Meet Our Class of 2018 Fellows: Nicolas Ohmstede

Rice University, Jones Graduate School of Business

Nick is an incoming MBA student at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Nick was born in Chicago, IL, raised in Houston, TX and attended Texas A&M University, where he received a B.B.A with a major in Finance and a minor in Economics. After graduating in 2013, Nick joined Wells Fargo as an analyst in energy banking where he gained experience working on large leveraged deals for both public and private oil & gas and oilfield service companies. In 2015, Nick transitioned into Equity Research covering ~30 oilfield service equities on a top ranked team by Institutional Investor. While in research, Nick created detailed industry and company models using fundamental analysis to advise portfolio managers at leading hedge, long-only, mutual, and pension funds as well as attend industry conferences and meetings with company executives and clients to provide industry expertise, company model assumptions, and insights on future company plans. Outside of work, Nick is involved with local nonprofits that help teach children about the importance of banking and money management and the Houston Food Bank.

What made you consider business school?

Having only worked in finance at a large bank, I was ready to explore different fields and industries. I wanted to use business school as an opportunity to expand my business and leadership experience as well as to broaden my network.

What are you most excited about in terms of your time in business school?

Coming from a finance background, many of my coworkers have the same backgrounds, skills, and experiences as myself. Business school offers a diversity of classmates from all backgrounds that I can learn from.

Who are some leaders (in the LGBT community, in business, or in society) that most inspire you?

Rachel Maddow, Tim Cook

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

Living in Texas, I try to go skiing at least 10-15 days a year out west, but I wish I could be in the mountains everyday.

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