit financings and debtor-in-possession financings. Prior to Kingsland, Kush was an Analyst with Piper Jaffray’s mid-market Consumer M&A group in San Francisco where he focused on restaurant, food & beverage, and retail transactions. Kush began his career with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in their Transaction Services group based out of Chicago. He graduated summa cum laude from Boston University in 2005, with a dual concentration in Finance and Accounting.
Ian Norville is a second year MBA Candidate and William P. Stevens Fellow at the Wharton School.
Prior to Wharton, Ian worked at CEMEX, a multinational building materials and service provider. Based in Dubai, U.A.E., he focused on developing and implementing sustainable strategies and initiatives, including a campaign to launch the company’s first ever brand of “green” concrete in the region.
In the summer of 2012, Ian interned at InfraCo Asia, a donor-funded infrastructure investment and development firm based in Singapore, where he contributed to deal sourcing, financial analysis and due diligence for a wide variety of renewable energy investments across South and South East Asia. Selected projects include wind power in the Philippines, hydropower in Vietnam and waste to energy in Sri Lanka.
Ian will be spending the fall 2013 semester at INSEAD Singapore and intends to pursue a career in Asia following graduation from Wharton. He received his B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from Claremont McKenna College.
Prior to attending Wharton, Walker worked at National Oilwell Varco, a $30 billion corporation that provides equipment used in the upstream oil and gas industry. Based in Houston, he was focused on corporate finance and operations for the Downhole Tool division. His projects included managing capital expenditures, tracking fixed assets, researching acquisition targets, integrating acquired companies, and managing information flow with managers in over 50 global locations.
Walker was hired into NOV through the Next Generation Leadership program where he rotated within the corporation’s divisions during his first year. His three month rotations were in Corporate Development (M&A), Oil Rig Sales in Eastern Europe and the North Sea, Corporate Sales, and Financial Operations in the Downhole Tool Division. During his tenure in the program, Walker was based in Houston and Aberdeen, Scotland.
Walker interned in summer 2013 with the CapStreet Group, a middle market private equity firm based in Houston. He graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. degree in 2008.
Prior to Wharton, Tim was a Senior Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting in Melbourne, where he worked mainly with commodities and energy sector clients on strategy development and M&A projects. A highlight of Tim’s experience was leading the on the ground strategy development team for a coal mining company in Mongolia. In this role, Tim oversaw analysis of the effects of a range of company, supply and demand side factors on forecast mining profitability, and worked with senior management to develop an optimal solution.
Tim spent summer 2013 in the oil and gas industry interning with Polarcus, a marine seismic exploration company based in Dubai. Tim graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2008 with Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering (Mechanical and Manufacturing Major – First Class Honors) and Science (Physics Major), where he researched the optimization of flex-fuel engines.
Dan is currently a second year MBA Candidate at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, he was an associate in the private equity division of the D. E. Shaw group, a NYC based hedge fund with approximately $30 billion under management. While at D. E. Shaw group, Dan focused primarily on investments in the energy sector, particularly in the renewables space. Prior to D. E. Shaw group, Dan worked at Deutsche Bank in their Industrials Corporate Investment Banking group, executing M&A, debt financing and equity raise transactions. Dan is a 2007 graduate of Yale University with a degree in Political Science.
Bryan is a second year MBA Candidate at Wharton. This past summer Bryan interned for GE Energy Financial Services in the International Portfolio Group. Prior to coming to Wharton, Bryan spent five years working in the solar power industry developing both utility-scale and distributed generation projects at SunEdison. He spent his last two years at SunEdison in Toronto, Canada as the Director of Sales and Business Development for the Canadian market. At Wharton, Bryan is Co-Chair the Wharton Energy Conference. He is originally from Irvine, California and attended Stanford University, receiving a B.A. in International Relations.
Ashwini is a 2nd year MBA candidate at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Ashwini worked at Accenture for 5 years and was most recently a manager in their management consulting practice. She has worked on strategic and operational initiatives from domestic business enhancements to international expansion efforts at leading North American companies in retail, resources and finance industries.
Prior to Accenture, Ashwini worked at Bombardier as a project manager in their Process and Maintenance Engineering departments. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Engineering majoring in Operations Research from the University of Toronto. At Wharton, Ashwini co-chairs the Wharton Women in Business Conference and is the social chair for the Wharton Energy club.
Paul comes to Wharton after ten years of service in the Army as an infantry officer and special forces officer where conducting numerous operational deployments throughout Asia in the Middle East. This summer, Paul interned at McKinsey & Company and worked on operational and strategic initiatives for large industrial and energy companies. Paul is an active member of the Energy Club, an Admissions Fellow, and an Operations Officer in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Club. Paul earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Eoin is a second year MBA candidate at Wharton. Prior to Wharton, Eoin was an associate director at the Brandeaux Funds, a real estate private equity fund with $3 billion AUM. The fund focused on UK, cash-generative real estate assets. This summer, Eoin worked at Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy and Infrastructure Fund. Here he obtained working knowledge of North American power generation sector. At Wharton Eoin is a captain of the rugby team and actively involved in the real estate and European clubs. He is originally from Dublin, Ireland and graduated Trinity College, Dublin with a double degree B.A. in civil structural & environmental engineering, and math.
Erik is a budding thought leader with a deep curiosity for the limitless potential of energy to transform human society. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, he was the co-founder of Opsun Systems, a solar energy equipment manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada. Erik’s main interests are in distributed energy and storage, particularly as it relates to a new infrastructure paradigm and the development of emerging economies. He is currently pursuing an MBA at the Wharton School and an MPA at the Kennedy School of Government.
Prior to attending Wharton, Matan worked in emerging markets energy services private equity at AG&P in Manila, Philippines and PetroTiger in Bogota, Colombia. Matan split his time evaluating potential acquisition opportunities and working in an operations capacity within oilfield, mining, and infrastructure services and EPC portfolio companies. During summer 2013, Matan interned in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Royal Dutch Shell in Houston.
Matan holds a BBA from the Stephen. M Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is proficient in Spanish and Hebrew. Matan is originally from Los Angeles and a recipient of the Charles and Elisabeth Fleischman Fellowship at Wharton.