Notable Alumni in Banking and Finance

Tiger Tracks for careers in Banking and Finance 

Daniel McCulloughDaniel McCullough '10
Analyst, BlackArch Partners, Charlotte, NC

Daniel graduated summa cum laude with a major in Mathematical Economics.  While at Hampden-Sydney, Daniel was a manager of the TigerFund, a member of the Society of '91, a brother of the Kappa Alpha Order and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Since graduation, Daniel has been working as an analyst with BlackArch Partners, a middle-market investment bank in Charlotte.

Fitz RobertsonFitz Robertson '09
JP Morgan Asset Management, New York, NY

While Fitz was at Hampden-Sydney, he served as the Student Body President, a manager of the TigerFund, and as a Head Resident Advisor for the freshmen dorms. He was a 4-year letter winner and senior co-captain on the basketball team. Upon graduation, Fitz took a job with PNC Capital Markets as an investment banking analyst. Since then he has accepted a position with JP Morgan Asset Management in New York City. Fitz is also a member of the Board of Trustees for South Kent School, an all male preparatory high school in Connecticut.

Shiv SharmaShiv Sharma '09
Associate, American Capital, New York, NY

Shiv graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics and Commerce. He was a member of the Tennis team and AXE fraternity, and he spent his junior year abroad at the London School of Economics. He also interned in Singapore and India during his summer breaks. Upon graduation, Shiv pursued an MS Commerce in Financial Services at the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA and then worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst in the Energy & Metals Group of PNC Bank in Pittsburgh. He currently works at RBC Capital Markets in the technology group within the Investment Banking division.

Jimmy Philbin '08
Analyst, Deutsche Bank, New York City/London

While at Hampden-Sydney, Jimmy was a member of the lacrosse team, a brother of Sigma Chi fraternity, and a manager of the Tiger Fund. Upon graduation, he was hired into the Deutsche Bank analyst class of 2008. He spent two months in London for training, and then went through a one-year rotational program in the commercial real estate, investment advisory, and structured product departments. Ultimately, he was placed as a full-time analyst on a structured product sales desk catering to ultra-high-net-worth private clients, where he specialized in fixed-income derivatives. In the fall of 2011, Jimmy moved to the investment banking division, where his financial sponsors group works alongside private equity firms to finance leveraged buyouts.

Tom Melton '06
Candidate for MBA, Yale School of Management, Class of 2014

At Hampden-Sydney, Tom was the Chairman of the Honor Court, a brother of the Kappa Alpha Order, and studied abroad for a year at the London School of Economics. After graduating magna cum laude, Tom worked as an investment banking analyst at Wachovia Securities and Lazard, Ltd. Before beginning his candidacy for an MBA, he was an associate with a private equity firm in New York City.


Will Albright '05
Vice President for Corporate Development at Electrical Services, Inc.

Will was a captain of the Hampden-Sydney lacrosse team and a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. After graduating magna cum laude, Will worked with Wachovia Securities in Charlotte and then with BB&T Capital Partners, a lower-market private equity group, in Winston-Salem. Will earned his MBA at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and is currently Vice President for Corporate Development at Electrical Services, Inc..


David Hobbs '99
Partner, Cook & Bynum Capital Management, Birmingham, AL

David was the valedictorian of his class and a tri-captain of the 1999 basketball team that reached the D-III National Championship Game, the school's most successful team ever. David first became an analyst with Wachovia Bank's Leveraged Finance Group in Atlanta, later earning an MBA from Emory University's Goizueta Business School and becoming a principal of Founders Investment Banking, LLC, in Birmingham. He now works alongside Richard Cook '99 at Cook & Bynum Capital Management, a money management firm.

Hardt Bing '93
Assistant VP, Client Advisor, at Deutsche Bank in Winston-Salem

Hardt majored in Economics, served as a student senator, and is a brother at SAE social fraternity. Upon graduation he spent seven years as a retail and commercial banking relationship manager at Wachovia in Raleigh, working with affluent individuals and families, and both for-profit and non-profit business entities. While pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Finance at Wake Forest, he served as a summer associate with Lehman Brothers in New York. He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2003 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA North Carolina Society. Currently, Hardt serves as Assistant VP, Client Advisor, at Deutsche Bank in Winston-Salem. He  provides investment consulting to healthcare entities, municipalities, corporations, tax-free organizations, and family asset pools.

Hiter Harris '83
Harvard MBA, Co-founder of Harris Williams & Co.

A cum laude graduate in mathematics and economics, Hiter was a four-time All-ODAC kicker for the Hampden-Sydney football team, earning ODAC Player of the Year honors his senior season and three NFL tryouts. He is a member of the Hampden-Sydney Athletic Hall of Fame. Hiter earned an MBA from Harvard University and is a founder of Harris Williams & Co., a global investment bank headquartered in Richmond with 170 people, 7 offices, and 10 industry practices. He is considered an expert on middle-market mergers and acquisitions.

Mark Gambill '72
Chairman, Cary Street Partners, Richmond, VA

Mark graduated summa cum laude from Hampden-Sydney and immediately went to work for Wheat First Butcher Singer, one of America's largest financial organizations. Twenty-seven years later, he founded Cary Street Partners, of which he is now chairman. Cary Street Partners has an investment banking practice with a proven reputation for providing highquality strategic advisory, merger-and-acquisition, and capital-raising services to public and private emerging growth and middle-market companies.   


If you are interested in speaking with one of these men, contact the Career Education and Vocational Reflection Office:
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