FIRE Club Leadership
Co-President: Robert Rumer IV
Before Mendoza, Rob spent 5 years on a trading desk at SEI Investments outside of Philadelphia. A native of Kimberton, PA, Rob holds a B.A. in Business from Franklin & Marshall College. He is studying Corporate Finance, Investments and Marketing while at Notre Dame. Rob is spending the summer of 2018 interning at Holladay Properties in commercial real estate development.
Co-President: Andrew Engvall
Andrew is concentrating in Corporate Finance and Investments at Notre Dame. Prior to Notre Dame, he worked as a Consultant for IBM and as a Senior Financial Analyst at Capital One. He graduated from the George Washington University with a B.S. in Economics. For the summer of 2017, Andrew will be interning with the Consumer Investment Banking group at Piper Jaffray, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
CFO: Ryan Goodwin
Before pursuing her MBA, Carolyn spent 6 years working in Commercial Banking at JPMorgan’s New York office, where she covered Domestic Correspondent Banks and focused on evaluating their anti-money laundering practices. A native of upstate New York, Carolyn holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University, and is studying Corporate Finance and Investments while at Notre Dame. While hoping to cover Real Estate IB clients after graduation, Carolyn will be spending her summer in Royal Bank of Canada’s Investment Banking Division.
Staff Advisor : Richard Bellis
Senior Director of Treasury Services
Richard Bellis is the Senior Director of Treasury Services for the University of Notre Dame. He came to Notre Dame initially in 2001, having nearly 25 years of experience in assisting non-profits successfully implement banking and financing solutions that addressed both capital and operating cash needs.
After earning degrees in Computer Science and Economics from East Stroudsburg University, Mr. Bellis began his career performing econometric modeling with both Chase Manhattan Bank and then with The First National Bank of Chicago. In 1989 he joined First Chicago Capital Markets where his focus was directed to the financing needs of not-for-profit institutions, including universities, museums, private secondary schools and service organizations. In 1996, Mr. Bellis was named Managing Director of Education Securities, Inc., the investment banking arm of Sallie Mae. He left Sallie Mae to form his own financial advisory firm focused on the needs of the non-profit industry. After 4 years in this endeavor, he joined the University in the newly created position of Director of Capital Planning. In 2004, Mr. Bellis was recruited by Goldman Sachs to establish the firm’s mid-west presence in the Chicago office for education and non-profit finance.
In June 2008, he returned to Notre Dame as Senior Director of Treasury Services. Treasury Services is responsible for capital planning, long-term debt management (including derivatives) and day-to-day cash forecasting and management.
In 2011, Mr. Bellis was given the added responsibility to direct the University’s strategic and operational Real Estate functions for locations external to the core campus. In this role, he has been responsible for the acquisition and disposition of properties near campus in South Bend, management of over 100 rental houses and apartments, off-campus academic and support facilities (Turbomachinery research, warehouse, cultural center, Psychology Labs, etc.), privatized graduate student housing, and the acquisition and disposition of international academic facilities.