Always real. Always looking.

Vaquero is always searching for great investment banking talent.

Vaquero’s office is a highly professional and confidential environment, which places customer service as a top priority. All positions at Vaquero Capital are focused on building and maintaining positive relationships with clients, prospects, referral sources, and co-workers. If you’re interested in starting a conversation about joining our growing team, contact us at careers@vaquerocap.com.

Current Openings

Investment Banking Vice President

Investment Banking Senior Analyst

Business Development Associate

Post-MBA Investment Banking Associate

Office Manager

Investment Banking Vice President

Vaquero Capital, a leading technology investment bank in San Francisco, is looking for a high performing Vice President. The position involves working on a variety of transactions for leading technology companies, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. The VP will be immediately assigned to a variety of projects and given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit. They will work directly with senior bankers and clients on all aspects of deal execution and new business support, and will have an important role in developing and strengthening our client relationships and structuring and executing a full range of transactions.

Responsibilities

  • Work on a wide range of transactions including private financings and M&A transactions
  • Responsible for market and industry research, creating presentation materials, developing client presentations, and drafting memoranda and offering documents for internal and external use
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop analyst and associate level bankers
  • Interface with maintain relationships with clients and senior bankers in transaction management
  • Develop relationships with prospects, buyers, and other industry participants
  • Build industry expertise

Qualifications

We are focused on hiring people with the potential to be successful and advance at Vaquero. A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance at a first tier academic institution
  • MBA or JD preferred
  • Five to seven years of post-undergraduate work experience
  • Previous experience in a financial analysis or investment banking role
  • Significant deal experience in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions
  • Experience and proficiency in financial modeling, analytical and quantitative skills
  • High attention to detail, organization, leadership, commitment, initiative, and creativity
  • Desire to be involved in a fast-paced, high performance work environment
  • Ability to play key leadership role in the transaction execution process
  • High levels of ethics, integrity, and judgment
  • Proficiency with industry standard technology (Pitchbook, DealCloud, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)

Location: San Francisco, California


Investment Banking Senior Analyst

Vaquero Capital, a leading technology investment bank in San Francisco, is looking for a high performing Vice President.  The position involves working on a variety of transactions for leading technology companies, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. The VP will be immediately assigned to a variety of projects and given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit. They will work directly with senior bankers and clients on all aspects of deal execution and new business support, and will have an important role in developing and strengthening our client relationships and structuring and executing a full range of transactions.

Responsibilities

  • Work on a wide range of transactions including private financings and M&A transactions
  • Work closely with Analysts, Associates, and senior bankers on all facets of deal execution and closing processes
  • Manage deal execution and closing processes, working closely with Analysts and senior bankers
  • Prepare financial and business analyses including (but not limited to) financial models, industry research, management presentations, confidential information memorandums, and software company KPIs
  • Prepare materials for and participate in new business development
  • Maintain relationships with clients and senior bankers

Qualifications

We are focused on hiring people with the potential to be successful and advance at Vaquero. A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • High attention to detail, organization, leadership, commitment, initiative, and creativity
  • Desire to be involved in a fast-paced, high performance work environment
  • Independent thinker, comfortable taking initiative as well as excellent writing abilities.
  • Experience and proficiency in financial modeling, market and industry research, creating presentation materials, drafting of memoranda and offering documents for internal and external use
  • High levels of ethics, integrity, and judgment
  • Proficiency with industry standard technology (Pitchbook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) 
  • 2-4 years of post-undergraduate work experience, preferably in a financial analysis or investment banking role
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance at a first tier academic institution

Location: San Francisco, California


Business Development Associate

Vaquero Capital, a leading technology investment bank based in San Francisco, is looking for an investment banking business development associate.

The business development associate will work on sourcing efforts across the firm, with a particular focus on direct company outreach. This individual will be responsible for finding new client opportunities by working with Head of Business Development and teaming with the broader Vaquero team. A significant portion of our active deal pipeline is proprietary – this individual will be responsible for sustaining this by championing our direct outbound efforts and continued long-term relationship building with target companies.

Compensation will be commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities.

Responsibilities

  • Drive new client generation for a boutique technology investment bank, with a focus on direct company outreach
  • Source, develop, and maintain relationships with technology business owners and executives at target companies
  • Build and execute outreach lists
  • Support team by building pitch book presentations
  • Work closely with Vice President, Managing Directors and other members of the team to grow and nurture relationships with target companies and private equity sponsors

Qualifications

We are focused on hiring people with the potential to be successful and advance at Vaquero. A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • Three years’ experience in investment banking, private equity, or a sourcing related role in finance
  • Demonstrated ability to cold call, build relationships, and sell in high volume and in more custom, high touch situations
  • Demonstrated proficiency in CRM and Microsoft Office suite
  • Understanding of our key verticals of SaaS, Internet, mobile, and data
  • High levels of accountability, ownership, initiative, ethics, integrity, and judgment
  • Proficiency with software and other tools to support sourcing efforts 
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance at a first tier academic institution

Location: San Francisco, California

Apply: careers@vaquerocap.com


Post-MBA Investment Banking Associate

Vaquero, a leading technology investment bank in San Francisco, is looking for a high performing post-MBA Associate. The position involves working on a variety of transactions for leading technology companies, including mergers and acquisitions and capital raising transactions. The Associate will be immediately assigned to a variety of projects and given as much responsibility as their experience and capabilities permit. They will work directly with senior bankers and clients on all aspects of deal execution and new business support, and will have an important role in developing and strengthening our client relationships and structuring and executing a full range of transactions.

Responsibilities

  • Work on a wide range of transactions including private financings and M&A transactions
  • Manage deal execution and closing processes, working closely with Analysts and senior bankers
  • Supervise, mentor, and develop analyst level bankers
  • Prepare materials for and participate in new business development
  • Interface with and maintain relationships with clients and senior bankers in transaction management
  • Build industry expertise

Qualifications

We are focused on hiring people with the potential to be successful and advance at Vaquero. A successful candidate will possess the following characteristics:

  • High attention to detail, organization, leadership, commitment, initiative, and creativity
  • Desire to be involved in a fast-paced, high performance work environment
  • Ability to play key leadership role in the transaction execution process
  • Experience and proficiency in financial modeling, market and industry research, creating presentation materials, drafting of memoranda and offering documents for internal and external use
  • High levels of ethics, integrity, and judgment
  • Proficiency with industry standard technology (Pitchbook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.) 
  • Bachelor’s degree with excellent academic performance at a first tier academic institution
  • MBA, finance major preferred

Location: San Francisco, California

Apply: careers@vaquerocap.com


Office Manager

Vaquero Capital is a private Investment Banking firm based in San Francisco, CA, specializing in Mergers & Acquisitions, is seeking an energetic, friendly, entrepreneurial Operations Manager to join our office in Noe Valley in San Francisco. 

We are looking for an energetic professional who enjoys wearing multiple hats. 

The right individual should be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative, human resources, legal, and executive support tasks and be able to work independently with little or no supervision. The Operations Manager will commit to the time needed to run an efficient office, will be well organized, adaptable, and appreciate the administrative challenges of supporting a small office.

Office & Faculties Management

  • Maintain confidentiality and communicate professionally both internally and externally.
  • Schedules and organizes activities such as meetings and travel.
  • Manages maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, and equipment.
  • Manage facilities including the cleaning team and basic supplies and maintain office operations are organized.
  • Produce general correspondence, memos, charts, tables, graphs, etc.
  • Manages licensing requirements and compliance for all licensed staff.

Human Resources & Legal

  • Provide support to employees in various HR-related topics such as leaves, employee benefits and compensation and resolve any issues that may arise.
  • Assist in management of legal documents such as engagement letters.
  • Enhance job satisfaction by resolving issues promptly, applying new perks and benefits and organizing team building activities.
  • Field general day to day employee HR related inquires.
  • Conducts recruitment efforts for all non-exempt/exempt employees and manage system for internal job postings.
  • Maintains human resource information system records and complies reports from the database.
  • Administers New Hire Orientation and the onboarding process for new hires.
  • Manages employee attendance records, PTO, and accrual. 
  • Assist with questions on policies and procedures for employees and managers.
  • Coordinates and organizes employee events.

Administrative Support to Managing Partner

  • Maintain an accurate calendar, meeting coordination, and scheduling. 
  • Ensure files are organized
  • Support with Board and Non-profit work.
  • Gather and analyze data with useful HR metrics.
  • Support in quarterly and annual employee performance reviews.
  • Coordinate and assist on investment activities, documentation, and returns.

Marketing

  • Provide assistance with company Marketing Plan, including website and blogs.
  • General design work. Creates and develops visual presentations as needed.
  • Plans & coordinates company events, including seminars.
  • Manage and send all email blasts.

Requirements

  • Background in Financial Services experienced in Office Administration, Human Resources, Legal, and/or Marketing.  
  • Finance understanding could be a former (or current) lawyer or paralegal.  
  • Understanding of US general HR policies, a plus.
  • Good knowledge of employment/US Labor laws a plus.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and follow-up skills.
  • High level of personal and professional ethics.
  • Proven strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong work ethic with the ability & desire to produce a high quality of work.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Able and willing to work onsite in office a minimum of 4 days per week. 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position; compensation will be a combination of base and incentive pay.

Location: San Francisco, California

Apply: careers@vaquerocap.com