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Panel To Explore Myths And Realities Of Investment Banking
Heidrick & Struggles and University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business Team up for Talent Discussion

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the financial crisis, the investment banking industry continues to undergo a seismic transformation. Regulatory changes, political pressures and cultural factors are among the catalysts altering the investment banking world and impacting careers within the sector.

To help investment banking professionals navigate this changing landscape, Heidrick & Struggles, a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping services globally, together with the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, this evening will facilitate a discussion, "The Myths and Realities of a Career in Investment Banking." The panel will offer attendees the opportunity to learn about the current state of the investment banking industry from experts working in a variety of fields.

Distinguished panelists include:

  •     Lev Finkelstein - Managing Director, Technology Investment Banking Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.
  •     Cameron Poetzscher - VP, Corporate Development, Uber
  •     Vanessa Wittman - CFO, Motorola Mobility
  •     Petri Oksanen - Partner, Francisco Partners
  •     Steve McLaughlin - CEO, Financial Technology Partners
  •     Peter Clarke - Partner, Accel Partners

Scott Atkinson of Heidrick & Struggles' Global Financial Services Practice will moderate the panel to offer a talent perspective. Panelists will explore how a career in investment banking can be a starting point for individuals with long-term ambitions of working outside of the banking world and engage in a live Q&A session.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Haas Business School for this unique panel.  Heidrick is committed to the development of future business leaders," said Scott Atkinson, Principal, Financial Services Practice – Heidrick & Struggles.

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Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII) is a premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. For more than 60 years, we have helped our clients build strong leadership teams through quality service, deep insights and our relationships with talented individuals worldwide. Today, Heidrick & Struggles' leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. For more information about Heidrick & Struggles, please visit

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