Are you excited about a career in consulting or technology? Becoming an entrepreneur, joining a private equity firm, or a strategic role in software?
The Topline Associate Program offers an unparalleled opportunity to solve problems for some of today’s most innovative technology companies. We are hiring early career professionals of the highest caliber who demonstrate strong alignment between their personal values and our company ethos.
In this role, you will have your finger on the pulse of innovation as you maximize value for our clients. Selection is competitive, and the right candidate is one who is passionate, accountable, and collaborative.
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.
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.
When we founded Topline Strategy in 2001, our intent, which holds true to today, was to provide the same market-leading quality as the top-tier consulting companies we came from, but in a different culture. We view our culture as a differentiator as well as a competitive advantage.
Our Topline consulting methodology allows us to provide challenging, interesting work and career development while recognizing the importance of a positive work-life balance. Yes, there are times when we work long hours; but when not on deadline, we encourage our team to lead a balanced life – to take time to recover after sprints and have some fun too.
One of our greatest priorities is hiring and developing top talent. We have created a unique environment that balances autonomy with guidance, offering the ability to learn under the mentorship of Partners. We take great pride in our hiring process and look to hire absolute stars who are natural leaders with an entrepreneurial spirit, creating a workplace where everyone, regardless of their background, is treated with respect and given an equal opportunity to succeed.
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
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