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7MA Talks Internships and Breaking Into the World of Investment Banking
Episode 4227th April 2023 • Deal Talk with 7MA • 7 Mile Advisors
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7MA’s Sydney Scadden, Nic Anderle, and Tyler Ratterree all have one significant thing in common - they sought internships to propel their careers. 

While in college, Nic had two internships  - one at RSM, which gave him great hands-on accounting experience, and another at Copper Run, which ultimately swayed him to pursue an investment banking career path. 

With a plethora of internship experiences under his belt -  in everything from commercial banks and their loan servicing departments to working in his college’s admissions department - it took Tyler more time to discover his interest in investment banking. In fact, it wasn’t until his internship at PwC during graduate school that he found his calling in deal processes. 

For many, like Sydney, the ultimate goal of an internship is to have the role transition into or lead to a full-time job, which is exactly what she achieved. Sydney was a summer intern analyst at 7MA before being hired as an employee. She went from setting up phone calls and meetings as an intern to leading the deals she had once watched unfold.

On this episode of Deal Talk with 7MA, host Steve Sypek talks with three of 7MA’s finest about their personal internship experiences, the benefits of internships in general, and how 7MA’s own internship program can help young professionals hoping to break into the world of investment banking.

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Name: Sydney Scadden

What she does: Once an intern at 7 Mile Advisors, Sydney is now a Vice President. Sydney offers project execution, data analysis, and business development expertise and has contributed to the success of more than 25 deals within the IT Services and Tech-enabled sectors since she joined 7MA in 2018. 

Connect: LinkedIn  

Name: Nic Anderle 

What he does: Nic is an Internship Program Coordinator and Associate at 7 Mile Advisors with M&A and accounting experience. Before joining the team at 7MA, Nic was an Investment Banking Analyst Intern at Copper Run Capital, which is an M&A advisory firm focused on the lower-middle market.

Connect: LinkedIn 

Name: Tyler Ratterree

What he does: Tyler is an Internship Program Coordinator and Associate at 7 Mile Advisors with finance, accounting, and macroeconomics experience. Prior to working at 7MA, Tyler served as a deals consultant for PwC, which focuses on capital markets and accounting advisory services.

Connect: LinkedIn 

Name: Steve Sypek 

What he does: Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Steve is the Senior Vice President at 7 Mile Advisors. He has 9 years of international relationship management and business development experience. 

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Deal Talk with 7MA, a podcast by 7 Mile Advisors that aims to give listeners a look behind the curtain of the middle-market Mergers & Acquisitions world. 7 Mile Advisors is a middle-market M&A firm based out of Charlotte, NC, that provides investment banking services and advice on mergers, acquisitions, and private capital transactions around the globe.