Mr. Chemical Engineering Dad
Personally, I am very enthusiastic about lifelong learning and philanthropy, perfectly suiting me in my professional life as a venture capitalist. Outside of work, I enjoy playing ice hockey, and spending time with my now 7-year-old son.
Undergrad School: Virginia Tech
Undergrad Major: Chemical Engineering
Age: 27, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Global Medical Brigades - Virginia Tech Chapter President & Founder (Raised over $500k, managed over 30 undergrads, recruited two domestic doctors, and planned trip logistics for a medical mission trip abroad to impoverished communities lacking healthcare resources each year of undergrad)
Industry: Venture Capital
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos
Company: Fortune 100 Top 10
Length of Employment: 1 yr
Big Life Wins:
My biggest win to date is making a successful and risky career change from government consulting at the DoS to venture capital. I stepped into a two-man shop with limited resources. The Fund was unproven in an underserved ecosystem. Ultimately, the Fund generated measurable value to our LPs, resulting in a successful raise of a larger fund, taking AUM from $22mm to $54m. Since my job is in an underserved area for innovation, my VC experience is very community oriented and has grown the ecosystem substantially.
Post MBA Goal:
My immediate goal is to join the operating group of a high growth startup or venture capital firm that has an established track record of success. This short-term goal will enable me to build a reputation and track record to ultimately achieve my long-term goal: forming an early-stage, med tech focused venture fund that is social impact driven. I have a strong history of working alongside funds with established track records of success and have had the chance to collaborate with many of them on past deals. This experience will help me optimize the value of an MBA and network into my short-term aspirations.