Division: Either: Private Equity, Asset Management & Hedge Funds or Investment Banking practices
Salary: Above market Basic based on experience, Commission plan up to 50% and equity from day one.
The executive search firm we are working with was established to offer
clients a research driven search product to identify highly talented
front office professionals internationally, in their three core markets:
Private Equity, Asset Management & Hedge Funds and Investment Banking.
Positions recruited for range from Associate through to Partner level,
operating a tailored approach with all clients depending on their needs.
Since inception they have been very profitable every year of trading and have
grown organically. They do not believe in a volume driven or mass
market approach to their growth strategy (and recruitment strategy) and
will therefore look to grow the UK office to around 20-25 people, then
replicating this model globally. The next key markets for them to
further develop will (in all likelihood) be the US (from New York) and
Asia (from Hong Kong). Furthermore they will look to transfer
individuals who have been successful in our London office to lead these
efforts, to provide career progression and allow for cohesion within the
group in terms of operational standards and service levels.
My client offers the chance to work in a respected company with
substantial opportunities to build a highly successful desk, in a work
place that is free from red tape, bureaucratic inefficiencies or micro-
management. The market specialist (across Private Equity, Asset Management & Hedge Funds and Investment Banking)
reputation they have built allows individuals to leverage off a
recognised name and to gain from the market penetration they have
Their working environment is core to its success and
they have worked hard to cultivate a mature, yet fun workplace,
supporting individuals (1-on-1 coaching, internal training courses, and
hiring specific support staff) and their business plans to help them
achieve their goals.
They established roots when many of their market peers were retracting or leaving the market and it is through this that they now have a platform to excel as the market sentiment mproves. The goal is to continue to grow a distinguished name in Executive Search and include all of its employees in its long-term
WORKING FOR THEM:
They maintain a firm belief in the environment that they want everyone to operate in and first and foremost that is about having a sense of ownership in the business.
Everyone within the company has equity in the company allocated to them
at the start of their employment and are actively encouraged to take
part in helping the business grow, not only through their billings. This
includes individuals taking on roles in organizing events, marketing
strategies, training and development and so on. Furthermore they back,
invest time and support all of their consultants. They give the training
needed and allow time for individuals to grow and develop their desks
at their own rate.
WHAT THEY EXPECT:
Everyone in the business has developed their own desk from a combination of warm and cold clients and would always look more preferentially at individuals
who are motivated in developing their own portfolio of clients. That
said the team have many years recruitment experience running successful
businesses and able to assist with helping consultants win new business,
through market connections.
They are looking for motivated and driven consultants who want to be a true part of the business they work in, who are ambitious in their future career and want a business that will help harness and reward that.
From starting just four years ago and through incredibly difficult market conditions, my client has established itself as a market leader across its three
core markets. They have been highly profitable, helped grow Consultants
and are recognised for their approach to Search. They are now looking
for individuals who are highly motivated and want to be a part of that
BACKGROUND & REQUIREMENTS:
At least 2+ years of successful sales background, ideally in recruitment but we would (and have hired) individuals from industry
A passion for the financial markets
Excellent interpersonal skills