Associate (2022): Growth Equity & Venture Capital Investment Teams

Boston, MA & Menlo Park, CA

Who we are

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $23 billion in capital dedicated to growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 500 companies in eCommerce, technology, healthcare and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 160 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. For more information, please see www.life.summitpartners.com and check us out on LinkedIn!

What you’ll do

Come join our world class team of Associates. We aim to keep our teams small and agile, ensuring that all team members are able to play an integral role in the team’s success.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading Summit Partners' effort to identify attractive industry sectors and specific companies for investment
  • Attending trade shows and conferences and reviewing industry publications to contribute to Summit Partners' proprietary database of private companies
  • Speaking with over 1,000 entrepreneurs each year to source new portfolio companies
  • Conducting due diligence and quantitative analysis
  • Helping manage portfolio company relationships (secondary)

What you’re like

We hire Associates with 2-3 years of professional experience (typically with investment banking or consulting backgrounds, although we are open to other types of professional experience). Successful candidates will have a proven track record of leadership skills, outstanding academic (typically a GPA of 3.6+), and/or professional achievements and extra-curricular and/or community engagement. Our strongest candidates are passionate and hardworking while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor.

The Associate role requires highly motivated and self-driven individuals who exhibit high attention to detail. They should have strong analytical and communication skills and must be able to think quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We value diversity in all forms and work to create an inclusive and open culture where the best ideas win. 

At Summit we believe the ingredients of a great investor are similar to those of a great entrepreneur. Both require passion and drive, a voracious appetite to learn, insatiable curiosity, a genuine interest in business and how companies work and, perhaps most importantly, a resilience and relentless optimism that the next great company is right around the corner.

A bit more

Compensation is highly competitive, and includes the ability to invest in Summit’s Growth Equity, Venture Capital, European and Credit deals. The Associate position requires a three-year commitment. We have roles available in our Boston Office, in the midst of Boston’s Back Bay Neighborhood, or our Menlo Park Office, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Post-COVID, you will have access to a full onsite gym, fully stocked kitchen, and plentiful team and office events.

We think we have created one of the best places to work for the best employees and we look forward to receiving your application.