Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of 2022 Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition Conference at Harvard Business School
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Ascendis Capital We are looking for a Partner in the U.S. in pharma and personal care products. Ascendis Capital is a North American Independent Sponsor that originated from a Search Fund in Mexico looking to expand into the U.S. following USMCA and nearshoring opportunities see: http://ascendiscapital.com/. Our Pharma & Personal Care vertical has been growing organically the 2021 acquired companies. We are now unfolding inorganic growth to expand existing sales and reached an LOI for an add-on target based in the U.S.
Broadtree Partners See website
The Brydon Group The Brydon Group is an investment firm that combines the best of private equity and Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA). Brydon partners with a group of six Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs) each year to search for, acquire and operate a business within the United States.
Brydon’s three partners have had multiple successful exits in software, multi-decade experience in large cap private equity (Blackstone, Carlyle), and extensive public service backgrounds. We are passionate about helping our fellows learn more about private equity and search as well as develop their abilities and judgment as both investors and operators.
This unique fellowship is perfect for a MBA student interested in both private equity and ETA. In this role, you will gain experience evaluating deals, conducting due diligence and networking with the top ETA investors and searchers.
We are looking for an MBA fellow to:
Conduct research on specific industry theses and topics Develop and implement sourcing strategies Evaluate active deals, including supporting due diligence, developing deal memos, etc. Attend investment meetings with Brydon EIRs Produce educational materials and coordinate events in the ETA space Help develop and implement operating systems to support new CEOs post-acquisition
This is a paid part-time opportunity (15-20 hrs/week). Any questions, please reach out to Steve at email@example.com
Executive Leader in Residence
Pacific Lake Partners Pacific Lake’s Executive Leader in Residence program offers talented future search entrepreneurs a launching pad to gain skills, and conviction to be a great search CEO. It is a 18-36 month program that offers exposure to the 5 critical jobs of search CEOs (prioritizing, hiring, selling, leading, scaling), an opportunity to work closely with top-performing CEOs and experts, and 15-20% ‘open time’ to develop your search thesis or expand your personal development. We're looking for a current or recent graduate from a top MBA program who's looking to launch a search in the next 24-36 months. This role is based in Boston and is available for an immediate start.
Kinderhook Partners Analysts will be responsible for assisting the team in identifying and analyzing potential long-only investment opportunities. The fund invests in multiple sectors and security types, meaning the Analysts have high visibility and are deeply involved in determining future strategies.
Broadtree Partners Broadtree Partners is looking to hire first year MBAs interested in Entrepreneurship through Acquisition to work directly with portfolio company CEOs over the summer. Broadtree is an operator-centric private equity firm. Similar to search fund accelerators, we look to hire highly talented individuals dedicated to ETA and support them in deal sourcing, fundraising, due diligence, business acquisition, and governance. We offer more flexibility than the accelerator model, supporting virtual search, larger deals, a wider range of industries, and giving each searcher equity in the fund in addition to equity in their deals. We will also sponsor individuals for work visas and US citizenship. We have closed 25+ standalone and add on acquisitions and have had two realizations at the fund, including one exit, which was successful. We are looking for ETA-driven first year MBA students to assist our CEOs in operations, finance, M&A, and sales. This position is ideal for those considering pursuing search or operations post-graduation.
Interns will spend time working directly inside our portfolio companies in the healthcare, SaaS, manufacturing, waste management, government contracting, marketing, or business services spaces.
The planned start date for our 2023 intern cohort is June 2023. We accept applicants on a rolling basis. In order to be considered for the position, please use this link to access the SparkHire portal and complete the video portion of the application: https://hire.li/b5a6bc4.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Broadtree, feel free to reach out to Elizabeth Spotts at firstname.lastname@example.org or set up a call via calendly: calendly.com/espotts/searcher.
Search Fund Entrepreneur
Broadtree Partners Broadtree Partners is looking to hire skilled operators and entrepreneurs to search for and run $1-10M+ EBITDA portfolio companies. Broadtree is an operator-centric private equity firm. Similar to search fund accelerators, we look to hire highly talented individuals dedicated to ETA and support them in deal sourcing, fundraising, due diligence, business acquisition, and governance. We offer more flexibility than the accelerator model, supporting virtual search, larger deals, a wider range of industries, and giving each searcher equity in the fund in addition to equity in their deals. We will also sponsor individuals for work visas and US citizenship. We have closed 25+ standalone and add on acquisitions and have had two realizations at the fund, including one exit, which was successful.
We are looking for searchers to join our 2023 cohort. Specifically, we are looking for alumni and second year MBA students who are interested in ETA and would start their search soon after graduation. The planned start date for our 2023 cohort is July 2023 but we have the ability to start an additional cohort in January 2023 if there is interest. We accept applicants on a rolling basis. We suggest you apply as soon as you know you are set on search and have spoken to several individuals in the search space (traditional searchers, self-funded searchers, search fund accelerators, investors, etc). When you are ready, please use this link to access the SparkHire portal and complete the video portion of the application: https://hire.li/38aff8e. If you have questions about the role or Broadtree, please email Elizabeth Spotts at email@example.com or schedule a time to talk at calendly.com/espotts/searcher.
Chief of Staff
System Six System Six, a fast-growing, remote managed finance and accounting services business, is seeking an energetic, joyful, hungry and high-EQ Chief of Staff to work directly with the CEO on the next phase of System Six’s growth. System Six was acquired in July 2021 by CEO Chris Williams (GSB 2020) and several prolific search fund investors. In its first 15 months, System Six has increased recurring revenue 33% and grown the team from 18 to 30 employees.
Over the next 15 months, System Six aims to increase this pace of revenue and team growth and lay the groundwork for additional expansion through M&A. You will play a critical role in executing against these goals, and will touch nearly every aspect of business growth and operations. You will interface closely with System Six’s Board of Directors and will be well positioned for both long-run C-Suite positions at System Six or a variety of attractive external opportunities inside and outside the ETA community. System Six seeks to scale as a leading provider of outsourced services to small businesses for decades to come, and we can’t wait to welcome you on that journey.
Chief of Staff
TribalVision - Collaborating with executive team members to determine and prioritize business strategies
- Providing department leaders with recommendations and consultation to improve teamwork
- Planning, coordinating and keeping contents of a meeting focused
- Determining key performance indicators and how to measure team performance
- Help explore a Learning Management System to institutionalize firmwide knowledge and assist with developing full new employee onboarding for 3 departments
- Providing tactical support to implement ideas
- Responding to inquiries on behalf of the Chief Executive
- Overseeing strategic business initiatives from ideation to implementation
- Identifying and helping solve core problems or opportunities within business processes
- Providing Chief Executive and other senior leaders with insight and analysis on the company’s operations
- Assessing risk when business decisions are made
- Providing support and oversight for special projects and initiatives
- Planning, coordinating and leading meetings and workshops
- Identifying and providing recommendations on improvements across the organization
TribalVision - Help lead and initiate a search for potential target businesses for add-ons
Search fund entrepreneurs
Language Transactions We have two language technology companies for sale-one in US and one in UK.
Generalist Vice President
Chenmark Chenmark Holdings is a team of small businesses committed to each other and to the constant pursuit of better. We work with retiring owners and current entrepreneurs to provide liquidity, preserve legacies, and position companies for long-term success. Chenmark companies share a commitment to our core values of: Chasing Better, Keeping Score, Playing the Long Game, and Putting the Team First.
Chenmark is seeking a Generalist Vice President (GVP). The Chenmark GVP Program is designed to give individuals with the drive to run a small business the skills and experience needed to do so. This program sets GVPs on a course for success while helping Chenmark grow in line with our core values.
The GVP journey consists of three stages: GVP, SLT, and CEO.
GVP: This stage provides the GVP with the chance to work directly with our leadership team in Portland, Maine. During this stage, the GVP's time is split between M&A work and working with our operating companies on a varied mix of challenges related to sales, operations, HR, finance, and technology, and others.
SLT: In this stage, the GVP is given the opportunity to be part of the senior leadership team at one of our OpCos, working and learning alongside the CEO who is often a former GVP themselves. This operating responsibility and exposure to small business management is an ideal training ground for our future CEOs.
CEO: This stage involves stepping into the primary leadership role at one of our OpCos. This is the final step in the program where you get handed the keys to a small business that is then yours to run with the support of Chenmark.
MBA degree or equivalent work experience Proven ability to solve problems in an agile, creative, and decisive manner Analytical proficiency An inherent curiosity and passion for learning Open to relocation within the US and Canada, based on business need and acquisition location Salary and benefits are competitive
Card Sound Partners Semi-retired entrepreneur having made about 10 private investments seeks to make 10 more with a partner to run the office, manage the IT , cooperate with searching and searchers and participate in due diligence.