Research Analyst

  • Bespoke Partners
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jun 29, 2020
Full time Consultant Professional Services Research

Job Description

Role Summary:

The Research Analyst leads strategy and execution for talent identification throughout the executive search process, and supports Principals and Partners in the completion of search assignments. The Research Analyst is responsible for conducting market analysis, developing research and candidate sourcing strategy, reviewing and analyzing search data, and assessing target candidates. In addition, s/he will use internal and external resources for gathering data on private and public market data, and executive data.


  • Conducts ongoing analysis and monitoring of trade publications for trends in software, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, and growth equity investments
  • Develops and executes research strategy for search engagements and communicates with principals / partners on progress
  • Manages research projects associated with search assignments, including monitoring candidate progress, creating and implementing communication plans, and harvesting relevant data
  • Identifies appropriate target organizations and candidates using existing internal and external resources and resources as needed
  • Performs queries of the Bespoke Partners (BP) database to discover candidate information such as compensation data, location data, and proprietary assessment data
  • Adds newly identified individuals to the database and updates existing database records
  • Actively participates in bi-weekly research staff meetings. Serves as an industry or field subject matter expert to teammates and business partners

Key Competencies:

  • 1 – 3 years of experience in research within a professional services environment
  • Strong project management skills, ability to employ critical thinking and analysis, and proven success in creative problem solving
  • Metrics-driven working style with a knack for compiling, interpreting, and articulating data
  • Able to present and communicate information clearly and concisely to diverse audiences
  • Must be comfortable with using reference materials, databases, online services, and internet searching tools
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Boolean search logic experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people
  • Results-oriented mindset with ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team
  • Self-discipline to efficiently manage multiple projects without supervision
  • Ability to maintain confidential information