Wall Street Prep was established by investment bankers to prepare and enhance the competitive profile of students who seek a career within the financial services industry. Our program is used by thousands of undergraduate students, MBAs, investment bankers, and other finance professionals, and is designed to deliver the financial skill set that will give you a competitve edge as you pursue your career. Click to view our client list and read client testimonials.
Matan Feldman, Founder and Managing Partnermfeldman@wallstreetprep.com
Matan Feldman is Wall Street Prep’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Matan’s responsibilities include business development, development of courses, and overseeing training programs. Matan has overseen training programs for clients including Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus, FBR Capital Markets, Sagent Advisors, Giuliani Capital Advisors, JP Morgan, Cerberus, Wharton Business School, London Business School, Kellogg, Booth, Stern (NYU), and Cornell. Matan is the co-author of ‘Crash Course in Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis’; Wiley & Sons, a popular text for university students.
Prior to founding Wall Street Prep, Matan served in several capacities on Wall Street - first as an Analyst in Chase Manhattan Bank's Mergers & Acquisitions Group in New York, and subsequently as an Associate within JP Morgan's Equity Research Group, covering Food & Drug Retail Equities. Matan received an MA in Economics with Honors from Boston University.
Arkady Libman, Managing Partneralibman@wallstreetprep.com
Arkady co-authored many of Wall Street Prep’s training materials and has conducted corporate training for many of Wall Street Prep’s clients, including Enogex, Rosetta Resources, Hess Corporation, Silicon Valley Bank, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel Nicolaus, and FBR Capital Markets. In addition, Arkady conducts training programs at top business schools across the world, including Wharton, MIT Sloan, Wharton, Tuck, INSEAD, London Business School, and University of Michigan. Arkady co-authored ‘Crash Course in Accounting & Financial Statement Analysis; second edition, Wiley & Sons, a popular text for university students.
Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Arkady was an Associate within the Energy & Natural Resources of the Equity Research Group at FBR Capital Markets, and assisted in the coverage of Integrated Oils & Independent Refiners Equities. Prior to joining FBRC in October 2001, Arkady was an Investment Banking Analyst within J.P. Morgan Chase’s Global Oil & Gas Group, where he was involved in a number of complex transactions, involving hostile takeovers, recapitalizations, and cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions. Arkady graduated with Honors from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics and completed one-year coursework at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ziv Feldman, Instructor
Ziv Feldman has been a senior instructor at Wall Street Prep since 2005. Ziv has conducted training for many of Wall Street Prep’s corporate clients, including Insight Partners, Stifel Nicolaus (Thomas Weisel), FTI Consulting, Walgreens, UnitedHealth Group, ADP, Ocean Tomo, Sankaty Advisors, Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, and AXA Advisors. In addition, Ziv conducts training programs at top business schools across the world, including Wharton, MIT Sloan School of Management, Wharton, Rice University, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Ziv worked for Merrill Lynch in the company's Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York as an intern and subsequently as an analyst. Ziv graduated with Honors from Cornell University with a BA in Economics and Mathematics. Prior to graduating, Ziv held internships at Merrill Lynch and MetLife. In addition, Ziv holds a Massachusetts Educator License.
Brad Barlow, Instructor
Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Brad was an Investment Banking Associate within the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) at UBS Investment Bank, where he was involved in a range of diverse transactions that included restructuring, capital raising and M&A for a variety of banks, insurance companies and specialty finance firms. He was one of FIG’s two primary coverage associates for large and mid-cap U.S. regional banks and headed up the group’s internal training program for incoming junior bankers. Prior to UBS, Brad served for over 5 years as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he headed a variety of overseas deployments and training programs. Brad received an MBA from Gonzaga University and graduated with a BS in Military History from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Jeff Schmidt, Instructor
Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Jeff spent seven years in various Corporate Development functions and most recently led the international mergers and acquisitions team for Nabors Industries, a large oil-field services company. While working full-time, Jeff earned an MBA from the University of Houston and a BS from Texas A&M University. He is a CFA charterholder.
Jeff has conducted seminars for a variety of financial institutions and consulting firms, including Deloitte, Raymond James, Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, ExxonMobil, Google, HSBC, Lazard, Disney, Wells Fargo, Halliburton, Accenture, KPMG, Blackstone and Southwest Securities. Jeff has also taught at many of the top MBA programs, including Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, Columbia Business School, MIT Sloan School of Management, HEC Paris, Rice Jones School, Said Business School (Oxford), INSEAD, and London Business School.
Neal Kumar, Instructor
Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Neal was an investment banking analyst within the Real Estate & Lodging Group at J.P. Morgan and the Global Industrials Group at Houlihan Lokey where he was involved in a range of diverse transactions that included M&A and capital raising. He received a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. As an undergraduate at Notre Dame, he completed summer internships at General Electric, Goldman Sachs, and Merrill Lynch. Neal holds series 7 and 63 licenses.
Greg Davis, Instructor
Prior to Joining Wall Street Prep, Inc. Greg was a Senior Associate in the Debt Syndications Group at American Capital Ltd. providing debt financing in support of leveraged buyouts. Prior to American Capital, Greg was an Assistant Vice President in the debt syndications group at GE Capital. At GE Capital Greg syndicated numerous deals supporting leveraged buyouts in the US and European markets. Prior to GE Capital, Greg was an analyst at Societe Generale in the workout group focusing on power sector project finance credits that had defaulted on their obligations. Prior to Societe Generale, Greg was an analyst with SG Cowen in the Technology Corporate Finance group and executed numerous equity and debt transactions. Greg holds a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University, and received an MBA from Columbia University.
Adam McGowan, Instructor
Adam’s diverse career in finance includes investment banking, corporate finance and transaction advisory services consulting. Prior to Wall Street Prep, Adam was a Vice President at McNamee Lawrence & Co., a technology boutique investment bank, where he specialized in M&A and private financings. Adam was also a Senior Financial Analyst at one of the top 10 largest private companies where he assisted the company with its first debt offering. Finally, Adam has consulted numerous senior management teams and boards of directors on their M&A strategies. Adam holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. Adam received an MBA from Yale, a Master’s of Engineering from MIT and a BS from Virginia Tech.
Professor Bala K. R. Balachandran, Senior Advisor
Professor Balachandran is Professor of Accounting and Operations Management at New York University, Stern School of Business and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. He earned his M. S. in Industrial Engineering and Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of California-Berkeley and the Certificate in Management Accounting. He has served as a faculty of the University of Wisconsin and Georgia Institute of Technology and as a visiting professor of Management Control and Performance Measurement at SDA Bocconi University, Italy and International University of Japan. Professor Balachandran has written and published over 65 articles in leading academic journals of Economics, Accounting and Management Science. He is on the editorial boards of several journals and has refereed for numerous journals and research funding agencies.
Scott Humphries, Director, Business Development
Scott Humphries is responsible for corporate business development. Prior to joining Wall Street Prep, Scott worked for JPMorgan Chase & Co where he launched and managed hundreds of strategic alliances with affinity groups and retail bank branches to market student loan products, generating year-over-year increases in loan volume and revenue. Prior to this, Scott supervised a student loan call center for JPMorgan Chase & Co., leading his team of loan representatives to year-over-year increases in loan volume and revenue. Scott holds a B.S. from Bentley University.
Matthew Blair, Director, Business Development
Matt Blair is responsible for organizing financial modeling and technical interview prep boot camps at the top graduate and undergraduate academic institutions in North America and abroad. He has over seven years of business development experience in the education, financial and micro-ticket leasing industries. Prior to joining the team at Wall Street Prep, Matt held the position of Business Development Manager at Timepayment Corp, where he helped generate lease volume and revenue, in addition to acquiring and maintaining vendor relationships. Matt’s additional past professional experience includes positions with GE Capital and EF Education. He holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.