Ex-NFL guard to play fulltime for Ariel Investments

By Becky Yerak

 A former National Football League player who had a brief stint as an offensive lineman with the Chicago Bears is expected to join Ariel Investments fulltime next year after he completes his master’s in business administration, the Chicago-based money management firm told employees earlier this week.

 It was among a series of personnel moves announced by Ariel. Here’s a link to the memo: http://www.arielinvestments.com/images/stories/Articles/ariel_investments_state-of-the-firm.pdf

 “We look forward to having this year’s MBA research intern, Jamil Soriano, continue to work for us part-time during his second year with the expectation that he will join us fulltime upon graduation,” John Rogers, Ariel chairman and chief executive, said in a memo.

 Soriano graduated from Harvard in 2003.  From 2003 to 2005, he was on teams that included the Miami Dolphins, the Green Bay Packers, the Chicago Bears, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots, an Ariel spokeswoman said. He worked at Credit Suisse before starting graduate business school fulltime at the University of Chicago.

 He’s expected to get his master’s in business administration this June, and there’s a verbal commitment for him to join Ariel, the spokeswoman said.

 In July 2003 the Bears claimed the offensive guard off waivers from Green Bay. The following month, the Bears traded him to New England for an undisclosed draft pick.

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