Sofia Byrne joined Alpha IR Group in early 2017 as an analyst. Her role includes conducting financial analysis, investor research, communicating with the buy-side/sell-side, and she is responsible for creating and managing client deliverables. Prior to joining Alpha IR, Byrne worked as a research associate at Akoya Capital Partners, a family office, private equity firm in Chicago. There she worked with operating partners to identify investment opportunities with the use of sector focused analyses. Byrne has additional experience conducting market research, industry analysis, co-sponsor outreach and proprietary deal generation. She graduated from DePaul University receiving a B.S. in Economics from the Driehaus School of Business and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at DePaul University’s Kellstadt School of Business.