Joshua Jia - IB/PE Coach
Joshua Jia has always been passionate about teaching and helping aspiring investment banking and private equity professionals achieve their dreams. His passion for finance began in high school at the end of 2007, where he heard a tip on a podcast to short homebuilders. He ended up placing first in a provincial stock market competition and winning a scholarship, which was the beginning of Josh’s interest in finance. He started an investment club at Queen’s University called Limestone Capital, which has grown to an alumni base of 150+ people around the world. Using this platform, Josh built the first finance interview prep course at Queen’s University, which included 6 classes and a 250 slide package.
During his time in investment banking (BMO) and private equity (Imperial Capital), Josh has accumulated significant transaction experience, including the C$300M IPO of Sleep Country, the US$156M acquisition of Atlas Paper by Resolute Forest Products, and an extensive private equity roll-up of food testing labs in the U.S. Having worked closely with the sell side and buy side alike, Josh knows exactly how to position candidates for success both for the short term and the long term, and is eager to provide coaching and share his resources in the areas of investment banking and private equity.
For fun, Josh can be found watching a Raptors game, playing chess and Settlers of Catan, or doing performance poetry.
Rolan has worked as a corporate banker at a large Canadian institution for 3 years providing debt financing to power, utility, and infrastructure companies. Recognizing the foundational role that debt played within all financial transactions initially drew Rolan to the credit side of the business and continues to be a rewarding experience as he helps clients close important deals. Prior to working in credit, Rolan worked at a pension fund in macro strategy research and on the trading floor of a sell-side institution. Rolan graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Financial Economics.
Outside of work, Rolan enjoys rock climbing, watching hockey, spending time with his cat, and destroying his friends at Settlers of Catan.