SPMB Executive Search Firm Analyst (Closed)

This position is currently closed as of Feb 7, 2017.

The role is an Analyst position at the largest retained executive search firm in California, SPMB. It's a phenomenal place to work, and we need young, smart people for this position (no experience necessary, though recruiting or sales experience is appreciated), and we have 2 slots open. 

Please reach out to Mirage Marrou if you have any questions at mirage@spmb.com.



  1. A+ Clients! Google, Box, Docusign, AirBnB, Citrix, VMware, Heroku, Cisco, NetApp, Riverbed, DataDomain, Zenprise, the list goes on and on (check out our full client list on our website www.spmbsearch.com). Simply put, the coolest and most successful companies in the world all trust SPMB as the go-to firm for retained executive recruiting.

  2. Exposure to the best VCs! As an integral team member at SPMB you will be exposed to Tier-I Venture Capital firms such as Sequoia, Accel, Greylock, Kleiner-Perkins, NEA, Lightspeed, Khosla. At SPMB, “getting exposure” to the best VCs doesn’t just mean saying that they are our clients…As an Analyst you will be joining meetings with them from the start. You will have the opportunity to meet and learn from the VCs that have invested in Google, Facebook, Salesforce, etc…This type of interaction does not happen at larger recruiting firms or within the recruiting arm of a large enterprise.

  3. High-earning potential; no ceiling; and equity! Competitive base salary with uncapped commission.  Another perk of being at SPMB is that we often take equity stakes in the companies we work with, meaning that when a current or former client gets acquired or IPOs, we see additional revenue that gets divided among the firm.

  4. Rapid career progression. SPMB is a company that firmly believes in promoting from within. Every one of our Partners and VPs been at the Analyst level and has worked their way up. Simply put, we reward hard-work and commitment with frequent and rapid promotions.

  5. Culture Matters! Despite being one of the most successful search firms on the West Coast, we are still a small company. With 50+ people, SPMB is a young, vibrant and invigorating place to work. Located in a brand new office in the heart of the Presidio, we are investing in the future of the company. From Giants games to pool parties to happy hours we work hard and play hard. We place an emphasis on work-life balance and making sure you can be as productive as can be.


  • Thought leadership, the ability to think and react quickly while relying on analytical and intuitive skills.

  • Creative, inquisitive, and committed to broadening your knowledge base as a lifelong learner.

  • Upbeat, positive, can-do attitude with creative problem solving and interpersonal skills.

  • Highly motivated, hardworking, and organized with the ability to multi-task. Time management, pattern recognition, prioritization and judgment are important skills in this role.

  • Shown to consistently perform at high levels.

  • Must possess strong people, phone and sales skills.

  • A good fit with SPMB’s performance culture and core values - An appetite to do more, faster, bigger, and better than others.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, solve problems and think on your feet.

  • High energy and the ability to establish trust and credibility within the candidate community.

  • Must have a proven ability to manage the strategic and tactical research efforts of search projects.


  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Bachelor’s Degree - We love athletes, degrees from top caliber universities and/or people with impressive academic records



  • Drive the research efforts to ensure high quality candidate flow.

  • Analyze and quickly breakdown new industries and identify key people within them.

  • Quickly learn key industry segments such as: Software (SaaS), Digital Media/Internet/Gaming, Enterprise Infrastructure hardware and software (storage, security, networking, virtualization, tools, etc.), Clean Tech, Semiconductor, Consumer Electronics, Cloud, as well as others.

  • Must be able to tell the difference between a top quality candidate, and non top quality - Identify technology executives who have played a critical role in the success of top companies within the ecosystem; and continuously mine the industry/market for additional targets.

  • Understand the functional breakdown and roles within the executive structure including; CEO, President, COO, CFO, General Manager, VP of Marketing, Sales, Operations/Manufacturing, Engineering, and Business Development.

  • Think strategically, and speak intelligently in detail about our clients across various industries.

  • Act as an ecosystem expert in the markets/verticals researched.

  • Develop a research strategy and draft reports that include documentation and complex spreadsheets that outline targeted industries and companies.

  • Develop programs that improve the performance/output of the research department as a whole.

  • Serve as an ambassador for SPMB when reaching out to the candidate community.