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Brian Mıchael Balduzzi

Editor-in-Chief

Brian is a Class of 2018 MBA Candidate and Roy H. Park Leadership Fellow at the Johnson School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is also an Environmental Finance & Impact Investing Fellow and Emerging Markets Fellow. He serves as Co-VP of Capital Markets & Asset Management for Old Ezra Finance Club, VP of Academics for Ethics Action Group, and VP of Recruiting and Alumni Affairs for Out4Business. Prior to business school, Brian earned a JD and Tax LLM from Boston University School of Law and worked as a Tax and Estate Planning Attorney in the Greater Boston area. Since 2015, he has served as a Tax and Business Law Adjunct Professor for Southern New Hampshire University. He has published legal articles with the Boston University Public Interest Law Journal, and served on editorial boards for multiple legal publications. Brian is a licensed attorney in New York, Massachusetts, and the US Tax Court, and he has passed the CFA Level I. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of tax, LGBTQ, financial markets, and family wealth.  

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Matthew Lyons

Managing Editor

Matt is the Managing Editor of the Cornell Business Journal, and has published research on various accounting and managerial topics. Prior to enrolling at Cornell, Matt was a Senior consultant with Navigant, working within their Forensic Accounting and Management Consulting groups. He is currently pursuing a career in investment banking, and will be interning with Wells Fargo Securities this summer, performing corporate advisory services within the Financial Services Sector.

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Mustafa Donertas

VP of Internal Affairs & Digital Strategy

Mustafa is a Class of 2018 MBA student and Thomas R. Angear European Scholar at the Johnson School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He serves as the Vice President of Internal Affairs and Digital Strategy of the Cornell Business Journal. Prior to business school, he worked in the automotive and aerospace industries on various projects ranging from automotive engine development to helicopter contracts. He is currently pursuing a career in management consulting, and will be interning in NYC over the summer.

 

Jordan Young

VP of External Affairs & Advertisement

Jordan Young is the Vice President of External Affairs for the Cornell Business Journal and has published various articles on the use of technical analysis, momentum and options in the development of trading strategies.  Prior to enrolling at Cornell, Jordan worked in equity derivatives for the International Securities Exchange (ISE)/Nasdaq. Jordan is an active member of the International Federation of Technical Analysts and completed his undergraduate education at Rutgers College, studying history and political science, with an emphasis on command economics and their impact across Eastern Europe and Latin America. Jordan is pursuing a career in investment banking and will be interning with T.D. Securities with a focus on leveraged finance and investment grade debt. 

 

Vincent Gagliano

Associate Editor

Vincent Gagliano is a first-year MBA candidate at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management who is currently enrolled in the Digital Technology Immersion. Prior to business school, he was a credit underwriter for Service Finance Company, a Federal Housing Authority Title I lender located in Boca Raton, Florida that specializes in home-improvement financing; at Service Finance, he facilitated the development of an analytics program that is now responsible for underwriting several hundred million dollars in credit applications annually. In addition, Mr. Gagliano is also the author of "The Art of War for Beginners," an adaption of Sun Tzu's classic for a contemporary audience that won an iUniverse Editor's Choice Award for editorial quality in a self-published work.

 

Jiayun Zhang

Associate Editor

Education
•  Cornell Law School - LL. M Class of 2017
•  East China University of Political Science and Law - LL. B Degree
 
Professional Experience
•  Legal intern
     o   China Resources Land (Shanghai) Limited - Jan. 2016-Jun. 2016
     o   Shanghai Chaohua Law Firm - Jan. 2013-Feb. 2013, Sep. 2014-Dec. 2014
•  Judge’s Assistant
     o   Shanghai Changning District Court - Aug. 2013

Public Service
•  Shanghai Green Oasis Registered Volunteer - 2009-2016

 

Kwonsun Jung

Associate Editor

Born in Seoul, South Korea, he came to America at the age of 8, and has been a US citizen since 2006. He grew up moving around a lot -- in Los Angeles, Dallas, Boston, and Maine. After completing high school in Maine, he graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelors in Political Communications. He has worked at Liberty Mutual Investments as a Compliance Analyst. He also has work experience as a communications and marketing director at a nonprofit incorporated in Manhattan called Collegiate Association. He is currently a 1st year law student at Cornell Law. This summer, he will be working as a Law Clerk with the United States Attorney's Office in Baltimore.

 

ANDREW DAVOODIAN

Associate Editor

Andrew is a Class of 2017 MBA Candidate at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. He is also earning a graduate minor in Real Estate from the Cornell University Graduate Field in Real Estate.  He has served as an associate for Big Red Venture, writer for Cornell Business Journal, and ambassador for the Johnson admissions committee. After business school, Andrew will return to California to finish his final year at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine.