Intern Spotlight: Get to Know Luke Pillarella
Luke began interning with Normandy Advisors in late 2020. A quick learner, Luke has already made a positive impact on four of our retained buy-side searches, assisting with research and evaluation of acquisition opportunities, and providing us with detailed analysis of current M&A activity in the Middle and Lower-Middle Market. Despite working remotely, Luke has been actively engaged with the team at Normandy and is continuously helping us improve our research capabilities by utilizing software and data.
Where did Luke grow up?
Bethlehem, PA, former home of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation
Where does he go to school? What is he studying?
Luke is a Junior at Boston College, Carroll School of Management. He is double majoring in Finance and Accounting and pursuing a minor in Mathematics
Is he in any clubs at BC?
Luke is on the Executive Board of BC’s Investment Club, a student-managed investment fund. Luke mentors many younger students who are interested in the investing world, and he enjoys having the opportunity to manage real money. Luke also worked as a full-time manager with the NCAA Division 1 Top 50-ranked BC baseball team throughout his Freshman and Sophomore years, and currently works part-time with the team
What does he do when he is not in school or working at Normandy?
In his (limited) down time, Luke enjoys running, lifting weights, and reading. He typically reads non-fiction and recently finished reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. He is currently reading Mathew McConaughey’s memoir, Greenlights
Why did he apply to Normandy Advisors?
Luke wanted to gain exposure to the private equity space while working with a small team to learn as much as possible. He learned about the internship from a Boston College alumnus who had previously worked at Normandy
Any “fun facts” or unique interests we would now know unless we got to know him?
Luke completed Boston’s Tough Ruck in April of 2019 with a 45-pound weight on his back. He also has a strong interest in military history
What is he doing next summer?
Luke will be working as an investment banking intern at RBC. Although the internship will be remote and not in New York City as anticipated, he is excited about the opportunity to continue learning and working within the investment world