Tag Archives: Finance, Consulting, and Business

A deep conversation about FinTech – Disruptor or being disrupted?

Please join the Professors of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program in welcoming Thomas Weisel via video conference call for “A Deep Conversation about FinTech – Disruptor or Being Disrupted”.

Monday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Axinn 229

Thom Weisel P’22 serves as Co-Chairman at Stifel. Previously Thom was Chairman and CEO of Thomas Weisel Partners Group, a firm he founded in 1999, and former Chairman of Montgomery Securities.

Thom has been recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award of National Venture Capital Association in 2006, the George Steinbrenner Sport Leadership Award of the U.S. Olympic Foundation in 2011 and was recently inducted into the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Thom has been on the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation Board since 1977 and was the Chairman from 1983 through 1994. He has been Chairman of the USA Cycling Foundation Board since its founding in 2000. Thom currently serves on the Board of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Previously, he served on the boards of NASDAQ, Stanford Endowment Management Board, Empower America, and Harvard Business School Advisory Board.  He is former chairman of Capital Campaign for California School of Arts and Crafts along with former trustee of Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Thom graduated from Stanford University with distinction and honors in Economics and obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Boutique consulting firm hiring seniors. Apply now!

Seurat Group is a boutique, data-driven management consulting and private equity firm with 20+ professionals specializing in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Our name comes from Georges Seurat, the pointillist painter. As with pointillism, we integrate many points of cultural, behavioral and sales data, identifying insights to help our clients and portfolio companies see the “bigger picture.”

We are looking for creative, curious, entrepreneurial and team-oriented people who are ready to tackle a variety of challenges and are always excited to learn something new. The Business Analyst role is primarily focused on the Consulting side of our business and will have the opportunity to support Seurat Capital as opportunities arise.

On typical project engagements, you would be responsible for: Designing, conducting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative primary research, Interpreting insights from a variety of different data sources and helping the team think about the implications for our clients’ businesses, Conducting secondary research to better understand changes and trends in the industry and Supporting creation of the presentations we use to help our clients understand our insights and recommended solutions.

Apply HERE on Handshake

Work at CCI Next Year!

Looking for an
on-campus job next year?

Join the impressive and fun
front office team at the CCI!
(You’ll have access to
the famous CCI snacks!)

If the following describes you: kind, approachable, compassionate, energetic, spirited, resourceful, and can maintain a smile and sense of humor even during the most challenging of days then we hope you will apply for this opportunity.

Applicants must submit a résumé, cover letter that explains why you want to work at the CCI and the names of two references to be considered for this position. Apply via PeopleAdmin here. Deadline to apply is 4/28.

Ben and Ronco

(Did we mention you get to work with not one, not two, not three, but FOUR dogs who are part of the campus “Dogs at Work” program?)

Apply now: Consulting case interview preparation summer mentoring program

The “case buddy” mentoring program provides a significant leg-up in preparing for the critical case interview as part of the hiring process for consulting jobs and internships.

This program is for rising juniors and seniors who plan to go through the recruitment process this fall for full time positions after graduation or next summer’s internship.  You do not have to be interning at a consulting firm this summer to participate. 

How it works:  Selected students will be matched with a Middlebury alumnus/a to work together over the summer of 2019. During this time, you and your assigned alumni mentor will engage in a minimum of 3 practice case interviews.  You will together identify goals and expectations, and review and discuss areas of improvement.  You have the option of meeting in person, by video chat, or by phone.  This should all take place during June, July and August.

This opportunity is for students serious about consulting.  Not for the curious and just exploring.  We will make our best attempt to match you, but it is not guaranteed.

APPLY HERE. Deadline isSunday, May 5, 11:55 p.m.  Matches will be introduced in May.

Research Associate JOB at Economists Incorporated in DC

Economists Incorporated (EI), a leading economic consulting firm, has openings for Research Associate positions commencing in the summer of 2019 in its Washington, DC office.

The Research Associate position is typically for two years to four years, depending on EI’s case needs and Research Associate interest. There are multiple positions available, for one of which fluency in Mandarin Chinese is a plus. 

EI Research Associates have the opportunity to work directly with Ph.D. economists from top universities on a variety of high-profile cases concerning antitrust litigation, mergers and acquisitions, government regulation of the private sector, and general commercial litigation.

Recent firm projects include examining the antitrust implications of the vertical integration of health insurers and healthcare providers, determining potential competitive effects of mergers between utility companies, evaluating class certification issues in consumer goods litigation, assessing damages in contract disputes, designing an incentive structure to promote use of renewable energy sources, designing a bidding strategy for participation in an electromagnetic spectrum auction, and assessing the importance of copyright industries (music, motion pictures, publishing, software, etc.) to the U.S. economy.

Apply on Handshake here

Upcoming Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Guest Lecture

As part of the Professor of the Practice Business and Enterprise Program, James Hilton, Executive Managing Director of Promontory Financial Group, LLC, will be on campus to deliver a lecture titled: Enjoying a successful and ethical career in finance: Navigating the Faustian dilemma.

Date: Monday, April 15 at 7.30 pm

Location: Axinn 229

Promontory Financial Group, LLC is a global firm dedicated to assisting financial firms with complex regulatory, risk and compliance issues.

Mr. Hilton joined Promontory in 2004, shortly after its founding. Before assuming his current role, he served in various positions as Promontory has grown, including as the head of its anti-money laundering practice.

Currently, Mr. Hilton manages the U.S. advisory practice. He helps clients respond to regulatory mandates arising from changing regulation, examinations and enforcement actions, especially in the areas of board governance, risk governance and compliance. He focuses on assisting financial institutions to identify the root causes of regulatory issues, and develop and implement comprehensive plans to remedy them. Mr. Hilton also has extensive experience in strategic planning and change management within financial institutions. As a former enforcement attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he brings a unique regulatory perspective to his work.

Mr. Hilton began his career in financial services as an attorney with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he focused on a variety of regulatory issues and enforcement matters. He assisted with regulatory enforcement actions related to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, as well as with several white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Hilton left the New York Fed to become general counsel of Chicago Board Brokerage, a joint venture of the Chicago Board of Trade and inter-dealer broker Prebon Yamane, which was created to handle electronic trading and clearing of U.S. Treasury securities. He later joined Prebon, where he took responsibility for business planning and product management. Following Prebon’s sale to Collin Stewart Tullett in 2004, Mr. Hilton came to Promontory, initially as a consultant. Before attending law school Mr. Hilton held multiple staff roles with the Massachusetts State Legislature. He earned his J.D. at Boston University and a B.A. in Government, Soviet Languages and Literature at Harvard University.

Economic Consulting Job at Compass Lexecon in Boston

This is a new position posted at this late date because the firm had some unanticipated departure of staff for graduate school, so this is a good chance for you to get in the door!

Compass Lexecon is interviewing for the entry level position of Analyst. We are hiring for positions with a start date in summer 2019 for the Boston office.

Analysts are responsible for the completion of qualitative and quantitative research and analysis projects, and are involved in nearly all aspects of project work, interacting closely with other analysts, economists and case supervisors in researching and analyzing data used to prepare final work product. Analysts are expected, at a minimum, to perform this work after having been given clear instructions. They are also expected to demonstrate sound analytical judgment and to progress to a level of initiative consistent with the ability to satisfactorily recommend appropriate research, analyses and actions and to implement them with continued consultation of supervisors. 

Apply now in Handshake here.