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GSM Finance Association
The Finance Association enhances the value of the student experience at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) by enriching student’s financial education. We organize intuitive, engaging events to help GSM students explore possibilities in finan

The Finance Association provides a framework for incorporating finance topics into the GSM, networking with alumni, and coordinating extracurricular events.

About our Club

Our Mission:

The Finance Association is dedicated to extending the GSM finance curriculum beyond the classroom. By partnering with faculty, student organizations, outside experts and institiutions we are fortunate to have regular roundtables on current finance topics. We also provide networking opportunities with current students and graduates by holding regular socials and running a stock simulation competition.

Meet Our Board

The Finance Association is run by three student officers: President, Vice President, and Director of Finance.

Jason Liu


Image of GSM Finance AssociationJason Liu is a 2016 MBA Candidate with a focus on corporate finance and innovation. Jason received his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Statistics. Prior to the GSM, he worked in commercial banking as a Financial Analyst. Jason hopes to use his knowledge of the industry to not only help students understand, but successfully recruit a corporate finance internship. In addition to his duties as the President of the Finance Association, Jason is also the Director of Finance for the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Association. Outside of work, Jason enjoys playing tennis, playing music, and eating new foods. 

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Peter Barrick

Vice President

Image of GSM Finance AssociationPeter Barrick works as Summer Associate at Wells Fargo Commercial Banking and pursues a MBA in Finance.  Prior to Business School, Barrick served in the United States Marine Corps as a Jet Aviator and Forward Air Controller.  He flew combat missions with VMAQ-1 supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan.  Barrick also coordinated and controlled aircraft for 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit in Africa and the Middle East.  He ended his military career as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor, teaching student aviators how to fly and fight the EA6B Prowler.  Additionally, Barrick captained UC Davis Men’s Soccer Team, during his undergraduate studies.  His interests include: family, wine, golf, and following Manchester United Football Club.

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Parker Childress

Director of Finances

Image of GSM Finance AssociationParker grew up in Northern California and received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.  An avid cyclist and bike racer, he finds Davis to be a great community to live in.  Parker has worked in both energy and life sciences, where he held roles in business analytics.  During his MBA, Parker is working to transition to a career in finance.  Outside of the curriculum, he has led a team competing in the CFA Research Challenge and participated in a pro-bono financial consulting project.  This summer, Parker will be interning for NextEra Energy in Palm Beach, Florida working in corporate finance.

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