Who We Are

Maddy Whirledge

President

Maddy is a senior studying Finance and Accountancy. On campus she is a member of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, Phi Chi Theta business fraternity, and is a fellow in the Margolis Market Information Lab. Maddy spent the summer of 2022 at Perella Weinberg Partners as a summer analyst in Chicago and will be returning full-time upon graduation. She participated in Prime's analyst program during the Fall 2019 semester and then the associate program during the Spring 2020 semester.

Trent Lammers

VP Communication

Trent is a senior studying Finance and Accountancy. He is the current President of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, and is a member of the Phi Gamma Nu business fraternity and Sigma Chi Fraternity. In the summer of 2022, he was a summer analyst at Citi in the Chicago office where he will be returning full-time upon graduation. He participated in Prime's analyst program during the Spring 2020 semester and then the associate program during the Fall 2020 semester.

Josh Kennelly

VP Recruitment

Josh is a senior studying Finance. He is the current VP of Internal Recruitment for the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, and is a member of Business Council and Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Josh spent the summer of 2022 as a summer analyst at William Blair in Chicago where he will be returning full-time upon graduation. He participated in Prime's analyst program during the Fall 2019 semester and then the associate program during the Spring 2020 semester.

Ankeith Guntupalli

Treasurer

Ankeith is a junior studying Finance and Accountancy. He is a member of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, Delta Sigma Pi business fraternity, and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on campus. In the summer of 2022, he interned with RoundTable Healthcare Partners. Next summer, Ankeith will be working at Houlihan Lokey in their Chicago office. He participated in Prime’s analyst program during the Fall 2020 semester and then the associate program during Spring 2021 semester.

Manav Patel

VP Membership

Manav is a junior studying Finance and Information Systems with a minor in Psychology. He is a member of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity, and Gies Student Ambassadors. Manav spent the summer of 2022 at Motorola Solutions and will be working at Lincoln International next summer in New York. He participated in Prime's analyst program during the Spring 2021 semester and then the associate program during the Fall 2021 semester.

Katherine Stanton

VP Mentorship

Katherine is a junior studying Finance. She is a member of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy and Delta Delta Delta sorority. In the summer of 2022, she interned with Billow Butler & Company. Next summer, Katherine will be working at Perella Weinberg Partners in Chicago. She participated in Prime's analyst program during the Spring 2021 semester and then the associate program during the Fall 2021 semester.

Tom Thomas

Vice President

Tom is a junior studying Finance with a minor in the Hoeft T&M program. He is a member of the Illinois Investment Banking Academy, Phi Chi Theta business fraternity, and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity on campus. Tom spent the summer of 2022 at Lightning Partners and will be working at Deutsche Bank next summer in San Francisco. He participated in Prime’s analyst program during the Fall 2020 semester and then the associate program during the Spring 2021 semester.