Alumni Spotlight: Mark Bilali, MS Finance ’10

As an undergraduate at a liberal arts college, I found that I really enjoyed and excelled in a small-school setting, where I was able to form close relationships with my professors and fellow classmates.  When I started to research and visit graduate programs, I recognized that a similar situation would be best for me both personally and professionally.  After I first arrived at Simon, I immediately felt as though I would be part of a small community like that of my undergraduate institution.

As a soon-to-be graduate with a Computer Science degree, I found that although I had a strong quantitative background, job prospects in finance were tough without any formal training in finance.  The Simon degree allowed me to relate my quantitative background to a subject matter that I was interested in, and in turn made me more attractive to potential employers.

Mark Bilali, MS Finance ’10 Investment Associate  EIG Global Energy Partners

Mark Bilali, MS Finance ’10
Investment Associate
EIG Global Energy Partners

I am a member of an investment team responsible for approximately $16 billion of AUM. My primary job responsibilities include financial modeling and due diligence of new investment opportunities, as well as management and monitoring of existing portfolio companies

My words of advice for prospective students considering Simon Business School:
Be willing to be flexible in your career.  In today’s business world everything moves very quickly, and you need to be able and willing to move just as quickly as the market.  With a degree from Simon, you will be in a favorable position to react to those changes.

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