Dayton Investment Banking Club


Who We Are

The Dayton Investment Banking Club (DIBC) is a competitive, undergraduate student organization that is registered and recognized by the University of Dayton. The group is dedicated to the development and advancement of its members toward a career in investment banking, private equity, corporate development, and other similar roles.

DIBC was founded and is supported on three pillars: an educational bootcamp, experiential learning, professional development, and meaningful pipelines. With the support of these pillars, our goal is to attain 100% placement in investment banking roles for every class that comes through our club.


Educational Bootcamp

DIBC hosts an accelerated 14-week curriculum covering accounting, valuation, deal process, powerpoint, and excel that is led by senior members in the club for new members accepted. This program has been peer-reviewed by professionals in the industry.  The bootcamp is finished with a final project that is presented at Ark Malibu, a regional investment bank located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Experiential Learning

DIBC has an exclusive partnership with Carleton McKenna & Co., a regional investment bank located in Cleveland, Ohio, to offer members an investment banking internship. Members gain real-world experience throughout the school year and can expect to work on M&A advisory and debt/equity private placement assignments for companies in a broad range of industries. This is offered to select members of DIBC.


DIBC has had over 5 firms reach out to the executive team to recruit directly from the club in less than two years. Some of these firms include a corporate development team within the healthcare space, a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in AUM focusing within the technology industry, and a rapidly growing investment banking firm also focused in the technology industry. We are building meaningful pipelines here at DIBC which should benefit our members directly for either internship or full-time placement.

Professional Development

DIBC facilitates a mentorship program to connect UD alumni to the investment banking industry with current new members. Fireside chats, resume reviews, and mock interviews are part of this program to help ready new members. Additionally, we organize guest speaking events with professionals in the industry to share their experiences and advice with the club.


DIBC was founded in January of 2021 by Isaac Grude with the help of Alec Gizzie, John Coffey, Ryan Dermody, and Kyle Phillips. The club was founded to help prepare our members for a career in investment banking and to secure competitive internship/full-time job offers.

The University of Dayton has picked up momentum in recent years as it has begun to consistently place 2-4 seniors in the investment banking industry every year. As a club, we are looking to accelerate the momentum and bring opportunities to a larger swath of the business school undergraduate student body.

While we are proud of what DIBC has accomplished over the past year and a half, we believe things are just getting started. Getting the educational bootcamp eligible for credit through the business school, actively bringing more investment banks on campus for recruiting opportunities, and creating a "finance week" for students to visit Chicago/New York/Charlotte are just some of the goals we hope to achieve in the next few semesters.



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