Meet Jacob

Jacob | Analyst

“Guggenheim stood out as the best place to begin an investment banking career.”

Jacob, Analyst, discusses his career path to Guggenheim and involvement in the LGBTQ+ community.
Please describe your role at the firm.

I am an Analyst in the Power, Utilities & Renewables group of the Investment Banking division. My role on the team involves supporting mid-level and senior bankers execute mandated processes and pitches for new clients. One week I can be working on a project model, and the next week I’m conducting industry research and preparing marketing materials.

Please tell us about your career path at Guggenheim. What brought you to the firm and what from your past has helped make you successful here?

I joined Guggenheim after graduating from Georgetown University in 2021. Going to school in Washington DC, I was intrigued by career opportunities that would combine my interests in politics, economics, finance, and entrepreneurship. To this end, I felt investment banking might be a great fit. And Guggenheim, with its people, reputation, and rapid growth trajectory stood out for me as the best place to begin a career in the space.

How did you get involved in community work focused on LGBTQ+ issues?

In college, I volunteered with several organizations that focused on promoting LGBTQ+ inclusion in sports and in pre-professional settings. During my junior year I helped a friend start Georgetown’s Athlete Ally chapter, an organization devoted to ending homophobia and transphobia in sports. Additionally, I was a campus ambassador for Out-for-Undergrad (O4U). O4U is an organization that connects LGBTQ+ students with opportunities across finance, consulting, and other industries. Being a part of O4U opened many doors for me, and I would not be here today had I not connected with the team at this event several years ago. Today, I wish to pay the favor forward and recently returned to the conference as a representative for Guggenheim.

Jacob | Analyst

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