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09-26-2023 Newsletter: From investment banking to PE to Tech: Michael DeMaria’s path from banker to founder — Join us this Friday at noon!


OfficeHours has hosted many great speakers over the past few weeks, from PE professionals to HBS MBA’s to founders. You can listen to them now on our newly launched Spotify channel, “Overheard on OfficeHours.” These webinars are packed with valuable insights from industry professionals and experts in the world of Finance – from private equity to investment banking, career transitions, career growth, and a whole lot more!


Listen to OfficeHours on Spotify. OfficeHours is an online platform that provides 1-on-1 coaching, training, and advice to help you land a job in competitive finance careers including investment banking, private equity, growth equity, venture capital, and hedge funds.




Join us as Michael DeMaria shares his journey from IB at Moelis to Software PE to becoming a tech founder.


Date: Friday, September 29, 2023

Time: 12:00 pm ET


Michael DeMaria began his career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Moelis & Company. His passion for learning more about software companies and the founders that scale them led him to transition into Software M&A and Capital Raising at Union Square Advisors LLC. He later transitioned to the buyside as a Software Investor at Serent Capital Advisors, a leading software private equity fund. Leveraging all his experience in investment banking and private equity, Michael is now a founder of a software startup. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



Webinar Highlights:

  • How did you break into investment banking at Moelis after graduating from UNC?
  • What are the pros and cons of working on larger transactions at Moelis vs. working at growing software businesses at Union Square Advisors?
  • How was your experience recruiting into Private Equity?
  • What did you learn as a Software PE investor at Serent that you didn’t get out of banking?
  • How did your experiences in investment banking and private equity prepare you to be a founder?


Featured Speaker: Michael DeMaria

Recent Position: Former Senior Associate, Serent Capital

Co-Founder, Unveil Ventures



Asif Rahman will be moderating the conversation. He is the Co-Founder of OfficeHours and has prior experience as an investor in private equity, VC, and as an investment banker.


Moderator: Asif Rahman

Position: Co-Founder, OfficeHours



Open to everyone, but highly recommended for anyone looking to break into finance.

There will be a limited number of tickets available for this event in order to accommodate everyone’s questions.





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