The question that most likely brought you here is, “What’s it like to work at Founders?” Well, that’s a tough question. But there are some fundamental truths about working here that can begin to answer it.
Firstly, we’re not what most people would picture when they think of an investment bank. We’re a boutique shop that’s located just off Wall Street. About 966 miles off Wall Street, to be exact, in what we consider to be a boutique city, Birmingham, Alabama. We mention the location specifically because it plays a big part in our company’s cultural makeup.
While these traits may be ubiquitous to many regions, we adhere to certain values that we believe to be inherently southern—principles which dictate that respect is earned, listening comes before speaking, and hard work is just something we simply call work.
But those are just a few insights into what we’re about. To truly experience what it’s like to work here, your best approach would be speaking with one of us on the phone, or, hopefully, face to face. Because the most accurate depiction of what it’s like at Founders Advisors—what really makes us who we are—is our people.
been in this business long enough to know the revolving-door mentality of
institutional investment banks. These companies often put too much value on
appearances and outdated traditions, and tend to view analysts as cogs in the
machine, rather than valued team members.
Founders, our approach is quite different. We see ourselves as more of a
springboard. A company that rewards talent over pageantry. A group of
individuals who will work with you on an individual level to help propel your
career—whether it’s from within Founders itself, or to better position yourself
to go on to other successful endeavors.
really comes down to one thing—we care about you. And not just about what you
can do for us, but about what we can do for your career, your family, and both
your professional and personal growth. These are more than just words on a
page, they are a promise that we consistently fulfill through actions. From
personal growth initiatives and reflection trips that we call Solos, to ongoing
professional development through intentional mentoring, all of us at Founders
care about, well, all of us at Founders.
positive support even extends to individuals who go on to pursue different
paths outside of Founders. To our knowledge, we’re the only investment bank
that gives out awards to those who no longer work for us. We call it the
Bullpen Hall of Fame—a yearly award going to former team members that have
continued to excel and embody the principles instilled in them while they were
Founders, we have found that the greatest way to help our clients succeed, is
to help our own do the same.
Founders main office is located in Birmingham, Alabama. While our growing city has received a great many national accolades over recent years, we understand that not everyone is familiar with the city that we call home. But in lieu of us selling you on our home town, we would rather defer to the professional storytellers and all-things-Birmingham experts over at the Birmingham Conventions and Visitors Bureau. And if you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll tell you everything we find magical about The Magic City.
Our Summer Analysts Program
Summer Analysts program is an excellent opportunity for young analysts looking
for real world experience in investment banking. The 8-10 week program is
perfect for those seeking an in-depth look into industry research, financial
statement analysis, and buyer research. The program, which spans from June to
early August, provides accepted candidates with a comprehensive view of this
industry, and gives them a hands-on training experience that is second to none.
At Founders, we’re always in
search of great talent. If you think you’d be a good fit here, then we’d love
to talk. If we find that the feeling is mutual, we’ll work to find the perfect
opportunity for you.
Analyst– We are currently hiring for an analyst position. If interested, please view the job description hereand contact us through the email listed below.
Associate – We are currently hiring for an Associate position. If interested, please view the job description here and contact us through the email listed below.
Administrative Assistant– We are currently hiring for a Financial Controller position. If interested, please view the job description here and contact us through the email listed below.
Brad Johnson began working at Founders as an undergraduate intern in 2008 and has continued to grow in his career within the firm. Currently, Brad serves as a Vice President, primarily focusing on leading the execution of transactions in SaaS, digital media, and other technology companies. In 2017, Brad was an inaugural inductee into the…
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