Careers

"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."
- Peter Drucker

For our firm to excel, we need to do two things extraordinarily well:

  1. Help our clients succeed.
  2. Attract, develop and retain the best people in every role.

Our values and our culture are central to our success.  All members of our team make an explicit commitment to uphold these values.

We are looking for people who are:

Benefits of being a part of our team: 

We receive strong interest from highly-qualified candidates and are highly selective. Typically, less than 0.5 percent of applicants will receive an offer from us. 

Our vision is to build the firm with best-in-class people in each role. We are growing very quickly and are seeking passionate, inquisitive and entrepreneurial individuals to join our team in various capacities.

If you have excelled in multiple endeavors and are seeking ever-greater challenges and elite professional development, we would like to hear from you. 

OPEN POSITIONS INCLUDE:

Office Manager

About the Position

Valitas is seeking an energetic, curious and driven person to collaborate with our close-knit team in a fast-paced environment. The position requires a unique individual who prefers a diverse set of tasks and is enthusiastic to jump into new initiatives. Our full-time team tripled in 2017 and is expected to reach 20 by the end of this year. We require the right person to support our growth. Our meritocratic culture sets this opportunity apart:

  • An entrepreneurial, high-performance culture that rewards excellence with rapid career advancement
  • Significant autonomy in innovating organizational, human resource, and administrative processes

This is an important role for our firm and the successful person will form part of our core leadership team.  The expected progression for this role is to Vice President, Operations and then Chief Operating Officer (COO).  As our Office Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Human Resources:
    • Supporting recruiting efforts
    • Maintaining relationships with key schools and organizations
    • Administering payroll
    • Onboarding/Offboarding employees
       
  • Operations:
    • Maintaining our databases and CRM
    • Managing vendors to reduce expenses and improve operating efficiency
    • Stocking and maintaining an inventory of office and kitchen supplies
    • Building and leading the operations team as the firm grows
       
  • Finance:
    • Book keeping and monthly reporting using Quickbooks
    • Managing invoicing, accounts payable and company banking
    • Develop and manage the office operating budget
       
  • General:
    • Execute the marketing plan, including coordinating and planning external events and preparing company mailings
    • Organizing electronic and paper files
    • Scheduling client/prospect meetings and calls, including booking of travel and venues
    • Fielding general inquiries
       
  • Other tasks (prior experience is not mandatory):
    • Managing information flow on M&A and financing projects, particularly regarding NDAs
    • Troubleshooting IT issues and arranging timely resolution of issues
    • CRM and campaign analytics
    • Website, phone and other systems administration
    • Social media strategy and execution of our social media plan

About the Successful Candidate

  • Up to two years of administrative experience is an asset, but not required.  We prefer to hire people with the right attitude and attributes who want to learn
  • Exceptionally diligent, curious and drawn to challenges
  • Tenacious and rigorous, carrying tasks independently to completion
  • Detail oriented and meticulous in producing work product
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Tech-Savvy: Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, QuickBooks and G Suite
  • Previous experience in a financial or professional services environment is preferred
  • Demonstrated interest in being part of an entrepreneurial culture

Compensation

Annual salary: $50,000 + discretionary bonus and equity participation opportunities

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: March 12, 2018

Applications should include a resume and cover letter in one PDF file. We will only consider application packages compiled in one PDF file.

Please upload your application package to the following Dropbox Link.

Investment Banking Coverage Associate

ConnectionYou know exactly how to create it from the moment you pick up the telephone. You also know how to turn that connection into trust; trust that allows you to uncover the needs of a busy business owner and arrange an appointment with a Valitas Partner by making telephone friends with gatekeepers and business owners alike.  You are proud to be associated with a rapidly expanding firm whose standards of professionalism and integrity far exceed industry norms.  

About the Firm

Operating out of Toronto with a team of 15 full-time employees, Valitas Capital Partners is a corporate finance advisory firm that specializes in private market mergers and acquisitions. Over the course of our team’s careers, we have completed nearly 200 transactions worth in excess of $180 billion (see Our Transaction Experience). Entrepreneurs and executives trust us to provide advice for their most important and transformational projects, such as selling their businesses or raising capital. We also have multiple active advisory mandates with private equity funds throughout North America.

For our firm to excel, we need to do two things extraordinarily well:

  • Help our clients succeed;
  • Attract, develop and retain the best people in every role

Our values and our culture are central to our success. All members of our team make an explicit commitment to uphold these values. The firm is growing quickly and is seeking passionate, inquisitive, entrepreneurial individuals to join our team in various capacities. Our vision is to build the firm with best-in-class people in each role.

The Position

Valitas is seeking to build a core foundation of Investment Banking Coverage Associates to build and nurture the firm’s pipeline. To support our growth while maintaining our culture, our ideal candidate is somebody who is interested in growing with us long term. We are not necessarily looking for the ‘slick Rick’ salesperson, we are looking for a delicate balance between a thoughtful and analytical person, with someone who is courageous enough to converse and ‘pitch’ high-powered individuals.  That person will:

  • Provide personalized follow-ups of leads, using both telephone and email pursuit, striking the right balance of persistence and respecting the prospect’s time.
  • Make 30-50 outreaches per day - turning gatekeepers into allies – building trust.
  • Schedule introductory appointments, primarily phone calls, for Partners.
  • Leverage our customized CRM, social selling and other advanced techniques to compile critical account and market intelligence to improve the quality of our engagement with clients and prospects.
  • Help develop outreach strategy and design targeted campaigns.
  • Help us build and continually improve our rapidly-evolving lead-generation capabilities, leveraging data-driven targeting, best-in class processes and technology.

Career progression with Valitas is based on merit and performance, never seniority. As a person grows with us, they will also see increases in responsibility and commission compensation.

Compensation

This is the ‘big league’ of sales, and as such, you will be compensated accordingly. Base compensation is $60,000 per year. Bonus compensation is performance-based and uncapped. Total target compensation in your first year is $100,000 and that number could grow to $200,000+ in your second year, based on attainable targets.

The Successful Candidate

While prior success in a B2B business development role is an asset, we are most interested in finding a person for this role who has the right attitude and personal attributes.  We provide excellent training and support to ensure success in this role for the right person.  However, demonstrated customer service focus and strong relationship building skills with mature decision makers are a must.

Our ideal candidate is a driven person who is drawn to challenges and wants to make an impact on an elite team. Specifically, we are looking for the following:

  • You are committed to conducting business with the utmost professionalism and integrity, upholding Our values and principles of conduct, including exercising discretion and take great care in handling confidential information.
  • You demonstrate curiosity and commitment to continual learning.
  • You are tech-savvy, meticulous and organized in CRM-related tasks such as taking notes, tracking activities, maintaining records and managing follow-up tasks.
  • You possess a deep professional pride and an attitude that exemplifies a commitment to excellence in everything you do.  You are self-aware, with the sound judgement to continually course-correct, drawing valid conclusions from established facts.
  • You are resilient, motivated and entrepreneurial.
  • You project professionalism and polish while exuding authenticity, personal warmth, friendliness, and humour.  You are an active listener, able to discern which facts are important, which are not and organize an unstructured discussion into a coherent written summary.
  • French is an asset, as we are active in Quebec.

If this describes you, we would love to hear from you!

Application Instructions

Application Deadline: March 28th, 2018 11:59pm

Applications should include a resume, cover letter, transcript and responses to the questions below in one PDF file. We will only consider application packages compiled in one PDF file.

Please submit responses to the following three questions. Your answers should be a maximum of 300 words in length per question, and included in the one PDF file with the rest of your application package.

  1. Why is Valitas the right fit for your professional ambitions?
  2. Why are you the ideal candidate for this role?
  3. What is something you are passionate about?

Please upload your application package to the following Dropbox link (https://www.dropbox.com/request/nQppq6xqyp6pPacOhA7G) in one PDF file.

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