What is your role at Gerald Edelman?
I’m a Manager within the Corporate Finance team at Gerald Edelman, which means I work with clients that are looking to buy a business, sell their business, or raise funds.
How do you support clients/ work with clients?
My role, predominantly, is to make an M&A process as smooth as possible for my clients, who will likely be going through a once in a lifetime transaction. Helping my clients succeed, and providing advice which can make a profound difference to the outcome of a deal, and ultimately my client’s future, is what motivates me to give 100% at work every day.
For me, the most exciting part of my job is getting to work with clients across a wide variety of industries and sizes, all with their own unique intricacies. Understanding that no two deals are the same is key to success, and I thrive on the diversity of the challenges that each new project brings. Whatever the project, building strong and trusted relationships with my clients is always my primary focus, ensuring a platform is set to deliver the best possible outcomes.
If you’re interested…
I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2017 and went straight into my first professional role as a consultant at Lloyds Banking Group. Following a brief stint there, I joined PWC, where I trained as a chartered accountant and worked with some amazing clients such as Tiffany, WHSmith and the All England Tennis Club to name a few. Wanting a change, and having recently reconnected with Nick Wallis (who I knew from a previous internship I completed during university), I joined Gerald Edelman at the beginning of 2022 in the Corporate Finance team and haven’t looked back since.
What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I have a bucket list as long as my arm, however I particularly want to spend an extended period of time travelling central and south America. My Spanish definitely needs some work before then though!
What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
Everything has a way of working itself out – take your time, don’t rush, and try to enjoy the journey.
If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
Gordon Ramsay, he’s cooking.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Time travel – I’d be winning the lottery and going on some very long holidays.