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About

Provide differentiated mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and investment banking training
Our Roots

We have worked as executives and deal leaders for global investment banks, private equity investment funds, law firms and Fortune 500 corporations, focused on mergers & acquisitions, private equity and strategic investments.

Our speakers and THINKnetwork consists of current executives and alumni from leading corporations, consulting firms, investment banks and private equity organizations.

Our Approach

We realize the importance for business owners, executives, investors, and students to receive meaningful guidance on the practical application of skills utilized within mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and banking.

Our sole purpose is to mentor and coach, enabling our partners achieve their goals.

THINKnetwork 

THINKnetwork Executive Contributors

Our THINKnetwork Contributors are lecturers, strategic thought leaders, and industry experts.  We are current executives and experienced deal practitioners providing thoughtful industry and skills related insights into mergers & acquisitions, private equity and strategic investments.

Richard Park
Principal
Pelican Growth Holdings
Brandon Hinkle
Managing Director
Chicago Capital Partners
Meredith Adler
Public Company Board Member; #1 Ranked Wall St Analyst

Experience:

  • Head of M&A & HR Tech Fund, Recruit Holdings

  • Partner, Poudre Valley Capital

  • Vice President - M&A, Automatic Data Processing

  • Associate, UBS Investment Bank

  • Analyst, GE Capital

Education:

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (MBA)

Experience:

  • Frequent MSNBC Guest Contributor

  • Founder, Plura Solutions

  • Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer, Chicagoland Beverage Solutions

  • AVP, GE Antares / Merrill Lynch Capital

Education:

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (MBA)

Experience:

  • Board Member - Performance Food Group (NYSE)

  • Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

  • Managing Director, Lehman Brothers

  • Ranked #1 on Wall Street for 14 Years 

Education:

New York University - Stern School of Business (MBA)

Jim Kuncl
SVP of  Private Equity Finance 
Byline Bank

Experience:

  • Senior Vice President, TCF Capital

  • Vice President, MCF Capital

  • Chief Financial Officer / Vice President, GE Capital Insurance

  • Credit Officer, Mitsubishi Union Financial Group

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Education:

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (MBA)

Sam Pyo
Middle Market Banking, 
J.P. Morgan Chase

Experience:

  • Vice President, BNP Paribas

  • Director - Corporate Development, MX Viking Group

  • Senior Associate, Citigroup

Education:

University of California Los Angeles - School of Management (MBA) 

Isabel Gan
Head of Corporate Development - China
Mattel, Inc

Experience:

  • Head of China Corporate Development - M&A, Mattel

  • Senior Manager - M&A, Cummins

  • Associate, Merrill Lynch

Education:

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (MBA)

Scott Purdy
Managing Director, M&A and Strategy
KPMG
Dan Fell
Vice President,
Opp Loans
Amit Kapur
CFO, 
The Anthos Group

Experience:

  • Executive Director, Strategy & Business Development, Dow Jones

  • Director, Strategy, The McGraw Hill Companies

  • Engagement Manager, PwC

  • Fullbright Scholar

Education:

Yale University - School of Management (MBA)

Experience:

  • Director, SoFi

  • Other: Citi, Morgan Stanley

Education:

University of Chicago - Booth School (MBA)

Experience:

  • Global Real Estate Private Equity - Americas, India, Africa

  • Adjunct MBA Faculty

  • Other: RSM US, LLP

Education:

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management (MBA)

Allen Pinero
Principal
Oyster Bay Capital Partners

Experience:

  • Head of Fundraising and Investor Relations, Fundamental Advisors

  • Vice President, Groton Partners

  • Associate, Circle Peake Capital

  • Analyst, ION Partners

  • Georgetown University Endowment

Education:

Georgetown University - McDonough School of Management (MBA)