BACKGROUND

The Founders Fund seeks to provide a unique professional development and educational opportunity for highly motivated individuals. The entirely student managed fund provides members the opportunity to explore value investing and understand the complexities of portfolio management. Students involved in the The Founders Fund gain experience from the application of portfolio optimization, financial modeling, and fundamental research. In addition, The Founders Fund's strong internal and external network allows members to break into and excel in challenging, interesting, and rewarding careers in the financial services industry. All of this is achieved while managing an active portfolio.

10

Years

Experience

3.8

Average

GPA

30+

Current Internship

Offers

100+

Experienced

Alumni

OUR STRUCTURE

The Founders Fund is spearheaded by a hand-picked executive board including a Portfolio Manager,  Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Development Officer who oversee the Associates, Analysts and Consulting Analysts of nine industry sectors. Every position within the fund is attainable by members and assigned by merit.

 
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Jack Dellenger

Jack is a junior at the University of Florida, pursuing his Bachelor's in Finance and Economics as well as his Master's in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. He joined The Founders Fund in Spring 2020 and has served in a variety of positions within the Healthcare and Technology sectors. Jack currently serves as the Fund’s Portfolio Manager.

Over the past few years, Jack has held internships across the wealth management and capital markets spaces, learning to invest in public markets and manage transactions. During his sophomore summer, Jack interned at Lightning Partners, an investment bank specializing in sell-side M&A of software as a service technology companies. Next summer, Jack will work at Evercore as an Equity Research Summer Associate. 

Portfolio Manager

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Jose Mayorca

Jose is a junior at the University of Florida, pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Jose joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2019 as a Consulting Analyst. Jose has since acted as an Analyst and Associate while rotating through the Consumer, Technology, Financials, and Retail sectors. Outside of the fund, Jose serves as the Vice President of Member Development of Diversity in Banking & Securities organization. 

 

During his freshman summer, Jose participated in multiple development programs including Guggenheim, Citi, and JumpStart Advisory Group. During his sophomore summer, Jose worked as a Supervision Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Next summer, Jose will return to the Federal Reserve as a Supervision Analyst in New York.

 

Chief Investment Officer

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Madeleine MacLaren

Madi is a junior at the University of Florida, pursuing her Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Madi joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2020 as a Consulting Analyst. Madi has since acted as an Analyst and Associate while rotating through the Technology and Consumer sectors. Outside of the fund, Madi serves as the Chapter President of her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. 

 

During her freshman summer, Madi participated in Guggenheim's Securities Investment Banking Freshman Event. This past summer, Madi worked as an Investment Summer Analyst at Hawkeye Capital Management in Miami. Next summer, Madi will be working as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Wells Fargo.

Chief Operating Officer

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Chloe Johnson

Chloe is a junior at the University of Florida, pursuing her Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Chloe joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2020 as a Consulting Analyst. Chloe has since acted as an Analyst and Associate while rotating through the Industrials and Energy sectors.

 

During her freshman summer, Chloe worked as a Summer Analyst for Tall Cotton Capital, a private equity firm. This past summer, Chloe worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Wells Fargo in the Industrials Division. Next summer, Chloe will be working as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Evercore.

Chief Development Officer

Our People

Adam Linares

Associate

Cobe Fatovic
Associate

Alessandro Perugini
Associate

Malav Patel

Analyst

Camryn Gonzalez

Analyst

Genna Grodin

Analyst

Vuk Janus

Analyst

Alexis Robinson

Associate

Michelle Cuppy

Associate

Jackson Hickey

Associate

Sam Fruit

Analyst

Alexandra Obman

Analyst

 

Drew Peterson

Analyst

Karla Rivera

Analyst

Sam Perper

Associate

Savan Bhula

Associate

William Linville

Analyst

Jagger Milliard

Analyst

Guilherme Cichon

Analyst

Sophia Hartgrove

Analyst