Careers: Vice President

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@centergatecapital.com.

The firm is seeking to hire a Vice President with 4-6 years of post-undergraduate experience to be an integral member of our growing team. An MBA from a top school is preferred. The candidate should be comfortable and capable of sourcing and executing new investments and working with management teams of portfolio companies and directly with the Managing Directors of the firm. As a lower-middle market focused private equity firm the candidate must be comfortable working with smaller companies and in situations with imperfect information, conducting a significant portion of due diligence in-house and managing complex processes and situations.

 

The Vice President will work collaboratively with management teams at portfolio companies to help build value through efficient operations, organic growth and add-on acquisitions. This individual will also play a key role in all parts of the transaction process, including: sourcing, completing industry research, writing investment memos, securing financing, and supporting post-close operational and strategic initiatives.

 

Deal teams at the firm typically consist of three investment professionals (Associate, Vice President/Principal and a Managing Director), requiring Vice Presidents to be extremely proactive in a fast paced environment. The ideal candidate will have investment transaction experience and possess the ability to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize investment opportunities. He/she should also effectively communicate and quantify an investment thesis along with its related risks and mitigating factors.

 

This candidate must thrive in an entrepreneurial private equity culture and have the potential to grow into a larger role at the firm, including leading deals with increasing independence.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Sourcing actionable opportunities

  • Marketing the firm to both internal and external constituents, including attending relevant trade shows and industry networking

  • Preparation of investment memos, two-pagers and business plan summaries

  • Researching investment target’s competitive position, market size and industry dynamics

  • Structuring and arranging debt with lenders

  • Management of third party diligence providers, including legal, accounting and industry specific consultants

  • Detailed financial analysis and modeling

  • Assisting with legal documentation and post-closing legal issues

  • Managing post-close value creation initiatives

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • 4-6 years of total experience including a strong academic background and relevant professional experience in consulting, investment banking and/or private equity

  • MBA from a top school

  • Team player with proven ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal and quantitative skill set

  • Entrepreneurial orientation, able to work in less structured environments with minimal oversight

  • Proven ability to proactively manage processes and outside relationships

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills with strong attention to detail

  • Strong integrity and professionalism

Phone: (512) 717-7100

Email: info@CenterGateCapital.com

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