Waterstone Management Group Kellogg Recruiting
KEY RECRUITING DATES
Consulting Networking Night – September 18th
Atrium Hours – October 3rd
Application Deadline – October 9th
First round on-campus interviews – October 31st
Apply via Kellogg GTS AND the link below
Kellogg ALUMNUS SPOTLIGHT
Coming out of business school, I was interested in both consulting and corporate strategy roles within tech. I was surprised to find that Waterstone was a perfect intersection of these interests – I would be able to work on a variety of strategic engagements across clients while building my expertise in the technology space. Furthermore, I was intrigued by the opportunity to work at a boutique firm with a collaborative / entrepreneurial culture and lighter travel model.
What has been your favorite engagement so far?
I had the opportunity to work with a $1B software BU of a large global tech product and service provider who was looking to drive new product adoption and increase client retention. We worked to transform the organization’s Customer Success function to align with these needs by recommending a series of operational improvements, building out a corresponding investment case, and building out a transformational roadmap.
What has surprised you about working here?
I was surprised by how entrepreneurial the culture is. If you have an idea or an area you want to further establish our presence (or your expertise) in, there are very few layers of ‘red-tape’ to prevent you from pushing ideas forward. This can range from driving marketing content (publishing white papers, participating in webinars, etc.) to developing new offerings for the firm. This enables an element of flexibility that allows the firm to stay in front of and adapt to changing dynamics in the market.
What advice do you have for applicants?
Make sure you do your research – in addition to reading a company’s website, make sure to take advantage of opportunities to meet representatives on campus or via phone calls. This will not only help you better understand what to expect during the interview process, it will also give you additional insights into how a position with that company truly aligns with your interests. Another valuable exercise is to stay up to date on current events in the technology space. Be positive, energetic, and convey to us how you can positively impact the firm on day one. Lastly, do your case prep!
ASSOCIATE JOB DESCRIPTION
We are currently seeking talented Associate candidates to join Waterstone in both our Chicago and San Francisco Bay Area offices. Associates will primarily be responsible for delivery of client engagements, including structuring and completing quantitative and qualitative analysis, supporting business development efforts, and fostering client relationships. In addition to delivery, Associates will also be expected to contribute to firm development, participating in activities such as recruiting and thought leadership development.
Waterstone fosters an entrepreneurial culture and a results-based engagement approach. Candidates will be offered the unique opportunity to help shape the evolution of a rapidly growing strategic consulting firm.
- Previous experience in strategy consulting, the technology industry, corporate strategy/business development, and/or private equity preferred
- Client-facing, project-based experience a plus
- Executive-level communication skills
- Superior analytical and problem solving skills
- Advanced financial modeling capabilities
- MBA or Graduate Degree from a leading university
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally on short notice
Waterstone Management Group is a Chicago-based boutique strategic advisory firm. Our clients are large enterprises and emerging companies in the technology and services industries, about half of which are private equity held investments.We work collaboratively with their senior management teams to address issues related to driving profitable growth. Waterstone’s people model is partner-based with low operating leverage.Our clients expect and receive hands-on client service from our partner team, which is composed of senior executives with significant operating, financial, and transformational experience.