Mr. Banking To Startup

About Me:

2.5 years at a BB (#3 or #4 after GS/MS) Toronto office (mostly M&A focused). Hired as president of $5 million startup and tasked with improving operations / professionalizing company. Lead finance, product management, strategic analysis. Came in with no operating experience and learned on the fly. Strong recs from VP at BB / current company adviser. GMAT 2 – 750 – 48Q / 46V


Target School: Harvard

Considering: Stanford GSB, Wharton, Columbia

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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Top Canadian - (Queens / Ivey / McGill)

Undergrad Major: Business

GPA: 3.7

GMAT: 760

Age: 28,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Community Capital Fund - Women's Business Accelerator Coach, CrossFit, Israel Business Trip - Organized undergrad trip to Israel for students to learn about Israel's success as a startup hub

Work History:

Title: Investment Banking Analyst

Industry: Banking & Finance

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos

Title: President

Industry: Technology

Company: Start-Up

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Big Life Wins:

Startup more than doubled in size since I joined. 15 > 40+ employees, $5mm ARR > $12mm ARR. There was cash burn when I joined – now profitable. Devised interim solution to pivot when FAANG killed the platform that product ran on. Took over PM after CTO left; no formal PM experience but smoothly and efficiently released features and improved quality.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to join a tech-focused growth equity firm for a summer internship and potentially after graduation. Long-term, I want to launch my own software venture.


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