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Business Development Associate Program

Industries: Investment Banking, Private Equity, Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance
Location: Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Our Company
Castle Crow & Company is a merchant banking group that develops and executes targeted acquisition and new investment strategies with its clients that include private equity funds, family offices and corporate acquirors. Now in its 20th year, Castle Crow has closed over 75 transactions with a combined transactions value in excess of $2 billion across multiple sectors of the economy and has become one of the leading buy-side boutiques in the investment banking community. 

Job Description:
Castle Crow’s Associate Program is a 24-month development program designed to cultivate trainees to become successful Business Development Professionals for our growing Reno/Lake Tahoe office. Associates provide research and sourcing support to our Business Development Professionals with the goal of preparing them in all facets of sourcing and investment process, from research and origination to the qualification and evaluation of investment opportunities, leading to a successful transaction close. This program offers comprehensive education, training and mentorship of both technical and sales skills, positioning Associates for long-term development and success. At the conclusion of the 24-month program, Associates may be eligible for hire as new Castle Crow Business Development Professionals. This program provides a chance to start a career in private equity or investment banking and will offer aspiring candidates the opportunity to begin a long-term career path with Castle Crow. 

Our work environment requires organized, energetic, and self-motivated professionals who possess strong analytical and communication skills and a high attention to detail to think quickly and handle multiple tasks effectively. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Identify attractive industry sectors and specific companies for investment.

  • Reviewing industry trade shows, publications and conferences for investment theses.

  • Preparation of comprehensive project reports for internal and external use.

  • Active outreach to business owners to identify prospective investment opportunities.

  • Assist with the management of investment agendas.


Depending on experience, an Associate can expect to earn a competitive base salary during their first year of employment, plus a bonus based on personal and group performance. For full-time hires, our comprehensive benefits package includes medical insurance, holiday pay and paid time off.


Candidate Qualities:

  • Working toward, or received a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university (all majors are encouraged to apply).

  • Work with and through others to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Grow professionally and inspire others to do the same.

  • Professionalism, personal integrity, and a commitment to achieve success.

  • Ability to contribute to the continuous evolution of the company’s culture and office environment.

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