Brock Silvers is Managing Director at Kaiyuan Capital, a private equity investment firm in Shanghai, China. Previously, Brock served as the CEO of Laris Group, as well as Managing Director of Kaiyuan Investment Advisory. Additionally, Brock was a co-Founding Partner at Power Pacific Company and he served as Director of International Development for Eagle Industries. Brock earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Studies (Chinese Language & Culture) from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Columbia University.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What is a private equity investment firm
  • What a day in the life of a Managing Director of a private equity investment is like
  • What to study if you want to go into the field of finance
  • How a background in the culture and religion of a foreign country can supercharge your chance of success while working in another country
  • Why it’s worthwhile to reach out to your connections for a job — even if it seems like a longshot
  • How to network as a college student — and why it’s so important to start networking now
  • How to work with a challenging boss, instead of quitting, and still get the most out of your experience

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