There is never a shortage of talent entering the financial services sector around the globe. The work is challenging, and the competition keen, but the perks are stellar and the rewards, phenomenal. While it may seem harsh to just focus on five when many are deserving, this group stands out for their style as well as their success. Our pick for the five up and coming leaders in the finance sector this year include:
Promoted in 2013 to head the NC advisory office in Norway, Kim was hand picked for his ability to source new investment opportunities. He spent three years at Goldman Sachs, and cites his participation the Danish emergency servide Faick 2004 delisting and 2011 sale as an important turning point in his career.
Armed with an MSc in Applied Economics and Finance and a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Kim enjoys pheasant and duck hunting.
After joining tech buyout specialist Silver Lake in 2008 in California, John focused on European investments. In 2011, however, he handled the $8.5 billion Microsoft acquisition of Skype, which Silver Lake had previously acquired 18 months prior. John was also tagged with raising $10.3 million for a fund in 2013.
John graduated with a B.S.E. in engineering from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, then progressed to a B.A.S. from the School of Engineering & Applied Science. John previously performed his financial duties at Evercore Partners in Mergers and Acquisitions, and is currently a partner in the London office of Silver Lake.
In 2013, Rodney was appointed to head the European office in London at private equity advisor Emea, UBS. He initially joined UBS, jumping ship from Cerberus in 2006, through a serendipitous meeting with Harvard Business School friends at the Swiss Bank. He only needed travel a few steps, as the firms held addresses directly next to one another in New York City.
Working in the secondaries markets, Rodney completed sales in excess of $9 billion in private equity funds. A college basketball player, Rodney has since taken up collecting art and photography, favoring contemporary styled work.
Working with Triton Advisors, Rohin has earned marks of consistency and integrity as a mid-market specialist. Headquartered in northern Europe, Rohin proved an important cog in the works of the 2014 Triton €739 buy of the Thermal Power division of Alstom. Again proving his worth in the Carbon Black acquisition from Evonik in a 2011 $1.3 billion agreement, working with Rhône Capital.
Rohin received an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School, has also spent time at Mistral Equity Partners, UBS, the Global Derivatives Products Group at Banc of America, and the Industrials M & A Group at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.
While watching from the sidelines, we’ll stay curious as these young lions hunt their financial prey, earning new milestones and making their marks among the best and the brightest in the industry. Let’s send congratulations and wishes for continued success to these, and all of the deserving financial sector executives that are finding new ways to create and maintain wealth for the clients and their companies.