Carl Johan-Nordberg

Undergrad Highlights

Carl Nordberg works in finance and is currently a principal with Katalyst LLC, a venture firm that integrates venture capital, operational execution and merchant banking in a single firm. He previously worked as an investment banking analyst with Legg Mason Wood Walker, and, as an undergraduate, interned for an international trading company in Hong Kong. After three years in the workplace, Nordberg is about to embark on his training for an MBA.

In college, the Swedish-born Nordberg was active in the Student Government Association and played on the tennis team that captured the NCAA Division III title in 1997. He also participated in several model diplomacy programs, earning recognition as a top delegate. He graduated at the head of his class.

“What intrigued me about International Studies was the ability to understand how countries pursue their national interests. The theories, simulations, and class discussions sharpened my analytical skills, which I rely on extensively in my professional life.”