Trojan Equity Fund (TEF) Portfolio Managers
Mary Chelini earned Bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Music from New York University in 2017. Currently, Mary provides transaction, business development, and communications support for Blue Ox Healthcare Partners, a Manhattan-based private equity investment firm. Prior to Blue Ox, Mary managed operations at Know Me Productions, providing marketing support for luxury brands such as Möet, VH1, and Vogue, and was responsible for the firm’s client and industry communications. During her academic career, she held positions at various music management and public relations firms in New York City. Mary is a music producer, composer, painter, and enjoys cooking, kickboxing, and surfing. At USC Marshall, Mary is the Co-Chair of Challenge for Charity, the community representative for MGSA, and a member of EVMA, Net Impact, L&O, and many more. After graduation, Mary intents to work in impact investing and aims to use her career to execute large scale impact investments in transformational innovation globally.
Taylor Ferguson graduated from James Madison University in 2012 on an ROTC scholarship with a B.S. in Healthcare Administration. After college, Taylor spent six years in the Army as an airborne infantry officer where he planned and led operations in Kuwait and Syria. After the Army he worked at CBRE where he forecasted property performance, managed projects, and performed asset underwriting for new acquisitions. Taylor first became interested in investing after reading Warren Buffet’s biography, “The Snowball” and has since realized a passion for value investing. This summer he will be working for Citigroup as an investment banking associate on their Consumer/Retail team. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys hiking with his wife Sabrina and their two dogs, Buckley and Zeus.
Yushuang (Hank) Gou
Yushuang (Hank) Gou graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2015 with B.B.A in Accounting & Finance. After college, Hank came to PwC and EY working on financial advisory for two years. Then he spent three years at IDG Capital, one of the largest PE&VC funds in China, working on project investment and management. After five years of transaction-related work, he decided to join Mattel this summer for its finance role to understand a real business from diverse perspectives such as marketing, operations, and manufacturing. Prior to the MBA program, he was a part-time dance teacher in a local gym in China.
Hailey Waller graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017 with a B.A. in business journalism. She went on to work at Bloomberg News in New York City for three years as a television producer, and later as a reporter. Her passion for investing comes from her grandfather, who taught her the power of compounding when she was young. This summer Hailey will be working for Morgan Stanley as an investment banking associate. You can find her running with AirPods in, listening to Bill Simmons, Colin Cowherd or Bloomberg Surveillance podcasts.