Imbued with an entrepreneurial spirit, Jack McKim has made his mark on the Northeastern community. Jack will soon receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship and a minor in Consulting.
Apart from his dedication to academics, which is reflected in his 3.88 GPA, Jack has embraced all that Northeastern has to offer. He is an active, engaged member of the student community who has proven his leadership skills in countless ways. He co-founded Huntington Ave Ventures and founded and served as president of Northeastern Private Equity & Venture Capital Club, a university-sanctioned community focused on educating and connecting students with PE/VC deal professionals. To date, more than 300 students have participated in PEVC events, including a Shark Tank event that led to a $50K investment in an NU startup.
Building the club, Jack says, is his greatest achievement. “When I started the club, I had no idea what PE/VC was. I wanted to create an organization that was community based and would help Northeastern students and alumni in the long run.” PEVC has already helped many students. “Our inclusive approach has not only allowed the club to grow immensely, but it’s also led to numerous team members getting jobs at reputable firms like Insight Partners, Summit Partners, Waterfall Asset Management, Citibank, and more.”
Jack created five co-ops, along with off-cycle PE internships. He helped raise $2M to invest in Northeastern-affiliated entrepreneurs, facilitated more than $600K in investments in the female-led startup, Mount, and co-hosted an entrepreneurship summit that brought in six founders and investors and more than 150 attendees.
The list of business-related ventures Jack has had a hand in goes on. He also has donated his time. As a freshman in an exchange program in London, Jack volunteered at Spitalfields Crypt Trust, providing practical help to people overcoming homelessness, mental health needs, and addiction. As treasurer (and then president and captain) of the Men’s Lacrosse team, he balanced out the negatives caused by the onset of Covid and kept the team running, engaged, and connected and reached out to alumni to raise thousands of dollars for the team. Jack has also been a co-op peer mentor to finance students.
Finance co-op faculty member, Namaratha Shetty says, “I have been very impressed with his true commitment to supporting young DMSB students. He is very generous with his knowledge and time…and does all of this in a humble, understated manner.”
After graduation, Jack will join Silversmith Capital Partners as a growth equity investor and will likely set the business world on fire.
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I have been very impressed with his true commitment to supporting young DMSB students. He is very generous with his knowledge and time…and does all of this in a humble, understated manner.”Finance co-op faculty member, Namaratha Shetty