GulfStar Group Seeks Qualified Investment Banking Associate Candidates

GulfStar, Houston's premier middle market investment bank, is seeking qualified candidates for immediately available investment banking associate positions. 

To be considered for a position, a candidate must have the following qualifications/characteristics: 

  • Current position as an Investment Banking Associate (or at least two years as a top-of-class IB Analyst) at an established middle market or bulge bracket Investment Banking Firm, or 2+ years of experience in the transaction services, management restructuring or audit group of a Big 4 accounting firm or the corporate lending group of a top-tier commercial bank (completion of credit training program required)
  • Demonstrated (full-process) transaction experience
  • Demonstrated command of Financial Accounting principals
  • Strong financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Superior research skills Strong writing skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics – CPA and/or Series 63 & 79 FINRA licenses will be given preference
  • Demonstrated command of Excel and PowerPoint – working knowledge of Capital IQ and FactSet will be given preference
  • Demonstrated ability to manage up and down
  • Very high level of motivation, commitment and dedication
  • Proactive mindset with a willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Desire to excel in a demanding and dynamic work environment
  • IB career path aspirations
  • Houston resident, or ability to freely relocate immediately 


  • Participating as an integral member of deal execution teams and providing company and industry research, analytical support and process management, from pitch to closing
  • Three statement financial modeling
  • Valuation analysis
  • Comparable company and transaction research and analyses
  • Providing transaction process support on M&A, Private Placement, and Financial Advisory projects
  • Assisting in the drafting and preparation of marketing materials including pitch books, confidential information memoranda, corporate and industry profiles and industry/market analyses
  • Researching and identifying targeted buyers
  • In-depth company and industry research including the drafting of industry newsletters
  • Travel for client engagements will be required 


  • Compensation consists of market competitive base salary, a substantial year-end bonus and health care and 401(k) benefits
  • Outstanding performers will have a promotion path to vice-president and beyond 

If you meet the above qualifications, please send your cover letter and a detailed resume to Scott Winship at

About GulfStar Group
GulfStar is a leading middle market investment bank headquartered in Houston. GulfStar specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services, institutional private placements of equity and debt, and general corporate finance advisory services to companies with revenues or enterprise values generally ranging from $25 million to $350 million. Since its formation in 1990, GulfStar has completed more than 750 assignments in 36 states and 16 foreign countries across a variety of industries.