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PE and VC Group: Covid-19 Job Market

November 5, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

PE & VC Group
Covid-19 Job Market
Thursday 5 November, 12:00 – 13:00


Working practices have changed beyond all recognition since the start of 2020. How do these changes translate to securing and starting a new role in the private equity and venture capital sectors?


In this session we focus on recruitment, from job search to beginning a new role. Our panel is drawn from well recognised headhunters in the PE and VC space to help all of us understand what may be the new normality of the job market. They will discuss how to find a job virtually, interview virtually and start a new job virtually.


Ellen Garvey-Das (MBA 06D), based in London, is a leading member of Egon Zehnder’s global Private Equity Practice. She advises clients across the spectrum, from VCs to mid-to-large cap buyout funds, sovereign wealth funds, and private markets platforms.
Previously, Ellen was a private equity professional at Lion Capital, a consumer-focused PE firm, where she was a Principal in the deal team for several years before moving over to the fundraising and investor relations team. Ellen started her career on the direct investment team of AlpInvest Partners in Amsterdam.


Ellen holds an MSc in economics and an MA in law from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She completed her MBA at INSEAD in Singapore and Fontainebleau. Alongside her work, Ellen is an advisor to Level 20’s mentoring program. Level 20 is an organisation that promotes women in the private equity sector.


Magali McIntyre advises financial services clients, technology organisations, and start-ups on leadership challenges. She guides senior-level executive search for international organisations as well as private-equity and venture-capital-backed companies. She has particular expertise in new technologies such as Blockchain, and she is active in Egon Zehnder’s global Financial Services Practice.


Magali began her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers, where she focused on mergers and acquisitions in the telecoms and media industry. She left to become the Founder and CEO of Route in, an award-winning edtech marketplace for career advice, and Debtscribe, a fintech real-time intelligence provider for high-yield debt investors. She remains very active as an advisor and mentor to the London start-up community. Magali has a master’s degree in business from ESSEC Business School in Paris.


Moderator: Jemma Bruton (MBA 05D), joined Hambro Perks, a London based venture capital firm, in 2018 and heads the firm’s Access Fund, investing in a portfolio of innovative and disruptive EMEA secondaries.


Prior to joining Hambro Perks, Jemma spent seventeen years at Goldman Sachs. After spending her first four-and-a-half years at Goldman in FICC, Jemma moved into the private capital side of the bank, where she concentrated on capital structure solutions for private companies and secondary transactions in the private capital space. Jemma holds an MA in Economics from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and an MBA from INSEAD.