From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

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43 W 23rd Street

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From Wall Street to Silicon Alley

A roundtable discussion with former investment bankers and finance professionals who made the leap into the world of startups

Investment bankers are becoming a driving force behind many of today's successful startups. If you're tired of building excel models and editing powerpoints then join reformed investment bankers as they discuss their journey from Wall Street to Silicon Alley and learn how you too can make the leap. #WStoSA

**Attendance is capped to create an intimate roundtable. No walk-ins will be accommodated.



Roundtable Participants:

Bailey Carson, Handy -
Bailey is SVP of Growth at Handy, a platform for connecting individuals looking for household services with independent service professionals. Bailey leads the expansion of Handy's cleaning business, overseeing marketing, operations and support for a network of more than 100,000 pros and millions of customers. After graduating from Washington & Lee University, she began her career at Lehman Brothers M&A group, followed by a stint at private equity firm Irving Place Capital. Ambitious to pursue more operational and entrepreneurial opportunities, Bailey earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2013. She then worked as a Product Manager for Compass, a fast-growing, multi-billion-dollar startup, before joining willa, a business described by Forbes as “Avon for the Instagram generation,” as CFO and COO. She led the sale of willa to larger direct sales company in 2016.

Paige Donnelley, Compass -
Paige is the Manager of Strategic Growth for Compass, a real estate platform that pairs the industry’s top talent with technology to make the search and sell experience intelligent and seamless. In just four years, Compass has become the 5th largest brokerage in the US with 90+ offices nationwide. Before joining Compass, Paige spent six years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Debt Capital Markets and High Grades Sales and also worked on a strategy team for BofA's CEO. She earned her BA from Columbia University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Adil Syed, Snapchat -
Adil is Strategy and Business Operations Lead for Snapchat’s Content team. Previously, he worked for the Finance team and reported to the CFO. Adil joined Snapchat in 2015 as the company’s first MBA intern. Before joining Snapchat, Adil was a growth investor at Redpoint Ventures. He began his career at Goldman Sachs in asset management and investment banking. Adil completed his Bachelors at the University of California, Berkeley and MBA at the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Moderator: Sameer Syed, Google -
Sameer works for Jigsaw, a team within Google/Alphabet that builds technology to fight online censorship, mitigate the threats from digital attacks, protect people from online harassment and counter violent extremism/terrorism. Before joining Google, Sameer worked in business development roles at two startups in the ad tech space. He began his career as an investment banking analyst at J.P. Morgan. Sameer is the organizer and founder of Wall Street to Silicon Alley. He graduated from the University of Michigan.



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