A few years back I had pleasure of working on a transaction with Stan Shuman, then a Managing Director at Allen & Co.
Allen & Co is the investment bank at the center of the tech ecosystem, and Stan joined in 1970, and was at the helm for many years.
On this transaction that Stan and I worked together there was an analyst from Allen & Co. He was straight out of school, and he was absolutely brilliant. His speed, clarity and certainty in dealing with things was unlike any other grad I’ve encountered. He appeared to be super human.