What led you to a career in the deal-making industry?
As a Cuban-Russian immigrant, I was drawn to investment banking because of its dynamic, challenging and collaborative nature and the ability to make a direct impact on companies.
How does diversity add value in the deal-making process?
Diversity brings a larger variety of ideas to the deal-making process, allowing our team to draw upon a wider range of ideas and experience to create the best client outcome.
The most memorable deal I worked on....
Securing growth debt financing for BrightFarms, an impact-focused produce company who described our efforts as “finding the needle in a haystack of a unicorn barn.”
Tell us about your experience during Covid-19, any lessons?
COVID-19 presented an opportunity to champion change, prioritize culture throughout the transition to remote work and give back to the community despite challenging times.
Advice for achieving success in the industry....
Seek mentorship early in your career, stay unequivocal about your core values, and be clear about your goals and the support needed to achieve them.
Natasha career started as an analyst at Deutsche Bank, where she focused on M&A and corporate finance transactions. She then transitioned into private equity, working for Valor Equity Partners and Burlington Capital Group before joining Bridgepoint Investment Banking. She is President of the Board of Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach and also serves on the board of Lincoln Children’s Zoo.
Education: B.S in Industrials Operations Engineering from University of Michigan.
Location: Bridgepoint Investment Banking, Omaha, Nebraska.