Sector:

Private Equity & Investment Banking

Includes VC

The sector prepares students for PE & IB industries through intense technical training used by professionals (e.g., WallStreetPrep), complemented with workshops, and case studies. The sector also activates UF’s vast alumni base to create new opportunities and establish a pipeline of qualified graduates entering PE & IB roles.

Leadership

Student Leaders

Faculty Advisor

Industry Advisors

  • Ernesto Padron
    Ernesto Padron

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    VP, Direct Investments at Dimension Capital Management

  • Valentina Osorio
    Valentina Osorio

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    Private Equity Associate at Avance Investment Management

  • Brian Fischbein
    Brian Fischbein

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    Managing Director, SE Region Investment Banking at UBS

  • Lisa Coleman
    Lisa Coleman

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    Board Director, Executive Coach, Leadership Development at Lisa Coleman Advisory Services

  • Zachary Bagdon
    Zachary Bagdon

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    Alternative Investment Specialist (retired), Merrill Lynch

Activities

Weekly Workshops & Training:

  • Career Prep (Resume, LinkedIn, mock interviews, internship search)
  • Excel & Powerpoint
  • Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis
  • DCF & Comps Modeling
  • Private Equity Deal Analysis
  • LBO and M&A Modeling
  • PE Deal Process
  • VC Term Sheets and VC Valuation

Professional Speakers & Mentors:

  • Ernesto Padron, Vice President, Dimension Capital Management
  • Valentina Osorio, Private Equity Associate, Avance Investment Management
  • Brian Fischbein, Managing Director, SE Region Investment Banking at UBS
  • Vinny Olmstead, Founder and Managing Director, Vocap Investment Partners
  • Lisa Coleman, Executive Coach, Lisa Coleman Advisory Services
  • Zachary Bagdon, Alternative Investment Specialist (retired), Merrill Lynch

Conferences & Corporate Visits:

  • Booth School PE Conference | Feb | Chicago
  • Corporate site visits:
    • Miami / Palm Beach | March 2023
      • Thoma Bravo
      • H.I.G. Capital
      • Dimension Capital Management