Miki Cvijetic talks to the Courier Mail about his career in the turnaround industry

Miki Cvijetic, investment manager at Boab Capital Group and Helmsman Capital, recently spoke to the Courier Mail about his study and career in the turnaround industry, along with his advice for those considering going into it.

 

Miki Cvijetic, investment manager, Boab Capital Group and Helmsman Capital and recent graduate of the TMA’s Certified Turnaround Analyst program

WHAT’S YOUR ROLE?

I work for a private investment firm which provides companies with private equity and private debt funding, and specialty consulting services. My role covers all aspects of the investment process from deal origination, assessment and execution, to investment monitoring and working with our portfolio companies to improve performance and increase value, to exit management and reporting to our investors.

HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR 20s?

Figuring out what career options were available and finding the one I was passionate about. I studied finance and accounting at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and was part of a specialised co-op program which gave me an early insight into the corporate world. I worked in a stockbroking firm, a listed toll road infrastructure fund, an insolvency firm, a boutique corporate finance firm and a global investment bank.

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR 30s?

Since joining Helmsman, I completed the Certified Turnaround Analyst program through the Turnaround Management Association and UTS to further my knowledge of turnarounds after determining this was going to be my long-term career. In today’s changing environment, being ready to settle with a single company is challenging. I’ve been fortunate to have found a firm I can do this with and is creative and adapting to changes.

WHAT’S YOUR ULTIMATE CAREER GOAL?

My career goal was always to be a principal within a leading private investment firm and work with like-minded individuals. I plan to reach that goal with my current firm.

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s?

Figure out what they most value in life. Find the career that they will be most passionate about and would pursue if they were independently wealthy. Determine the work environment that suits their personality and ambition. The best way to figure this out is to try different roles in your 20s and work for different organisations.

Published 14-02-18 by Categories Turnaround, Uncategorized
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