The primary objective for an Associate is to gain experience, judgment and maturity necessary to assume a leadership role in managing projects and in marketing the firm’s services effectively. As an Associate, an MBA can expect to progress through assignments of increasing responsibility toward levels of Vice President, and Managing Director, with ultimate ownership in the firm. The pace of progress is dependent on the performance of the Associate.
An MBA can expect to have immediate and substantial client contact, including written and oral presentations. TPH emphasizes technical analysis, so an Associate should anticipate considerable quantitative work. All projects are organized on a team basis. Teams typically include a Managing Director, Vice President, Associate, Analyst and associated support staff. Associates generally manage day-to-day activities of a given project, identifying tasks, scheduling priorities and taking responsibility for the finished product.
Associate Qualifications & Experience
TPH seeks second year MBA’s with strong analytical ability, excellent written and oral communication skills, intellectual curiosity, team orientation and project management capabilities, ability to maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations, and a strong sense of integrity.
While a background in finance/accounting or energy industry is not required, you should be comfortable with numerical computation/analysis and have an attestable interest in working in energy financial services.
The TPH Difference
Deal teams at TPH are small, enabling Associates to have a meaningful role in their projects and gain direct exposure to clients and senior bankers across the firm. Associates are expected to take on an outsized level of responsibility and can expect early and high level interaction with clients and their senior management teams.