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Gerald Beechum Shares Thoughts On Choosing Between Banking and a Startup

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  • Date Added : 11/18/13
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Gerald Beechum

  • Managing Partner, White Cornus Lane Investments
  • male
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1974 (Age: 46 years old)
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Gerald Beechum is Managing Partner of White Cornus Lane Investments, an active private equity investor combining intelligent capital and seasoned operators to create leading middle market companies. Gerald was most recently CEO of Team Express, a multi-channel retailer of sporting goods equipment, footwear, and apparel. Prior to Team Express, Gerald spent more than 16 years in several roles at JPMorgan Chase. His last role was in Chase Capital, a captive junior capital investor in middle market companies. Gerald has originated and restructured several mezzanine and equity investments in companies operating in the aerospace/defense, building products, sporting goods, and nutritional supplement industries. He was actively involved in management and board activities, often serving as an operating partner within several portfolio companies, leading initiatives in the areas of strategy, sales, integration management, information technology/MIS, finance and reporting. Gerald was also a senior member of the finance group in JPMorgan Private Client Services (PCS), responsible for structuring and performing strategic analysis around projects with significant bottom-line impact. Prior to PCS, Gerald spent several years in Corporate M&A and Development as part of the turn-around team at Bank One. In addition to his role in the central merger integration office during the merger of JPMorgan and Bank One, Gerald also had experience across many of JPMorgan's major business lines, including investment banking, commercial lending, private equity and credit card services. He is also a co-inventor of Blink, a contactless-payment technology. Gerald Beechum holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. with honors in Applied Economics from Cornell University.

When I interned on the Street in '94, there were 24 banks in the program. I don't know if you're familiar with SEO, Sponsors for Educational Opportunities, but I did that program back in '94. Man, I'm old. And there were 24 banks then. There are like 6 now. If you look at kind of what's happene...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 6 Gerald Beechum Discusses Entrepreneurship Right Out Of College
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 2 of 6 Gerald Beechum Shares Thoughts On Choosing Between Banking and a Startup
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 4 min. 6 sec.
Video 3 of 6 Gerald Beechum Highlights Importance of Continually Learning
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 4 min. 27 sec.
Video 4 of 6 Gerald Beechum Discusses Getting An MBA
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 2 min. 50 sec.
Video 5 of 6 Gerald Beechum Discusses Deciding Where To Begin Career in Business
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 6 of 6 Gerald Beechum States You Are In A Better Position Than You Think You Are
  • Gerald Beechum - Lecture - White Cornus Lane Investments
  • 11/14/13
  • Gerald Beechum
  • 1 min. 52 sec.

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