Dear OxVent

Hi, I’m Marco!

I’ve spent my time at university creating opportunities – figuring it out, adapting and multitasking – and I loved the challenge.

In my final year, I was simultaneously reading Physics, relaunching a departmental society and establishing relationships with major banks for an Investment Banking training provider.

Core Experiences

Sales, Branding & more – essentially CEO intern

Interested by Investment Banking (IB) last summer, I started cooperating with a group of industry professionals.

Helping them develop their IB interactive-training prototype for both the student market and major banks.

I organised events at unis (e.g. LSE), created a virtual alternative product in response to Covid, hired & onboarded an intern and covered the business development to large banks alongside the CEO. We delivered training to the interns of our first client, a major bank, last month.

Industry team projects

Feb. 2019, BCG Digital Ventures hackathon at their London Office.

At hackathons I would form a team with people I’d met on the weekend, and tackle challenges in unfamiliar industries (O&G, Finance, Travel, etc)  – winning 3 prizes. I’d often be presenting our team’s final product to SVPs and industry experts (from GS, BCG, Accenture, Airbus, etc). 

Strategic Thinking

July 2019, meeting with officials at U.S. State Dept.

By exploring policy and IR in my own time, I’ve been invited to the largest Mediterranean geopolitics conference and won a foreign policy scholarship to the IMF, World Bank and other top institutions. 

Relaunching University Society

Studying at a non-target university means we don’t receive as many Investment Banking (IB) opportunities.

So, this November, I organised an IB workshop. From this, two economics students and I relaunched the then defunct Econ. & Finance Society.

In a matter of months, the society reached the semifinals of a UK uni. competition, organised talks with speakers from GS, VC and PE and hosted a 160 person dinner to rebuild the community.

Working with senior figures

May 2019, on the University Referendum debate stage.

I was the spokesperson for controversial position at University wide referendum and worked closely with the University CFO and Head of Strategy


Bilingual English & Italian

Advanced French

Beginner Portuguese

  • worked over a summer at a restaurant in Lisbon, 2017
  • some comprehension, from growing up in Brazil for a few years
  • happy to bring it up to scratch over the next month

Feel free to get in touch –

+44 7754 702348

For a full list of experiences please view my CV.