Bankers, investors and VC's, Oh MY!
Friday was the 3rd annual Berkeley Finance Conference, the only student run Finance Conference on the West Coast. Over 170 participants (from all over the country) and volunteers filled the campus for the 10 hour event.
Being student run, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved (and dodge the $30 admission fee). I was responsible for the Green Room (where the panelists hung out before their talks) and the finances. It was quite rewarding watching how much everyone enjoyed the event.
The featured speaker was Mark Zanoli, who works at J.P. Morgan, my previous employer. He had a very interesting take on the recovery and the recent surge in M&A activity.
I loved it so much that I am co-chairing next years event. Hope to see you there...