Growth Equity Sr. Assoc./VP – Defense Technology & Government Services

M33 Growth

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on April 15, 2024
About M33
Change the business software and healthcare landscape by joining our fast-growing venture and growth-stage investment firm. Founded by veterans of renowned investment firms with considerable operational experience, our Boston-based firm seeks to invest in high-potential companies in the software, healthcare, and services sectors throughout North America. With over $750M under management, the M33 Growth team fuels a fast-growing venture and growth-stage strategy in which we partner with founders and CEOs who have successfully bootstrapped their way to strong growth and are positioned to rapidly scale their companies and break through as market leaders. We tap into our deep experience as operators and investors to help our companies achieve their growth potential by building sales and marketing engines, supplementing teams with top talent, and executing complementary acquisitions.

The Role
We are currently recruiting a Vice President or Senior Associate to work hand-in-hand with one of M33’s Managing Directors to scale a young but high-potential practice in Defense Technology and Government Services. This person will be responsible for using primary and secondary research to build theses and then use these theses to develop a pipeline of high-potential investment prospects by building relationships with the founders and entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of game-changing businesses in the space. This person will also play a key role in deal diligence and execution. They will work independently, but closely with the Managing Director, and will have access to a group of highly accomplished government and defense advisors to aid their efforts at every stage.
As the first full-time hire in our Defense Technology and Government Services practice, strong performance in the role can lead to quick advancement and expansion of responsibilities.

Key responsibilities
    • Leading initial meetings and building relationships with founders and CEOs of prospective high-growth defense technology and government services businesses
    • Generating deal flow, and developing theses, market overviews, and thematic “deep dives” to help drive sourcing efforts
    • Participating in weekly sourcing team and investment committee meetings; this includes articulating investment theses and outlining attractive opportunities to the broader team and Managing Directors
    • Advancing deal processes from initial meeting through letter-of-intent
    • Partnering with a Managing Director and Advisors in all aspects of deal diligence, including financial and operational analysis, investment model and returns, market / competitive research, and organizational review
    • Project management of third-party diligence vendors and transaction closing process
    • Assisting with negotiations of letters-of-intent and definitive documentation
    • Collaborating with portfolio companies to support growth initiatives
    • 3+ years of work experience in defense, government, or an adjacent market that includes some combination of investing, investment banking, management consulting (with case work related to PE), or corporate development roles
    • Understanding of how the government and related entities buy, and the business model of government vendors
    • Strong project management skills
    • Impeccable work ethic and integrity
    • Fluent in finance, accounting, Excel
    • Deep desire for greatness: Track record of top-level success/outcomes, unafraid to take big swings, persistent, scrappy, resilient, creates opportunities for self and others
    • Wins hearts and minds: Magnetic, compelling verbal communicator who knows how to drive an agenda and move opportunities forward
    • Insatiable hunger to learn and improve: Strongly self-motivated to improve, seeks feedback, asks great questions, humble, coachable
EEO Statement
M33 is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee based on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, nationality, national origin, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, familial status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, M33 will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. We highly encourage diverse candidates to apply. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment that respects all people for their unique skills, backgrounds, and professional experiences. We strive to hire qualified, diverse candidates, and we will provide reasonable accommodations for known disabilities.
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