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Huizenga College of Business Students

Executives and Entrepreneurs in Residence

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Dan Altman,
Altman Investment and Advisory

Session Times: 10am, 11am, & 1pm

Dan Altman

Whether your interest is portfolio management, corporate finance, investment analysis, or capital markets, if you're going to succeed in school and work, you'll need to know how an Institutional Investor #1-ranked analyst like Dan Altman, CFA thinks.  Dan has spent over two decades performing in-depth analysis, investing, and client interface at top tier investment banks and asset managers, including leading a 50-person equity, fixed income, and macroeconomic team with offices in four countries as Head of Research at Bradesco BBI.  Prior to that, Dan's roles included senior investment advisor on a multi-billion dollar global commodity and equities hedge fund; Co-Founder and Head of Research for a start-up emerging markets hedge fund; and 10 years at Bear Stearns & Co, working his way to becoming a Senior Managing Director, with lead coverage of 25 companies. Dan holds a Master's degree in International Affairs (Finance) from Columbia University, is a CFA charter holder and – fortunately for us – following his recent relocation from New York to South Florida, this Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" two time award-winner chose NSU's University School for his youngest child.  Once again, our students benefit mightily from a new Shark family connection!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Alix Alexis,
Merrill Lynch- The Alexis & Heller Group

Session Times: 9am, 10am, 11am, & 12pm

Alix Alexis

A 2013 NSU-MBA alumnus, Alix Alexis embodies the Shark motto, "Prepare to Dominate." Alix began his professional career in 2009 as a management development associate with PNC Bank. There, he learned every aspect of running a Financial Banking Center. He spent five years at PNC, the last three leading his own Banking Center in Ft. Lauderdale. Armed with his new MBA, in 2014 Alix was ready for a new entrepreneurial challenge. He set out to start building his own financial advisory practice by joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a leading investment advisory firm with about 15,000 advisors. Today he is a Senior Portfolio Advisor and Managing Partner of The Alexis & Heller Group, a team of three advisors and one client associate. With a banking and finance background along with his insurance and investment advisory experience, he helps his clients cover the gaps in their financial strategies. Alix has already built an impressive client base including corporate executives, healthcare and legal professionals, small business owners, retirees and professional athletes.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Chantal Leconte,
Administrator and Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Pediatric Services, Memorial Healthcare System

Session Times: 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Chantal Leconte

With health care now making up one-sixth of the U.S. economy, the chances that your career may touch this industry continue to increase. Just ask Chantal Leconte. Chantal's road to the top began in earnest after she added an NSU MBA (with honors) to her decade of clinical experience as an R.N. and nursing manager. In her first administrator position after graduating, at Cleveland Clinic Florida she increased physician productivity and revenue by 20%. As the hospital administrator of Wuesthoff Medical Center on Florida's Space Coast, she improved customer service scores by 20 points and EBIDA by 22%. She returned to Broward County to the Memorial Healthcare System, becoming CEO of Memorial Hospital Pembroke before taking the reins as CEO of Memorial's Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Florida's newest freestanding children's hospital. Chantal's leadership mantra of "patients first" regularly translated into patient satisfaction scores better than 96% at Joe Dimaggio. Don't miss this opportunity to meet personally with one of Florida's most successful CEOs.

Please contact Kathy Eggleston at with your Name, Contact Number, and your selection of ONE preferred appointment time with ONE of these Executives in Residence. We will then schedule a brief call with you to prepare you in advance to get the most out of your session.

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