I am currently a 2016 MBA candidate at Simon Business School (University of Rochester) completing a dual concentration in competitive strategy and finance. I am looking for an opportunity to apply my education and experience where these two subjects intersect. I have a deep understanding of the private and public capital markets through my past work experiences. I had two summer internships as Equity Research Analyst covering REITs and a Private Equity Associate for a Middle East based PE firm. Prior to starting my MBA, I won the Fidelity Stock Pitch Competition at the MBA JumpStart conference, I also participated in the Toigo Private Equity Fellowship where I advised against an LBO of Michael Kors.
My other interests include community development, entrepreneurship and athletics. I founded NAYP a non-for-profit that promotes financial literacy and college readiness for underserved high school students which I continue to run. I also co-founded Watermelon Ventures a sweat equity consulting firm that has helped advise companies across multiple industries. I have also trained Muay Thai and ran Varsity track and played basketball in school.
Michael Kors LBO Pitch
Michael Kors LBO Pitch
JumpStart MBA Competition
I participated in the 2014 Finance 2.0 and Consulting Case Private Equity Boot Camp competition. My team and I presented an LBO opportunity of Pfizer, which was recognized by the judges as the best analytical presentation. The excel model and powerpoint presentation are included below as a sample of my work.Excel Model
Network for Aspiring Young Professionals
As an Inroads alumnus and mentor I enjoy connecting with students. My desire to increase financial literacy while having an impact in my community inspired me to find the Network for Aspiring Young Professionals. The organization holds sessions to help underserved students learn economic concepts, current economic issues & conditions, basic corporate & personal finance, networking skills, and pre-college mentoring.
Social Impact Real Estate Development
Growing up in a one bedroom basement apartment in Brooklyn, NY with a family of seven was very challenging. My humble beginnings taught me many valuable life lessons, among them was the challenge of affordable housing. Leveraging my real estate finance experience I did pro-bono work building financial models and presentations to support affordable housing development project in Bronx, NY with Thorobird.
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