Analytics and Digital Innovation Club
Betsy Valle is a full-time MBA student at Pepperdine University concentrating in Finance and Digital Innovation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Industry Studies Option) from Cal State University Northridge. Her experience includes finance and accounting roles at Universal Music Publishing Group and Hopeless Records as well as development and strategy roles at a local nonprofit organization, which provides free after-school music programs. Ultimately, she plans to pursue a career in corporate strategy. In her free time, Betsy enjoys volunteering as a piano teacher, hiking, Crossfit, and spending time with friends and family.
David Lane grew up in Gainesville Florida home of the Florida Gators. He graduated from Emory University in Atlanta GA, where he ran track and pole-vaulted. At Emory, David received a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and two certifications in Business Finance and Business Management. From Emory he moved to Los Angeles to work as a commercial real estate broker, marketing multifamily and mixed-use centers to buyers. After two years, he moved on to become a Financial Advisor for AXA Equitable. There he sold IRA, 403b, 401k and supplemental retirement plans to offices and colleges, presenting financial planning solutions in front of groups of professionals. From there he was recruited by JP Morgan Chase to work in their private banking department to sell high level financial planning and banking solutions to Private Client qualified prospects. David decided to leave JP Morgan Chase to study strategy and finance at Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Management MBA Program. At Pepperdine he is an active student holding roles such as VP of the Finance Club, Director of Alumni Relations, VP of the Digital Innovations Club, Member of the Net Impact and last year was Director of Marketing for the Finance Club. In his spare time David is an avid surfer, windsurfer, mountain biker and world traveler.