Provident Growth Fund (PGF) Portfolio Managers

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Aaron Abel

Aaron Abel graduated from University of Central Florida with a B.S. in Finance in 2013. After graduation, he worked as a Boat and Yacht Salesman for the only publicly traded recreational marine dealership. This career experience allowed him to connect with many leaders on Wall Street and inspired him to pursue an MBA. Aaron came to Marshall to pivot into Investment Banking and is excited to begin his career with a middle market investment bank this summer out of their San Francisco office. In his free time, Aaron enjoys surfing and spending the day at the beach with his wife, Rachel, and their dog, Olive.

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Nicholas Gantchev

Nicholas Gantchev graduated from Burgas Free University with a B.S. in Finance. Prior to attending USC Marshall, he worked in startup consulting and fundraising at DYNAX Invest. Nicholas started his career in auditing, advancing to the position of operational lead at Pay-Back Group’s Bulgarian office. His favorite investors are Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. He is deeply interested in the effects of technological disruption on investment strategies. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoys traveling, reading books on investing as well as biographies, and karaoke.

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Michael Ibe

Michael Ibe graduated from Abia State University, Nigeria in 2008 with a B.sc in Environmental Technology and a minor in Economics. Prior to attending USC Marshall, he worked as a Relationship Manager in the corporate banking division of United Bank for Africa - an African global bank with operations in New York and United Kingdom – where he advised clients in the consumer and industrial sector on loan issuances. This summer Michael will work for Wells Fargo Securities in its investment banking division as a summer associate. Michael is an ardent follower of the financial markets. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading financial articles and watching soccer.

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