July 21, 2016

Philadelphia, PA: Moelis & Company and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced a new leadership program targeting Moelis’ mid-level and recently promoted bankers. Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides strategic advice and solutions to corporations, governments and financial sponsors.

The Moelis@Wharton: Leadership Development Program will host its inaugural session July 24–26 on Wharton’s Philadelphia campus. Thirty of Moelis & Company’s recently promoted vice presidents, senior vice presidents and managing directors will participate in several learning sessions focused on building and leading high-performing teams and sharpening negotiation tactics, with plenty of opportunities to network and broaden their perspectives.

The program also features experiential learning exercises as well as individualized coaching sessions. At the conclusion of the three-day program, participants will have an individualized leadership action plan tailored to their specific roles at the firm.

Wharton Executive Education worked closely with Moelis & Company’s learning and executive leaders to develop the custom program.

“Moelis & Company has created a culture of developing their leaders from within, and this program will help them continue their ongoing investment in talent by giving their newest leaders critical skills for building strong teams and long-term relationships with their clients,” says Kenneth L. Shropshire, the David W. Hauck Professor and Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at Wharton and the academic director of the Moelis program. Shropshire also serves as an independent member of Moelis & Company’s Board of Directors.

Moelis & Company has grown rapidly since its founding in 2007 and went public in April 2014. The global independent investment bank employs about 650 staff, including more than 100 managing directors, in 17 offices worldwide. Over 20% of the firm’s current MDs are internal promotes.

“We have always believed that the most exceptional talent and leadership exist within our firm. As Moelis & Company continues to grow, we remain focused on creating new ways to motivate, develop, and challenge our people. This program will further strengthen the leadership and team building skills our MDs, SVPs, and VPs already possess, while granting them access to the resources of one of the nation’s top business schools,” notes Ken Moelis, Chairman and CEO of Moelis & Company and Wharton Alumnus. “The best way to attract and retain top talent is to invest in their personal and professional growth. Empowering our recently promoted bankers with these valuable skills will allow them to have a greater impact in their new roles and ultimately become the future leaders of our firm.”

To learn more about Wharton Executive Education’s programs, call +1.215.898.1776 or email: customprograms@wharton.upenn.edu.


About Moelis & Company

Moelis & Company is a leading global independent investment bank that provides innovative strategic advice and solutions to a diverse client base, including corporations, governments and financial sponsors. The Firm assists its clients in achieving their strategic goals by offering comprehensive integrated financial advisory services across all major industry sectors. Moelis & Company’s experienced professionals advise clients on their most critical decisions, including mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations and restructurings and other corporate finance matters. The Firm serves its clients with about 650 employees based in 17 offices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. For further information, please visit: http://www.moelis.com.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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