Research Associate, Primary

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At PitchBook we work to provide global professionals with comprehensive data on the entire venture capital, private equity and M&A landscape so they can discover and execute opportunities with confidence. We credit our success and rapid growth to our cutting-edge products, customer centered attitude and ability to embrace and drive change.

In just over a decade, PitchBook has reached over 1,300 global employees with offices worldwide, and we're not slowing down! Consistently recognized as a Best Place to Work, our culture is at the heart of our success and is driven by excellence, inclusion and fun. At PitchBook we're committed to fostering an open and collaborative work environment.

About The Role:

Nearly everyone in Research starts as a Research Associate. In this role you will join one of our dataset teams with an initial focus on mastering our data management tool and direct outreach processes. Once mastered, you will create outbound campaigns using email and/or phone calls to gather and update data on our platform.
The focus will be on primary research, which is the collection of proprietary data obtained from contacts at investment and advisory firms involved in PE and VC deals, or the companies being funded with private capital. This learning process and growth of industry knowledge creates a pathway for our Primary Research Associates to grow into Senior Research Associates and Team Leads within Research or a variety of roles on other teams at PitchBook. Note that this is not an academic-type research position and does not require a deep understanding of advanced statistical methods.

It is our job as PitchBook's Research department to build and maintain the detailed and high-quality data on the venture capital, private equity, and M&A industries that thousands of professionals across the private markets rely on to find their next big opportunity. Team members in this role will focus on direct outreach data collection while also developing a sophisticated knowledge of alternative investment practices and contributing to process and efficiency improvements along the way.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Building relationships with industry professionals at private equity and venture capital backed companies, service providers or private investment firms
  • Managing email and/or call campaigns with the goal of gathering and verifying private markets data
  • Working with marketing, editorial and customer success teams to tailor email messaging, meet reporting deadlines and better understand client use cases
  • Leveraging technology-based tools to ensure that proprietary data is added to the PitchBook Platform efficiently and with the utmost quality
  • Working with team to develop and improve processes, tools and methodologies
  • Taking on projects to identify opportunities to improve upon the core quality metrics (comprehensiveness, accuracy, timeliness)
  • Becoming an expert in PitchBook's core research areas of private equity, venture capital and M&A through dedicated training

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Amazing communication skills, both verbal and in written materials, targeting an audience all the way up to the executive level
  • A strong sense of urgency, as well as comfort making a high volume of outbound calls on a daily basis
  • The belief that anything below excellent isn't good enough and expectations of the same from those on your team
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organization methods and top-notch multi-tasking skills
  • Incessant curiosity, innovative thinking and meticulous work habits
  • A background or interest in the private equity, venture capital and M&A industries
  • 1 – 2 years professional experience, which might be in the form of an internship
  • Bachelor's degree required

If you are ready to start the conversation about how you might contribute to all the happenings at PitchBook, submit your resume today! PitchBook appreciates and respects diversity, and as such, we are an equal opportunity employer.
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PitchBook Benefits Overview

Health and wellness: We offer health and life insurance, generous time off and paid parental leave, retirement plans with a substantial company contribution, transportation assistance and more.

Career development: We offer VC, PE and M&A industry training, tuition reimbursement programs, annual education stipend, and more.

Good vibes: We offer an open work environment, team-building and company-wide events, sponsored volunteer opportunities, referral bonuses and more.

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Volunteer in local community
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Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
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Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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