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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.

the team
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Jagger Milliard

Jagger is a junior at the University of Florida, pursuing his Bachelor's in Finance as well as his Master's in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. He joined The Founders Fund in Spring 2021 and has served in a variety of positions across the Media and Telecom, Real Estate, Financial, and Consumer sectors. Jagger currently serves as the Fund’s Portfolio Manager.

Over the past few years, Jagger has held internships across the wealth management and capital markets spaces, learning to invest in public markets and manage transactions. During his sophomore summer, Jagger interned at Lightning Partners, an investment bank specializing in sell-side M&A of software-as-a-service technology companies. His freshman summer, Jagger worked at LPL Financial as a wealth management intern. This summer, Jagger will work at RBC Capital Markets as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst.

Portfolio Manager

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Adam Linares

Adam is a junior at the University of Florida pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Adam joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2020 as a Consulting Analyst in the Media and Telecommunications sector. Adam has since acted as an Analyst and Associate while rotating through the International, Energy, and Technology sectors. Outside of the Fund, Adam serves as the Founder and President of the University of Florida’s chapter of the Hispanic Finance Association and as a goalkeeper for various intramural soccer teams.

 

During his freshman and sophomore years, Adam participated in multiple professional development programs, including those at Ares Management, AQR, Blackstone, Evercore, Jefferies, KKR, Point72, and Vista Equity Partners. Following his sophomore year, Adam worked as a Rotational Summer Analyst at Jefferies in New York City. Adam rotated through the Latin America coverage group in investment banking, machineries equity research, and equity sales and trading. Adam will be interning at Blackstone in their Corporate Private Equity group in New York City during in the summer following his junior year.

 

Chief Investment Officer

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Karla Rivera

Karla is a senior at the University of Florida, pursuing her Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Karla joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2021 as a Consulting Analyst. Karla has since acted as an Analyst and Associate for the Healthcare Sector. Outside of the fund, Karla serves as a Girl Who Invest Alumni and as treasurer of The Diabetes Link organization. 

 

During her freshman summer, Karla interned at a health insurance company and management services company, FloridaMed and Bright Health. This past summer, Karla participated in the Girl’s Who Invest Summer Intensive Program and interned as a Private Equity Analyst at Barings. Karla will be interning at Blackstone in New York City, as a part of their Insurance Solutions team, in the summer following her junior year.

Chief Operating Officer

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Drew Peterson

Drew is a junior at the University of Florida pursuing his Bachelor and Master of Science in Finance through UF’s MSF combined-degree program. Drew joined The Founders Fund in Fall of 2021 as a Consulting Analyst in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Sector. Since then, he has acted as an analyst and associate in the Financial Institutions Sector. 

 

During his freshman summer, Drew interned at Cushman & Wakefield in their South Florida Multifamily Brokerage Group in Fort Lauderdale. This past summer, Drew worked as a Private Equity Summer Analyst at Lorient Capital on their Healthcare team in Miami. This summer, Drew will be an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Evercore in New York City.

Chief Development Officer

Our People

Adam Linares

Associate

Vuk Janus
Associate

Drew Peterson
Associate

Malav Patel

Analyst

Kristie Colman

Analyst

Felipe Frot

Analyst

Alli Graves

Analyst

Reeya Patel

Analyst

Jagger Milliard

Associate

Sam Fruit

Associate

Jackson Hickey

Associate

Prit Patel

Analyst

Marc Gogioiu

Analyst

 

Sam Stone

Analyst

John Cuttitta

Analyst

Lily Brames

Analyst

Karla Rivera

Associate

Genna Grodin

Associate

William Linville

Analyst

Bryce Smith

Analyst

Catherine Couture

Analyst

Phoebe Funai

Analyst

Marco Malabuyo

Analyst

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