Associate/Senior Associate - San Salvador

CrossBoundary

CrossBoundary

San Salvador, El Salvador
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Associate / Senior Associate
CrossBoundary Central American Advisory

About the Firm
Founded in 2011, CrossBoundary is a mission-driven investment firm committed to unlocking the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets. CrossBoundary provides transaction and investment advisory services, having developed a specialized expertise in unleashing investment across all sectors in these 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 an Associate or Senior Associate to join the Central American Advisory team. We are seeking candidates with extensive experience living and working in Central America, with strong contacts across the region’s financial services sector, and a thorough understanding of the investment landscape.
You will be tasked with evaluating investment opportunities, conducting macroeconomic markets assessments, and providing transaction support to both investors and capital seekers. Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors as well as experience in Central America will be regarded favorably.
CrossBoundary is not a development firm and is not seeking typical development skills. Candidates should have 2-7 years of experience working in high caliber finance, investment banking or consulting organizations and an interest in having an impact in frontier markets.

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.

Who You Are
The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • 2-7 years of experience in investment banking, management consulting, private equity or similar
  • Experience living and working in Central America
  • Strong quantitative skills; familiar with diligence and valuation methodologies
  • Familiarity and comfort with financial modeling and accounting
  • Experience with high-quality slide-design and storyboarding
  • Deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities businesses face in frontier markets, as well as the macro-economic trends that impact them
  • Possesses tangible grit, seeks differentiation by intentionally taking self outside of comfort zone physically, culturally and intellectually
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders (including private equity firms, Development Finance Institutions, and development agencies) to support investments in high impact sectors
  • Demonstrated fluency in English; fluency in Spanish is a plus
Primary Responsibilities
  • Drive day to day project execution on workstreams including:
    • Identifying and evaluating investment opportunities
    • Conducting sector or geographic landscape assessments
    • Identifying and engaging with qualified regional and international investors
  • Support the firm’s business development efforts in the Central American region by:
    • Performing market assessments and identify key potential clients and partners within regional markets
    • Developing strategies for using CrossBoundary services to drive value for these potential clients
    • Working closely with CrossBoundary leadership on developing partnerships and pursuing new business opportunities in regional markets
  • Support on transaction advisory engagements by:
    • Supporting or often leading complex commercial due diligence assignments
    • Performing market research and developing client-facing recommendations
    • Providing value-creation recommendations for post investment strategy
    • Advising on the structuring and deploying of blended finance vehicles

Location
San Salvador, El Salvador (light to moderate regional and international travel is expected)

Equal Opportunity Employer
CrossBoundary is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact
Interested candidates should apply at https://www.crossboundary.com/careers