Javier Barrena graduated from the University of Michigan in 2019 with a degree in Economics and International Studies. He speaks Spanish fluently. During his time at the university, Javier was a member of the varsity swim team and volunteered at the children’s hospital.
He began his career as an Analyst in M&A, divestitures, capital investments, and strategy on the Corporate Development team for Guardian Industries. As he built relationships with colleagues, including several investment bankers, it became clear to him that a transition to investment banking was the next step in his career.
When asked why he loves his job, Javi, as he is fondly known around the office, smiled and explained with gusto, “investment banking allows me to learn about a myriad industries while helping our clients achieve their goals.”
In his free time Javi enjoys skiing, surfing, and losing golf balls at the golf course.