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Derek Loosvelt

Derek Loosvelt is Vault's senior finance editor. Derek has a BS in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in creative writing from the New School. His writing has appeared in several online and print publications. Previously, he worked in investment banking as an M&A analyst and associate.

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Startup Advice from Crowdspring Founder and CEO Ross Kimbarovsky

by Derek Loosvelt | February 17, 2020

Vault recently interviewed Ross Kimbarovsky, the founder and CEO of the successful gig economy business crowdspring. Ross spoke with us about his firm, his career trajectory, and the most important advice he has for startups.

Q&A with the CEO of Ocrolus, a Fintech Firm Disrupting Document Analysis—and Hiring

by Derek Loosvelt | February 11, 2020

Vault recently spoke with Sam Bobley, the founder and CEO of Ocrolus, a fintech firm that quickly analyzes financial documents with near-perfect accuracy. Bobley spoke with us about his firm, the types of fintech jobs available, and what job seekers can do to get those jobs.

50 Best Investment Banks to Work for in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 28, 2020

We recently surveyed 3,300 banking professionals. Find out which firm is our new No. 1 overall best to work for, and which firms are best in compensation, culture, benefits, hours, training, diversity, and other workplace categories.

How and Where to Find a Fintech Job in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 23, 2020

Vault recently spoke with Amy Zimmerman, Head of People Operations at Kabbage, a fintech firm that’s disrupting the small business loan industry. We asked Zimmerman about the current state of fintech and the prospects for job seekers in the industry this year.

Visa and Job Prospects for International Students in 2020

by Derek Loosvelt | January 13, 2020

To help make sense of 2019 and to see what lies ahead in 2020 for international students, Vault recently spoke with International Student Career Expert Marcelo Barros. Here is an edited version of that conversation.

How to Make Meetings More Efficient and Less Annoying

by Derek Loosvelt | January 08, 2020

To ensure that you're getting the most out of your face-to-face meetings and not wasting people's valuable work time, follow these five tips.

6 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year's Resolutions

by Derek Loosvelt | January 07, 2020

Making New Year's resolutions is easy. Keeping New Year's resolutions is hard. So here are six tips for helping you stick to what you resolved to do this year.

10 Biggest Career and Workplace Stories of the Decade

by Derek Loosvelt | December 13, 2019

Here are the 10 most important and influential career and workplace stories of the past 10 years.

The 5 Golden Rules of Sending Holiday Cards to Clients

by Derek Loosvelt | December 10, 2019

It's well worth your time to go the extra mile and send holiday cards to your clients. Here are five essential rules that'll ensure you write the perfect notes.

4 Writing Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

by Derek Loosvelt | November 13, 2019

Most jobs require strong writing skills. Here are four common writing mistakes preventing you from getting the job you want, along with the one book guaranteed to improve your writing.

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