Since graduating in 2008, I have built a strong, well rounded skill set in finance. I initially began my career focusing on the consumer/retail space at North Point Advisors. At North Point I was responsible for facilitating M&A processes from pitch to close on numerous companies, including Papa Murphy's Pizza, Jamba Juice, and Church's Chicken. After North Point I moved to Credit Suisse where I was able to gain exposure to both the debt and equity capital markets, as well as continue my work in M&A, all while learning a new industry as my group focused on Healthcare and Biotechnology. I currently work with THL Credit, the publicly traded, mezzanine debt BDC of THL Equity. At THL I operate as a generalist, analyzing opportunities to deploy our assets in mezzanine debt opportunities that help facilitate recaps, LBO's, acquistions or organic growth initiatives. I hope to take this accumulated knowledge, attend business school and begin work on my own fund that focuses on venture and growth opportunities within the consumer/retail space, with a portion of my portfolio dedicated to for-profit, socially responsible consumer companies.