Wall Street Mastermind

About Wall Street Mastermind

Our mission is to help our students secure the highest paying and most prestigious jobs on Wall Street.
No matter if you attend a top Ivy League school or a non-target state school. We do this by teaching you all the skills that aren't being taught in school today - critical skills that can have a make-or-break impact on your long-term career trajectory.
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Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the premier network of elite finance professionals who started their careers on Wall Street.
In this network, you benefit from a highly collaborative community of successful individuals (the “Wolf Pack”) who help each other with both career and investment opportunities. We don’t just help you launch you career and build a strong financial foundation; we leverage the power of our network to help you accelerate it. We truly believe that your network is your net worth.

You Will Only Work With the Best Coaches.

Our team of highly qualified coaches provide unlimited coaching and mentorship on-demand, a level of service you won’t find anywhere else.

Sam

Sam Shiah

Head Coach & Founder of Wall Street Mastermind

Sam started his career in the technology investment banking group at Deutsche Bank in 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis. He…

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Coach J.

Former Global Head of Recruiting at Goldman Sachs

“Coach J.” is unquestionably one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to recruiting in the world of high finance…
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Coach A

Former Global Head of Recruiting at 2 Bulge Bracket Banks

“Coach A.” is another example of the biggest and most important differentiating factor when you join Wall Street Mastermind versus one of the other…
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Daniel S

Daniel S.

Assistant Head Coach

Daniel graduated with high distinction from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 2020, where he majored
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Mindy

Mindy H.

Mentor

Mindy graduated with distinction from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Business
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Johnny W

Johnny W.

Mentor

Johnny graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario – Ivey Business School and worked for Morgan Stanley in Canada and New
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Michael W.

Mentor

Michael graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Finance…

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Doug B.

Mentor

Doug graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Finance. He has worked at various top-tier banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Citi, with experience…
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Ryan S.

Mentor

Ryan graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and also served in the Marine Corps..

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Adel

Adel B.

Mentor

Adel graduated from Cornell and worked for Goldman Sachs TMT in New York for two years, before moving over to a venture-backed
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Ruchi G

Ruchi G.

Mentor

Ruchi graduated from Yale and worked for Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Investment
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David F

David F.

Mentor

David graduated from Harvard College in 2014 and worked for Goldman Sachs in New York within the Consumer Retail & Healthcare
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Daniel L.

Mentor

Daniel graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and worked in Morgan Stanley’s LatAm Financial Institutions
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Edgar F

Edgar F.

Mentor

Edgar graduated from the University of Chicago and worked as an investment banking analyst and associate at J.P. Morgan. Edgar
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John C

John C.

Mentor

John graduated from UC Berkeley and worked as an investment banking analyst for Moelis & Company in Los Angeles for two
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Meet the Founder

Who is Sam Shiah?

Hi, Sam Shiah here. I’m the founder and head coach at Wall Street Mastermind.

  • In 2008, I started my career in the technology investment banking group at Deutsche Bank, and then later at Morgan Stanley (MS Tech is one of the top groups on Wall Street)
  • After Morgan Stanley, I worked as a private equity investor at GI Partners, a PE firm which has raised over $20 billion in capital to date
  • During my time on Wall Street, I helped close 14 deals worth $9 billion in transaction value. More importantly, I also helped out with the campus recruiting process, which gave me an inside look at what these elite Wall Street institutions look for in their junior hires
  • After Wall Street, I ran strategic finance functions at some of the top venture-backed tech startups like Square (2015 IPO), GitHub (acquired by Microsoft in 2018) and Enjoy Technology (2021 IPO)
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I Left Silicon Valley to Start Wall Street Mastermind

Over the last several years, we've worked with hundreds of students on their investment banking recruiting process.

Collectively, our students have successfully gotten offers from every single bulge bracket and elite boutique investment bank on Wall Street.

This means we have one of the fastest-growing and highest-caliber networks out there when it comes to alumni working on Wall Street. Now imagine this - what if you could tap into this network, starting today?

I left Silicon Valley to start Wall Street Mastermind

Hear From Some of Our Alumni Working at the Most Elite Institutions on Wall Street

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How Mike Got an Offer From Blackstone Private Equity

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How Jai Got 1 of the 6 Summer Analyst Offers for KKR Private Equity

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How Selin Went From Multiple Rejections Trying on Her Own to Landing Goldman TMT

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How Jesus Became the 1st Student From His Non-Target School To Get Into Carlyle Private Equity

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How Robin Went From Being a Refugee and First Gen College Student to Becoming a Bulge Bracket Banker

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How Luke Got Into Evercore From a Non-Target That Sends 2 Students Into Investment Banking Each Year

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How Hugh Got Offers From Morgan Stanley, Evercore, and Greenhill

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How Cameron Became One of the Few Students From His School to Land Elite Boutique Offers in NYC

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How Jenn Went From Getting No Interviews to Landing an Offer From PJT Partners

Our Process

How Do We Do This?

Our core offer is introducing students like you to the exact same 6-step process that has been proven by hundreds of students to date to be the most successful investment banking recruiting prep process out there.

Candidate Branding Makeover
Networking Funnel Optimization
Professionally Crafted Behaviorals
Accelerated Technical Mastery
Unlimited On-Demand Feedback
Elite Intelligence Network

Our Guarantee: We Only Win If You Win

We Guarantee Our Program Will Get You A Job In Investment Banking

Or we'll refund every last cent of your investment.

We guarantee we’ll help you for as long as you need, answer as many questions as you want, and in general just provide unlimited guidance and coaching until you get the job.

Because if you don't get the job, we don't make any money.

All you have to do is follow a system that’s been proven by hundreds of students around the world. It’s as simple as that.

And for students with a need for financial assistance, we also offer the option for you to pay us only after you get paid by the investment bank that hires you. This makes our program affordable for anyone who wants our help.

Our Mission

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What is Our Secret Sauce?

How is our track record SO good?
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What Makes Wall Street Mastermind Different?

Because we are willing to provide a level of support that is unmatched by any other company in our industry. Our team provides unlimited feedback on all things investment banking recruiting, on demand, anytime you need, from the time you start working with us until you get your offer. NO OTHER COMPANY OUT THERE DOES THIS (because it's a lot of work)

We've created the most supportive community of accomplished and likeminded students out there, who all support each other through this process and are winning as a team (we call ourselves "The Wolfpack")... And our alumni network continues to grow over time in both size and quality, as we've placed students into every bulge bracket and elite boutique bank out there.

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The Wall Street Mastermind Wolfpack

But what do the parents think about us?

Sam Shiah

Head Coach & Founder of Wall Street Mastermind

Sam started his career in the technology investment banking group at Deutsche Bank in 2008, at the peak of the financial crisis. He later lateraled to Morgan Stanley’s technology investment banking group (widely considered one of the top groups on Wall Street), where he helped out with the on-campus recruiting process. After Morgan Stanley, he worked as a private equity investor at GI Partners, a firm that has raised over $20 billion in capital to date. He then ran the strategic finance functions at some of the top venture-backed tech startups in Silicon Valley like Square (2015 IPO), GitHub (acquired by Microsoft in 2018) and Enjoy Technology (2021 IPO), before starting Wall Street Mastermind.

Coach J.

Former Global Head of Recruiting at Goldman Sachs

“Coach J.” is unquestionably one of the most knowledgeable people in the world when it comes to recruiting in the world of high finance. Throughout his 20+ year career on Wall Street, he has served as the Global Head of Campus and Lateral Recruiting at Goldman Sachs as well as top buyside firms like BlackRock, Point72 Asset Management, and D.E. Shaw. He’s been responsible for designing the entire recruiting process at some of the most elite and prestigious institutions on Wall Street, and knows exactly what these firms are looking for when hiring talent. In other words, you have weekly access to someone who is more qualified than anyone else in the world to help you navigate through the recruiting process and get not just any offer, but an offer from the most selective firms on Wall Street. We’ve kept his identity hidden at his request, but you will get to meet him once you join our program!

Coach A.

Former Global Head of Recruiting at 2 Bulge Bracket Banks

“Coach A.” is another example of the biggest and most important differentiating factor when you join Wall Street Mastermind versus one of the other cheaper knock-off programs that try to copy us: the quality of our coaching team.

Coach A. used to be the Global Head of Recruiting at two different bulge bracket banks, and also had stints at other top tier firms like McKinsey (#1 consulting firm in the world) and Bridgewater Associates (one of the largest hedge funds in the world) during her 25+ year career.

In other words, you have weekly access to someone who knows the ins and outs of how these elite professional services firms recruit talent, and all of those questions you could never find the answers to online can now be answered with ease. With her help, recruiting doesn’t have to feel like a black box any longer. We’ve kept her identity hidden at her request, but you will get to meet her once you join our program!

Daniel S

Daniel S.

Assistant Head Coach

Daniel graduated with high distinction from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota in 2020, where he majored in finance. Following graduation, he worked as an investment banking analyst at Citigroup in their San Francisco Technology team, and later moved to private equity at H.I.G. Capital, where he now works as an associate. Daniel is also an alum of the Wall Street Mastermind program, which he joined in 2019 during his junior year of college.
Mindy

Mindy H.

Mentor

Mindy graduated with distinction from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in Business Administration and Economics. She worked in the Healthcare Group at Deutsche Bank in New York for two years before moving to Chicago as a senior associate at Chicago Pacific Founders, a private equity firm focused on investing specifically in healthcare services companies. Mindy graduated with her MBA from Harvard Business School, and is currently a healthcare private equity investor at a megafund private equity firm with over $70 billion in AUM.
Johnny W

Johnny W.

Mentor

Johnny graduated with honors from the University of Western Ontario – Ivey Business School and worked for Morgan Stanley in Canada and New York within the Natural Resources IBD coverage for two year, before to Washington, D.C. to work in emerging markets private equity at the IFC Asset Management Company (the $10 Bn PE arm of the World Bank). Johnny subsequently was offered a Senior Investment Banking Associate role at CIBC Capital Markets where he covered Power, Utilities and Infrastructure clients globally. He is currently pursuing his MBA at The Wharton School and is the President of Investment Management Club, Canada Club, and is a Bloomberg Fellow. Johnny has extensive experience helping both undergraduate and MBA students with investment banking interviews and prep, with over 100+ interviews done with undergraduates and MBA students.

Michael W.

Mentor

Michael graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Computer Science and a M.S. in Finance. He has worked at various top-tier banks like Citi, Barclays Capital, and Jefferies, with experience spanning technology coverage and debt capital markets.

He has since left investment banking to become a private equity investor at STG Partners, where he works as an associate. Fun fact: Michael was one of the first 10 people to join Wall Street Mastermind, back when we were still an unknown program! He is a true OG and understands our system inside and out.

Doug B

Mentor

Doug graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Finance. He has worked at various top-tier banks like Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, and Citi, with experience spanning energy coverage, credit, and commodities. He has also served as an instructor for Wall Street Prep, and is our resident in-house expert for students who want to recruit for Oil & Gas groups or credit-related roles, which require additional technical prep in addition to what’s needed for traditional investment banking interviews.

Ryan S.

Mentor

Ryan graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and also served in the Marine Corps. After the Marine Corps, he received his MBA from Vanderbilt University and went on to work as an M&A banker at Houlihan Lokey. After receiving instructor training, he taught leadership and tactics courses for post-college new officers in the US Army.

In the three years he served in that role, he was promoted to senior instructor and awarded top instructor honors multiple times. He has a passion for teaching and has spent over 2,700 hours coaching students over the last 5 years, and is one of the most experienced coaches on our team.

Adel

Adel B.

Mentor

Adel graduated from Cornell and worked for Goldman Sachs TMT in New York for two years, before moving over to a venture-backed software company as the 5th employee and working his way up to Head of Sales and Corporate Development. He received his MBA at Wharton Business School, where he was the President of the Wharton PE/VC Club. He has extensive experience helping both undergraduate and MBA students with investment banking interviews.
Ruchi G

Ruchi G.

Mentor

Ruchi graduated from Yale and worked for Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Investment Banking Group for two years, before moving to Warburg Pincus as a Technology private equity and growth investor. She is currently getting her MBA at Stanford. She has extensive experience helping students with investment banking interviews and teaching financial

David F

David F.

Mentor

David graduated from Harvard College in 2014 and worked for Goldman Sachs in New York within the Consumer Retail & Healthcare group from 2014 to 2016. Following this role, he transitioned to Clearlake Capital Group, where he led private equity and credit investments focused on enterprise software companies from 2016 to 2020. David is currently pursuing his MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has extensive experience training both undergraduate and MBA students for the investment banking recruiting process through his roles at GS, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO) and the Robert Toigo Foundation, for which he is a current TOIGO Fellow and TOIGO’s School Captain for Stanford.

Daniel L.

Mentor

Daniel graduated from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and worked in Morgan Stanley’s LatAm Financial Institutions Group team for three years. At Morgan Stanley, he was very involved in the analyst recruiting program and served as the Diversity Lead for Georgetown’s undergrad recruiting team. After banking, he moved over to Siris Capital Group as a private equity associate where he invested in tech and telecom companies, followed by an MBA from the Wharton School. He currently is co-founder and Managing Partner of a search fund focused on the hospitality space.
Edgar F

Edgar F.

Mentor

Edgar graduated from the University of Chicago and worked as an investment banking analyst and associate at J.P. Morgan. Edgar received his MBA from Wharton Business School, and has extensive experience helping both undergraduate and MBA students with investment banking interviews. He also previously interviewed candidates for the on-campus recruiting team during his time at J.P. Morgan.
John C

John C.

Mentor

John graduated from UC Berkeley and worked as an investment banking analyst for Moelis & Company in Los Angeles for two years, where he served on the on-campus recruiting team. After Moelis, John moved to Toronto to work at CPP Investments in infrastructure investing. John graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and is currently working for a private equity firm in Asia with over $23 billion in AUM.