2015 ‘Developing Excellence’ Summer Internship Program
(GREENSBORO, NC) July 6, 2015 – Wharton Gladden announced the associates for the 2015 ‘Developing Excellence’ Summer Internship Program. The internship, founded by Managing Director Algenon Cash in 2013, selects students interested in pursuing careers in investment banking.
‘Developing Excellence’ is designed to provide summer associates with a competitive edge in the labor market by enhancing their analytical skills, business acumen, professional relationships, mentoring opportunities and providing a broader understanding of community needs.
“Our summer associates competed against over 150 applicants from the top universities in the state,” said Cash. “They are the ‘best of the best’ and contribute significantly to a variety of business development, recruiting and branding projects that directly impact our firm’s clients, investors and capital partners. They return to school with unparalleled knowledge of real world scenarios that will effectively prepare them for a career.”
The 2015 team of ‘Developing Excellence’ associates include Neha Kothari, Cindy Kuo, Meenal Nandwani and Victoria Rosen.
Neha Kothari, a sophomore finance major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, applied as an associate seeking an innovative and interesting field study, as well as unique and valuable learning experience. She aspires to pursue a career within the field of finance.
Cindy Kuo, is a junior at Elon University pursuing a degree in finance with minors in accounting and statistics. She is excited to work for Wharton Gladden for countless reasons, including the value Mr. Cash and his team place on providing the most information and support to their summer associates,” Kuo said. “I look forward to forming strong relationships with my peers and to always continue networking and finding ways to further advance my career and supporting all of those around me.”
Meenal Nandwani, participates in Honors College at East Carolina University. She is a sophomore pursuing a double major in computer science and business administration with a concentration in marketing. “By being one of three sophomore Business Scholars at ECU, I had the opportunity to work with leaders,” she offered. Nandwani is eager to grow more by managing the marketing strategy for the firm. Her goal is to work in the marketing department of a technology firm in order to incorporate her love of technology as well as her passion for business.
Victoria Rosen, is a senior finance major at Elon University. She has studied abroad and traveled to 18 different countries. “I believe I bring a global perspective to the program,” said Rosen. She applied for the Developing Excellence program after hearing about the internship from friends. “I was intrigued by the fact it is a really hands-on experience and I could not have had an opportunity like this at many other companies,” she said. “Wharton Gladden has really inspired me and I believe investment banking would be a great career for me. I would like to eventually start my own firm.”
Cash noted that the internship program demonstrates Wharton Gladden’s commitment to being a strong corporate citizen and its unwavering support of career development for the next generation. “We pride ourselves on being a firm that is dedicated to sharing knowledge about the real estate industry. Through information-sharing we can recruit the best and the brightest to join our growing team of professionals,” Cash explained.
About Wharton Gladden & Company:
Wharton Gladden & Company is a uniquely designed boutique investment banking firm that specializes in providing strategic advisory services, underwriting, capital placement and private equity for a diversified client base that includes corporations, real estate developers, financial institutions, investors, municipalities and high net worth individuals.