Our Team

Executive Committe

 
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President - Christopher Guidry '18

Christopher is a senior majoring in Business Administration concentrating in Finance. He joined the fund as a junior and spent the first year as the Chief Investment Officer. He spent the summer in equity research at Tufton Capital, a registered investment advisor located in Cockeysville, MD. He recently accepted a full time offer in investment research for the American Funds mutual fund at Capital Group. Before joining Hood, Christopher spent 4 years in the Marine Corps as an infantrymen.

Vice President - Gray Kline '18

Gray is a senior majoring in Business Administration. He joined the fund as a junior and spent the first year as chief operating officer. 

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CFO- Jake Franke '18

Jake is a senior business administration major, with a minor in economics, concentrations in finance and accounting. He spent his summer as an intern with northwestern mutual. He is looking for a position in investment research post graduation. He is also a member of the Hood College baseball team. 

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CIO - James McNeill '18

James McNeill is majoring in Business Administration and Economics with concentrations in finance and international economics as well as minoring in math. Graduating from Hood College in 2018, he played 4 years as a member of the Men’s Lacrosse team. After graduation he plans to enter the financial sector, using his knowledge from school as well as participating in the Wall Street Prep weekend analysis course. James interned at Guidemark Strategic Advisors in Rockville, Maryland during his time in college.

Portfolio Manager - Zachary Alexander '18

Zachary is a senior Economics major applying his intuition to the financial industry. He joined the fund the first semester of junior year and has worked as the analyst for the industrial sector. He has spent a semester working as a cost analyst for Volvo Group, learning the in’s and out’s of root cause and efficient pricing strategies. 

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Faculty Advisor - Dr. Li

Dr. Li earned his Ph.D. in finance from University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 2009. He has been working at Hood College since then. He is currently the associate professor of finance and the MBA program director at Hood College. He is also the faculty advisor of the Hood College Blazing Alpha Fund. His research interests include capital structure, ownership structure, market efficiency, and entrepreneurship. He has published in Journal of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Business, Journal of Private Enterprise, and Journal of Business and Economics. He is also the reviewer for Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Financial Research, and International Journal of Business.

 

Advisor - Matthew McGreevy

Matt McGreevy, Financial Advisor and Vice President at Morgan Stanley, started his career in the securities industry in 1997 and joined forces with Hunt Hendrickson in 1998. 

His focus for the group includes Asset Allocation, Company Retirement Plans, and Tailored Portfolios.

Matt holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) and is also active in the community.  He currently holds, and has held in the past, various positions in the Carroll Creek Rotary Club, The Frederick County Family YMCA, The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Monocacy Valley Goodwill, and The City of Frederick Parks Commission. 

Portfolio Manager - Zachary Alexander '18

Zachary is a senior Economics major applying his intuition to the financial industry. He joined the fund the first semester of junior year and has worked as the analyst for the industrial sector. He has spent a semester working as a cost analyst for Volvo Group, learning the in’s and out’s of root cause and efficient pricing strategies.