Presentation Designer – FinTech Investment Banking

Position: Financial Technology Partners is seeking a Presentation Designer for their FT Presentations Group.

Company Description: Financial Technology Partners (aka “FT Partners”) is the only investment banking firm focused exclusively on the financial technology sector. We broadly define the sector as the dynamic convergence of technology-based solutions and financial services. FT Partners was recently recognized as "Dealmaker of the Year" and "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" by The M&A Advisor.

The firm was founded by Steve McLaughlin, Managing Partner, formerly a senior investment banker in Goldman Sachs & Co.'s Financial Technology Group and Financial Institutions Group in New York and San Francisco. The firm's Founder and senior bankers are all highly experienced investment bankers formerly with the financial technology, M&A and investment banking groups of Goldman Sachs & Co in New York, San Francisco, London and Los Angeles.

Role Description: Financial Technology Partners is seeking a Presentation Designer with expert PowerPoint skills and additional skills in Word and Excel to join our expanding team. You will be joining a firm of experts and thought leaders in the Investment Banking space. This is a unique opportunity to join the Research and Business Development (RBD) team who is responsible for building the firm’s brand across events, content, and communications, including press releases. You will report to the Head of RBD and you will help execute and implement the visual representation of the firm’s brand, especially through PowerPoint presentations, event materials, digital platforms, and other collateral.

This role will require an ability to effectively manage tight deadlines, juggle competing priorities, and collaboration with internal teams. Good interpretation of design principles and verbal direction and elements such as graphics, photography, balance, typography, and color preferred. This is an excellent opportunity to work side by side with professionals at all levels in an entrepreneurial and collaborative team environment.

The Presentation Designer will be able to effectively communicate complicated ideas in visually compelling and effective way. You will be tasked with communicating complexity through thoughtful, engaging presentations.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating with our internal operating teams
  • Design and build presentations
  • Research – develop the story about client and develop collateral that showcases it
  • Create collateral, signage, posters, etc. for college career fairs, road shows and special events
  • Manage the images directly – source images, thumbnails, edit photography
  • Follow and update style guides as our visual identity evolves
  • Work across multiple mediums in a very digitally-native, tech-savvy manner
  • Help editorial team with image editing, gifs, illustrations and more
  • Co-develop and champion of brand standards and guidelines

General Qualifications:

  • Intellectually curious, loves tech, people, new ideas and wants to learn more about tech + VC
  • 1-5 years of experience, preferably in Financial Services or Professional Services industries
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization
  • Advertising, Communications, Marketing, Graphic, or Fine arts undergraduate degree
  • 3.30 GPA or greater

Project Management Skills:

  • Strong project management skills, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Flawless attention to detail while keeping big picture goals of what we’re trying to achieve in mind
  • Deadline driven, organized and understand how people view and comprehend content
  • Ability to perform under pressure amid tight deadlines, effectively prioritize and plan
  • Strong work ethic and drive with the high degree of self-discipline and motivation

Presentation Design:

  • Can develop a variety of assets that have different variations yet also fit into overall style
  • Ability to work with large quantities of data and create meaningful presentations through that data
  • Expert in presentation development with a passion for PowerPoint
  • Must have strong portfolio samples in the following:
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator

Communications:

  • Exceptional writing and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, receptive to creative direction and feedback
  • Able to take abstract or complex tech and business concepts and develop them into something concrete and more easily understood through visuals

Team Player:

  • Team player who can contribute to building a positive team spirit, keeps commitments, inspires the trust of others, works with integrity and ethically, and upholds firm values
  • Ability to perform under pressure, amid tight deadlines; can effectively prioritize and plan
  • Collaborative across teams and levels, both internally and externally
  • Understands coaching for long term development of self and others  

Why FT Partners?

  • Managing Partner and Managing Directors formerly of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan
  • Award-winning execution; Investment Bank of the Year / Boutique of the Year Awards (among many others)
  • Executing both billion dollar and early stage / high-growth VC transactions
  • Excellent career path, strong and competitive compensation
  • Unparalleled deal flow with premier client base
  • Access to world-class executives at high-growth companies
  • Dominant footprint in the one of largest sectors: financial technology
  • Top-notch financial sponsor relationships
  • Close-knit, rapidly growing team 

Selected transactions include advising:

  • Heartland Payments in its $4.5 billion sale to Global Payments (NYSE: GPN)
  • Mercury Payment in its $2.0 billion sale to Vantiv (NYSE:VNTV)
  • SquareTrade in its $1.4 billion sale to Allstate (NYSE:ALL)
  • Prosper in its loan purchase agreement with a consortium of investors for up to $5 billion
  • AmWins in its recapitalization by New Mountain Capital at a $1.3bn valuation
  • CardConnect in its $750 million sale to First Data (NYSE:FDC)
  • GreenSky in its $300 million minority investment led by DST, TPG, Wellington Management, and Iconiq
  • AvidXchange in its $300 million financing from MasterCard (NYSE:MA) , CDPQ, Temasek and Peter Thiel
  • Mercury Payment Systems in its 60% strategic growth investment by Silver Lake Partners
  • OzForex in its $480 mm IPO
  • FleetOne in its $369mm sale to WEX (NYSE:WEX)
  • Automated Trading Desk in its $680 million sale to Citigroup (NYSE:C)
  • Lynk Systems in its $525 million sale to The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Custom House Ltd. in its $370 million sale to Western Union (NYSE:WU)
  • Addepar in its $140 financing from Valor Equity Partners, 8VC and Harald McPike

Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Employment: Financial Technology Partners is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans status, Aboriginal/Native American status or any other legally-protected factors.

 

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