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Candidate:

Mr. Financial Sponsor

About Me:

Currently working at a LMM PE fund in a smaller metropolitan area. Previously worked at a top consulting firm on the east coast focusing on retail and e-commerce clients. I am married with a baby daughter, and an avid skier and basketball fan.

Details:

Undergrad School: Brigham Young University

Undergrad Major: Finance

GPA: 3.92

GMAT: 720

Age: 27,  Ethnicity: White

Extracurriculars: Completed pro-bono consulting projects with local groups that serve youth with criminal records, 2-year volunteer missionary in Ukraine, speak fluent Russian as a result of the experience, Vice President of a student-run non-profit that helps dozens of first-generation college students prepare for standardized tests and navigate applications while in high school

Work History:

Title: PE Associate

Industry: Venture Capital

Company: Boutique Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 1 mos

Title: Consultant

Industry: Consulting

Company: Top Firm

Length of Employment: 2 yrs

Big Life Wins:

I made the jump to private equity from a consulting firm that historically had very low placement rates. Headhunters told me I likely wouldn’t be able to make the jump because of my lack of experience on due diligence projects, but I worked hard to develop an investors skillset and placed at one of my top choice funds.
At my firm I was the lead associate on a sell-side process that led to the most successful return in the history of the firm.

Post MBA Goal:

I would like to continue a career in private equity investing with the goal of eventually launching my own fund. I also hope to continue to give back through my community by helping under-privileged youth gain access to the support and mentorship they need as they navigate important life decisions.

Schools:

Target School: Wharton

Status: Open

Considering: Kellogg, Chicago Booth

Odds:

The Experts Rate The Odds At: 30%

  • mbaMission | Odds Assessment: 30%

    Hi Mr. Financial Sponsor, Julie-Anne Heafey with mbaMission here. OK, there is a lot to like about your profile — you have a stellar GPA, I love the initiative and determination to get to your PE goal, and it sounds like you have good community leadership (as I would expect for someone of your background). There are a number of wild cards here that make me cautious, however. These include – the firm you’re at – LMM PE in a regional city can be a bit unpredictable on feeding to Wharton…is there a pipeline at your firm, did partners go there? In my experience, sometimes candidates do well coming from that type of firm there, sometimes they don’t make it …

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