Careers with ESGI

Careers with ESGI

Join our team of exceptional business valuation and M&A brokerage professionals.

Career Opportunities

Position:  M&A Advisor

Exit Strategies has business intermediary (a.k.a. M&A broker, business broker, investment banker, deal maker) openings in California and Portland, Oregon. We look for self-motivated individuals who are smart, honest, and want to make a difference. They’ve owned a company or had P&L responsibility in a corporate setting. They have a business degree (MBA preferred) and strong financial acumen. Prior M&A brokerage experience is not required.

The skill set of a successful M&A broker includes: selling, accounting, finance, research, marketing, Excel modeling, negotiation, mediating, writing, educating, coaching, problem solving and project management. M&A brokers prospect for clients, educate buyers and sellers, perform financial and valuation analyses, conduct research, write offering memorandums, make presentations, maintain detailed confidential records, recruit and screen buyers, build relationships, manage due diligence, and work in concert with accountants, attorneys and others on M&A transactions. Successful intermediaries do it all, every day!

Exit Strategies strives to have the best trained M&A advisors in the industry. Training is customized and advisors must work toward a professional M&A accreditation. Valuation professionals looking to add M&A advisory services are encouraged to join us. California M&A advisors must have a DRE license.

M&A brokers earn fees when they sell businesses, which takes 9 months on average. To become an M&A advisor you should have a year of personal financial reserves. When you begin closing deals, your efforts are well rewarded.

Position:  Business Valuation Analyst / Appraiser

Exit Strategies has openings for senior and entry level business valuation professionals in California and Portland, Oregon. Our senior appraisers handle entire projects, from engagement letter to completed valuation report. Candidates must have business management experience, an excellent understanding of financial statements, and strong Excel and writing skills. They need to be outgoing, naturally curious, analytical, detail oriented, responsible and organized.

We require our appraisers to have or obtain a professional business valuation accreditation (ABV, ASA or CVA ). M&A brokerage professionals looking to add valuation services to their repertoire are encouraged to apply. Expert witness experience is beneficial.

Position:  Intern Analyst

Exit Strategies has a paid internship program for university business students looking for experience. Interns support our senior staff on actual business sale, merger, acquisition and valuation assignments, and business development programs.
  • Conduct market and industry research
  • Perform individual company research, financial analysis and modeling
  • Build target buyer lists and conduct outreach for M&A brokerage engagements
  • Create, manage and update company research, databases and materials
  • Coordinate company marketing initiatives
Qualifications:  Local A and B students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate business degree. Need a solid grasp on financial statements and strong Excel skills. Must be reliable, mature and diligent.
Commitment: Available 6 months or longer; 15-25 hours per week
Location: Petaluma, California

To inquire about one of the above positions, Email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to Thank you.