2017 Best & Brightest: Ronan McIntosh, University of Denver (Daniels)

Ronan McIntosh

University of Denver, Daniels College of Business

“I’m someone you can trust to provide excessive insight on any Christopher Nolan film.”

Fun fact about yourself: I have lived in four different countries (and still have an AOL email address).

Hometown: Evergreen, Colorado

High School: Lakewood High School (Colorado) & Bordeaux International School (France)

Major: Finance & International Business

Minor: Accounting & Leadership Studies

Favorite Business Courses:

  • Understanding Financial Statements
  • Gateway to Business
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • Multinational Financial Management
  • Business Analytics and Modeling

Extracurricular Activities, Community Work and Leadership Roles During College: Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Pioneer Business Review; Resident Assistant; President of the DU Roots and Shoots club; Pioneer Leadership Program; DU Honors Program; Daniels Distinction Program; Student Ambassador; Volunteer for Centura Health’s Porter Adventist Hospital; Volunteer for DU Service and Change club; Undergraduate Coordinator for the Investment Banking and Capital Markets club; Chancellor’s Scholarship; Blake Endowed Scholarship; Schlacks Scholarship; Dean’s List and Hornbeck Scholar

Where have you interned during your college career: KRG Capital Partners located in Denver, CO as a Private Equity Summer Intern; JC Consulting Group located in Evergreen, CO as a Healthcare Consulting Intern; KPMG Corporate Finance located in Denver, CO as an Advisory Intern; J.P. Morgan located in New York City, NY as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Healthcare Group

Describe your dream Job: My dream job would be in finance. While I am not positive about exactly what that will look like in the long-term, I am proud to begin my career with J.P. Morgan in investment banking. I would definitely enjoy working closely with management teams and providing strategic financial advice.

Where would you like to work after graduation?  After graduating, I am proud to say that I will be working at J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banking Analyst in New York with the firm’s Healthcare Group.

What are your long-term professional goals? Perhaps my most significant professional goal in the long-term is to be part of the financing and/or advising process behind a never-before-seen medical innovation that adds great value to the healthcare industry, making a real difference in the lives of people who are suffering.

“I knew I wanted to major in business when…I was a kid, inspired by members of my local community who changed a lot for the better through their philanthropy that was made possible by their business ventures.”

“If I didn’t major in business, I would be…an economics major, probably also studying international relations and history.”

“Before I entered business school, I wish I had known…the importance of becoming involved in the broader university community.”

What was the happiest moment of your life? Receiving a full-time offer to begin working for J.P. Morgan in New York was the happiest professional moment of my life. I consider it to be my greatest professional accomplishment yet.

Which academic, extracurricular or personal achievement are you most proud of? When I transitioned over to Lakewood High School for my last two years before college, I was in the school’s International Baccalaureate program. It was quite rigorous and required a lot of time to work through. I am most proud to have graduated with both the International Baccalaureate diploma, as well as the status of Valedictorian.

What animal would you choose to represent your professional brand? I would choose the wolf as a symbol of loyalty, honesty, and a dedication to doing what is right.

Who would you most want to thank for your success? My grandfather, Mike McIntosh, has been my greatest inspiration. He has always been there for me and supported my pursuits. His dedication to never set down a project until it has been perfected is always admirable. He values diligence and hard work beyond anyone else I have ever known. I cannot possibly thank him enough for everything that he has done for me, and I aspire to uphold his values throughout my own life.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would hope they would remember me as someone who was always dedicated to his friends and supported his community.

Favorite book: Wealth of Nations

Favorite movie: Interstellar

Favorite musical performer: Jack White

Favorite vacation spot: Camp Nelson, CA (Sequoia National Park)

What are your hobbies? Camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, watching movies with friends, listening to movie scores

What made Ronan such an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017?

“Ronan McIntosh is an exceptional student not only in the classroom but also through his involvement with the University of Denver and the broader local Community. I first met Ronan at a student leader reception sponsored by Daniels Undergraduate Programs. I was immediately impressed by the valuable insight he provided as I inquired about how to improve the undergraduate student experience at the Daniels College of Business. Additionally, his plethora of internship experience and impressive academic record are clear reasons why he was able to land a full-time job with JP Morgan’s investment banking unit in New York. I am proud to recommend Ronan to be included as an invaluable addition to the Class of 2017.”

Lisa M. Victoravich
Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs
Associate Professor, School of Accountancy
Daniels College of Business
University of Denver


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