Associate Vice President, Strategic Projects NAFS

New York, NY, United States

Associate Vice President, Strategic Projects – New York


GLG Strategic Projects offers a disruptive alternative to traditional management consulting.  Over the past 3 years, this fast growing business, led by former top tier consultants, has been serving corporations and investment firms across North America and Europe. We are looking for an experienced management consultant with an entrepreneurial mindset, distinctive commercial skills and good understanding of the Private Equity world to help accelerate the growth of our Financial Services business.


Job Summary

Today, business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs increasingly demand differentiated support and innovative insights. GLG Strategic Projects offers a disruptive alternative to traditional consultingy building flexible, tailored, and timely solutions for clients, leveraging the world’s leading platform for professional learning and expertise.


GLG Strategic Projects helps investors, business leaders and entrepreneurs solve some of their most complex business challenges by combining the problem-solving and management skills of top-tier independent consultants and the real-life experience of leading industry experts. Projects are managed and run by GLG’s internal team of former top-tier consultants. This unique partnership approach provides streamlined, customized, and cost-effective project support.


The Financial Services (FS) Strategic Projects team works with financial institutions (mainly Private Equity) and supports these firms throughout their entire investment lifecycle (from early stage diligence all the way through value creation for their portfolio companies). The FS Strategic Projects team is looking for a driven professional with significant experience in management consulting, knowledge of the Private Equity world, and strong interest in growing and owning a multi-million dollar book of business.


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The role offers broad exposure to strategy development and implementation in a highly entrepreneurial environment.

  • Our internal team of former consultants plays a dual role:
    • Support all aspects of Strategic Projects’ deal development and closing, manage projects from start to finish and work hand-in-hand with each engagement team and client to ensure top quality level of service and deliverables (i.e., similar to a principal role in a consulting firm)
    • Lead internal and external Strategic Projects business development initiatives, and contribute to growing GLG SP to a $50M+ business
  • The AVP role offers exposure to a broad range of functional responsibilities, including product development, capital allocation, sales, marketing, and operations.
  • The role also provides regular exposure to the full GLG senior management team and broader organization, and unlimited opportunities to build strong relationships with our clients.
  • The AVP will lead and grow a team of 10+ professionals over a 2 year timeframe, being responsible for hiring, coaching and mentoring of more junior colleagues.


Required Skills and Experience

  • 3-5+ years at a management consulting firm
  • Distinctive project and team management skills
  • Strong interest in Private Equity market and transactions
  • Entrepreneurial zeal
  • Strong interest in leading negotiations and closing deals
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Solid computer skills, i.e., Microsoft Office
  • Team player


We seek bright, positive and flexible people who also:

  • Act with the highest integrity and professionalism in all their endeavors
  • Think creatively and focus on opportunities for growth
  • Exhibit constant attention to detail
  • Express a strong desire to work in a team
  • Demonstrate the ability and initiative to handle increasing responsibility over time

About GLG / Gerson Lehrman Group

GLG is the world’s leading platform for on-demand professional learning. Businesses rely on GLG to learn from 600,000+ member-experts; clients look to address complex strategic challenges and make better business decisions within a rigorous compliance framework. Headquartered in New York City, GLG’s 1,500+ employees work from offices in 12 countries. Visit


We believe strongly in our mission- and values-driven culture. Our core values drive our success. They are: learning & curiosity, responsibility, courage, judgment, fresh perspective, service, and integrity.


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