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Friends of Finance presents Will Syring, VP Corporate Partnerships, OKC Thunder

The November Friends of Finance luncheon features Will Syring, vice president of corporate partnership, OKC Thunder. Reservations are required.

Will Syring joined the Thunder in 2018 and leads the organization’s business strategy to optimize sponsorship sales and brand activation. He and the Thunder’s corporate partnerships team leverage the Thunder and NBA’s global platform to elevate and optimize brand awareness for new and existing corporate partners. He also guides efforts to establish unique marketing and business opportunities for the Thunder, the Oklahoma City Blue and the Thunder Launchpad.

Syring joined the Thunder after five seasons with the Chicago Bulls where he served in various corporate partnership roles, most recently as head of global sales. In Chicago, Syring guided a sales strategy in key markets to develop and secure innovative global partnerships in China, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Finland, and the Philippines. Utilizing a collaborative approach to partnership activation and sales, Syring and his team were consistently recognized by the NBA for account development, retention and new business growth. Read his full bio here.

Investment Portfolio Challenge

Investment Portfolio Challenge (IPC) is presented by The University of Tulsa and sponsored by Council Oak Wealth Advisors. Seven student teams representing five universities (The University of Tulsa, University of Arkansas, Oklahoma State University, Southwest Oklahoma State University and Tulsa Community College) will compete.

How does it work?

With a team, prepare and present an optimal weighting of Global Industry Classification Standard (“GICS” ®) sectors for a hypothetical $5 million investment portfolio. Teams will submit their 30 minute pre-recorded presentation by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9. Each team’s presentations will then be judged by a panel of industry representatives.

During the live event on November 17, teams will participate in a 15 minute Q&A with judges, faculty advisors and the general audience. Teams will be scored on both their presentations and responses to questions.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place teams.

  • 1st place: $3,000
  • 2nd place: $1,500

Academic Lecture: Linking The Role of Culture and Economy on Multi-Generational Technology Innovation Adoption Behavior

V. Kumar, Ph.D. will present an academic lecture titled “Linking The Role of Culture and Economy on Multi-Generational Technology Innovation Adoption Behavior.”

Kumar has helped guide marketing efforts for companies such as IBM, Comcast, HSBC, P&G, ING, Prudential, Wells Fargo, ICICI, Pitney Bowes, Chick-fil-A, AOL, MGM Mirage, Polo Ralph Lauren, AllState, Home Depot, Coca-Cola Foods and many more. His research and experience are one-of-a-kind.

Collins College of Business Dean’s Lecture Series: The Power of CMO in Today’s World

V. Kumar, Ph.D. kicks off the first presentation of the Collins College of Business Dean’s Lecture Series with a community talk on “The Power of CMO in Today’s World.”

Kumar has helped guide marketing efforts for companies such as IBM, Comcast, HSBC, P&G, ING, Prudential, Wells Fargo, ICICI, Pitney Bowes, Chick-fil-A, AOL, MGM Mirage, Polo Ralph Lauren, AllState, Home Depot, Coca-Cola Foods and many more. His research and experience are one-of-a-kind.

Energy Management Pop Up

Interested in a major involving energy resources? Check out our pop up session for an exploration into Energy Management and learn how it can fit into your career path!

Marketing and Management Pop Up

Interested in a career in Marketing or Management? Join our faculty for an informative session about how your passions can work with these majors!