The New York Chapter was launched in 2017.
Orton graduated from Bergenfield High School (Bergenfield, NJ). Subsequently, Orton attended Rutgers University and obtained a B.A. in Economics with concentrations in Accounting and Finance and an MBA in Finance.
Currently, Orton is Lead Analyst at WEDGE Capital Management in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining WEDGE, Orton has worked at a number of financial companies including PaineWebber, Wasserstein Perella Securities, Pinnacle Associates and Al Dhabi Investment. Orton is a CFA charterholder.
Chao graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master's in Computer Science. He currently works at Ernst & Young Advisory NY office, advising global institutional clients on financial and tech transformation initiatives. He loves exploring culture and food. He launched his first New York City food tour in 2016.