GSM Finance Association
Enhancing the value of the GSM student experience by enriching student’s financial education.
The Finance Association provides a framework for incorporating finance topics into the GSM, networking with alumni and coordinating extracurricular events.
About our Club
The Finance Association is dedicated to extending the GSM finance curriculum beyond the classroom. By partnering with faculty, student organizations, outside experts and institutions, we are fortunate to have regular events on current finance topics. We also provide networking opportunities with current students and graduates by holding student trainings and a Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Meet Our Board
The Finance Association is run by four student officers: President, Vice President, Vice Director of Finance, and Director of Finance.
Vincent H.S. Lee
Vincent Hye-Sung Lee MBA 18 is pursuing a concentration in finance. He earned his B.S. in Biological Systems Engineering from UC Davis. Before coming to the GSM, he worked as a production manager at a start-up biotechnology company. He played a large role in supporting multiple clinical trials of a targeted cancer treatment drug. He has seven years of experience in operations, manufacturing, and process development. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, gaming and playing basketball.
Nikhil Rao MBA 18 is focused on strategy, finance, and technology management. He also serves as the Director of Alumni Relations for the Associated Students of Management (ASM). He has a B.S in Electrical Engineering, with a minor in Investments from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He worked for five years in Silicon Valley in engineering and business development roles on next generation products, such as semiconductors, autonomous car systems (ADAS), phones, wearables, etc. When not at the GSM, he spends time with his wife and loves to travel with her. He also an avid bibliophile and is always excited to get new book recommendations.
Vice Director of Finance
Eddy (Xudong) Zhu MBA 18 has concentrations in finance, accounting and investment management. He earned a B.S. in Auditing from Nanjing Audit University. As a CPA holder in various countries and regions, he worked in financial services performing auditing and financial analysis for both leading accounting firms and security companies prior to the GSM. He got his internship in MEAG NY to broaden and deepen his expertise in finance and investment management. As an international student, he is willing to make efforts in international students’ networking in finance area through the channel of Finance Club. Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and traveling.
Director of Finance
Chris Mays MBA 18 MBA has a concentration in finance. He earned his B.S. in Sustainable Manufacturing from California State University, Chico. Before attending UC Davis, he lived in Boston, working as process development engineer and production manager for a bio-polymers manufacturer. he played an important role in developing novel processing techniques that allowed for the creation of sustainable, environmentally friendly consumer grade polymer formulations. In his spare time he enjoys playing music, cooking, ultimate frisbee, watching Star Trek and amateur astronomy.