Mr. Banking To Startup
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
Undergrad School: Top Canadian - (Queens / Ivey / McGill)
Undergrad Major: Business
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
Title: Investment Banking Analyst
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 7 mos
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.