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Independent Consultant - Private Equity

Experience Level: Mid

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We are looking for motivated independent professionals with experience executing M&A advisory engagements for private equity clients.

Qualified candidates will be eligible for project opportunities, referral bonuses, and gain access to exclusive business perks and discounts. Learn more about us here.

Typical projects are 2-6 weeks (primarily full-time engagements) and include commercial scale assessments, customer and competitor analysis, industry trend characterization, growth potential assessments, growth strategy, and similar project types. This role is fit for talented consultants with recent, top-tier consulting experience who seek a flexible lifestyle. You will have full discretion to accept and decline projects based on availability and interest.


Candidates Qualifications:

  • minimum of 5 years strategy or management consulting experience (ideally, rising to level of Engagement Manager, Case Team Leader, or equivalent)
  • Worked with a top tier consulting firm within the last 7 years
  • Executive level presence and be skilled in story-lining insights and PowerPoint presentation development
  • Experience leading M&A advisory engagements for private equity clients, with strong functional expertise in:
    • commercial scale assessments
    • industry trend characterization
    • customer and competitor analysis
    • target company assessment and growth outlook
  • Experience executing the above using primary market research methodologies including expert interviews and survey design and analysis
  • Experience leading high visibility consulting engagements and communicating insights with senior clients
  • Informed about industry trends and challenges of enterprise hardware or software technology
  • Keen creative, interpersonal, and analytical skills and ability to get to the root of client questions


More about GLG Strategic Projects:

  • Maintain your flexibility by working with us on mostly remote projects when you choose to
  • We evaluate client opportunities, so you don’t have to
  • We help you manage the scope, execution, and client touchpoints on each project
  • We provide access to GLG company resources: 650,000+ subject matter experts, best-in-class survey capabilities, data and analytics vendors, research reports, and project execution tools
  • Our staffing model provides the optimal level of responsibilities on a project


About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s knowledge marketplace. Our clients rely on GLG’s global team to connect with powerful insight across fields from our network of 700,000+ experts (and the hundreds of new experts we recruit every day).

We serve thousands of the world’s best businesses, from Fortune 500 corporations to leading technology companies to professional services firms and financial institutions. We connect our clients to the world’s largest and most varied source of first-hand expertise, including executives, scientists, academics, former public-sector leaders, and the foremost subject matter specialists.

GLG’s industry-leading compliance framework allows clients to learn in a structured, auditable, and transparent way, consistent with their own internal compliance obligations and the highest professional ethical standards. Our compliance standards are a major competitive differentiator and key component of the company’s culture.

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