Making the Cut at Legg Mason

Its chief of recruiting for investment banking reveals the cross-country airplane flight test and other traits he seeks in new hires

Jon Mahan is a managing director in the investment banking division of Legg Mason Wood Walker (LM ), a Baltimore-based global financial services company that he joined in 1996. He also serves as the director of recruiting and training for investment banking. Earlier in his career, Mahan worked as an equity research analyst at the First of Michigan Corp. He earned a BBA in finance from Western Michigan University and a JD from the College of William and Mary School of Law.

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