“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do;
we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.”
– Steve Jobs
As a boutique firm in Ambler, PA, we have several big advantages over larger investment banks:
- We give you as much responsibility as you can handle and promote you as quickly as you’re ready. There’s no waiting in line. We reward hard work and results.
- We don’t work 100-120 hours per week. We work as much as required to satisfy our clients. Weekends are for family and friends.
- Our office is located in Ambler, PA near the train station, away from the congestion and city taxes. Philadelphia and NYC are manageable commutes (30 min. and 90 min. respectively).
- We’re not a big bank trying to fill 50 positions. We only add one or two people per year. In other words, you’re guaranteed to only work with other A+ players.
In addition, people who want to join our team must align with our Six Core Values:
- Work Together
- Stay Positive
- Finish Strong
Becoming a Managing Director
We are recruiting for Managing Directors, senior level deal makers, who are aligned with SEA’s core values. MDs will be responsible for establishing and building out new markets in niche vertical or geographic markets. They must bring with them a depth of experience and network within their markets as well as possess excellent interpersonal, time sensitivity, and client management skills required to help clients navigate what is typically a once in a lifetime event.
In order to excel in this position, you will work closely with the firm’s Managing Directors, gaining hands-on experience in the exciting field of investment banking. You will have varied responsibilities, including preparing research analysis on prospects, clients, and building potential acquirer lists. You will work with industry-standard software and analytic tools, including previous transaction databases, valuation tools, pipeline tracking software, etc. Complex financial modeling skills are not a requirement; however, candidates should have knowledge of accounting principles and know how to read a financial statement. This is a position for “A Players” with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Writing skills, the ability to perform research, analyze and articulate findings are a ‘must have’ skill set. As such, the successful candidate must have a track record of academic success, be a team player, and like to work in a team environment. Summer analysts must have strong organizational skills and the ability to proactively multitask and balance competing priorities in a dynamic environment. He or she must possess excellent interpersonal skills, be comfortable interacting with entrepreneurs, and possess self-time management skills.