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DFIC Podcast

By DeGroote Finance & Investment
This is the DFIC podcast. Take some time out of your day to join us as we connect with McMaster Alumni and Inspirational Professionals to hear about valuable advice, different career paths and discuss investing with our Investment team.

Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and ...
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E12: Bay Street to Wall Street

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E13: Intro to Sales & Trading
In today’s episode,  Intro to Sales & Trading, we have National Bank Financial’s Fixed Income Managing Director, Dave Duggan on. Join us to learn more about S&T, interviewing, how to network, and more! 
37:27
March 14, 2021
E12: Bay Street to Wall Street
In today’s episode, Bay Street to Wall Street, we have Aaron Kimber, a Strategic Growth Associate at EyeSouth Partners on. After graduating from McMaster, Aaron worked at BDC, Haywood Securities, Houlihan Lokey, and completed his Master’s at Vanderbilt University.
31:56
January 25, 2021
E11: Small Town to Large Cap Private Equity
In today's episode, Small Town to Large Cap Private Equity, we have Roman Burgess on who is an MBA candidate at the Wharton School of Business. Roman has worked in Investment Banking, Private Equity, and runs a non-profit organization called Bridge to Capital Markets. Join us to learn more about interviewing, a realistic view of different jobs, and more!  http://www.bridgetocm.ca/
41:53
December 13, 2020
E10: Venture Capital Fellow to Principal
In today's episode, Venture Capital Fellow to Principal, we have Ripple Ventures Principal Dominic Lau on to discuss networking, why venture capital is a great career, and more! 
31:11
December 7, 2020
E09: 10 Questions with a Recruiter
In today’s episode, 10 Questions with a Recruiter, we have Senior Advisor for People Development at National Bank, Laura Kay on to answer students' most pressing questions about recruiting, networking, and more!!
42:06
November 13, 2020
E08: Nutrimeals - Healthy Vending Machines?
In today’s episode, Nutrimeals – Healthy Vending Machines, we have founder and co-owner, Samuel Hale on. Nutrimeals is a meal preparation company located in Calgary Alberta, that delivers cooked food and has just launched contactless vending machines in Canada. Interested in learning more about the company? Check out their website --> https://nutrimeals.ca/ !!
36:42
October 14, 2020
E07: Canada's Middle Market
In today’s episode, Canada’s Middle Market, we have MNP Corporate Finance Analyst Steve Smegal on who will tell us more about the Middle Market, succession planning and his insights on this space. Steve graduated from McMaster in 2017 and has experience in Middle Market Mergers & Acquisitions through his work at MNP.
47:41
May 4, 2020
E06: Zero In To Get Your Profits Up
In today's episode, Zero In To Get Profits Up, we have Dennis Geelen on. Dennis is the founder of Zero In, where he helps businesses disrupt their industry through Customer-Centric Innovation. Denis has over 20 years of experience in helping businesses meet their strategic goals. Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
43:03
April 13, 2020
E05: Behind the Hockey Mask
In today’s episode, Behind the Hockey Mask, we have Aaron Spivak on who will tell us more about his time in Canadian Junior Hockey League, what it was like being on Dragons Den and his journey as a serial entrepreneur. Aaron is the co-founder of Revitasize and Hush Blankets. Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
50:02
April 6, 2020
E04: Backpacks For Brainiacs
In today’s episode, Backpacks for Brainiacs, we have former McMaster Investment Council President Blerina Ago on. Blerina is currently working at Restaurant Brands International as a Senior Analyst within the Innovation & Product Excellence team and is part of a Non-Profit Organization called Backpacks for Brainiacs. Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
21:45
March 30, 2020
E03: Enhance Your Career With Technology
In today’s episode, Enhance Your Career With Technology, we have CEO of Thrive Career Wellness Platform and CareerJSM, Jeffrey Doucet. This episode covers what it is like to start a company, his experience with venture capital and advice for interviewing/hiring.  Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
36:17
March 23, 2020
E02: Emerging Public Companies
In today’s episode, Emerging Public Companies, we have Investment Banking Associate David Bar on who will tell us a little more about why he wanted to work in Investment Banking, the value of volunteering and hear his insights on non-deal roadshows as well as current trends in the industry. Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
23:53
March 13, 2020
E01: From The Baseball Diamond To Bay Street
In today’s episode, From The Baseball Diamond To Bay Street, we have graduating student Mike Scott on who will tell us a little more on his advice for younger students, what it was like being a student-athlete and how he landed a full-time job at purpose investments.  Risk Disclosure: Please note that this podcast is for educational purposes only. Career or investment ideas or recommendations provided in this series or during its making are not endorsed by DFIC, McMaster University, the DeGroote School of Business, or our partners. All career and investment risk is undertaken by the individual and we, our partners, and affiliates are not responsible for any potential losses now and in the future.
26:49
March 6, 2020