AJ Persampiere, Central Florida ’17, is a member of the Florida Iota Chapter of Phi Delta Theta and graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in 2017. During his four years at UCF, A.J. represented Florida Iota at the Kleberg Emerging Leaders Institute, lived among brothers at the chapter house, and supported chapter fundraising efforts for ALS. After completing an MBA with a concentration in Finance at Florida State University, A.J. accepted a position as a senior associate at Silicon Valley Bank based in Boston, where he addressed the complex financing needs of enterprise software businesses and private equity investors in the Boston area and beyond. Recently, A.J. took the next step in his career by accepting a vice president position on the technology finance team at PNC Bank, where he continues to work with private equity investors and technology businesses.
A.J. was able to achieve the above while battling significant adversity, having needed three heart surgeries to correct a congenital cardiac defect. Outside of his professional pursuits, he has spent time volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank and Technology Underwriting for the Greater Good. A.J. currently lives in Orlando, Florida, and enjoys playing golf, reading, and traveling.
“My time spent in the Florida Iota Chapter helped me to develop into a greater version of myself than I could have on my own. While surrounded by a group of men focused on empowering each person to exceed their personal expectations, I was able to collaborate with brothers on our academic pursuits and build friendships within the chapter. I would not have graduated with the confidence and knowledge I did without the support of Phi Delt, and I was able to leverage the Phi Delt network to begin my career through a chapter alumnus who guided me through applications and interviews.”