Online Learning & Digital Textbooks
Technical Interview Prep
Excel & PowerPoint Training
On-Campus Modeling Seminars
Classroom & Blended Learning
Who We Work With
Professors & Deans
Wall Street Prep works with finance faculty and deans department chairs to incorporate our online courses and assessments into academic curricula. These partnerships are designed to prepare students with the real-world Excel, financial & valuation modeling skill set they need to succeed in interviews and on the job. Benefits for the faculty include Excel, an online supplement to replace textbooks, a reverse classroom experience, assessments and access to an administrator dashboard.Learn more
MBA Career Centers
Wall Street Prep works with MBA Career Centers to supplement their curriculum with our industry-leading online courses and in-person seminars. Our blended learning approach delivers real-world Excel and financial modeling skills in a continuous learning journey from pre-matriculation through graduation and during Year 1 on the job.Learn more
Undergraduate Career Centers
Wall Street Prep partners with career centers to provide students with the applied finance skill set they need to navigate recruiting and succeed in internships and full-time roles. For each partnership, we customize a continuous learning journey for students from first-year through graduation and provide them with on-the-desk resources when they transition to the job.Learn more
Liberal Arts Programs
Founded by former liberal arts students, Wall Street Prep understands the challenges liberal arts students face during recruiting and internships. We offer live instructor-led seminars and online self-study courses designed specifically for those with limited exposure to accounting, finance, and Excel. This training equips liberal arts students with the real-world financial & valuation modeling skillset they need in interviews and on the desk.Learn more
Wall Street Prep partners with student clubs to integrate our online and live training into their educational programming. These partnerships provide a continuous learning journey from the very first club meeting all the way through graduation. Our blended live and online approach with the real-world Excel, financial & valuation modeling skill set students need to succeed in interviews, during internships and throughout their careers.Learn more
Topics We Teach
Femi OgunjumoView BioFemi is currently the Managing Partner at JoTunro Partners, a boutique firm that provides consulting and corporate finance services to select insurance technology (InsurTech) clients. Femi has 7+ years of investment banking experience and has advised various corporate clients on a wide range of mergers & acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He started his career at Deutsche Bank in New York (Financial Institutions Group) and later led origination and deal execution at two other InsurTech-focused boutique investment banks. Femi holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Master of Science in Finance degree from Boston College.
Caroline RaweView BioMost recently, Caroline was an associate at Capitol Peak Partners, a consumer-focused middle-market private equity firm, where she focused on evaluating investments and working closely with portfolio companies. Prior to Capitol Peak, Caroline was an associate at ZZ Capital International, a generalist private equity firm. Caroline began her career as an analyst in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch where she was actively involved in several transactions covering M&A, equity, and leveraged finance. Caroline received her MS in Finance and BS in Finance, magna cum laude, from the University of Florida.
Katherine DextrazeView BioKatherine has experience in investment banking, corporate finance, middle-market private equity, and startups. In investment banking, Katherine worked at Credit Suisse on numerous domestic and cross-border transactions as an advisor for private equity and strategic clients in the industrials and transportation sectors. In corporate finance, Katherine continued to be involved in M&A in the biotech/pharmaceutical space at Amgen. Prior to her finance career and MBA at Rice University, Katherine was a medical research scientist at the University of Texas and was involved in the biomedical startup community.
Adam McGowanView BioAdam’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. 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.
Michelle BehrendView BioMichelle Behrend is an instructor for Wall Street Prep’s Capital Markets and Sales & Trading programs. Michelle has 15 years experience as a credit trader at HSBC and BNP Paribas. At BNP Paribas, she was the business sponsor of the Global Markets Internship and Analyst programs responsible for overhauling training, recruitment, and acculturation of young professionals. She is a financial career consultant at Tulane University, helping financially passionate students prepare for their future career pursuits. She founded MBehr Investments, a financial and managerial strategy consulting and investment firm, and Bubbles and Bass, an event production and community organization.
Alan ChaoView BioAlan Chao has over 20 years of sell-side and buy-side experience in the financial markets. He was formerly a Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital, where he served as a desk analyst (and interim trader) for the Credit Sales & Trading team. Prior to Macquarie, Alan was a Portfolio Manager and Head of the Investment Committee with Canaras Capital Management, an alternative asset hedge fund focused on high yield securities, structured products and distressed opportunities. Alan has also previously worked as a Sales & Trading Associate at Citigroup Global Markets and as a Credit Analyst at Invesco. He started his career with Sumitomo Mitsui Trust & Banking. Alan holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, and a BAS in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jessica HoltonView BioMost recently, Jessica was an associate in the Carlyle Group's U.S. Buyout Consumer & Retail group, where she focused on evaluating investments, building valuation models, conducting financial analysis and diligence and managing portfolio companies within the consumer and retail space. Before Carlyle, Jessica was an analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Morgan Stanley, where she advised private equity clients on buy-side, sell-side, public offerings and refinancing opportunities, participating in all transaction phases and all industries. Jessica majored in finance and accounting at Georgetown University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and earned an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Brad GibbsView BioBrad Gibbs is the Comfort and Urry Family Lecturer in Economics at Brown University. Before joining the Brown faculty, Brad lived abroad for 17 years in London, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, and Dubai. He co-founded, and took public on the London Stock Exchange, a sub-Saharan Africa-focused banking group, where he served as Interim CFO and a Member of the Executive Committee, executing acquisitions in seven African countries and overseeing the raising of ca. $900 million of equity, equity-linked and debt capital. Previously, Brad was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, where he worked for more than thirteen years executing mergers, acquisitions, and capital markets transactions, across a broad array of industries, totaling more than $100 billion. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Brad served as, amongst other roles, Head of South Africa Investment Banking and Head of EMEA Chemicals, Building Materials, and Paper & Packaging. Brad received an MBA from The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania) and an MAT and a BA in History with Honors from Brown University, graduating magna cum laude and being elected to Phi Beta Kappa during his junior year. He lives in Providence with his wife and two children and currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees of Paul Cuffee School and on the Board of Trustees of The Providence Athenaeum, where he also served as Treasurer.
Sandya SwamyView BioPrior to joining Wall Street Prep, Sandya held a variety of roles across finance, consulting, strategy, and most recently for Facebook, where she looked at new market and product opportunities and worked on international expansion within Marketplace. Prior to Facebook, Sandya worked at Walmart eCommerce and McKinsey. Before business school, she started her career with Teach for America and worked in investment banking and private equity with Lehman Brothers and Insight Venture Partners. Sandya also worked for the City of New York, running a workforce development pilot program to reduce poverty. Sandya completed a joint MBA and Master's in Public Policy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and Harris School of Public Policy and finished her undergraduate studies at The George Washington University.
Karine BlancView BioKarine has over 10 years experience in real estate, private equity, and investment management. She started her career working for large financial institutions Lincoln Financial Group and PGIM Real Estate. She then transitioned to focus on urban real estate markets as a commercial real estate Broker and Consultant. Karine holds a BA and MA in Economics from Rutgers University.
Shabdha ChigurupatiView BioMost recently, Shabdha was co-founder of Arfa Inc, a community-driven platform for launching new e-commerce wellness brands, which she launched with former colleagues from Glossier, where she was Chief of Staff to the President & COO. Prior to Glossier, Shabdha was a private equity associate at Berkshire Partners, where she was a generalist investor and spent time across consumer, healthcare, telecom, and business services. Before Berkshire, Shabdha was an investment banking analyst in the Media & Communications group at Morgan Stanley. Shabdha majored in Economics and International Studies at Yale University, and earned an MBA from Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Michael StackView BioBefore joining Wall Street Prep, Michael was Director of Product Development at DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. Prior to attending business school, he was an Associate at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm with more than $44 billion in assets under management. He began his career at PJ Solomon, a boutique investment bank, as an analyst advising clients primarily on M&A transactions. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.