Brown PE and Alts Fellowship

 

The Fink Center for Finance & Investments is proud to present the Jeffry and Kristin Brown Distinguished Private Equity and Alternatives Fellowship. The Brown Fellowship has been established to augment the resources available to the most gifted and ambitious students pursuing private equity or alternatives education at Anderson. Each year, 1-3 students will be chosen to serve one-year terms as Fellow(s). Fellow(s) will be selected for their passion for private equity and/or alternatives, academic accomplishments, leadership and service to the finance program at Anderson. All Fellows will receive a stipend award and career guidance. Fellows will be required to attend 2 annual Fellowship dinners and write a letter of appreciation.

The Jeffry Brown Fellowships are made possible by a generous gift from Jeffry P Brown. Jeffry Brown is an Independent Director for corporations and funds, a Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and is currently Chairman of the Board of RueOne Investments and is on RueOne's Audit Committee and Nominating & Governance Committee. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Lori and Laurence Fink Center for Finance & Investments.

Application Process

 

Academic Year 2017-2018:

To apply for the Jeffry Brown Distinguished Fellows Program, please complete the online application, which includes the following two parts:

  • Resume
  • Essay (500 word limit)
    Topic: Discuss your career vision, particularly your experience, interests, and/or ideas for your career in private equity or alternatives after Anderson. Why would you be an exceptional candidate for this program?
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Application Guidelines

The program is open to any UCLA Anderson MBA/EMBA/FEMBA student. Students must display academic excellence and possess an active interest in private equity and/or alternatives.


Application Deadline:
11:59pm on Thursday, September 21st, 2017

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Past Fellows

 
Brandon Child
2016 - 2017 Fellow

Brandon Child is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on finance and entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson. Prior to Anderson, Brandon worked in sales at two venture-backed cloud software companies in Palo Alto, and before that in finance at Apple. Brandon is also an entrepreneur and co-founded a business that became one of the top producers of condiments in the natural foods space before it was acquired by Unilever in April.

Brandon is director of venture capital for the Entrepreneur Association and a member of the Investment Finance Association.

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Daniel Kerley (’18)
2016 - 2017 Fellow

Daniel Kerley is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis in finance and entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson. This summer, Daniel will purse his entrepreneurial endeavors having founded two businesses: Prairie Coast Partners, LLC and Alliance Soccer, LLC. Prior to Anderson, Daniel was an investor and advisor to PRL, a 40-year-old family-owned business providing laboratory and pathology services in the Kansas City metropolitan area. He served as a member of the transaction team, advising and running the sale process of PRL to Lab Corp (NYSE: LH).

Prior to the PRL transaction, Daniel spent four years in San Francisco as an investment analyst, investing across public and private equities for multi-billion-dollar funds, including SPO Partners & Scout Capital Management. Daniel began his finance career in New York as an analyst for Morgan Stanley’s investment banking practice, advising health care clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. Daniel graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics from Colgate University, where he was an academic all-America selection and captain of the men’s soccer team.

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Jonathan Sinnott (’18)
2016 - 2017 Fellow

Jonathan Sinnott is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on finance at UCLA Anderson. Jonathan is the director of private equity for the Investment Finance Association, a recipient of the UCLA Anderson Merit Fellowship, and a Deutschman Venture Capital Fellow. Jonathan is currently working part-time with the Pritzker Group’s healthcare private equity team and will convert to a summer associate upon finishing his first year at Anderson.

At the Pritzker Group, Jonathan has several responsibilities, including financial analysis, modeling, deal structuring and monitoring portfolio companies. Prior to attending UCLA Anderson, Jonathan worked for Oaktree Capital’s special situations private equity group, where he focused on the energy, industrial, and healthcare sectors. Before joining Oaktree, Jonathan was an investment banking analyst for Credit Suisse. At Credit Suisse, Jonathan worked largely with the financial sponsors group. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his B.A. in philosophy, political science and economics.

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Julian Trobe (’18)
2016 - 2017 Fellow

Julian Trobe is pursuing an MBA with an emphasis on finance and sustainability at UCLA Anderson. This summer, Julian will intern in New York as a Summer Associate for Goldman Sachs's Natural Resources Group. Prior to Anderson, Julian served as vice president for several boutique investment banking firms, including Keystone Capital Markets and Ascendiant Capital Markets, where he provided advisory in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt private placements, and leveraged buy-outs across a variety of industries. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, he also gained experience in cross-border capital markets transactions, primarily involving China.

At Anderson, Julian is a director of career development for the Energy Management Group and a recipient of a UCLA Anderson Merit Fellowship. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, with a B.A. in economics and Chinese.

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Grady Miller
2015 - 2016 Fellow

Prior to enrolling at UCLA Anderson, Grady spent five years working in finance. For three of those years, he was a research associate at Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management, where he primarily covered investments in the Consumer sector. After Hotchkis & Wiley, Grady spent two years working as an associate at Shamrock Capital Advisors, a media and entertainment focused private equity fund. While at Shamrock, he evaluated new investment opportunities and worked with portfolio companies. After business school he will be joining Vance Street Capital, an industrial focused private equity fund.

At Anderson, Grady is a Fink Fellow and a Venture Fellow. He is also the PE director for the Investment Finance Association and on the board of Challenge for Charity.

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Graham Infinger
2015 - 2016 Fellow

Mr. Infinger is an Assistant Vice President of Crescent Capital Group LP focusing on business development and investor relations.

Prior to joining Crescent, Mr. Infinger served as an Associate at Bain Capital where he was a member of the global private equity investor relations team. Before Bain Capital, Mr. Infinger worked as a management consultant at Booz & Company (now Strategy&). Mr. Infinger earned an MBA from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management and an AB in Economics from Harvard College.

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