Topline Strategy is a rapidly growing boutique consulting firm specializing in market strategy, customer experience (CX) and investor diligence for software & technology businesses and their investors. As a team, we service a broad range of industries spanning cloud & IT infrastructure, eCommerce, FinTech, healthcare IT, cybersecurity and more. Our clients include globally esteemed Private Equity firms and technology businesses ranging in size from startup to Fortune 500 companies. Our Partners are deeply experienced industry professionals with unique backgrounds that combine top-tier consultancy and executive leadership positions in software companies. We know what it is like to run a software business from the inside and we apply our consulting expertise to drive new insights.
The Topline Associate Program, our program for recent grads and candidates with up to 3 years of experience, is an ideal training ground for anyone building a career in consulting and technology. As we hire from within, former Associates fill the firm’s Partner Track positions of Principal and Vice President. Associates that have not stayed with the firm have gone on to top MBA programs, careers in PE, and started their own tech companies.
Working in small teams and directly alongside our firm’s Partners you will be involved in every aspect of client engagements. Your data analysis and business strategy insights will be based on developing excellent primary and secondary research skills. You are excited about the opportunity to help our customers disrupt the marketplace and are driven in your mission to serve the customer.
The position is ideal training ground if you have your sights on pursuing a career in strategy consulting, but also if you’re considering an MBA, becoming an entrepreneur, joining a private equity firm, or finding a future strategic role in a software business. The Topline Associate Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to solve problems for some of today’s most innovative technology companies. We hire professionals of the highest caliber who demonstrate strong alignment between their personal values and our company ethos. Selection is competitive, and the right candidate is one who is smart, passionate, accountable, and collaborative.
There is never a typical day in the life of a consultant! You will work across industries and be challenged every step of the way. Responsibilities include primary research, secondary research, data analysis, and creation of business strategy presentations.
Conducting market research by surveying and interviewing the world. You’ll learn by talking directly with top executives of the world’s largest companies, frontline staff of local businesses and everyone in between to gain an understanding about technology in their worlds. You’ll become an expert communicator and learn the art of asking questions – and most importantly, become an attentive listener.
Analyzing data to find the insights and trends that will provide actionable recommendations to our clients. This is where we shine. Here we combine our primary market insights from interviews and surveys with secondary research like market sizing and competitive analysis. You will learn from some of the brightest minds how to analyze data and draw correct conclusions. By the time you complete Topline’s Associate Program, you will be able to use your analysis skills to expedite your work and find and reveal critical insights that will set you apart from your peers.
Communicating Findings. You will work side-by-side with Partners and Consultants to build our client presentations to share findings and insights. You will learn and master the art of storytelling through data and help lead clients to actionable conclusions and recommendations. Not only will you build the presentation, but you will also be a part of the team presenting our findings and recommendations to the client.
Analyzing data to find the insights and trends that will provide actionable recommendations to our clients. This is where we shine. Here we combine our primary market insights from interviews and surveys with secondary research like market sizing and competitive analysis.
You will learn from some of the brightest minds how to parse data and draw correct conclusions. By the time you complete Topline’s Associate Program, you will be able to use your analysis skills to expedite your work and find and reveal critical insights that will set you apart from your peers.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
- Four-year college degree
- A sterling academic record
- Demonstrated interest in technology, business strategy and/or entrepreneurship
- A strong analytical background
- Knowledge of and experience in high tech is a plus but not required
- Experience with data gathering, research and analysis
- Genuine curiosity for technology and market-driven business strategy
- Strong team player/natural collaborator
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high growth environment
- Energetic self-starter with a can-do attitude, an ability to learn quickly
- Likes to dig into the details and take ownership
- In constant pursuit of a better way
- You can manage uncertainty and know when to ask for help
- Strong analytical skills married to an ability to extract and communicate insight from data
- Excellent communication skills and client awareness
- You bring hunger and drive to everything you do