Top 4 Tips for Women to Reach Their Career Goals

Posted by Joanne Flynn on 2/5/19 10:00 AM

There are some industries where leadership is still predominantly comprised of men. This doesn’t always mean it’s harder for women to advance, but you need to be proactive when you decide to seek new prospects. Of course, this is good advice even if you aren’t in a male-dominated field. If you’re ready to take charge of your life and start moving forward — whether you’re going for a promotion, making a career switch, or even starting your own business — use these tips to make that next step a reality.

Tip #1 - Market Yourself Wisely

  • Create Your Personal Brand: When you start your own business, part of the planning stage is developing your brand. Having a brand is no longer limited to business owners, though. You want to create a personal brand so potential employers know who you are and what you can offer. According to Northeastern University, the key to building your personal brand is to define who you are as a professional. Ask yourself what your best skills are, which projects motivate you, and where you expect to go in the future.
  • Tailor Your Online Reputation: Your personal brand is primarily created through your online presence. Start crafting that presence by being active in online communities in your field. Remember that your personal brand is impacted by your entire online presence too, not just the spaces where you engage professionally. Before applying for new jobs, it’s important to make sure your online reputation reflects a positive image because many employers use social media as a way to find out more about applicants. An easy way to develop a good online brand is to get the help of a reputation management company. Their job is to contract with writers who create a large quantity of online content for you, including blog posts, press releases, and articles, that demonstrate your volunteer work, awards, and other accomplishments.
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New Career Opportunity: Investment Banking Analyst in San Francisco, CA

Posted by Steve Flynn on 1/7/19 4:21 PM

Our client is a boutique investment advisory firm with four industry practices: Media; Telecom and Towers; Technology; and Renewable Energy.  Founded in 1987, the firm's headquarters are in San Francisco with satellite offices in Boston, Boulder, Kansas City, and NYC. The firm’s 28 professional staff offers financial advisory services related to mergers and acquisitions, capital formation, restructuring, and valuation / appraisals.  The firm is projecting significant growth in the coming years.  These positions are based in the San Francisco office.

The Analysts are assigned to practice areas each year and the firm is currently seeking to fill two positions in its Telecom group.  In future years, Analysts would have the opportunity to be assigned to other practice areas as a way to broaden their banking experience.  Our client expects Analysts will be committed and pro-active contributors who demonstrate an energetic work ethic and have the maturity and poise to contribute positively in client-facing interactions.  If you are interested in learning more or applying, please visit job #299 on our careers website, or contact Steve Flynn at sflynn@phxgrpintl.com

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New Career Opportunity: Associate, Portfolio Impact in Maryland

Posted by Steve Flynn on 1/6/19 8:08 AM

Our client is currently seeking an experienced professional to join its Portfolio Impact team, which is fully dedicated to supporting the venture capital firms and portfolio companies in which our client has directly or indirectly invested by facilitating mutually beneficial connections to potential customers, strategic partners, service providers, executive talent and investors. For this particular role, they are looking for someone to work on their Corporate Network initiative and accelerate its efforts in establishing and strengthening relationships with senior corporate executives such as CIOs, CTOs and Innovation leaders. Primarily, this person would help these executives navigate the VC ecosystem by identifying and connecting them with the 120 VC firms and 6,000 underlying portfolio companies within our client’s network. Responsibilities would include defining the overarching strategy for the Corporate Network, attending and running networking events and executive briefings that connect their entrepreneurs and executives, and advising corporate innovation groups on market scans and other activities.

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New Career Opportunity: Associate / Senior Associate, Investments in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Posted by Steve Flynn on 1/6/19 8:04 AM

Our client is growing!  They are looking to hire an Associate/Senior Associate to join their investment team to help them find, analyze and make investments across our venture investment platform. Our client, a venture capital platform with over $7B under management, invests in established and emerging venture capital fund managers, in expansion stage venture-backed companies and in secondary investments in venture capital funds and companies.  Originally founded in 2000, the Firm now has over 70 employees with offices in Baltimore, Maryland and Palo Alto, California. If you are interested in learning more or applying, please visit job #296 on our careers website, or contact Steve Flynn at sflynn@phxgrpintl.com

Notable investments include Accel, Benchmark, Founders Fund, and NEA, as well as Chewy.com, ExactTarget, DocuSign, Scopely and Mulesoft. 

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New Career Opportunity: Private Equity Associate in the Midwest

Posted by Steve Flynn on 1/6/19 7:59 AM

Our client is a private equity firm that partners with entrepreneurs and management teams investing in and growing lower middle-market companies. Our client seeks to invest in lower middle-market niche manufacturing, business services, distribution and consumer companies in industry sectors where we have considerable investment experience and can leverage prior successes.  Our client has a strong track record of investing in and growing businesses in our regional markets having completed over 100 investments with a total transaction value of more than $3 billion. If you are interested in learning more or applying, please visit job #297 on our careers website, or contact Steve Flynn at sflynn@phxgrpintl.com

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New Career Opportunity: Senior Associate - Private Equity Services in New York, NY

Posted by Steve Flynn on 1/6/19 7:30 AM

Our client is looking for a Senior Associate - Private Equity Services to join their team in the New York City area.

Our client is a leading specialty management consultancy that advises private equity investors on responsible investment and risk management under the umbrella of environmental, social, and governance (ESG). The majority of their engagements revolve around conducting due diligence of prospective acquisitions on ESG issues such as data privacy, ethics and compliance, supply chain management, diversity and inclusion, social and labor conditions, environmental impact, worker health and safety, and food safety. Our client works with ~50 clients representing greater than $350 billion in assets under management.

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Career Opportunity: Director of Portfolio Impact (Mid Atlantic)

Posted by Steve Flynn on 11/13/18 10:36 PM

Our client is currently seeking an experienced leader to join and manage its Portfolio Impact team, which is fully dedicated to supporting the venture capital firms and portfolio companies in which our client has directly or indirectly invested by facilitating mutually beneficial connections to potential customers, strategic partners, service providers, executive talent and investors. For this particular role, they are looking for someone to lead their Corporate Network initiative and accelerate its efforts in establishing and strengthening relationships with senior corporate executives such as CIOs, CTOs and Innovation leaders.

Primarily, this person would help these executives navigate the VC ecosystem by identifying and connecting them with the 120 VC firms and 6,000 underlying portfolio companies within our client’s network. Responsibilities would include defining the overarching strategy for the Corporate Network, attending and running networking events and executive briefings that connect their entrepreneurs and executives, and advising corporate innovation groups on market scans and other activities.

While this role must be based out of our client’s Maryland office, there will be discretion to travel as needed for meetings with executives, investors and portfolio companies. This person could potentially be based remotely, but spending a majority of most weeks in their Baltimore office is required. Our client is looking for the right person for the role and plan to tailor compensation and title to the individual.  

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT AN INVESTMENT ROLE AND THERE IS NO LONGER TERM PATH TO BECOMING AN INVESTOR WITHIN OUR CLIENT.

If you are interested in applying for the position, you can apply to job #294 on our careers website.

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Career Opportunity: Associate, Renewables in San Francisco, CA

Posted by Steve Flynn on 11/13/18 10:29 PM

Our client is a boutique investment advisory firm specializing in radio & TV broadcasting, the wireless spectrum, towers and shared infrastructure, data centers & hosting, and renewable energy. The Associate role at our client is a critical driver of deal execution, primarily responsible for ensuring that the needs of their clients are fully satisfied in both the content and quality of our engagements. Our client looks to Associates as essential members of the deal execution team who leverage the firm’s resources responsibly, partner effectively with Managing Directors and Vice Presidents, and successfully demonstrate leadership with the Analysts assigned to their deals. 

This position is in the Renewable Energy group, our client’s newest and fastest growing industry practice, consisting of a team of nine banking professionals (3 MDs, 1 VP, 2 Associates and 3 Analysts).  The Renewables practice is active in the solar and wind sectors, and our client is committed to serving a broad range of clients and investors in the U.S. market.  Our client’s Renewables practice has been serving clients since 2012.

Our client offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, an annual bonus, profit sharing, 401k, and health/dental/vision plan.

The Associate role is based in San Francisco, where the Renewables team is locatedIf you are interested in applying for the position, you can apply to job #292 on our careers website.

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Career Opportunity: Director of Talent Development in New York, NY

Posted by Steve Flynn on 11/13/18 10:22 PM

Our client has established itself as the leading risk and valuation analytics and consulting services firm for the mortgage and asset-backed securities industry. They develop and license problem solving analytical systems for institutional investors using advanced quantitative methods. Their models include prepayment and default models, home price models, and a variety of systems that solve complex, investment risk and valuation problems used by some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated institutional, fixed income investors. These include banks, guarantors, credit unions, insurance companies, regulators, broker-dealers, hedge funds and money management firms.

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Career Opportunity: Project Management & Origination Associate or Vice President in San Diego

Posted by Steve Flynn on 8/9/18 7:45 PM

Our client is one of the oldest, largest and most experienced placement agents in the world, having raised more than $90 billion across 110 highly differentiated funds. The firm’s sole purpose is private capital advisory, with a primary focus on raising intuitional capital for fund managers, across a full range of alternative strategies – private equity, private credit, real assets, real estate, and hedge funds/liquid products. In addition to fund placement, the firm has a growing focus on raising private capital for direct deals, co-investments, and special purpose vehicles, among other products.

Our client is seeking an Associate or Vice President in their San Diego office to work with senior members of the firm, within the Project Management and Origination Group, in the pursuit of marketing and fundraising endeavors. Partnering with a select number of the highest-quality alternative investment managers, this firm has represented some of the most innovative funds of the last two decades.

If you are interested in applying for the position, you can apply to job #290 on our careers website.

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