Daniel Rudyak is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School focusing his studies on investing. Prior to Business School, Daniel worked as a summer intern in Private Equity at Guggenheim Partners focusing on LBO and credit market transactions. Prior to this experience, Daniel spent more than one year working in M&A investment banking at Houlihan Lokey. Daniel focused on both buy-side and sell-side transactions varying from $60M-$300M in enterprise value. The majority of Daniel's time in investment banking was spent conducting financial models, delivering pitch books, and monitoring potential synergistic acquisitions for clients.
During his time at University of Southern California, Daniel co-founded Cortex Composites. His three years spent at Cortex Composites were focused on managing financial sources and uses of capital. He led the company's fund raising efforts, securing over $2,000,000 in capital, and later analyzed the overall infrastructure market, securing over $40,000,000 in contracted sales.
Daniel Rudyak grew up in Los Angeles, Russia, Israel, and Spain. Daniel remains actively involved with his high school preparatory alma mater, Harvard-Westlake. Additionally, he has guest lectured MBA courses at his undergraduate alma mater, University of Southern California, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in finance, graduating with honors.