Rodney Lake (MIR)

 

Rodney Lake

Rodney E. Lake
Teaching Assistant Professor of Finance and Director
GW Program on Applied Research and Investing
GWU
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Rodney E. Lake, Teaching Assistant Professor of Finance, and Director - GW Program on Applied Research and Investing, (GW PARI), The George Washington University School of Business.

Mr. Lake is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Finance at The George Washington University School of Business, serving as an instructor and Director for the GW Program on Applied Research and Investing (GW PARI). GW PARI includes the $2.5 million Ramsey Student Investment Fund - managed by MBA students, and the $1.7 million Phillips Student Investment Fund - managed by undergraduate students, also included is the newly founded GW Student Venture Fund.

Rodney Lake is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of The Benval Group LLC. The Benval Group provides management consulting services to growing companies. Benval works to partner with its clients regarding resource and capital allocation, strategy, analysis, and research.

Prior to forming Benval in 2012, Mr. Lake worked as a Senior Investment Officer in The George Washington University Investment Office. The GW Investment Office was responsible for managing the University's $1.5 billion endowment fund.

Prior to the GW Investment Office, Mr. Lake was a Senior Financial Analyst in the Executive Vice President and Treasurer's Office at GW, served as an internal consultant for projects ranging from financial and optimization modeling to developing spin-out strategies and valuations for internal businesses. Prior to joining GW, he was a Financial Analyst in portfolio management at a mortgage banking subsidiary of California Federal Bank, (now part of Citi).

Mr. Lake graduated cum laude, from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B.S. degree in business. He received his MBA from the George Washington University.