Pitch Best Young M&A Advisor 2021: Mathijs Pauli, Lincoln International

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Company: Lincoln International 
Job Description: Associate 
Age: 29 

What are the specialties of this talent? 
Mathijs first joined Lincoln International in 2016 as an intern to later join full time. In the years since, he has developed into a crucial team member in the origination and execution of transactions as well as a central figure in the recruitment and training of new interns and analysts. Mathijs is a team player focused on getting things done. His outstanding work ethic combined with his proactive approach ensure that he is of great value to each team he is a part of. Mathijs gets motivated by the diversity of the job. Whether complex modeling, creating a compelling equity story from scratch or managing a demanding client is required, Mathijs will tackle each challenge. 
How does the talent distinguish itself from its peers? 
Mathijs often thinks a couple of steps ahead, which allows him to manage his own time and the time of his team members efficiently. Everything he does, he does with enthusiasm. He manages to find a good balance between working hard and having fun doing the job. This makes him well-liked by both co-workers and clients. Mathijs has a coaching role to analysts and interns. He is focused on making processes more efficient and sharing best practices between industry groups. 
What impact does the talent have within the organization?  
The team has grown significantly in the last couple of years and Mathijs plays a key role in training new joiners and conveying Lincoln’s unique culture. He is well-known across the Lincoln’s global offices which benefits international cooperation. Co-workers like Mathijs to be part of their deal or pitch team, valuing his contribution in drafting compelling presentations as well as his ability to build up a good relationship with the client. 
What impact does the talent have outside the organization?  
Mathijs is easy-going but will also go the extra mile to get the optimal result. As a former competitive catamaran sailor, he has shown that he knows how to combine being a team player, being a winner and having fun at the same time. Mathijs brings a positive attitude to every place he goes to, whether it is a social or business event. 
To what extent does the talent make the difference to clients?  
Mathijs is a hard worker, but also a good and critical listener. He will listen carefully to a client, not making assumptions too quickly, but speaks up if he thinks things can better be done in a different way. He combines good analytical skills with strong interpersonal skills. Mathijs radiates both enthusiasm and calmness. Clients appreciate his positive mentality, knowing that he will take ownership of a question or problem and make sure it will get solved. His enthusiasm for the job makes sure that clients feel comfortable asking for advice. 

Why does the talent deserve this nomination? 
Already a high performer as an intern, Mathijs has exceeded expectations time and time again since joining Lincoln International full time. His enthusiasm for the job, his impact on clients and his efforts in training younger staff make him a star performer. Mathijs deserves the nomination for Young Talent for both his achievements and his prospects in investment banking. 

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