Vision

A future where all finance leaders are stewarding the world's capital for the purpose of serving the greater good; where there are Scholars of Finance sitting in every board room upholding shared principles of integrity and capital stewardship.

Mission

To partner with universities and financial institutions to provide educational and mentorship opportunities that inspire leadership, integrity, and an ethos of capital stewardship among students aspiring to be leaders in finance.


The founders and second year leads. From left to right: Ryan Quinlivan, Chad Grossman, Rob Balderrama, Ross Overline.

The founders and second year leads. From left to right: Ryan Quinlivan, Chad Grossman, Rob Balderrama, Ross Overline.

Symposium History

Ryan and Ross met during a Market Technicians Association meeting at Piper Jaffray in August, 2014. After that meeting they asked themselves, "what if our two schools got together and had an event to invest in the students and raise the profile of the finance community of the Twin Cities?" This inclination resulted in the first Twin Cities Scholars of Finance Symposium.

Following the first symposium's success, drawing nearly 200 attendants, the second grew to include nearly 300 students, executives, and faculty. In 2017, the symposium aims to continue impacting the lives and aspirations of the area's finance scholars.


Past Panelists

Andrew Duff, CEO & Chairman, Piper Jaffray Companies

Andrew Duff, CEO & Chairman, Piper Jaffray Companies

  • Andrew Duff (Piper Jaffray Chairman and CEO), 2015, 2016, returning in 2017

  • Richard Davis (US Bank CEO), 2016

  • John Taft (RBC Wealth Management - U.S. CEO), 2015

  • Andrew Cecere (U.S. Bank President and COO), 2015, returning in 2017

  • Brad Baker (Craig-Hallum CEO), 2015

  • Gerry Kraut (Dougherty & Co. CEO), 2015

  • Sharon McCollam (Best Buy CFO, now retired), 2016

   


The Future of Scholars of Finance

We're excited to share developments of our Mission and Vision with you at the 2017 Symposium. We plan on creating a non-profit, the Scholars of Finance, and we plan to expand our activities in the Twin Cities to include a mentorship program, membership network, leadership training, and more in 2018. We've grown to 9 members already and would love to have you join us. Click below to get involved!