Chirag Saraiya is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Mr. Saraiya launched his career at Merrill Lynch in the Private Placement Group. Following this, Mr. Saraiya joined Banc of America Securities' US M&A Group, where he focused on sell-side advisory work in the consumer and retail sector. He then spent a number of years in Banc of America Securities' London and Paris offices helping to expand their European presence, and working closely on cross-border M&A transactions in the industrials sector. In 2003, he joined Training the Street, Inc., a firm that specializes in valuation and financial modeling training for Wall Street firms, private equity firms, and business schools globally. Mr. Saraiya has led training seminars in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.