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Role Rundown: A conversation with Jay Shahpuri, Corporate Development Sr Manager at LinkedIn
Sydney Maxwell
, 21st May 2020
8 min read

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Can you explain a bit about your background and journey into corporate development?

My path into corporate development, or finance in general, was a bit of a zig-zag. In undergrad (UCLA), I majored in Electrical Engineering but during senior year, I realized that I had no interest in pursuing engineering as a career and, instead, decided to pursue the business/strategy path. My formal business education began with management consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) where the rigour and excitement of working in a fast-paced, result-driven culture fed my natural curiosity to tinker with complex problems. However, I became more drawn towards building companies rather than consulting for them so I joined an operations/product role at an entertainment startup in LA (theAudience), where I spent 3.5 years.

By that point, I had decided that I’d be spending a career in the world of business but felt I needed to build out a stronger finance skill set to round out

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