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Pitching and Closing: Everything You Need to Know About Business Development, Partnerships, and Making Deals that Matter by Ellen DaSilva, Alexander Taub

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CHAPTER 48

BANKING TO BD: NICOLE COOK

Key Notes

Name: Nicole Cook

Company: Dwolla

Role: Director of strategic partnerships

Previous experiences: BMO, Wharton Business School

NICOLE COOK, director of strategic partnerships at Dwolla, rose swiftly at the company, moving from MBA summer intern to running the BD team in less than a year. She began her career in investment banking, where she spent six years learning about financial services transactions. She then switched gears and used her understanding of corporate financial structures to persuade Dwolla’s BD team to hire her as a summer intern.

On Leaving the Banking Industry

Many young professionals are intrigued by the possibilities that the investment banking industry has to offer. Nicole spent ...

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