Jeffrey Devers

Jeffrey Devers

Founder


F.H. Leghorn

New York, NY USA


If you get dealt bad cards, you still have to play them. Work hard. That’s the one variable you can control.

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My Career PathInterview Excerpt
Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in a low-income family outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Says growing up the way he did, there was a premium put on hard work and education: “The only way you were going to succeed is if you overachieved, and I absorbed that to the nth degree.”
Attended Penn State University—started college as a pre-med major, but says he rethought that choice after failing an undergraduate chemistry class.
Admits he was not a good student during his first year of college, but he eventually applied himself and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Right out of college, he became a certified public accountant (CPA) and went to work for an accounting firm, but hated it.
Attended Harvard University where he received his MBA.
After leaving graduate school, he landed a job at Shearson Lehman Brothers, where he learned all about Wall Street and the financial industry—says, “That’s where I fit.”
He has since gone on to found several hedge funds, as well as investment management and financial advisory companies.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus
graduate
Graduate
Business Administration and Management, General
Harvard University
graduate
Graduate
Finance, General
Harvard University
Career

Career

Founder

I provide financial advice to corporations and individuals.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Numbers
Numbers
Learning / Being Challenged
Learning / Being Challenged

Day to Day

I help individuals and companies manage the different risk factors involved in financial investment. I deal with a lot of different kinds of risk and the many ways to mitigate it. I run my company a lot differently than many others in the financial industry. Most companies operate to maximize financial gain, but I operate to not lose capital.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

The most important thing is how hard you work. There will always be people who are better than you in various ways. The only thing you can control is your focus and your level of work.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find a way to enjoy your work. You work more than you do anything else in your life, so enjoy it and make an effort to be the best you can be.

Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You found the problem, you fix it."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Learning Issues
Financial