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Associate - Research - Charlotte

Job Description: 
Associates are the backbone of Ridgetop Research’s best of breed primary research platform. They work directly with Senior Analysts as well as the Director of Research to support the firm’s premiere institutional client base. Associates are responsible for understanding client’s complex research requests and sourcing and recruiting industry professionals across all sectors including Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Retail & Consumer, Leisure & Lodging, Energy, Industrials, Automotive & Transportation, Healthcare and Real Estate. Associates work in a fast paced environment, managing multiple projects at one time. They are comfortable communicating Ridgetop’s value proposition and growing its exclusive custom recruiting platform.             
Education and Experience
•    Bachelors Degree; Economics, Finance, or related field preferred but not required
•    1-3 years of internship experience in financial services is highly desired
•    Experience with various software applications (e.g. Excel, Outlook, Word) 
Required Skills:
•    Superior communication skills both written and oral; excellent listening skills
•    Very strong analytical capabilities (i.e., demonstrated intellectual curiosity) and understanding of market concepts, methodologies and processes.
•    Aptitude for ‘selling;’ undeterred from rejection
•    Base knowledge of the financial services industry
•    Excels working in a team environment, yet has the capability to be an individual contributor
•    Self starter who can simultaneously manage multiple projects with a high degree of organization
•    Respond effectively to clients’ needs and management direction
•    Act with highest integrity and professionalism
•    Thrive in fast-past learning environment
•    Ability to communicate across the spectrum of industry professionals 
Company Description:
Ridgetop Research is an independent research firm based in midtown Manhattan. The Company custom recruits industry practitioners for its buy-side clients to consult with in person and over the phone. Ridgetop Research creates a tailor-made roster of industry practitioners on behalf of each institutional client. In doing so, the Company procures the most proprietary and relevant industry professionals to provide the freshest and most critical information for their clients. Please refer to our website for more information.
Compensation includes: Competitive base salary, monthly commissions, discretionary year-end bonus, equity potential, and health benefits- including medical, vision and dental insurance.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Consult with client-facing colleagues to understand client needs and fulfill time sensitive research requests
•    Effectively communicate Ridgetop Research’s business and value proposition to industry professionals- both on the phone and via email
•    Identify and establish relationships with professionals across all industries
•    Interview prospective industry leaders and effectively summarize their expertise
•    Understand clients’ compliance requirements
•    Compose concise professional biographies which captures an individual’s background and expertise accurately
•    Oversee and manage multiple projects to ensure client satisfaction and timely delivery of information