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.
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.
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.
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!