Trina Spear

Trina Spear

Harvard Business School graduate and founder
New York, NY

Résumé Highlights

Blackstone - Senior Associate
I have further developed my skill set in a marketing, business development, strategy, and product development role. My biggest contribution has been raising $120 million from the State of Arkansas.
ZelnickMedia - Summer Associate
Investing in early stage media companies allowed me to work with entrepreneurs and start-ups at various stages in their life cycle. This experience gave me a deeper view into the challenges entrepreneurs face.
Citi Private Equity - Associate
Investing through the financial crisis taught me not only what companies need to succeed but also what can cause companies to fail and what companies must do to protect themselves against the downside.
Citigroup Investment Banking - Analyst
I was ranked the top analyst in my class of 150 analysts. I led the diligence and closed 12 transactions over the course of two years, including the largest JV in history, NokiaSiemens Networks.

Why Upstart

I will use the capital to pay off a portion of my Harvard Business School loans. In addition, the money will help pay for my living expenses while I raise capital for my new venture, FIGS Scrubs. I am joining the business as a co-founder at the end of 2012 and hope to raise ~$800k of seed capital by the middle of 2013. Please see preliminary draft of our investor deck (attached). I am happy to forward along the financial model as well.