Hello! I’m Thomas Pero

Rising Senior at the University of Notre Dame studying Finance, Economics, and Design. Experience in Venture Capital and M&A.


January 2019 - December 2019

Venture Capital Associate, IrishAngels

  • Analyzed start-ups for potential investment and led initial calls with entrepreneurs to decide which companies would proceed into diligence

  • Developed a financial model and diligence memo on one potential investment per quarter to be submitted to Angel Network by working with entrepreneurs

  • Working remotely during school semesters in addition to summer internship in Chicago following sophomore year

Summer 2017 & Summer 2018

Mergers & Acquisition Intern, Ascensus

  • Developed DCF valuation models, identified synergies, and diligence questions to generate investment recommendation and Board approval decks

  • Sourced 15-20 deals each week, created interactive deal heatmap, revised outreach email to increase response rate, and updated weekly deal pipeline

March 2018 - Present

Student Marketeer, Red Bull

  • Built custom marketing plan for Notre Dame and seeded an average of 100 cans each week to students

  • Developed ambassador and marketing skills, collaborated with other ambassadors, and discussed new product entries at biannual Flight School training conferences

Summer 2016

Finance Intern, Thomson Reuters

  • Created SAP reports and presentations sent to executives showing expense drivers and effectiveness of new policies




University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business

August 2017 - May 2021

Major: Finance,  Supplemental Major: Economics, Minor: Collaborative Innovation

GPA: 3.82

Student International Business Council, Lasalle Investment Management            

  • Selected to present on travel team to Lasalle Investment Management

  • Modeled a Class A office real estate fund focused on primary and secondary markets


Urban Plunge Service Immersion Program, Site Leader   

  • Selected live and work in a convent for a three-day service immersion program

  • Volunteered at community garden, food pantry, and transitional housing facility for low-income single mothers


Federal Funds & Fiscal Challenge Club, Secretary 

  • 2nd Place, National Fiscal Competition 2019; Finalist, National Fiscal Competition 2018

  • Presented fiscal policy recommendations with the goal of lowering the long term Debt to GDP ratio


O’Neill Family Hall Government, Social Commissioner  

  • Selected by peers to organize dorm social events including dances, spirit weeks, and service events


Photography Club, President  

  • Launching photography club in Fall 2019 to give opportunities to student photographers and create charity events


Investment Club 

  • Attended weekly meetings to learn about new stocks and consider how they fit into the portfolio

Malvern Preparatory School

August 2013 - May 2017

The Blackfriar Chronicle, Editor-in-Chief   

  • Grew staff to from 25 to 35 active members, set and managed deadlines of an extracurricular publication, managed conflict with school administration, and produced a product that won national awards

Other Activities

  • Varsity Sailing Team (Captain)

  • Speech & Debate Team (Vice President)

  • Malvern Theatre Society

  • Jazz Improvisation Group



DCF Valuation


Design Thinking


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