Closing Bell Speaker Series

Held each semester, the Closing Bell Speaker Series brings in top financial experts to address timely issues in the financial sector. Open to all business students, the event provides exposure to experts in all fields of financial economics.

To learn more about the Closing Bell speaker series, contact Dr. Gary Bliss.

2024 Spring Speakers

  • February 6 – Peter Tuchman – the Einstein of Wall Street
  • February 20 – Daniel Strachman, A&C Advisors, LLC
  • March 19 – Eric Rosen, The Rosen Report
  • April 2 – Dena Jalbert, Align Business Advisory Services

Past Speakers


  • Jill Malindrino, NASDAQ
  • Antonieta Perez, Citi Bank Director for the country of Paraguay
  • Max Oligario, Bank of America
  • Luis Sanchez, LVS Advisory
  • Edward Murray, NAI TALCOR
  • Eric Silagy, Florida Power & Light
  • Mark Carhart, Kepos Capital
  • Lamar Taylor, Florida State Board of Administration
  • Brett Lindquist, The Mortgage Firm


  • Brian Church, Phoebe Putney Health System
  • Peter Collins, Forge Capital Partners and FSU Board of Trustees Chair
  • Jeanne Harrison, Moody’s Investor Service
  • Christopher Iansiti, IANSITI Performance Group
  • Ernie Knott, Office of Comptroller of Currency NYC
  • Antonio Pepenella, Retired, Citi Bank
  • Kim Rivers, Trulieve
  • Scott Streibich, Moffit Cancer Center
  • Peter Tuchman, New York Stock Exchange
  • Frederick Van Zijl, RVZ Strategic Advisors
  • Ashbel Williams, J.P. Morgan
  • Paul Woodward, Cassini Capital Management


  • William “Bill” Smith, Capital City Bank
  • Christopher Iacovella, American Securities Association
  • Jared Policastro, The Lighthouse Wealth Management Group
  • Mo Ramani, Truist Financial Corporation
  • Tim Cole, Crescent View Partners
  • Michael Germain, TRUE Capital Management


  • Todd A. Combs, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
  • Byron Holmes, LoanStreet
  • Salmaan Wahidi, CSX
  • Terin Cremer, Barbas Cremer, PLLC
  • Ray Mazzie, Southern Waters Capital
  • Sammie Dixon, Prime Meridian Bank
  • Kevin Hawkins, MidAtlantic Finance Company


  • Peter Jones, Franklin Templeton Distributors Inc.
  • Todd Lazenby, Royal Ascot Partners
  • George Bchara, Conn’s HomePlus
  • Charles E. Adcock III, Florida State University Credit Union
  • Tom Craft, Royal Ascot Partners
  • John Crossman, Crossman & Company
  • Dr. Sean Wilkoff, Cornerstone Research
  • Bob Foresman, UBS Investment Bank, and Michael R. Hollomon II, Missouri Cobalt LLC
  • Eric Rosen, Reef Road Capital
  • Michael P. McCauley, State Board of Administration (SBA) of Florida State University