Who we are  

Founded in 1984, Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm that is currently managing more than $35 billion. Summit invests across growth sectors of the economy and has invested in more than 500 companies in technology, healthcare, e-commerce and other growth industries. These companies have completed more than 160 public equity offerings, and more than 200 have been acquired through strategic mergers and sales. For more information about the firm, please see www.summitpartners.com, and for more information on what it’s like to work at Summit, please visit https://life.summitpartners.com/

What you’ll do

Come join our world class team of Associates. We aim to keep our teams small and agile, ensuring that all team members are able to play an integral role in the team’s success. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Leading Summit Partners' effort to identify attractive industry sectors and category-defining companies for investment
  • Attending trade shows and conferences and reviewing industry publications to contribute to Summit Partners' proprietary database of private companies
  • Speaking with over 1,000 entrepreneurs each year to source new portfolio companies
  • Conducting due diligence and quantitative analysis to execute investments
  • Helping manage portfolio company relationships (secondary)

 What you’re like

We hire Associates with 2-4 years of professional experience (typically with investment banking or consulting backgrounds, although we are open to other types of professional experience). Successful candidates will have a proven track record of leadership skills, a strong interest in investing, outstanding academic (typically a GPA of 3.6+), and/or professional achievements and extra-curricular and/or community engagement.

The Associate role requires highly motivated and self-driven individuals who exhibit high attention to detail. They should have strong analytical and communication skills and must be able to think quickly and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. We value diversity in all forms and work to create an inclusive and open culture where the best ideas win. Our strongest candidates are humble, hungry, and are strong team players. They are also passionate and hardworking, while maintaining a positive attitude and sense of humor. The Associate position requires a three-year commitment.

About the team

Melanie Whelan, Managing Director – Melanie leads Summit’s Growth Products & Services team within our Venture Capital fund. Prior to Summit, Melanie was the CEO and COO at SoulCycle from 2012-2019 where she grew SoulCycle from 8 NYC-based studios to nearly 100 studios across 18 markets and 3 countries.

Julianne Hummelberg, Vice President – Julianne joined Summit in 2022 and has been in private equity for nearly 5 years where she supported 7 CPG companies at the board level ranging from $10M to $60M+ in revenue. Prior to investing, Julianne spent 6 years operating across various financial services companies.

Nour Zaki, Associate – Nour joined Summit in 2021 after working in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs on the consumer/retail M&A team. At Summit, she focuses on sourcing and deal execution within consumer and tech-enabled services, and sourced our investment in Hairstory. Nour holds a BA/MS from Stanford.

 A bit more

Compensation is highly competitive and includes the ability to invest in Summit’s Growth Equity, Venture Capital, European and Credit deals.

At Summit we believe the ingredients of a great investor are similar to those of a great entrepreneur. Both require passion and drive, a voracious appetite to learn, insatiable curiosity, a genuine interest in business, technology and how companies work and, perhaps most importantly, a resilience and relentless optimism that the next great company is right around the corner. We think we have created one of the best places to work for the best employees and we look forward to receiving your application.


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