2017-2018 Alumni Council Members

The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2017-2018 year. Led by Joe Hines MBA '03, Chair, and George Sylvestre MBA '03, Vice Chair, the council meets twice each year.


Grant Newman MBA '08

Deutsche Bank, Director

Grant is a Director in the Investment Banking Division at Deutsche Bank, specializing in aviation and aerospace coverage.  He advises C-suite, Treasury and Board level corporate clients on M&A, debt and equity transactions.  Upon graduation from Fuqua in 2008, Grant joined the Industrials Group at Deutsche Bank as a generalist Associate.  Over the past decade he has advised clients in the airline, aircraft leasing, automotive, aerospace, and transportation industries on transactions including IPOs, LBOs, corporate debt issuances and transformative M&A transactions. As a Director he now has primary coverage responsibility for airlines and commercial aerospace companies in the Americas and leads Deutsche's helicopter operator and lessor coverage efforts globally.

Grant has been very active in Deutsche Bank's Fuqua and Duke undergraduate recruiting efforts.  He has conducted undergraduate interviews at Duke every year since 2008. In 2011, along with a few other dedicated Fuqua alums, he co-founded Deutsche's Fuqua recruiting team, establishing Fuqua as a core recruiting school for the bank.  Over the past decade he has helped hire over 100 analysts and associates from Duke and Fuqua for Deutsche Bank's Investment Banking Division.

Prior to Fuqua, Grant spent five years at General Electric in various finance roles including serving as GE Plastics' Sourcing Finance Leader. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and is a graduate of General Electric's Financial Management Program (FMP).

Grant attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he was captain of the wrestling team and earned a bachelor's degree in Economics and Government and Politics as well as a Master of Science in Finance.  In 2008, he received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Cary Nordan MBA '05

Triangle Capital Corporation, Managing Director

Cary Nordan is a Managing Director and Investment Committee member at Triangle Capital Corporation.  Triangle, a NYSE-listed specialty finance company, provides debt and equity capital to companies between $20MM and $300MM in annual revenue.  He is responsible for all aspects of transaction sourcing, structuring, underwriting and deal execution. In addition, Mr. Nordan is responsible for various aspects of valuation and portfolio management.

Prior to joining Triangle, Mr. Nordan was a Vice President with BB&T Asset Management (BB&T Funds), a subsidiary of BB&T Corp, the 12th largest bank by assets. He was responsible for leading an investment team that managed over $1B of capital specifically focused on investing in small-cap public equities. Preceding his employment with BB&T Asset Management, he worked in corporate finance with Stanford Keene, Inc., an investment bank specializing in the technology industry, and Nuance Capital Group, LLC, an advisory firm to private companies. Mr. Nordan began his career as an Analyst and Associate in the corporate finance group of Trident Securities, a subsidiary of McDonald Investments. Trident specialized in investment banking and advisory services to middle-market financial institutions throughout the United States.

Mr. Nordan has over 20 years of experience investing in private and public equity securities as well as general corporate finance including IPO, M&A, senior and subordinated debt placements, recapitalizations, and restructuring transactions. Mr. Nordan graduated, summa cum laude, from Appalachian State University in 1997 with a BSBA degree (finance, banking and accounting). He received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and is a CFA charterholder. He resides in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife and three children.