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Analyst or Consultant, Value Creation

Vista Consulting Group (VCG) is the dedicated consulting partner of Vista Equity Partners (www.vistaequitypartners.com), a leading global technology investor with over $46 billion in cumulative capital commitments. Our team of subject matter experts and consultants partner with market-leading software and technology companies to achieve lasting results by investing in the people, knowledge, and connections that have been proven to strengthen their success. Our insights from hundreds of software investments over nearly two decades create a deep and differentiated understanding of how a software company thrives. We work alongside management teams to develop exceptional talent, capture and enhance the knowledge of our companies, and cultivate meaningful relationships across our executive network. VCG is integral to Vista's investment philosophy and vision, offering management teams expertise, focus, and discipline to achieve their goals and advance their operational and growth strategies. Explore current and past Vista companies here: https://www.vistaequitypartners.com/companies/

 

Why Vista Consulting Group? 

 Your role within VCG will strengthen your existing skills, grow and widen your capabilities, and offer you an unparalleled path for personal development and career growth. Do you aim to be the best in your field? Do you enjoy partnering with talented executives and collaborating on challenging business opportunities? Are you curious about how to make great businesses even better? Are you motivated by seeing others succeed? Join us.

 

What's Different About Vista?

Vista invests in the long-term, sustainable success of our portfolio companies, with the industry's largest dedicated consulting team. Today, Vista's consulting practice has a dedicated staff of over 130 employees, whose sole focus is advancing and partnering with our companies to help leaders and teams within Vista businesses implement proven best practices, sharpen skills, broaden their networks, and continually innovate in their markets. Because Vista only invests in enterprise software, data, and tech-enabled companies, we are in a unique position to scale our approach across the portfolio and to accelerate the growth of both our investments and our people across our global ecosystem of innovation.

 

Position Summary:

We are looking for Analysts and Consultants to join the Vista Consulting Group (VCG).

  • Analysts and Consultants will work closely with VCG colleagues, investment team members, and portfolio company executives to drive strategy and operations engagements across our portfolio companies
  • Analysts and Consultants will work on value creation initiatives that span the different functional areas of our companies (e.g. Sales, Marketing, Corp Dev, Finance, Ops, and Product)
  • We value the differentiated skillset and experience that top-tier candidates bring to our organization. This represents a unique opportunity for the right candidate to leverage his or her analytical skill-set and operational toolkit
  • Analysts and Consultants will have a defined career path within VCG with opportunities for career progression and upward mobility. Opportunities to join a portfolio company will also be available for consultants that would like to gain operating experience at a company
  • The ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of experience either at a top tier or boutique strategy and operations consulting firm, financial services firm, or software company

Responsibilities:

  • Analytics & Modeling 
    • Provides analytical support and modeling for value creation projects and initiatives
    • Presents analysis in a logical, credible, and thorough manner
  • Deliverable Development 
    • Builds client ready deliverables and work product that are structured in accordance with best-in-class consulting standards
    • Develops fact-based conclusions that are supported by evidence and data
  • Project / Workstream Mgmt. 
    • Demonstrates the ability to foster teamwork while working on projects
    • Demonstrates the ability to work independently with little supervision when needed
  • Four-year degree from a top undergraduate institution
  • 1-3 years of consulting, financial services, or software experience at a top tier firm. Experience should be a combination of strategy and operational/implementation
  • Interest in software, technology, and data enabled companies
  • Based in (or willing to relocate to) either our Austin or Chicago office; willingness to travel up to 40% of time
  • Intellectual curiosity and honesty
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to bring structure to large, complex questions with limited guidance
  • Ability to multi-task and operate independently
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Technology we use

  • Sales & Marketing
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

Located in the Frost Bank Tower, our office has spectacular views of Lady Bird Lake and the Texas Capitol.

An Insider's view of Vista Consulting Group

What are some social events your company does?

As our team is growing so quickly, our full team has quarterly outings in different cities to rekindle connections with one another and to relax. We have done TopGolf, Escape Room, Happy Hours just to name a few. It is critical that we continually build that comradery and Vista family bond.

Eric Webb

Executive Director, Technology Diligence

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The VCG Customer Success team is focused on partnering with our Portfolio companies to create customer-centric teams that are aligned with the executive priorities of their customers. This alignment creates value for their customers, more impactful work for customer-facing roles, and ultimately enables Vista’s continued growth.

Ryan Richards

Director, Customer Success

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with Vista for 15 months and recently transitioned into a new role serving as product manager of our QuickStart application and providing technical oversight on BOSS engagements. This role didn’t initially exist, but we recognized a need and with my technical background, it was perfect to dive headfirst into it.

Ijeoma Ikechi

Associate Director, Business Applications

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The #1 thing we do to unlock creativity on the team is hiring smart, passionate people with a strong sense of personal accountability. I find that if we do that well, and if we as management then spend our time training, enabling, and removing roadblocks, then every team member can be themselves and bring all their creative energy to bear.

Mark Ralls

Managing Director, Business Operations

What are Vista Consulting Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications
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