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Investment Management

Mission | Leadership Team


To prepare students for careers in the investment management industry.

Leadership Team

Elise Radolf - President

Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler Business School, Elise worked as an associate at Landmark Partners, a private equity firm focused on secondary investments. Elise is from Avon, CT and graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. This summer, Elise will be joining William Blair in Chicago, IL as an equity research intern.

Contact: Elise_Radolf@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Scott Petralia - VP of Finance

PetraliaPrior to business school, Scott worked for CRT Capital Group in Stamford, CT. He was part of the high yield and distressed debt research team covering industrials, retail, and special situations. Before CRT, Scott interned at Trilogy Capital and JP Morgan Asset Management. Scott graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from McGill University.

Contact: Scott_Petralia@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Jonathan Behrendt - VP of Communications

Prior to attending Kenan-Flagler, Jon worked in financial services at J.P. Morgan and Deutsche Bank in New York City for multiple global interest rates trading desks. Jon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Brown University, where he was also a four-year student athlete on the Division I Men's Soccer team. This summer, Jon will be joining the Middle Market M&A Advisory group at Lazard in Charlotte.

Contact: Jonathan_Behrendt@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Devon Pennington - VP of Corporate Relations

Prior to starting business school, Devon spent 5 years in financial services at Vanguard, Citizen’s Bank, Wells Fargo, and, most recently, 3 years at BOE Securities, a sell-side research-oriented broker-dealer. Devon will be spending the summer as a buy-side equity research associate in separated accounts at Driehaus Capital Management. Devon graduated from University of Chicago with a Classics degree, has passed level 2 of the CFA program and holds Series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.

​Contact: Devon_Pennington@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Aditya Maruvada - VP of Learning & Development

Prior to coming to Kenan-Flagler, Aditya spent four years working in accounting and finance roles across various companies. After business school, Aditya plans to transition to a career in finance and investment management.

Contact: Aditya_Maruvada@kenan-flagler.unc.edu

Ali Farahmand Hassanzadeh - VP of Investments

Ali Farahmand is a first year MBA student at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School concentrating in Capital Markets and Investments, and Corporate Finance. Prior to Business School, Ali worked as a portfolio manager and equity research analyst in the Middle East capital market. Ali holds a Master of General Management and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Sharif University of Technology. He is also a CFA Level 3 candidate

Contact: Ali_FarahmandHassanzadeh@kenan-flagler.unc.edu