• Senior Associate, Product Strategy

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    Product Strategy
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    Senior Associate, Product Strategy




    Adams Street Partners (“Adams Street”) is a global private markets investment manager, operating in more than thirty countries across five continents. Adams Street prides itself on the depth and breadth of its global investment capabilities and its longstanding reputation as an innovator within the private markets space. Adams Street is consistently recognized for its steadfast commitment to providing clients with quality investment opportunities, and its deep understanding of the broader private markets industry.


    Adams Street has more than $35 billion of assets under management and 185+ employees across offices in Chicago, Beijing, Boston, London, Menlo Park, Munich, New York, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. The firm operates as a single global team, and incorporates the skill and experience of its investment professionals across five strategies: primary, secondary, growth equity, private credit, and co-investments. This integrated global platform of investment expertise enabled Adams Street to become a leading provider of customized strategies to institutional and high-net worth investors around the world.


    Adams Street is also a pioneer of the private markets and is widely credited as originating the first ever fund-of-funds investment in 1979. The firm became an independent entity in 2001 and a 100% employee-owned firm in 2008.


    Adams Street believes in a culture of inclusiveness and collegiate achievement, and strives to deliver the highest standards of integrity, respect, and insight within all aspects of our business. Adams Street’s guiding principles and collaborative environment drive the firm’s commitment to providing exceptional client service and top-tier investment returns.


    The Product Strategy team is responsible for leading the firm’s efforts to develop innovative product solutions that meet the evolving needs of the firm’s clients. Reporting to the Head of Product Strategy, this individual will be responsible for providing research to drive and support strategic product direction across multiple channels. We are seeking an entrepreneurial team member who thrives at the intersection of research and innovation.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Effectively working across teams to support building and executing investment products, including: product design, pricing, position and competitive intel.
    • Interprets and analyzes data to drive actionable insights for new products and modifications to existing ones offered.
    • Proactively identifies key forces impacting Adams Street and its competitors by researching, monitoring and assessing industry trends. Summarizes key findings in a concise and compelling format to partners and senior leaders.
    • Support M&A efforts by conducting ongoing industry review to identify potential acquisitions or lift-outs targets
    • Assists in developing rationale and support for strategic product planning and executes on tactical product initiatives.
    • Supports internal teams with initiatives as requested.


    We seek an individual who is self-motivated, demonstrates creative thinking and possesses the following qualifications:

    • Excellent academic credentials from a top-tier university.
    • 3-5 years’ relevant experience, preferably in private equity, investment banking, or investment consulting, with a focus on supporting the development and launch of new products/product analytics.
    • Proven ability to constantly take initiative and deliver results.
    • Exceptional organizational, project management, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong and well developed analytical, problem-solving and quantitative skills. Data gathering and data analysis skills a must.
    • Results oriented and exceptional attention to detail.
    • An understanding of trends and current events in the private markets space.
    • A professional presence combined with exceptional communication skills to interact effectively with internal teams and external parties.
    • A highly-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently within a team context.











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