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Managing Director – Private Equity

The private equity firm’s mission is to deliver superior investment returns while advancing the application of photonics critical to health, communications, security, transportation and the environment.  Investing its first fund of $200M, the firm leverages extensive industry networks and knowledge to deliver a unique level of domain expertise and reach.

This is a unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor to build an exciting new firm that aims to leap frog the mediocre returns of existing generalist private equity firms.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead investment diligence process
  • Lead transaction structuring and debt sourcing
  • Recruit, manage and mentor a new team (Vice President/Sr. Associate, Analyst)
  • Oversee portfolio companies as advisor or member of Board of Directors
  • Support negotiations with target companies

Ideal candidate profile:

  • Experience:
    • Private Equity experience including at least five years as Managing Director/Principal or Vice President at lower middle market private equity firm
    • Relationships with debt providers and potential Limited Partners
  • Unique qualifications:
    • Operations, engineering, or product management experience at deep technology company
  • Education:
    • M.B.A; Degree in engineering or science preferred
  • Location:
    • On-site East Coast and remote US

For more information, contact Linda Smith, lindasmith@cerescom.net.