Luke Harris

Luke Harris

Chicago, IL, United States
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Luke Harris

Luke Harris

Chicago, IL, United States
Member since December 21, 2016
Luke graduated from MIT with degrees in math and finance. He's worked as an investment banker for 5+ years advising companies of all shapes and sizes—from early stage startups to $10M capital raises to multi-billion dollar acquisitions. He's also worked on several startups of his own. Luke greatly enjoys investment analysis and helping companies work through the financial questions they face, and now does so full-time in a freelance capacity.
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Career Highlights
Academic Highlights
Case studies
Industry Expertise
  • Financial Services
Other Expertise
  • DCF Modeling
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forecasting
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Modeling
  • LBO Modeling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
Employment
  • Co-Founder
    Rideshare Partners
    2014 - PRESENT
    • Founded and continue to operate a company that rents cars to Uber drivers which has been consistently profitable since inception.
    • Managed the company accounting and finances, driver onboarding and relationships, and all other operations.
    • Developed the company website and semi-automated driver onboarding process.
    Focus areas: Finance, Operations, Startup
  • Co-Founder
    Various Entrepreneurial Endeavors
    2012 - PRESENT
    • Worked on projects that have included an online fundraising platform for startups, a personal finance budgeting and forecasting tool, an AI-assisted email client, a new personal banking platform, and several others.
    Focus areas: Startup
  • Vice President
    Belstone Capital
    2013 - 2016
    • Worked as one of two investment professionals involved in every stage of various M&A and capital raising deals.
    • Closed 8 successful transactions with a very lean team.
    • Conducted extensive financial analysis and due diligence on numerous middle market companies across various industries and life cycle stages.
    • Led meetings with current clients, prospective clients, investors, and other relevant parties in facilitating capital markets transactions.
    • Led the development of several key proprietary technology systems to support deal origination and execution.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Financial Modeling
  • Investment Banking Analyst
    UBS Investment Bank
    2010 - 2012
    • Participated in 23 live transactions (totaling in excess of $8B), including sell-side and buy-side M&A and debt and equity financing.
    • Prepared valuation analyses, merger and LBO models, and client and investor presentations.
    Focus areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Healthcare
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics; Management (Finance)
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT - Cambridge, MA, USA
    2005 - 2010
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