Summit has a great team. They are smart and very hardworking. In addition, their investment track record has been outstanding over a long history.
Summit competes in a very competitive market. Their business is hard and requires enormous effort. Lots of travel and long hours.
Typical interview process is several rounds. There are a couple initial phone screens with other associates or VP level people at the firm. If you make it past the phone screens, then you are typically invited for several in-person interviews with a range of individuals - associates, VPs, and principals/partners. If that goes well, then there is typically an additional day of in-person interviews with the managing partners before a decision is made.
Typical interview questions include:
- walk me thru your resume (keep response to less than 3 minutes)
- what do you think would be a compelling investment opportunity for Summit and why?
- walk me through a deal/transaction you have worked on (investment thesis, your role, valuation, outcome, etc.)
- additional questions will be asked to gauge work ethic, cultural fit, ability and desire to cold call, sales skills
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