Mr. Future VC
Transplant to Chicago from a rural, poor manufacturing area of the Midwest. Passionate about software and its potential to provide a platform for new economic growth to communities like my home. Now a member of a PE operations team at a tech -focused megafund. Passionate about mentorship in my community and improving educational outcomes.
Undergrad School: Top 15 Public University (US)
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 27, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Cohort lead for high school/college mentorship program in chicago area for underrepresented first generation aspiring students (3 years).
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs
Title: Senior Associate, PE Ops
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Top Firm
Length of Employment: 1 yr, 9 mos
Big Life Wins:
Leading a successful yearlong value creation program for a $2B Portco; effort became a case study on successful partnership/engagement. Internally, lead an effort to revamp and enhance our diligence evaluation framework for new platform acquisitions. Getting international WE (SA, Europe) as a consultant.
Post MBA Goal:
Short Term: Tech focused VC/growth equity; Long term: joining and scaling early stage startups as an operator, eventually becoming an operating partner at a VC/Growth focused fund.