Associate (2024): Investment Team

Menlo Park, CA

Who we are

At Summit Partners, our mission is to be the investment partner of choice for the very best companies and executive talent. With a history spanning four decades, Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 550 companies in technology, healthcare, and other growth industries including financial services, consumer, business services and industrial technology. These companies have completed more than 160 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales.

Our growth focus extends beyond the four walls of Summit; through mentorship programs and philanthropic efforts, our team members dedicate time, talent and resources to support the communities in which we work and live. For more information, please see www.summitpartners.com/summit-careers and check us out on LinkedIn!

What you’ll do

Our commitment to the growth of our portfolio companies is matched only by our dedication to the growth of our people. At Summit, you’ll be supported in your career by world class investors and given the opportunity to expand your skillset and the freedom to own your trajectory. We aim to keep our teams small and agile, ensuring that all team members play an integral role in the team’s success.

Associate responsibilities include:

  • Speaking with entrepreneurs and executives of privately held companies to source new investment opportunities
  • Mapping attractive industry sectors to identify category-leading companies
  • Attending trade shows and conferences and reviewing industry  publications to contribute to Summit Partners’ proprietary database of private companies
  • Conducting due diligence and quantitative analysis on new investments and add-ons
  • Helping manage portfolio company relationships and strategic projects

You have

Most Associates have two-to-three years of professional, quantitatively-based experience (typically from investment banking, direct investing, or consulting, although we invite other backgrounds to apply). Successful candidates will have a proven track record of leadership skills, outstanding academic (typically a GPA of 3.6+), and/or professional and extra-curricular achievements. 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 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

The Associate position requires a three-year commitment.  We have roles available in our Boston office, centrally located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and in our Menlo Park office, in the heart of Silicon Valley. You will have access to an onsite gym, catered breakfast and lunch, a fully stocked kitchen, and plentiful team and office events. Compensation is highly competitive and includes the ability to participate in Summit’s deals.

We are committed to cultivating a high-performance environment designed to generate the best ideas, drive innovation and promote the professional growth of our team. We set a high bar, welcoming diverse perspectives to get to the best outcomes.

Exceptional people are the foundation of our success — both within Summit and across our portfolio companies. Together, we build and grow category-leading companies and successful careers.  Thank you for considering Summit, and we look forward to receiving your application.