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OfficeHours

By Rohit Malrani

OfficeHours is an online platform that provides 1-on-1 coaching, training, and advice to help you land a job in competitive finance careers including investment banking, private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.
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Uniting Athletes and Strengthening Communities
Uniting Athletes and Strengthening Communities
Ian Campbell is the founder of eseo, an app working to create a thriving community of athletes in Philadelphia. A lifelong lover of playing sports and being active, Ian launched eseo to make community sports easier to find and play through technology. Ian played DIII college basketball at Oberlin College and worked in the financial industry for 6 years before launching eseo. Prior to founding eseo, Ian worked at LLR Partners in their B2B Software Investment Team, where he evaluated and collaborated with companies to achieve high-impact growth initiatives and create long-term value. He was an analyst at Harris Williams & Co before joining LLR Partners. Ian received a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Oberlin College. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life How did you make the transition from an Analyst to a Senior Associate to launching your own company? What was it like to work in the sports industry compared to the banking industry? What inspired you to pursue this career path? Would you advise others to take that route? Advice for anyone looking to break into B2B software investment, investing, banking in general, or pursuing their passion Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
54:46
November 02, 2022
Webinar with Jay Thakkar
Webinar with Jay Thakkar
Jay Thakkar is focused on M&A and Strategy at Curo Pet Care, a family-owned veterinary services company based in San Francisco with operations in the Bay Area, Pacific Northwest, and Rocky Mountains. Before joining Curo, Jay previously worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. He worked as an Infrastructure & Real Assets Associate at Pantheon Ventures. Following that, he joined Platinum Equity as a Private Equity Associate and got promoted to Senior Associate. Jay received a B.B.A. in Business Honors from Texas McCombs School of Business. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life How did you make the transition from IB to PE then Corp. Dev.? Why did you choose Curo? What attracted you to Curo compared to others? How was your time with prior institutions before entering the veterinary industry? Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market when it comes to comparable transactions/assets? What's your recommended advice for anyone looking to break into IB, PE, or Corp. Dev? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com. Sign-up to be considered as an OfficeHours Mentee here: https://getofficehours.com/submit-application
47:47
November 02, 2022
From Investment Banking to Investing in Crypto
From Investment Banking to Investing in Crypto
Yida Gao (Forbes 30 Under 30) is the Managing General Partner of early-stage crypto and blockchain technology investment firm Shima Capital. It is backed by Dragonfly Capital, Digital Currency Group, Tiger Global, Bill Ackman, and other strategics (e.g. Huobi, ByBit, OKex, Animoca, Republic). Yida formerly co-ran Struck Capital, an early-stage industry agnostic venture fund, and also DDC (Divergence Digital Currency), a multi-strategy crypto fund. Prior, Yida served as a technology investor at New Enterprise Associates, a $25Bn+ venture capital fund, and as an M&A investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He graduated from MIT with degrees in mathematics and computer science and dropped out of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business to pursue crypto investing full time in 2017. He teaches the 15.492: Crypto Finance course at MIT. The moderator is Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life How did you transition from investment banking to being a technology investor and then a General Partner? What stemmed the interest in crypto and blockchain technology? Why did you choose crypto and blockchain technology? How was it working in many different roles? What inspired you to pursue this career path? Would you advise others to take that route? Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market? Advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking, investing, venture capital or crypto Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
56:49
November 02, 2022
Webinar with Joshua Zhang
Webinar with Joshua Zhang
Joshua C. Zhang is a Director of Investments at FCPT. Four Corners Property Trust (NYSE: FCPT) is a publicly-traded, net-lease REIT based in California. At FCPT, Mr. Zhang co-leads investments and has acquired >500 properties and over $1 billion of acquisitions, focusing on restaurants, retail, automotive, and medical properties. Prior to joining FCPT, Mr. Zhang worked at Goldman Sachs in their Real Estate Finance Group. While at Goldman Sachs, Mr. Zhang closed approximately $9 billion of commercial real estate debt transactions spanning traditional mortgage based-loans, bank loans, and mezzanine financings. He has extensive underwriting experience from single-tenant/single-asset transactions to large portfolio transactions covering various asset classes across the United States for both traditional CMBS transactions as well as Goldman Sachs’ bank balance sheet. Mr. Zhang received a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life How did you make the transition from investment banking to a VP then a Director? Why did you choose FCPT? How has your role changed when you first started 7 years ago to today? What was it like working in the real estate and retail industry during the COVID-19 pandemic? What is it like working in real estate now with market volatility and rising rates? What inspired you to pursue this career path? Would you advise others to take that route? What sets the real estate finance group apart from the other groups? Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market? Advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking, investing, or real estate? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
57:43
October 11, 2022
Webinar with Darya Zakharova
Webinar with Darya Zakharova
Darya is a native San Franciscan with a passion for entrepreneurship and has worked as both an investor and operator prior to pursing her MBA at Columbia. Prior to CBS, Darya was an early employee at a Fintech startup called Secfi, which seeks to democratize the complex world of stock options. There she focused on building the capabilities to analyze pre-IPO technology companies. She also worked in technology growth equity and started her career at Citi. Darya graduated from USC with degrees in Economics and Political Science. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life of an investment partner / How did you make the transition from growth equity to operator and then investing? How was your time with prior institutions before Dorm Room Fund? Would you advise others to follow a similar path? Would you recommend getting an MBA? What was the most valuable takeaway? Market analysis — how do you see the M&A landscape shifting going forward 5, 10 years? Are you focused on generalist companies across the board? Any interesting sector on your end? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
58:49
October 11, 2022
Webinar with Adi Sivaraman
Webinar with Adi Sivaraman
Join us as Adi Sivaraman discusses his journey from investment associate to investor and everything in between. Adi joined PruVen Capital with nearly 11 years of experience working in finance and technology, including 7 years as a venture capital investor. Adi has a deep background in vertical technology and is particularly interested in healthcare, proptech, and fintech. More broadly, Adi is interested in companies that leverage a combination of technology and data to create powerful new business models and revolutionize existing ones. ​Prior to PruVen, Adi co-led venture and growth equity investing at Balyasny Asset Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund. He started his career in venture capital at Battery Ventures and worked as an analyst in the technology investment banking group at Jefferies. Additionally, Adi has also served as Director of Finance at Honor, a venture-backed healthcare technology company. Adi is also a very active angel investor and co-led one of the largest and most active seed syndicates on AngelList, where he completed over 10 deals in the last year. Adi has a BA in economics from Dartmouth College. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly of SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: - Day in the Life/How did you make the transition from consulting to banking to investing? - What inspired you to pursue this career path? Would you advise others to take that route? - Market Analysis on technology and data — what are you seeing in the market? - Advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking, venture capital, or growth equity - We are excited to host this webinar via Zoom. Open to everyone, but highly recommended for anyone looking to break into finance. Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
59:01
October 11, 2022
Webinar with Liuna Fekravar
Webinar with Liuna Fekravar
Is an MBA required to work in private equity and investment banking? Join us as Liuna Fekravar speaks about her time in IB, PE, and now at HBS! Liuna Fekravar is a Harvard Business School MBA candidate. She worked at Credit Suisse as an investment banking analyst in the Global Energy Group and the Consumer & Retail Group. She then worked as a Private Equity Associate at Man Capital LLP out of London, where she focused on healthcare services as well as consumer and retail. She joined The Carlyle Group as an investment professional before moving on to Lindsay Goldberg as a Vice President Intern. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life of an Investment Banking Analyst and PE Associate / How was your time with Credit Suisse and Man Capital LLP? Why investment banking and private equity? Would you advise others to follow a similar path? Would you recommend getting an MBA? What was the most valuable takeaway? Market analysis — how do you see the IB and PE landscape shifting going forward 5, 10 years? Advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking or private equity? How was your time working in London? Would you recommend others to pursue an MBA as well? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
59:28
October 05, 2022
From CVC to Clockout with Manasa Grandhi
From CVC to Clockout with Manasa Grandhi
Join us as we hear Manasa Grandhi discuss her transition from IB at JPM to being an Investor at CVC to finally launching her own company, Clockout. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life of an investment banker and having your own company / How was your time with J.P. Morgan before CVC? How was the recruiting process into PE? Was it everything you imagined? What prompted you to start your own company? Would you advise others to follow a similar path? Market Analysis – what are you seeing in the market? Both with finance and with Clockout Recommended advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking, PE, or starting their own company Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
55:07
September 19, 2022
Post-MBA Investment Banking with Yogesh Punjabi
Post-MBA Investment Banking with Yogesh Punjabi
Yogesh is a Senior Director in Capstone Partners’ Boston office and brings investment banking experience across mergers & acquisitions, financial advisory, and capital raising for private and public companies. Prior to joining Capstone, Yogesh was a Senior Vice President at Jefferies focused on transactions in the Automotive Aftermarket industry including for automotive parts manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, retailers, and service providers. Prior to Jefferies, Yogesh was with BB&T Capital Markets where he worked with clients in the Retail & Consumer, Automotive Aftermarket, and Food & Beverage sectors, and with Financo where he focused on Retail & Consumer clients. Yogesh began his financial career in Alternative Investments at Bank of America Merrill Lynch after graduating from business school. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life of an investment banker / How was your time with prior institutions before Capstone? Why investment banking? Would you advise others to follow a similar path? Would you recommend getting an MBA? What was the most valuable takeaway? Market analysis — how do you see the M&A landscape shifting going forward 5, 10 years? Are you focused on generalist companies across the board? Any interesting sector on your end? Advice for anyone looking to break into investment banking or advance up the ranks Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
59:24
September 19, 2022
Mission to Ukraine with Mark Kreynovich
Mission to Ukraine with Mark Kreynovich
Mission To Ukraine (M2U) is a grassroots team assembled in March 2022 to provide immediate humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees and Ukrainians under siege. The team primarily specializes in the procurement and delivery of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and protective gear to emergency medical responders in Ukraine’s hottest regions. One of the co-founders, Mark Kreynovich, is a Ukrainian-American. Prior to his work in Ukraine, Mark was an Investment Banking Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City and a Strategy & Finance Associate at QUIP, an oral care startup based in Brooklyn. You can learn more about Mission To Ukraine at www.missionto.org. For this panel, the moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani — Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life of an Investment Banker The Banking to Startup Transition Ukraine Today: Critical Needs and the Role of M2U You can listen to other OfficeHours Webinars/Podcasts directly here: https://anchor.fm/rohit-malrani Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
32:07
August 24, 2022
Exploring Investment Banking - Debt Advisory with Kristina Mourlot
Exploring Investment Banking - Debt Advisory with Kristina Mourlot
Kristina joined Armentum Partners from Vista Credit Partners, Vista Equity Partners’ credit strategy, where she spent almost 9 years building out the credit platform. While at Vista Credit Partners, Kristina was initially involved in most aspects of the fund, including marketing, fundraising, investing, managing leverage facilities, and portfolio management. Prior to Vista, Kristina was at GE Antares Capital for almost 9 years, where she was focused on cash flowing, private equity-backed companies as a generalist lender. Kristina graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. For this panel, the moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani — Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: - Day in the Life / How was your time in with Vista Credit Partners before Armentum Partners? - What led you to Armentum from Vista Credit? Would you advise others to follow a similar path? - Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market? What are you looking for in this next hire? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com
55:32
August 09, 2022
Consumer Investing with Brent Murri
Consumer Investing with Brent Murri
Listen in as Brent Murri discusses his transition from Citigroup/Lazard as an Investment Banking Analyst to Samsung NEXT as a Corporate Development Associate to Battery Ventures, and finally to M13 as an early stage consumer VC. Brent went to Brigham Young University. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life / How did you make the transition from investment banker to consumer investing? What led you to a career in finance? How would you advise others to follow that path? Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
57:40
July 29, 2022
First Time Fund Investing with Zack Miller & Connor Wasz
First Time Fund Investing with Zack Miller & Connor Wasz
Join OfficeHours Coach Connor Wasz as he interviews Zack Miller about raising a first time fund. Zack is on a 2+ year leave of absence to launch his own growth equity firm, Worklyn Partners, focused on Cybersecurity & IT services.
57:57
July 29, 2022
Private Equity Panel with Joe McIlhattan
Private Equity Panel with Joe McIlhattan
Listen in as Joe McIlhattan discusses his transition from Ernst & Young/Bain & Co. as a Strategy/Management Consultant to SFW Capital Partners as a PE Associate, and finally to Periscope Equity — where he was promoted to Vice President! Joe went to Georgetown University for Undergrad and The University of Chicago Booth for his MBA. The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life / How was your time in Consulting before Private Equity? What led you to a career in finance? How would you advise others to follow that path? Market Analysis — what are you seeing in the market? What are you focused on today and what does your plan for the next 12-18 months look like? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
59:01
July 28, 2022
One-on-One with Anish Mitra
One-on-One with Anish Mitra
Tune in as we hear Anish Mitra speak about his time going from Brown University into Barclays Investment Banking (FIG Group) finally to GS M&A where he got promoted to Vice President! The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours, and formerly SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. This episode covers topics such as: Day in the Life / What made you want to stay in finance for that many years? What was your path into finance? How would you advise others to follow that path? Market Analysis – what are you seeing in the market? What are you focused on today and what does your plan for the next 12-18 months look like? How has it been working with MorningBrew and what led you to the path of content creation? Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com.
58:09
July 28, 2022
Why I Chose A Career in Private Equity with Rohit Malrani
Why I Chose A Career in Private Equity with Rohit Malrani
In this episode, Rohit Malrani, co-founder of OfficeHours, is interviewed by Sebastian from Diversifi Ventures. They discuss Rohit's background and journey to a career in Private Equity, and ultimately what led to his decision to start OfficeHours. 
22:20
July 02, 2022
Ask us Anything Buyside/Banking with Rohit & Asif
Ask us Anything Buyside/Banking with Rohit & Asif
Come join the OfficeHours Team as we discuss what we saw during the #oncycle2023 recruiting season and beyond! We've been in the finance recruiting space for 2 years now helping individuals with internships, banking laterals, growth equity interviews, business intuition guides, hedge fund stock pitches, amongst various corporate case studies. On this episode, we discuss what we've been seeing in the market for Investment Banking Roles and various Buyside Roles (Growth Equity, Private Equity, Corporate Development, Venture Capital, and Hedge Funds).
01:00:04
July 02, 2022
Growth Equity Panel with Caitlin Vorlicek, Emily Calkins, & Erik Lim
Growth Equity Panel with Caitlin Vorlicek, Emily Calkins, & Erik Lim
In this episode, we bring together some friends from our network to discuss Growth Equity Investing through an OfficeHours Virtual Webinar! Join Rohit along with Caitlin Vorlicek from Sageview Capital, Emily Calkins from Spectrum Equity, and Erik Lim from Potluck Ventures (Backing #AAPI founders) as we discuss some of the latest trends in the market, day in the life, along with tips and insights for breaking into the industry!
58:54
June 17, 2022
A Career in Growth Equity with Aleksandra Antolak
A Career in Growth Equity with Aleksandra Antolak
Ever wonder what it would be like to start in Growth Equity as an Analyst at TCV ($4Bn fund, $22.5Bn AUM), move to banking at Raymond James Tech & Services Group in Boston (the same group that sold SourceScrub to Francisco Partners 👏 ), transition to focus on traditional sourcing/growth at Summit Partners ($8.35Bn fund, $39Bn AUM), and THEN join Centana Growth Partners (oversubscribed $375m 2nd fund) as a VP out of their West Coast Office? She must have a good reason! (or a whole host of reasons!) 😃 In this episode, we ask Aleksandra Antolak exactly what that path looked like and what drove her decision tree! 🤓
57:08
June 17, 2022
Growth Equity Panel with Laura Nicklas & Maggie Miller
Growth Equity Panel with Laura Nicklas & Maggie Miller
Join us as we bring together a panel from our network discussing a career in Growth Equity! Panelists include: Laura Nicklas (Blueprint Equity, formerly with Sourcescrub) Maggie Miller (Turn/River Capital, formerly with Bannerman) The moderator is our very own Rohit Malrani, Co-Founder of OfficeHours and formerly with SourceScrub and Battery Ventures. We are covering topics such as: Day in the Life / Structure for Growth Equity Groups What was your path into growth equity? How would you advise others to follow that path? Market Analysis – what are our panelists seeing in the market? Favorite Portfolio Company & Best Part of the Job Advice for anyone looking to break into growth equity Learn more about OfficeHours here: https://getofficehours.com. Get in touch: https://getofficehours.com/calendar
46:44
June 14, 2022