Cheryl Cortez, ’92 MBA’03

Cheryl is a portfolio manager who has worked for more than 20 years in various financial services and financial modeling capacities. Prior to joining The Banc Funds in 2016, she was an equity research analyst, covering small- and mid-cap consumer, industrial, and business services companies for Deutsche Bank, William Blair, Susquehanna International Group, and Salomon Smith Barney. Previously, Cheryl was a valuation consultant for Deloitte Financial Services and a European pharmaceuticals sector specialist for UBS Warburg. 

Cheryl has been a tireless volunteer for Lab, serving as class agent as well as a reunion volunteer, and served for many years on the Alumni Association Executive Board including as its president more than once. She also served on the University of Chicago’s Alumni Association Board and has volunteered for Chicago Booth. One of her favorite volunteer experiences is supporting Giving Day, cheerleading her Lab classmates and rallying them together to give back to the institution that has given them so much. She also serves as a connector for her fellow Lab alumni, encouraging the class of 1992 to return for reunions every year. 

Cheryl graduated from Lab in 1992 and the Booth School of Business in 2003. She holds a BA degree from Wellesley College.

  • Alumni Service Award