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Dissecting the PE Industry – Seeing Opportunities You May Not Know About

Join the Polsky Center’s IIR for private equity, Tim Kelly, for an interactive workshop to discuss special topics in the industry.

Quite often, students interested in a career in private equity think “Venture versus Buyout/Later Stage” or “Investments/Transactional versus Operational”.  Did you know that there are literally 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.  A detailed slide pack will be available to attendees as well as those that cannot attend (please contact Cerise Miller if you cannot attend but would like a copy).

Tim is founder of TKelly Consulting and a former partner at Adams Street Partners. At Adams Street, he was a member of the leveraged buyouts, growth capital, and special situations teams within the primary investments team. Previously, he served as a managing director in the equity investment team at GE Commercial Finance. While at the company, Kelly was responsible for managing a team of 15 private equity professionals and a portfolio that consisted of approximately $1.8B in private direct and fund equity investments and an actively managed portfolio of publicly-traded equity securities received from portfolio distributions.

*Lunch will not be provided, please feel free to bring your own lunch.

About the Polsky Center EIRs/IIRs //
The Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Investors-in-Residence programs provide mentorship and coaching to University of Chicago Booth students. Successful Chicago-based entrepreneurs are available to meet throughout the academic year, and have provided key insight and mentorship to dozens of companies. Regularly scheduled small group sessions and workshops with the EIRs and IIRs are hosted throughout the year.

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