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CrossBoundary Senior Associate/ Associate Principal - Washington, DC in Washington, Washington

Senior Associate/ Associate Principal

CrossBoundary Group

About the Firm

Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital to make a substantial return while creating a lasting difference in frontier markets. We take a transaction-centered approach to frontier markets. CrossBoundary provides investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in fragile and frontier markets. Our advisory clients include governments, development finance institutions, private equity firms, Fortune 100 companies, and research institutions. Learn more at www.crossboundary.com.

Job Description

CrossBoundary is recruiting a full-time Senior Associate or Associate Principal to be based in Washington, DC. We are seeking candidates with experience in project management, transaction advisory, and corporate and project finance, with a sound understanding of renewable energies and other clean technologies. Experience in international trade and trade finance would be an asset. Initially, the candidate will primarily manage implementation of the Clean Tech Energy Network, a program to foster export and investments in the cleantech energy space from the U.S.A. to Africa. The candidate is expected to support other advisory engagements and business development efforts.

Who We Are

CrossBoundary operates in frontier markets that also hold immense investment opportunities. The CrossBoundary team is a unique group made up of people who are genuinely excited by the opportunity to make a difference in some of the most challenging yet exciting markets in the world. Team members come from diverse backgrounds but share a number of qualities: curiosity, humility, integrity, a drive for excellence, and a bias for action.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Project manage the Clean Tech Energy Network (CTEN) in the U.S.A.

  • Map the cleantech energy sector in the USA to identify company hubs, business associations, research hubs, etc. as priority areas for CTEN engagement

  • Engage with U.S. cleantech energy companies and other organizations to promote CTEN, understand business needs and identify opportunities for CTEN support

  • Contribute to disseminating CTEN market information services across networks

  • Organize CTEN participation and support relevant companies at conferences and trade shows

  • Lead organization and execution of direct and reverse trade missions between the U.S.A and Africa in coordination with other USG agencies and CBA offices

  • Assist U.S. companies in developing and responding to opportunities in African markets, through a range of services, such as: undertaking market analysis, defining go-to-market strategies, assisting response to business opportunities, identifying partnership opportunities, structuring transactions, supporting the capital raise process, etc.

    Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Senior Associate candidates should have 5+ years of experience working in top tier banking, consulting, private equity and experience working in developing countries.

  • Associate Principal candidates should have 7+ years of similar experience. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or another advanced degree strongly desired

  • Experience working in developing countries

  • Demonstrated leadership skills; preferably in fast-moving and complex environments

  • Excellent time and project management skills, with capacity to advance multiple work-streams at once

  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline; ability to think clearly, structure problems logically, and then design and implement solutions that focus on the core issue

  • Excellent quantitative skills; ability to apply analytical rigor to complex and uncertain tasks

  • Excellent presentation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences

  • Knowledge of corporate finance and familiarity with company evaluation and valuation techniques

  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues in stressful environments

  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context

  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors

  • Sound understanding of the renewable energy sector and clean energy technologies

  • Experience in international trade and trade finance would be an asset

    Think you have what it takes but not sure you check every box? Research shows that while men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women often only apply when they meet every requirement. If you’re passionate about what we’re building, apply! We want to hear from you.

Location

Washington, DC

Equal Opportunity Employer

CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to our People team at recruiting@crossboundary.com

 

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