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The following opportunities are currently available at The Chertoff Group. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to


Position: Analyst, Business Strategy

Location:  Washington, DC and Menlo Park, CA
Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Description:

Chertoff Group is seeking to add to its Menlo Park and Washington, DC teams analysts in its Business Strategy practice areas. Chertoff Group analysts support a wide variety of engagements with corporate clients, including market research, competitive analysis, transaction due diligence, and strategy consulting projects. Analysts apply creative problem-solving skills, along with performing research and analysis, to help deliver solutions to clients. Analysts will have the opportunity to work directly with former senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, and Intelligence Community in developing innovative solutions on behalf of clients. Analysts are expected to build foundational knowledge of the cybersecurity, defense, and technology sectors in addition to honing a diverse set of skills as they work on each client engagement. Successful analysts will be given opportunities to further develop leadership skills and may have opportunities to work in other Chertoff Group office locations.

Position Responsibilities:

Analysts will be expected to perform the following functions within the firm:

  • Conduct in-depth, detailed research on budgets, procurement, industries, technology development, and economic data related to national security issues;
  • Perform competitive assessments, technology evaluations, and financial analysis on companies and organizations in the defense and security sectors worldwide;
  • Gather and synthesize industry information from multiple research sources, such as industry reports, trade publications, etc., and work with subject matter experts to validate industry information; and,
  • Travel domestically and internationally in support of client engagements and to attend conferences.

Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree with expected completion in the spring of 2015;
  • Strong internship experience in consulting, technology, finance, business operations, public policy, or research;
  • Demonstrated interest in the defense or technology industries is important, but prior work experience in the space is not required;
  • Experience performing analysis using Microsoft Excel and preparing presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly changing assignments;
  • Experience performing research and writing critical analyses;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative capabilities;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; and,
  • Required to be a US Citizen.


Position: Senior Associate/Associate

Location:  Washington, DC
Industry:  Investment Banking – Security, Defense, Technology & Government Services
Job Function: Merger & Acquisition Advisory

Chertoff Capital Profile:

Chertoff Capital is a leading provider of merger and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to corporations in the national security sector.  Our clients consist of leading mid-tier defense technology, cyber security, and government contracting companies who are considering an M&A transaction, principally a company sale or business unit divestiture.  We are growing rapidly and are looking for talented professionals to join our Washington-based M&A team.

Chertoff Capital is the investment banking subsidiary of The Chertoff Group (TCG), a global security advisory and strategic consulting firm founded by former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. TCG combines industry thought leaders in security, defense, technology, and government contracting with senior subject matter experts who have served at the highest levels of government, including leadership positions at the US Department of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice, as well as at the National Security Agency and the Central Intelligence Agency.

Position Requirements:

Ideal candidates should have a demonstrated financial background, including experience in accounting and valuation methodologies, strong analytical capabilities, keen verbal communication abilities, and excellent writing skills. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate a strong work ethic and ability to work both independently and as an integral team member. Applicants should have at least four years of work experience in investment banking or a similar field.

Individuals will become an integral part of our investment banking team.  This position offers opportunities to interact with executives of leading defense contracting firms and provides unique exposure to our firms’ national security thought leaders.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Support senior deal team members in the management of project deliverables and transaction processes;
  • Perform financial analyses on client companies including DCF, comparable transactions, and public company analyses;
  • Draft executives summaries, information memoranda, and other marketing or related documents;
  • Research and develop potential buyer/investor and other target lists;
  • Manage due diligence process;
  • Gather and synthesize industry information from multiple research sources, including the internet, industry reports, trade publications, our senior subject matter experts, etc.;
  • Manage junior team resources in creating content for use in TCG work products;
  • Help prepare and negotiate term sheets and engagement contracts; and
  • Support recruiting and training efforts.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business, preferably with concentrations in finance, accounting, economics, or related field from an accredited university OR a minimum of four years of financially focused work experience
  • Work Experience: Applicants should have at least four years of work experience in investment banking or similar field
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial statement analysis, the M&A process, and company valuation techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly changing assignments
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Prior due diligence and transaction execution experience
  • Series 7 or 79
  • US Citizen


  • Competitive compensation package in-line with industry standards
  • Generous benefits package
  • Compensation levels will vary based on the candidates background and years of experience


Position: Director or Senior Director

Location:  Washington, DC and Menlo Park, CA
Job Function: Business Strategy

Job Description

The Director/Senior Director will have a proven record of project or program management experience in the cybersecurity, government services, technology, intelligence and/or homeland security spaces. The Director will handle a wide range of project management and client support tasks and must work independently with little or no supervision to identify objectives and develop and execute a plan of action with identified resources.  The Director will be exceedingly well organized, flexible, and enjoy the challenges of working in a dynamic office. The Director must demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in handling sensitive business information, as well as possess the ability to interact with staff at all levels in a fast paced, high pressure environment while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Directors at The Chertoff Group are also expected to possess the necessary business development capabilities to identify, source, and capture new business opportunities for the firm. The position requires expert written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making, and a proactive attention to detail.


  • The Chertoff Group is seeking Directors and/or Senior Directors with the following qualifications:
  • Collaborative, team player who has a proven ability to identify and define objectives while  managing resources and a team within a budget plan
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding and application of key principles of cybersecurity, strategic growth, and risk management
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Five or more years in management consulting, financial advisory, corporate strategy or other operational role in a technology- or security-focused field. Candidates should be able to articulate how they will apply skills learned in previous roles to complex client issues in the technology and security sectors
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills, with ability to understand, assess, and articulate complex business, market, policy and/or technical issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, work on multiple projects concurrently, and manage rapidly changing assignments
  • Self-starter with proven abilities in independent judgment and analytic methodologies.
  • Ability to travel for client work that can range from 20%-60%


Provide Subject-Matter Expertise on Cybersecurity, Intelligence, Technology, and Homeland Security

  • Provide internal and external subject-matter expertise on relevant cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security issues and trends
  • Maintain working knowledge of current or evolving Legislative initiatives related to the cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security domains
  • Maintain familiarity with domestic and international topics, issues, and trends related to the above
  • Demonstrate knowledge and details of Federal budgeting and acquisition/procurement activities, fiscal interactions within the Executive Branch and between the Executive and Legislative Branches, and key policy initiatives

Client Engagement and Project Management

  • Manage client projects and serve as the Firm’s primary point of contact with assigned portfolio of clients
  • Provide day-to-day management of those clients and ensure all work plans, activities, and deliverables are on track and reflect the Firm’s commitment to reliable, high-quality work products
  • Provide strategic advice to clients and assist in the development of briefings, proposals, whitepapers, presentations,  and all other necessary research materials to support client needs
  • Analyze the current landscape for cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security programs, and work with clients to develop or refine existing business development opportunities in related state and federal departments and agencies and adjacent commercial sectors
  • Support clients’ business development and contract capture activities by acquiring and maintaining deep knowledge about clients’ capabilities and aligning those capabilities with applicable government or commercial requirements
  • Manage internal research and market sizing activities

Junior Project Staff Management and Internal Firm Support

  • Mentor and provide leadership to junior staff, assisting them in acquiring subject- matter expertise and increasing their familiarity with cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security issues
  • Maintain awareness of the Firm’s capabilities and engage appropriate personnel, data, tools, and methods to improve client services
  • Support the Firm’s business development activities by meeting with potential clients, writing concept papers, and developing or refining reports and proposals


Position: Internship

Location:  Washington, DC; Menlo Park, CA; New York, NY

The Chertoff Group offers year-round paid internship opportunities to students and recent graduates with interest in pursuing a career at the intersection of cybersecurity, intelligence, technology, and homeland security. To apply for an internship, please send a resume and cover letter to with “Internship” and the date of your application in the subject line of the email.

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Michael Chertoff