Provident Growth Fund (PGF) Portfolio Managers
Michael Grossman graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a B.A. in History. Prior to attending USC Marshall, he worked as an equities trader at Jefferies and in business development at WeWork. His favorite investor is Steven A. Cohen and he enjoys following the current events necessary to be a good investor. This summer he will be working for Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in Los Angeles. In his spare time, Michael enjoys golfing, snowboarding and spending time with friends.
Brian Moossaian graduated from UCLA in 2015 with a degree in Political Science. After college, he enrolled in a dual degree J.D./M.B.A. program at USC. His favorite investor is Peter Lynch, due to the adaptable approach he demonstrated throughout his career as well as his eight fundamental principles. His two favorite investing books are One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch and The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing sports (go Lakers!), trying new food, reading finance/investment books as well as biographies, and traveling.
Ben Salzman graduated from Claremont Mckenna College in 2012 with a B.A in Economics, Accounting and Mathematics. Prior to attending USC Marshall, he worked as an auditor at Deloitte and in FP&A for California Pizza Kitchen Inc. His father introduced him to investing as a young man and he favors quantitative investing styles. This summer he will be working for The Chicago Mercantile Exchange as a Quantitative Risk Analyst. In his spare time, Ben enjoys lifting weights, playing fantasy football and listening to the “Chat with Traders” podcast.