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Investing Essentials: Dissecting the PE Industry

Join the Polsky Center’s Investor in-Residence Tim Kelly for a workshop that explores the private equity industry.

Students interested in a career in private equity often think “Venture versus Buyout/Later Stage” or “Investments/Transactional versus Operational”. However, there are dozens of careers in the PE industry that you may have never thought of. This workshop will introduce you to a multitude of careers that fall within the PE industry and also give you a brief description of the related skills that different roles require, some pros and cons of different career paths, and ways to pursue some of these positions.

Tim has been involved in private equity for nearly three decades in senior leadership and investment management roles with Allstate Insurance Company, Heller Financial, GE Capital, and Adams Street Partners. Tim began his career with Goldman Sachs & Co. in Chicago where he traded over-the-counter (OTC) securities and managed the office’s OTC market expansion efforts. He went on to manage billions of dollars in private equity related investment programs and to complete hundreds of successful international partnership and direct equity and fixed income investments. He is proud of an extensive global network of general and limited partner relationships he developed throughout his career as a result of his personable interaction style, objectivity and candor, and desire to help others succeed. His vast industry knowledge and experiences transcend finance, investments, law, international business, and complex capital formation structures.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Fox at megan.fox@chicagobooth.edu.

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