The Vice President role is typically reserved for recent MBA graduates or those with unique backgrounds and at least four years’ work experience. We also hire summer interns for graduate business school students in the summer before their final year.
Compass Vice Presidents are the junior leaders of the Firm, focused on fine tuning their analytical and presentation skills, leading teams, and frequently taking a leading role in working with clients. We look for stars that have fantastic analytical skills combined with extraordinary interpersonal skills.
The Vice President experience at Compass is different from other boutique and bulge bracket firms in a few key ways:
- Vice Presidents serve as key advisors to our senior deal-makers and clients rather than simply being asked to look at models and build presentations.
- Compass looks for its Vice Presidents to be more than analytical oversight. We actively search for those with leadership experience who are eager to learn and hungry to take on added responsibility, build relationships with clients, and be the firm’s advisors and investors of the future.
- Compass operates as a true meritocracy and refuses to adhere to service-length-based promotion metrics. We love to promote from within, including giving outstanding Vice Presidents the opportunity to work on both sides of our business as well as develop client relationships to bring in their own advisory or investing deals, while also executing current transactions.
- Compass aims to hire people who will build the Firm while the Firm helps them build their careers. We reward hard work but also don’t expect our team to put in unnecessary “face”-time.
Many firms say they are entrepreneurial, but at Compass an entrepreneurial spirit is a way of life.
For Vice President applications, please submit your cover letter and resume to Recruitment.