Judge, New England (UNC) Regional Finals
VCIC Alum, UNC Kenan-Flagler 2004-2006

Mr. Marcin Szajda joined Brooke Private Equity Associates in 2008. As Principal at BPEA, Mr. Szajda monitors fund investments, their underlying portfolio companies, and direct investments. He also reviews new investment opportunities and conducts due diligence on potential investments.

Prior to joining BPEA, Mr. Szajda was an investment associate at the UNC Management Company, asset manager of the $2.6 billion endowment for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and affiliated institutions. Mr. Szajda helped to manage UNC’s portfolio of investments in private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy and natural resources, and distressed debt. His responsibilities included monitoring current investments and their underlying companies, reviewing investment opportunities, and conducting due diligence on potential investments. Additionally, he served on the advisory boards of several private capital partnerships.

Mr. Szajda began his finance career at Hewitt Associates, where he worked as an analyst in the defined contribution practice and corporate finance group. He also has experience as a summer intern with Dogwood Equity, a $74 million dollar private equity firm in Raleigh, NC, and as a Carolina Venture Fellow at the Aurora Funds, a $234 million venture capital firm in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Mr. Szajda holds a BA in economics from Rice University, a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and an MBA with highest honors from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Hudson Fellow. He has lived abroad in both Aix-en-Provence, France, and Fukuoka, Japan.