PJ HopkinsCorporate Finance and Investment Banking

PJ looks forward to earning his MBA from the Wisconsin School of Business and will be specializing in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking.

Originally from Williams Bay, WI, PJ graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with degrees in Economics and International Studies. Working full time while earning his degree allowed PJ to continue his professional development alongside his academic development. After graduation he spent time as a retail personal banker, advising clients on their personal and commercial banking needs.

Looking to use his well-rounded set of skills in a different environment, PJ seized the opportunity to work in the middle office of Chicago based Broker-Dealer and Futures Commission Merchant, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago. During this time he used his technological proficiency and creative problem solving to reduce operational inefficiencies and to enhance the client experience; a notable achievement was coordinating the development of an automated fee collection system for the CME Group. PJ recognizes the fast pace, client focus, and global scope as his favorite aspects of his time with ABN AMRO. He holds Series 3 and Series 7 licenses.

In his free time PJ enjoyed volunteering at the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, socializing dogs in preparation for their adoption. He also loves to be active. Some of his favorite pursuits are sailing, soccer, tennis, golf, and travel.