Calder Capital is pleased to welcome Jakob Simonds as Lead Analyst of our Central Services team.
Jakob joined our team for the Winter/Spring 2021 Internship program. He’ll be staying on as financial analyst and lead of new client onboarding.
While you may remember him as our Guacamole Hater, there is far more to share about Jakob than his aversion to avocados. A recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, Jakob is a Grand Rapids native, a University of Michigan sports enthusiast, and a lover of the outdoors. He takes his coffee black, and yet on par with his willingness to try new things, he’s looking forward to further espresso bar training from Calder’s in-house baristas.
While Jakob’s day-to-day responsibilities have remained relatively unchanged from his time in the internship program, Jakob has assumed a leadership role. “I spend time overseeing the work of the other analysts and interns, and onboarding new clients,” he says. “I’m still doing a lot of the same daily tasks (creating financial models, valuations, and comprehensive marketing materials) but I would say that overall I’m working on a lot more of the big-picture initiatives.”
Jakob is excited to continue growing along with Calder. “I would also hope to invest in a couple of private businesses with some of the guys here at Calder,” comments Jakob. “Being around so many entrepreneurial minded people has created a lot of relationships and opportunities. I love the family oriented culture of Calder.”
Calder Capital’s Central Services team works behind the scenes to get each client to market and get as many buyers’ eyes on them as possible. The Central Services team is comprised of dedicated and trained financial analysts who compile business valuations and create comprehensive marketing packages for Calder’s sell-side clients.
Connect with Jakob on LinkedIn.