Interns Malik Bauer, Myles Opdahl and Turner Snapp Join Great Range Capital For the Summer

Last summer, our office sat silent and empty. This summer, it’s livelier than ever before with new deals and new faces. In addition to adding Zachary Neuner to the investment team, we recently welcomed three interns who will be with us for the next three months: Malik Bauer, Myles Opdahl and Turner Snapp.

Meet Malik Bauer

Malik’s interest in finance was piqued the summer after graduating from high school when he began actively trading short-term options. Eager to learn more about his career options, he sought the advice of various mentors before deciding that he’d like to start in investment banking and later transition to private equity. However, Malik has two other itches this plan doesn’t quite scratch—a love of sneakers and a desire to be an entrepreneur—which is why he’d also like to one day own a store that sells vintage and exclusive clothing.

Malik just wrapped up his second year at the University of Kansas where he majors in finance and is a member of the Jennett Finance Scholars Program, Business Leadership Program, Multicultural Business Scholars Program and Business Honors Program. Despite all of these commitments and the demands of school, Malik still finds time for another passion: volunteering. His time serving those who are homeless and food insecure in Kansas City inspired him to create the KU Business School Community Engagement Committee, which connects business students who are interested in volunteer opportunities and nonprofit careers with local philanthropic organizations.

Meet Myles Opdahl

Myles first dipped his toes into the financial field in high school when he turned his stock market studies into real-world investing—a move that convinced him to major in finance and banking at the University of Missouri. But it was the rising junior’s involvement in MU’s Investment Group that solidified his plan to pursue investment banking and private equity. Myles is particularly drawn to the fact that this path allows him to dig deep into the details while also building relationships with teams and clients and is excited to participate in all aspects of the deal-making process this summer.

 Myles comes to GRC with some business experience already under his belt. He ran a lawn and landscaping business in high school and has worked in property management and in MU’s accounting office in the midst of his college studies. When he’s able to squeeze in some free time, he prefers to spend it outside where he can run, wakeboard, and golf.

Meet Turner Snapp

Turner’s career in finance also got its start in high school when he joined the investment club, and now he’s a mere year away from graduating with a degree in finance and accounting from the University of Kansas. A member of both the Jennett Finance Scholars and Dicus Business Honors programs, Turner’s gone above and beyond in his undergraduate studies to expand his knowledge and experience in the field. In addition to studying abroad at the London School of Economics, he’s also completed internships at Meliora Capital and NGL Energy Partners in Tulsa and at CH Investment Partners in Dallas. Though Turner plans to start in investment banking, he’d ultimately like to end up in private equity and is excited to learn more about the deal-sourcing process and company valuation techniques this summer.

Turner is active in KU’s Greek life and has served as his fraternity’s treasurer and new member educator. And while finance may be his top priority, he also enjoys studying history and playing golf when time allows.

Meet GRC’s Internship Program

Our interns aren’t decorative. For three months, they become full-fledged members of the investment team. Malik and Turner will focus solely on GRC business for the duration of their internship, and Myles will work on both GRC business and with FairWave Holdings, one of our portfolio companies. At the end of the term, all three will present their recommendations on an investment opportunity (typically a live deal we’re considering) to the team.

While we don’t offer jobs when summer comes to a close, our interns aren’t cut loose either. Larry Flanagan, a former GRC intern who’s now an associate with the firm after cutting his teeth in investment banking at UBS in New York City, is a case in point. We love being able to tap into our network connections to help our former interns find full-time employment in large investment banks once they graduate. Past interns have gone on to organizations like Guggenheim Investments (NYC), Stifel (NYC), Morgan Stanley (Houston), William Blair (Chicago) SunTrust (Atlanta), and Robert W. Baird (Milwaukee).

We look forward to seeing the heights Malik, Myles and Turner reach and are grateful to be able to partner with them this summer and beyond.