Our talent management team is committed to providing opportunities to our professionals to realize their potential within Alantra. We’ve worked hard to develop the right tools and infrastructure to ensure our professionals’ careers are facilitated and developed in the right way for them and for the firm. There are two overarching tenets in our approach to achieving this: plotting a career path and enabling internal mobility.
“Working for a project where passionate and ambitious people can take the lead without the complexity of large corporations is a daily pleasure, especially when coupled to an international angle” David Kieffer
Creating a path
We have designed a career path that covers every aspect of our professionals’ careers, from understanding role requirements to building strategies to progress so that our people know what it takes to achieve career progression.
“I joined the Paris office right after its opening and got the chance to take part in its rapid expansion. Once in, I met great professionals that gave me a strong exposure to domains I was unfamiliar with such as public M&A and debt advisory, in addition to traditional private M&A. Working for a project where passionate and ambitious people can take the lead without the complexity of large corporations is a daily pleasure, especially when coupled to an international angle.” David Kieffer, VP (Corporate Finance France)
We believe that being exposed to professional situations outside of comfort zones can build a career. We make it possible for every Alantra professional to move within the firm, whether that means taking advantage of our truly international approach by working in different locations around the globe, or moving within different teams and sectors
“In July of 2014, I joined Alantra as an analyst at the Frankfurt office. Since then, I have been given the opportunity to thrive personally and professionally through highly demanding international projects where I was relied upon to work directly with clients and senior professionals from day one. In particular, I found the international expertise and involvement of Alantra to be truly exceptional. Besides cross-border deal teams and training programs, Alantra also encourages international experiences through its mobility plan. I, personally, have currently joined Alantra’s Boston office for a 6-month rotation. These experiences have provided me with the unique opportunities to gain first-hand transaction experience throughout different countries and cultures.” Lukas Schmitt (VP, Corporate Finance Germany)
“I joined Alantra Corporate Finance team in July 2013 at the Frankfurt office. Since then, I’ve been witness to the remarkable development of the group and its impressive international expansion. Alantra’s global structure not only offers but encourages its employees to further develop their careers on a global scale. For instance, I’ve had the opportunity to join my Spanish colleagues at the Madrid office for c. 1 year. During this time, I was involved in a number of cross-border projects with international clients. One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is the opportunity to work alongside a group of highly capable, knowledgeable and driven professionals in a truly international environment.” Juan Carlos Montoya (Director, Corporate Finance Germany)