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IE USA Club guest speaker: Kelly Shaw

[1]On March 15th, the IE USA Club hosted an event geared towards careers in financial services in the USA. It was an excellent opportunity to meet Kelly Shaw, VP of Acquisitions and Strategy at Synchrony in the USA. With her 7+ years experience, in over 3 countries, in M&A / Corporate Development and Corporate VC, Ms. Shaw was a perfect hit with our IE community! Here are some highlights from our event…

Mr. Shaw provided insights into the Corporate Development / Strategy roles at large firms, focusing on the latest Corporate Venture Capital and M&A trends.

She compared Corporate Development / Corporate VC to traditional Investment Banking and VC. Additionally she highlighted the latest trends in Retail and Fintech innovation as well as discussed many aspects of the deal execution process which many found very insightful.

Lastly, she kindly gave individual guidance to all the attendees interested in corporate development and corporate venture capital roles as well as to potential entrepreneurs interested in working with strategic investors. Afterwards, we enjoyed some tapas with the aim to network in a different setting. It was a very successful event.

We would like to thank everyone for attending and hope they received beneficial insights into the financial services sector. See you at our next event!