Babcock California Fund (BCF) Portfolio Managers
Nathan Dixon graduated from Villanova University in 2013, where he completed his B.B.A. with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting. He recently passed the Level II CFA exam. Before attending Marshall, Nathan worked in the FP&A group in Qualcomm’s Technology Licensing Division. Prior to that role, he worked for a private equity advisory firm and was a consultant on the U.S. Naval Audit. He came to Marshall to pivot into Venture Capital, and has been active with the USC Marshall Venture Fund and Venture Capital Investment Competition. He has been expanding his network and plans to work for an early-stage fund in California this summer. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys basketball, surfing, traveling, and researching innovative industries.
Lee Hamburger graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Prior to attending USC Marshall, he worked as a Project Manager and Director in real estate development, construction, and private equity. In his career, he has led construction projects in New York and Miami ranging from $75M to $2B, totaling more than $7B. He first became interested in investing in high school, when he opened an IRA account with his salary as a camp counselor. This summer, Lee will be working at Deloitte Consulting as a Summer Associate in its Technology Strategy Group. He is also a fellow in the Marshall Leadership Fellows Program (MLFP). In his spare time, he enjoys barbequing, skiing, playing tennis, and watching live sports.
Jeff Wang graduated from University of Southern California with a B.A. in Economics in 2014. Prior to returning to USC for his MBA at Marshall, Jeff worked in corporate finance at Johnson & Johnson’s Financial Leadership Development Program and then worked in business development at Mitsui & Co. managing M&A projects in its Food and Retail Division. This summer Jeff will work for Houlihan Lokey in middle market investment banking. He looks forward to gaining more exposure to small and mid-cap companies based in California by managing the Babcock California Fund. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys playing tennis and golf, cooking and eating seafood.
Yunpeng Zhang graduated from Wuhan University of Technology, China with a B.S. in materials forming and controlling engineering in 2010. He came to University of Southern California in 2011 to pursue his first master’s degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he starts working at a composite material research center at USC. He enjoys keeping up with current events and analyzing the impacts on the financial markets. In his spare time, Yunpeng likes swimming, playing basketball and hiking with friends