Title: Operator-In-Residence

Start Date: Flexible

Time Commitment: Full-time

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Travel: 20%

Compensation: To be negotiated

Experience a career that opens new doors

If you have the same entrepreneurial soul as us and would love to be the CEO of your own company, please consider joining GTE to explore your full potential.

Who GTE is looking for:

We are looking for top MBA graduates or experienced business managers who are entrepreneurial and highly motivated to acquire and run a lower middle market private business. Searchers at GTE are natural leaders who enjoy leading an organization and making decisions that matter. You will work closely with your respective MBA Search Managers and undergraduate intern teams to evaluate deals and generate leads. You will be expected to collaborate with your fellow searchers and the GTE management team to formulate initiatives to move GTE forward. You will also be responsible for leading your team through investment origination, prospective company outreach and deal closing with the support of GTE and our advisory board.


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Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and proactively expand hundreds of relationships with business professionals, including business intermediaries, deal professionals, business owners, lawyers, and accountants

  • Manage weekly outreach campaigns to hundreds of business professionals

  • Lead and coach your team of MBA Search Managers and undergraduate interns

  • Develop strategic three to five-year business plans for potential acquisition targets

  • Take initiatives to create new search methodologies and improve the current best practices

  • Perform quality control for your intern team-generated reports, financial modeling, outreach campaigns and leads

  • Track team’s performance and conduct weekly meetings

  • Lead due diligence in order to close on seven-figure business acquisitions

  • Generate leads and evaluate potential deals

  • Train and onboard new team members, including undergraduate and MBA interns and OIRs

  • Head company development teams



Key Job Requirements:

  • Top MBA graduates with strong GPA or experienced business managers

  • Ability and desire to create a supporting entrepreneurial environment and develop a robust company culture at a growing Search Fund

  • Highly entrepreneurial and motivated to acquire and run a lower middle market private business

  • Strong work ethic

  • Proven leadership skills demonstrating strong judgment, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities

  • Highly detail oriented, strong sense of accountability and capability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

  • Assertive, confident and demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and relationship building skills

  • Willingness to participate in all aspects of strategic engagement planning initiatives

  • Financial analysis and modeling skills, with a strong understanding of financial statements and common valuation techniques

  • Passion for private equity and entrepreneurship

  • Knowledge in search funds or private equity is a plus

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