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Matt Roehl

Matt Roehl
MBA 14

Investment Banking Associate 
Jefferies
New York, New York

Internship:
JP Morgan
Private Banking
New York, New York

Job Prior to Haas:
Research Analyst
Expand Research
New York, New York

Previous degree:
BA, Economics
University of California, Irvine

 

Career Goal: Investment Banking

“At Jefferies we advise clients in a variety of industries on M&A transactions and provide financing through the debt and equity capital markets. An associate takes on a major role in the M&A process and is involved in all phases of the deal. From building technical merger models to drafting persuasive marketing documents, all of the skills you develop at Haas will be utilized as an investment banker.”

“The finance electives that I took during my second year prepared me for a career in investment banking. Corporate Financial Reporting solidified my understanding of accounting concepts taught in the core by applying those concepts to financial statements of real companies. Financial Statement Modeling for Financial Careers allowed me to actually take the theory I had learned in other classes and use it to build financial models in Excel.”

“The Berkeley Board Fellows program allows students to serve on a non-profit board in the Bay Area and complete a project during the semester. The program gave me the opportunity to sharpen my project management and presentation skills.”

“My internship at J.P. Morgan was intense but rewarding. Every morning started off with a bank-wide presentation on what was happening in the financial markets, which helped me learn how Wall Street firms actually think about and react to economic events. I was given the opportunity to frequently network with senior bankers and work on meaningful projects, including a business development plan and a client investment proposal. I also had numerous opportunities to give mock pitches to senior bankers. Deepening my financial knowledge as well as polishing my pitching skills helped me eventually land a full-time investment banking offer.”

Matt's Elective Courses

Fall Semester 2012
General Management and Strategy
Speaker Series
Applied Frameworks in Consulting
Corporate Finance
International Business Development
Emerging Financial Markets (on exchange at Columbia)
Asset Management (on exchange at Columbia)
Debt Markets (on exchange at Columbia)
Applied Regression Analysis (on exchange at Columbia)
Napoleon's Glance (Strategic Intuition) (on exchange at Columbia)
Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance (Parts 1 and 2)
Corporate Financial Reporting
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity, Leveraged Buyouts
Financial Statement Modeling for Finance Careers
Media: New and Otherwise

(Find course descriptions in the Berkeley Bulletin.)