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, or Deal Maker) openings in California. 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, and they have a business or finance degree (MBA preferred) and strong financial acumen.

The skills of a successful M&A broker include 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 to achieve M&A transaction closings. Successful intermediaries do it all, every day!

M&A brokers earn fees when they sell businesses, which takes 9 months on average. To enter this field, you need a year of personal financial reserves. When you begin closing deals, your efforts should be well rewarded.

Exit Strategies requires that you obtain a California DRE license and work toward a professional M&A accreditation. Valuation professionals looking to add M&A advisory services are encouraged to apply.


Position:  Business Valuation Analyst / Appraiser

Exit Strategies has openings for senior and entry level business valuation professionals in California. Candidates will have a strong analytical mind, excellent understanding of financial statements and fundamental financial valuation theory, and strong Excel modeling and writing skills. You must be outgoing, naturally curious, detail oriented 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.


Position:  Intern Analyst

Exit Strategies has a paid internship program for university business students looking for real-world experience. Interns support our senior M&A advisors on actual business sale, merger, acquisition and valuation assignments, and implement company marketing initiatives.
  • Conduct market and industry research supporting M&A projects
  • Perform individual company research, financial analysis and modeling
  • Research potential buyers and conduct outreach for current and future M&A brokerage engagements
  • Create, manage and update company and engagement databases and marketing materials
  • Coordinate company marketing initiatives
Qualifications:  A and B students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate business degree. Need a good grasp on financial statements and have strong computer skills. Advanced Excel skills a plus. Must be reliable, mature, hard-working, and able to think ahead.
Commitment: 6 months or more; 15-25 hours per week
Location: Petaluma, California

To be considered for one of the above positions, submit your resume here.