Notable Alumni

We work with accomplished finance professionals and ambitious entrepreneurs who engage with our community by sharing experiences and imparting knowledge


Iulian Paval

James is the President & Founder of Astute Review. Before starting his own business, James served as a Director of Corporate Development for Dover Corporation, where he was responsible for managing M&A and general strategic initiatives within Dover and its businesses, ultimately resulting in 14 transactions representing over $1.5 billion in transaction value. Prior to Dover, James worked in the Economic and Valuation Services practice at KPMG. James holds a BS in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Miami University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. James lives in Chicago, IL with his wife and daughter.


Jan Szilagyi

Jan, CEO and Co-Founder of Toggle, has an acclaimed career in managing global macro strategies. Graduating from Yale University with a degree in Mathematics and Economics, he subsequently studied for a PhD in Economics at Harvard University. Prior to founding Toggle, Jan was co-CIO of Global Macro strategies at Lombard Odier, bringing extensive experience from his experience at Stanley Druckenmiller, Duquesne Capital, and Fortress in Global Macro Portfolio Management.


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