Darren Gortz

Senior Instructor

Professional Experience:

  • Bear Stearns – Investment Banking; Deutsche Bank – Investment Banking; Bank of America – Investment Banking; Principal Partners – Investment Banking & Asset Management; Creative Conservation – Non-profit

Teaching Credentials:

  • Bear Stearns – Investment Banking Training Program Instructor; Bank of America – led Investment Banking training programs for Healthcare team, India offshoring initiative and the Brazilian M&A team


  • Pepperdine University – B.S. in Business Administration (cum laude)

Get to know Darren

Darren joined TTS in 2010 with over a decade of international investment banking experience covering a wide range of industries and geographies. Most recently he was a partner at Principal Partners, a Brazilian investment banking advisory and asset management firm based in São Paulo, Brazil where he led the execution of debt, equity-hybrid and M&A transactions. Prior to Brazil, he worked as an investment banker at leading bulge bracket investment banks including Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Bear Stearns in New York and London. Darren is an experienced trainer who developed, implemented and led financial modeling and valuation training initiatives at Bear Stearns and Bank of America in the US, Europe, India and Brazil. He also serves on the board of directors of Creative Conservation, a 501 C-3 non-government organization engaged in environmental education initiatives which he co-founded in 2001.