Private Equity Jobs of the Week: Blackstone, Vista Equity Partners, WestSummit Capital are hiring

A weekly roundup of jobs in the private equity industry – from buyout shops to venture capital funds to investment banks.

Blackstone has an opening for a principal/managing director at its Tactical Opportunities business (“Tac Opps”). The hire will help to optimize the fund’s portfolio, including through onboarding investments, interacting with top-level management of portfolio companies and Tac Opps deal teams, developing financial/business analysis, and driving strategic initiatives and exits for portfolio companies. Qualifications include at least twelve years of professional experience, preferably with four years in private equity and a public accounting background. The position is located in New York.

Vista Equity Partners is seeking a director of strategic ventures for portfolio company Granicus, provider of a cloud computing platform for governments. Duties include ensuring successful implementation of software company best practices, tracking the efficacy of various initiatives and helping to implement the appropriate reporting and metrics, working with executives and division managers on cross-company projects, working with the CEO/President and CFO in M&A strategy efforts, and serving as a point of contact for strategic interactions with Vista Equity Partners and Vista Consulting Group. Candidates should have at least six years of operating and/or consulting experience. Enterprise software industry experience is a plus. The position is located in Denver.

WestSummit Capital is in the market for a senior associate/vice president, venture capital. The position entails carrying out initial investment appraisals, full involvement in all aspects of the transaction process, portfolio management, and industry research. Candidates should have at least six years of relevant experience, as well as deep insight into one or more high-tech sectors. An existing professional network in Silicon Valley is preferred. Send a cover letter and resume to The position is located in Menlo Park, California.

Houlihan Lokey is looking to hire an associate in its healthcare group. The associate will be a member of a deal teams that does roughly 80 percent M&A, 15 percent private placements, and 5 percent restructuring. Associates should be interested in an intensive learning experience in M&A, and ready to work long hours in return. Duties include due diligence, management presentations, marketing pitches, target valuation, and supervising junior analysts. Candidates need a strong knowledge of accounting and applied financial theory. Previous investment banking or directly related experience as an analyst or associate is highly preferred. The position is located in New York.

Aon is recruiting a mergers & acquisition consultant. The successful candidate will lead due diligence projects, perform client and industry research, and provide relationship management oversight to private equity firms. Candidates should have a broker license or be willing to obtain one. Insurance experience is strongly preferred. The position is located in New York.

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