MSF students hold prize check.

Warrington students place third in National Stock Pitch Competition

Warrington students Eliot Glein (BSBA ’25), Nathan Marshall (BSBA ’25) and Ethan Poliner (BSBA ’25) placed third in the Student Managed Investment Fund Stock Pitch Competition in February.

Hosted by the University of Georgia, this annual competition invited teams of business students across the country to present in front of a panel of leading industry professionals. Eager for an opportunity to showcase skills they had developed through the Gator Student Investment Fund, the team spent their winter break developing an investment thesis via Zoom.

“We pitched Doximity, a networking platform for medical personnel in the United States,” Marshall said. “Our thesis centered around two key areas where we believed investors misunderstood Doximity, and a third point that emphasized how their sustainable competitive advantage would allow them to maintain an effective monopoly in their industry.”

The competition challenged the team’s business acumen and, even more so, their public speaking skills, as they learned how to field the judges’ answers in real time. After their first presentation, the team moved onto the finalist round, where they placed third overall.

“It’s definitely a feeling of encouragement,” the team said. “We have grown in our technical skills related to finance, understanding of investing and communication skills since beginning at UF, and this weekend was confirmation of our development thus far. We feel encouraged to continue learning more and look forward to continuing to build these skills as we compete in future competitions.”

Immediately following their win, the team caught a plane from Atlanta to Austin, Texas, where they competed in the Texas Stock Pitch competition (TSP) the following day. Presenting their pitch again, the team won second place and a $3,000 prize.

“Upon reflection, this trip allowed us to work diligently on presenting an investment thesis in a cohesive manner, connect with similar students from across the country and, ultimately, represent the University of Florida with pride,” Glein said. “The memories we made in both Athens and Austin will stick with me long after I leave the University of Florida, and I could not have asked for a better experience in either of these competitions.”