New Career Opportunity: Vice President, Private Equity (Dallas, TX)

Posted by Steve Flynn on 3/21/17 2:00 PM

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Our client is looking for a Vice President to join their team in Dallas, TX. The Vice President is responsible for creating extraordinary outcomes as he/she assists with the implementation of the firm’s strategy by contributing to and collaborating with their diverse, talented, and well-aligned team of professionals. This position has a broad set of responsibilities and requires the individual to be a humble student and teacher. The position reports to Directors and Principals

Our client is a Texas-based multi-strategy investment firm founded upon the principles of conscious capitalism. Our client’s private equity business partners with leadership teams of companies that operate with a long-term perspective, commit to their mission or purpose, and create value for all stakeholders. Our client’s alternatives investment platform creates and manages customized portfolios designed to meet the unique objectives of institutions, family offices, and sophisticated private investors.

If you are interested in applying, please visit job #247 on our careers website.

Key Responsibilities:

The Vice President will perform responsibilities similar to those typically performed by a vice president of a lower middle-market private equity firm, including:

  • Assisting with sourcing and evaluating new investment opportunities
  • Determining valuation and structure recommendations 

  • Managing and coordinating the diligence process
  • Executing new investments, recap, or sale transactions in coordination with senior 

  • Managing and coordinating attorneys, accountants, consultants, lenders, and other service 
  • Training, mentoring, and inspiring associates, analysts, and other team members 

  • Leading the creation of financial models, data analytics, investor presentations, and 
investment committee materials 

  • Monitoring portfolio companies and assisting management teams with strategic, financial, 
and operational initiatives 

  • Understanding and overseeing both the “in the weeds” details and level perspective 

  • Performing market research, attending industry events, and developing sound investment 

  • Assisting with other functions as requested, including the creation of tools/templates, 
marketing materials, press releases, other brand building activities, recruiting, and internal processes

Education, Experience and Skills:

The Vice President has/demonstrates:

  • A bachelor’s degree and MBA with an outstanding academic record from highly respected institutions 

  • At least six years of relevant experience, including i-banking, principal investing, or other similar roles 

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical, and modeling skills; ability to understand and consider a wide range of financial, operational, strategic, human, and ethical matters; naturally a systems thinker 

  • Ability to synthesize, aggregate, and parse high volumes of information that may be incomplete or irrelevant and recommend actions that are in accordance with the firm’s vision, strategy, and values 

  • Ability to thrive in an unstructured environment without rigidly defined procedures 

  • Ability to train other team members 

  • An authentic interest in business operations and working with management teams to 
improve them 

  • Excellent verbal and written skills with the ability to comfortably communicate with multiple 
personality types 

  • A consistent track record of being an extraordinary performer

The Vice President is even more likely to succeed at our client in the long run if he or she has/demonstrates:
  • Relentless preparation and perseverance during adversity (e.g., athletics, military, etc.) 

  • Ties to the Southwest or a clearly demonstrated long-term interest in the region 

  • Exceptional business writing ability and a strong grasp of grammar and punctuation 

  • Expertise in accounting 

  • Proficiency with Tableau or other big data analytics software 

  • Experience creating high-impact visual documents (e.g. Slidedocs, PowerPoint presentations, 

Candidate Mindset:

The Vice President demonstrates that a long-term perspective is central to his/her purpose and has a long track record of exhibiting it both personally and professionally by/through:

  • Passion for private equity investing and other alternative investment strategies 

  • Curiosity and open-mindedness; living the motto “never stop learning” 

  • Orientation toward others with a personal humility that elevates those around him/her 

  • Willingness to make short-term sacrifices that result in greater long-term rewards 

  • High emotional intelligence to corral divergent perspectives in uniting toward a purpose 

  • Championing a values-centric, collaborative approach and balancing advocacy with inquiry 

  • Seeking accountability/responsibility while exercising self-awareness to know when help is 

  • Sound judgment in knowing which leadership approaches best fit specific circumstances 

  • Uncompromising attention to detail that inspires confidence 

  • Unapologetic authenticity that results in efficiency and learning opportunities 

  • Producing extraordinary outcomes at all times whether anyone will know or not 

  • Living a balanced life that creates joy for others 

  • Laughing uncontrollably at least once per week, loving animals (especially dogs), clearly 
preferring jeans to suits 

Preferred Degrees:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Preferred Certifications:

  • Not Applicable
Preferred Work Status:
  • U.S. Citizen
  • U.S. Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder)
Willingness to Travel:
  • Yes
Carried Interest:
  • Yes 
Stock Options:
  • No

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