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Investment Banking Vice President
Investment Banking Vice President
Excellent
5
50Sessions
Member since 2021
  • London
  • New York
  • Paris
  • San Francisco
About the mentor

Areas of expertise:

  • Preparing for IBD and PE interviews - given wide experience both from an interviewee and an interviewer perspective
  • Networking - both through friendly intros and cold approaches
  • Deciding on the bank to join and helping to structure key considerations and analyse them through long term lenses
  • Insights about various groups between banks, and their exit prospects
  • Helping to figure out what is it that you want to do professionally, and which path could suit you the most in terms of work / life balance, life / career goals and work appetite
  • Proprietary resources in terms of talking about the deals, structuring answers, as well as modelling exercises available upon request
  • Tailored approach, and help with networking thanks to a wide network of contacts both in London and globally

 

Biography:

  • Vice President in Bulge Bracket Investment Bank, based in London, with over 8 years of experience advising clients across M&A, equity and debt financing
  • Have worked at both European and American investment banks in London, and spent 18 months in Private Equity
  • Maintain a wide network of contacts globally
  • Involved in the summer analyst, analyst, associate recruitment process in bulge bracket banks, including interviews, case studies, hiring and ranking / performance panels
  • Well-rounded and diverse experience in M&A, leveraged finance, private placements, IPOs / follow-ons and ABB

 

Success stories:

  • Helped 11 people to go through first rounds and ACs and secure their full-time offers at IBD
  • Coached successfully 9 people to secure jobs in top PE houses in London and MENA

 

Hobbies / extracurriculars:

  • In spare time - competitive traveller with 90+ countries visited and all continents except Antarctica
  • Personally, investing in public equities and advising start-ups

 

    Expertise
    • Investment Banking
    • Private Equity
    • Venture Capital

    Reviews for this mentor

    Thank you very much for reshaping my resume. Now it looks very impressive!

    It has been a really long time since we last talked, and I just wanted to give you a quick update. Indeed, the past 3 months have been really intense. I have finally received and signed the contract, and I will start an analyst at [redacted, top boutique] in June. I also wanted to thank you again for your valuable help.

    Thank you so much, I got the offer from * redacted * bank.

    Really appreciate all your help and wisdom, just as you said about the case study and taking a senior bankers approach I did and they were very happy with it.

    Thanks again- it's been a pleasure.
     

    Thank you for all of your help with my resume. I am much more confident in it as I recruit, given your great help and support provided. Once I start getting interviews, I will definitely reach out for some coaching sessions.

    Again, thank you for all of your advice.

    Thank you! I just wanted to tell you that the bank made me an offer for their internship program. I really wanted to say a big thank you because your help was key - in terms of learning how to speak about my work experiences, walk through the deals, and answer technical questions.

    Really, you managed to give me the right advice, which I believe will not only be useful for interviews but for my career in general.

    In particular, I feel that you always did more than you had to, and I cannot thank you enough for that as I learnt also a slightly different way of thinking through our sessions!

    It was great to work with you and thank you for the variety of extra materials and explanations provided. After understanding more of the technical and refining my behavioural technique answers, I hope to book another call with you soon.
     

    Final version of CV looks perfect and extremely helpful!

    I was absolutely blown away by the exceptional service I received from her. Initially, I reached out to her for a CV review, but what I received was far beyond my expectations. Her dedication to helping me excel in my career was evident from the start. Not only did she meticulously review my CV, but she also took the time to offer invaluable career guidance.

    Her commitment to excellence shone through as she invested considerable effort and care into her work. What truly set her apart was her attention to detail. Throughout the process, she continuously asked insightful follow-up questions, ensuring that my CV was tailored to perfection.

    I was particularly impressed when she accepted a call to discuss the CV in-depth. This personal touch allowed me to delve into the nuances of my CV and gain a deeper understanding of the changes that had been made. Her willingness to address my questions and provide application advice during our call was an invaluable aspect of the service.

    Looking back, I can't help but wish I had discovered her services sooner. Her extensive experience in investment banking and in reviewing applications make her a great fit for any applicant seeking feedback. 

    She carefully listened to all my concerns and gave me actionable advice during every single interaction. She's been a constant source of support and has helped me get interviews at top shops in their investment banking division like Bank of America, Evercore, Perella Weinberg and Partners, Houlihan Lokey and Arma Partners and also several PE interviews from Eurazeo, KKCG (Allwyn), OnePeak etc.

    She's very experienced in the industry and knows how to help students tailor their applications for breaking into IBD/PE. As a staffer, she clearly described to me what banks look for in their candidates and how to express those qualities in your application and interviews.

    I have personally recommended 3 of my friends to book sessions with the mentor, and they have all had the same positive experience, receiving offers from Morgan Stanley, Bank of America etc.

    The cost is definitely worth it and has paid itself ten times over already, and she's been a mentor that I can rely on confidently.

    With the 2024 recruiting season coming up, I would highly recommend the mentor to students trying to pursue a career in IBD. The earlier, the better.

    The mentor helped me to make a difficult career decision. She followed up after our call, gave me further insights, and even introduced me to someone she knew. I could only recommend her!

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