Mr. Corporate Dev

About Me:

2 Year FLDP at a Fortune 250 diversified industrial company. 4 months leading integration of an aquired business. 2.5 years leading all M&A execution across the company. Now that I’ve had experience leading acquisitions and divestitures, I am ready to take the next step in my career and transition into investment banking.


Target School: Darden

Considering: Cornell Johnson, Kenan-Flagler

Accepted: Kenan-Flagler

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Application Status: Invited to Interview


Undergrad School: Union College

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.8

GMAT: Waived

Age: 26,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Junior Achievement program coordinator helping students start, fund, and operate a business - 3 years running program, Leadership Development Program mentor - 3 year participant

Work History:

Title: Senior Analyst, M&A

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Senior Analyst, Acquisition Integration

Industry: Manufacturing

Company: Fortune 500

Length of Employment: 4 mos

Big Life Wins:

Led one of the largest acquisitions in company history from valuation to closing. Became the defacto divestiture leading for the company. Managing all portfolio rationalization initiatives and lead all divestiture processes from start to finish.

Post MBA Goal:

Industrials coverage investment banking. I would like to use this experience to one day lead the corporate development function for a US diversified manufacturing company.


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  • mbaMission Odds Assessment: 50%

    Hi Mr. Corporate Dev, that’s great about your Darden interview — congratulations! Your tenure is a little shorter than that of many candidates at top MBA programs, but you are showing a lot of impact in your work experience–I think if you can demonstrate your fit at Darden and what you can bring to the table in perspective and leadership, you have a solid chance in this extended R3 round if they haven’t already filled the class. Best of luck! Julie-Anne Heafey, mbaMission

    4 years ago
  • Stratus Admissions Counseling

    Mr. Corporate Dev, it’s Lisa Cummings of Stratus Admissions. First off, congrats on your interview invite at Darden! I can imagine that you will have a lot to talk about with the interviewer. Committees love candidates with Leadership Development Program experience as they know that they provide solid experience. The fact that you are now a program mentor will really add weight too and provide you with some good stories. I imagine they will dig into your leadership during the business integration. Schools like to see that candidates have leadership experience, either formal or informal so this will likely be a line of questioning. How do you feel about virtual interviews? I know that by now many of …

    4 years ago Read the full review

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