Research Associate

$30,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • BluWave
  • Brentwood, TN, USA
  • Oct 02, 2020
Full time Customer Service Entry Level General Business Professional Services

Job Description

Are you driven, a go-getter? Are you a relationship builder who loves talking to new people? Are you curious about all aspects of business? Do you love solving complex problems in a fast pace environment and going to any lengths necessary to help our customers and your teammates succeed? BluWave is an innovative, nimble, and rapidly growing organization with a unique business model serving a large unmet need within the Private Equity industry. We're looking for proactive, sharp, and self-motivated individuals for our Research Associate position who can work efficiently either by themselves or while collaborating with their team without letting important details slip through the cracks. 

At BluWave, you’ll be intimately learning how businesses are built and developed. Your role will actively support clients’ key value creation initiatives. Most people don’t get this type of exposure until they get an MBA.   

In short, we're like an innovative and white glove Angie's List for private equity and VC firms and their portfolio companies, connecting them with excellent solution providers, like consulting firms, marketing agencies, and other expert advisors. 


Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Effectively and professionally interact with senior level private equity / venture capital investors and portfolio company executives to understand business challenges and explore the best ways to tackle them in a results-oriented environment
  • Spend a large portion of the day interacting with clients and solution providers, leading multiple projects at any given point in time
  • Perform original research to map networks and identify third party resources to help our clients assess opportunities to build and grow their companies
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently over the phone and through email without missing important details and under tight deadlines 
  • As with any fast growth start-up, you will need to be flexible and happy taking on other responsibilities as needed as part of our collaborative team with a shared mission


Key characteristics: 

  • A good person who loves to win and believes in “we” more than “me”
  • Self-motivated with strong ability to work both in teams and alone to get jobs done on time
  • A keen ability to ask questions, explore, and understand a wide variety of business challenges
  • Extremely well-organized, detail-oriented, and highly comfortable with multitasking
  • A natural ability to use existing and form new professional networks, build fast rapport over phone/email, and assess the quality and skill of third parties
  • Amazing verbal and written communication skills


Basic qualifications: 

  • 4-year undergraduate degree from a top University
  • 1-4 years of professional work experience with a leading operational effectiveness or management strategy consulting firm; experience serving private equity firms and their portfolio companies is a strong plus
  • Strong experience performing internet research, utilizing databases such as Pitchbook and CRM systems, and using community networks in dynamic start-up environments is desirable
  • We prefer that you live here in Nashville currently, but we're open to talking if you're interested in relocating here


Future Opportunities for Growth: 

As BluWave grows, numerous opportunities for additional responsibilities and advancement will present themselves to talented, ambitious, team-oriented individuals who have proven themselves in the Research Associate role. 

Please include your resume and a message to let us know why you would be a good fit for this position. 

 BluWave, LP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. 



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