Mr. Marine Investment Banker
Following undergrad, I worked in investment banking in Charlotte, NC and San Francisco, CA for three years. After being inspired by veteran co-workers and family, I decided I wanted to make more of a difference while still in my 20s, and left banking for the Marine Corps. I have deployed to the Middle East as a platoon commander of 40 Marines.
Undergrad School: University of Kentucky
Undergrad Major: Finance
Age: 28, Ethnicity: White
Extracurriculars: Pacific Community Ventures - Pro Bono Management Consultant, Service to School - Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador, Outreach Aid to the Americas - Humanitarian Trip Team Leader (Cuba)
Title: Investment Banking Analyst
Industry: Banking & Finance
Company: Boutique Firm
Length of Employment: 3 yrs
Title: Platoon Commander
Industry: Government / Military
Length of Employment: 4 yrs
Big Life Wins:
I am proud of the team my Platoon Sergeant and I created on our deployment to the Middle East. Our job was to train 40 Marines for a security forces mission, which was a foreign concept to many as over half were augments from non-combat job specialties. The unit was cliquey at the start, but we created a unified front and all came home safe.
Post MBA Goal:
My goal is to transition back into finance post-MBA. An ideal scenario would be to land a job at a progressive, innovative, and respected private equity or venture capital firm on the west coast. I would then like to join a start-up we’ve teamed up with to pursue my dream of helping an organization build something special from the ground level.