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Advisory Associate - Chicago

Advisory Associate - Chicago

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Perella Weinberg Partners will be opening a Chicago office in 2018 and is actively seeking Associates to work in its Advisory business. This is a great opportunity to join a new team focused on M&A across multiple sectors, including Industrials, Consumer and Healthcare.  Being a part of a growing business, Associates will be able to have immediate impact, access and responsibility.


Associates at Perella Weinberg Partners work as members of lean deal teams providing a broad range of services to the Firm’s clients.  Associates work on high profile, complex engagements and transactions in close coordination with senior bankers across multiple disciplines.



  • Build complex financial valuation models
  • Assist in preparing client presentations
  • Engage in due diligence processes
  • Conduct company and industry research
  • Provide ideas and leverage to senior bankers on new business opportunities
  • Develop and deliver expert industry knowledge
  • Monitor and analyze financial information (economic, industrial, and corporate developments) to produce forecasts of business, industry, and economic conditions for use in advising clients on deals
  • Oversee analysts in the preparation and analysis of presentation and transaction materials
  • Develop and provide guidance to analyst resources
  • Establish and maintain the respect and trust of clients


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years investment banking experience or MBA with 1 year post-MBA investment banking experience; M&A experience required
  • Advanced understanding and knowledge of  industry performance drivers, trends and challenges
  • Prior work experience with accounting, financial or market data, databases, or analysis tools (Factset, SNL, Bloomberg), Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment and enjoy collaborating with others on projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong financial modeling, finance, and accounting skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Desire to take initiative


Perella Weinberg Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer