Director, Investment Banking Talent Acquisition

Chicago / New York
Delivery Enablement /
Talent Acquisition /
Portage Point Partners (Portage Point) is a business advisory, interim management and investment banking firm intensely focused on the middle market. Our blue chip team leverages bulge bracket experience in consulting, operations, finance, accounting, investment banking and investing to provide unmatched transactional, operational, financial and strategic perspectives to middle market stakeholders. The Portage Point cross-functional platform is uniquely architected to offer fully integrated capabilities and solutions that identify value capture, mitigate risk and positively impact outcomes at every stage of the ever-changing middle market business lifecycle. From ideation to monetization, Portage Point delivers excellence across transaction advisory services (TAS), transaction execution services (TES), office of the CFO (OCFO), performance improvement (PI), interim management (IM), investment banking (IB) and turnaround and financial restructuring (TRS).

Recognized for accelerated growth, Portage Point is consistently featured in rankings from Inc. 5000, The Financial Times and Consulting Magazine. This recognition is a testament to the focus on excellence, intensity and pace and ability to attract blue chip talent committed to delivering impactful solutions.
The Delivery Enablement (DE) team supports internal stakeholders by providing a robust operational backbone across TAS, TES, OCFO, PI, IM, IB and TRS. The team includes Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Marketing, Data Analytics, Accounting & Finance and Delivery Excellence. As Portage Point continues to grow the DE team is laser focused on scalability, quality and automation.
The Director, Talent Acquisition (TA) role at Portage Point is a role that represents a unique opportunity for a highly capable recruiting professional with a proven track record of sourcing and placing top tier candidates. This role will be the third hire within the TA team and represents a unique opportunity for unconstrained personal and professional development. The Director, TA will work alongside the IB and Cross-Functional (XFn) team to drive high volume and strategic recruiting outcomes. The individual will focus on flawless execution of our recruitment strategy, sourcing premier talent across various levels and delivering a best-in-class candidate and stakeholder experience.


    • Partner with IB and XFn hiring managers to identify and secure top talent across various career levels
    • Run effective TA processes that decrease interview to hire ratios and increase offer extension to acceptance ratios
    • Develop and deploy effective sourcing strategies
    • Accurately convey the Portage Point employee value proposition and unique advantages of each role and practice line
    • Deliver an efficient and highly communicative experience to candidates and stakeholders
    • Manage external agency relationships and reduce overall agency spend
    • Develop and execute strategic recruiting initiatives and events
    • Maintain standard operating procedures, talent dashboards / reports and recruiting exhibits
    • Effectively leverage TA technology and support the research and implementation of new solutions
    • Accurately report activities, outcomes and flag potential opportunities and threats
    • Manage process changes by developing adequate levels of awareness, desire, knowledge, ability and reinforcement
    • Facilitate effective employment branding
    • Champion referral bonus program and education internally around open hiring needs
    • Provide professional development coaching to junior TA team members
    • Share and manage TA best practices as well as lead internal trainings where required
    • Contribute to creating a high-performing and inclusive culture


    • Bachelor’s degree from a top undergraduate program
    • Located in or willing to relocate to Chicago or New York
    • Invested in a team-based culture and motivated to collaborate in office four days per week
    • 10 plus years of recruiting experience
    • Three plus years sourcing in investment banking and / or private equity
    • Expert in candidate sourcing and selection
    • Skillful in screening and / or behavioral interviews
    • Experience with employment branding, diversity recruitment and change management
    • Exposure to Lever is a plus
    • Ability to successfully work in a small, collaborative team environment
    • High degree of maturity with a proven ability to interact with senior executives
    • Effectively communicates analysis through Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint including high-quality messaging, structure and formatting
    • Eagerness to be responsive at all times
    • Proven track-record of success in high pressure, time-constrained environments
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including strong e-mail etiquette
    • Top-tier organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit
$190,000 - $220,000 a year
The City of New York and the State of California require Portage Point to provide compensation information for this role. This range represents the anticipated minimum and maximum base + bonus for this position based upon a good faith and reasonable estimate. The final compensation for this position will be set based on the applicant’s qualifications (education, training and/or experience related to this role), and therefore, may fall outside the range shown, depending on the circumstances.