Greg Berchtold (’20)
Summer Internship: Morgan Stanley
Greg Berchtold is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on finance at UCLA Anderson. Greg is currently serving as a Director for the Investment Finance Association. He is also an active member of the Anderson Technology Business Association.
Prior to Anderson, Greg worked for Barclays, in the investment banking division. Greg spent over four years with Barclays, where he was a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions and Acquisition Finance teams. While at Barclays, Greg executed a variety of advisory and capital markets mandates. Greg graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in Chinese.
Rochak Jain (’20)
Summer Internship: The Pine Street Group
Rochak Jain is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on Finance. Prior to Anderson, Rochak had six years of work experience spanning across consulting and banking. After completing his undergrad in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in India, he joined Deloitte as a consultant in the risk advisory services and helped multiple Fortune 500 companies across the globe transform their business and financial controls. Most recently, Rochak was an Associate at Deutsche Bank and managed a multi-billion deal portfolio of structured credit products such as CLOs which helped him develop an expertise in securitization and fixed income. He also has completed the CFA program.
Rochak is currently serving as a director for the Investment Finance Association and Anderson Impact Venture Partners, a student-led impact VC fund at UCLA Anderson.
Daehan Kim (’20)
Summer Internship: BDA Partners
Daehan Kim (DK) is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on Finance. Prior to coming to Anderson, DK worked as an Analyst of Portfolio Management Group at MUFG Bank's New York branch, where he conducted financial analysis to execute new transactions and optimize the bank's risk-return profile. Some of his most recent projects at MUFG include cross-border acquisition financing and post-merger integration transactions of global pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies.
DK graduated from New York University in 2012 with a B.A. in Economics. At Anderson, DK is a member of the Investment Finance Association and served as a First-Year Director for both Japan America Business Association and Anderson Wine Club.
Tom Payton ('20)
Summer Internship: Morgan Stanley
Tom Payton is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on Finance. Prior to Anderson, Tom worked in media as a producer and writer where he won a national advertising award for a commercial for a Fortune 1000 company and worked on CBS Corporation's Emmy Award winning TV show Nurse Jackie. Most recently as a producer, he managed multiple project teams in various stages of development, analyzing IP, streamlining communication, forecasting the buyers landscape, and leading presentations to network buyers such as Netflix and Amazon.
Tom graduated from Brown University where he studied History and Managerial Decision Making. While at Brown, Tom was a multi-sport Division I athlete as a member of both the Varsity Water Polo team & Varsity Swimming team. At Anderson, Tom is a member of the Investment Finance Association.
Sebastian Puga (’20)
Summer Internship: MTS Health Partners
Sebastian Puga is an MBA Candidate and a UCLA Anderson MBA Merit Fellow at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on finance. Before Anderson, Sebastian worked as an Associate at a Chilean boutique investment bank, ASSET Chile, where he executed several transactions, including sell-side M&A, Debt Restructurings and Fairness Opinions for private companies in the infrastructure, energy, FIG and natural resource industries.
Sebastian graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in 2012 with a B.Sc. in Engineering, major in Mechanics. At Anderson, Sebastian served as a First-Year Director for both the Investment Finance Association and the Latin America Business Association.
Paige Armstrong ('21)
Paige Armstrong is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on finance at UCLA Anderson. Prior to Anderson, Paige spent six years in consulting and accounting advisory services. Most recently, Paige spent the past four years in PwC's Deals practice. While at PwC, Paige led cross-functional teams and conducted financial due diligence services for clients, including private equity, Fortune 500 and large private companies. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Paige graduated from Bucknell University in 2013 where she studied Accounting. At Anderson, Paige is currently serving as a Director for the Investment Finance Association.
Bob Grech ('21)
Bob Grech is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on finance. At Anderson, he is a Director in the Investment Finance Association and participates in the Wine and Basketball Clubs.
Prior to Anderson, Bob worked on the internal strategy team at Gerson Lehrman Group where he led various projects to improve the firm’s processes and profitability. Previously, he worked in management consulting at ZS Associates, advising clients through product launches in the Pharmaceutical industry. Bob graduated from Penn State in 2015 where he studied Finance and Information Systems Management.
Michael Jarick (’21)
Michael Jarick is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on finance. Prior to Anderson, Michael worked in the Transaction Advisory Services department at Ernst & Young where he advised financial sponsor and corporate clients on accounting and financial due diligence issues impacting buy and sell side M&A transactions.
Michael graduated from the University of Tasmania with a B.Comm. in Finance and Accounting and completed an honors year at the University of Queensland. At Anderson Michael is a member of the Investment Finance Association.
Luke Spain (’21)
Luke Spain is pursuing an MBA at UCLA Anderson with an emphasis on finance. Prior to Anderson, Luke worked at J.P. Morgan as a credit analyst and underwriter for middle market clients. While at J.P. Morgan, he assessed the financial profiles of companies to execute senior debt financing transactions.
Luke graduated from UC San Diego where he studied Economics and Finance. At Anderson, he is a member of the Investment Finance Association and Anderson Wine Club.