Beatrice H. Mitchell

Beatrice is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Sperry, Mitchell & Company, an investment banking boutique which specializes in arranging the sale or merger of private mid-market companies. She also co-owns Percival Scientific, a leading Iowa-based manufacturer of biological incubators and plant growth chambers. She is on the Board of Managers at Haverford College, a member of the Executive Committee and on the Board of the InterSchool Orchestras of New York, and Chair of the Development Committee on the Board of ICD – The Institute for Career Development.

Beatrice is a regular lecturer at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business; she has also lectured at the Stern School of Business at New York University and the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. She has been widely quoted in the financial and business press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, Crain’s, USA Today, CNN Money Line and National Public Radio. In 2016, she was a featured speaker at The Bloomberg Breakaway Summit and also served as an Expert Panelist for a Merrill Corporation webinar. In 2017, 2016 and 2015, she was recognized as one of The Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

Beatrice is the co-author of The Complete Guide to Selling Your Business, which is in its third edition and is also published in Chinese.

Beatrice received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Columbia University Business School.

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