Lauren McKenna Surzyn
Lauren is an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank on the Data Solutions team where she sells proprietary UBS data to hedge fund and asset manager clients. She previously spent 11 years in the Prime Brokerage Division at UBS in 3 roles: consulting, sales and capital introduction. Post CBS, Lauren worked as a consultant for hedge funds where she advised the firm’s clients on fund terms, asset raising, operational due diligence, treasury, funding and human capital management. Prior to business school, she worked in the London and NYC offices originating new relationships and advising on asset raising strategies covering 40 clients globally.
Lauren earned her MBA from Columbia Business School, where she graduated with Dean’s Honors. She was elected as her Cluster’s Alumni and Development Representative and she served as the Class of 2015’s Annual Fund Pledge Chair. She graduated from Princeton University in 2007 with a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering. She also attended St. Paul’s boarding school and she volunteers for all three of her alma maters. Lauren currently serves as Vice Chair of the Princeton National Annual Giving Committee. She helps raise approximately $65M annually from alumni, was a member of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee that raised $1.88B during 2007-2012, was a board member in London for the Princeton UK chapter, and Chairs Princeton’s Alumni Schools Committee Bronx Chapter where she interviews high school students seeking admission to the university. She currently serves as a St. Paul’s School Form Agent and founded the SPS XIX Society, the alumnae group to foster ties between women of all generations. As a board member for the Feldberg Fellows, Lauren organizes masters in business industry lectures, career events and social gatherings for the other Fellows.
Lauren grew up in Pacific Palisades, CA, but now lives in NYC with her husband, Tim, and sons, Christopher and William. She enjoys traveling, squash and volleyball. Lauren is a CFA Chartholder.