First Year Analyst
B.S. Business Administration
Notre Dame University
"Strong Firm Culture"
As a quarterback on the University of Notre Dame football team, I have always been focused on performing at an elite level, both on the field and in the classroom. The summer after my Junior year, I accepted an internship at a premier private equity firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. While private equity provided me with an exceptional financial education, my experience working with investment bankers attracted me to the fast-paced, intense nature of the sell-side process.
As I began the recruiting process, I knew from my experiences in football that if the company did not have a close knit environment, efficiency and satisfaction would suffer. The understanding that a healthy firm culture was critical became my driving factor during the recruiting process. Throughout the process I interviewed with and ultimately received offers from numerous firms, including top bulge bracket investment banks, boutique investment banks and other various financial institutions. Out of all the opportunities that were presented to me, FT Partners exemplified the characteristics I was seeking.
The time I have spent at FT Partners has validated all my initial thoughts on the company. I have and continue to be supported by some of the best and most elite minds in the industry. From day one, FT Partners has given me the tools I need to succeed – including both external and internal training programs. Beginning with external training from "Training the Street," I was given an understanding of the essential knowledge needed to be a top-tier analyst. Following the external training, FT Partners has supplied me with continuous, informative internal training on all subject matters crucial to being successful at the firm and within the finance industry. The firm's open door policy allows me to feel comfortable approaching senior management and seeking answers to any questions I might have. FT Partners promotes a true “work hard, play hard” mentality that includes numerous firm events to cultivate healthy working relationships. I truly feel as if I am a part of something special here and enjoy spending time with all my coworkers in and out of the office environment.
I began my career search looking for an elite financial institution that possessed a dynamic and enjoyable firm culture. FT Partners was the answer I was looking for and I am excited to add to the firm's principles and philosophy as I continue and grow in my career.