Pitch Best Young M&A Advisor 2022: Job Zoer, Lincoln International
Company: Lincoln International
Job Description: Analyst
What are the specialties of this talent?
Job first joined Lincoln International in 2020 as an intern and immediately made such a great impression that he was converted to full time Analyst within a record 2 months. Ever since, he has developed into a crucial team member in the origination and execution of transactions as well as building social capital within the team.
Job is a true team player. He gets things done, using a perfect mix of work ethic, enthusiasm and analytical skills. This has allowed him to close a record-number of sell-sides, buy-sides and debt advisory mandates since he started.
How does the talent distinguish itself from its peers?
Job is an excellent professional showcasing a strong investment banking skills. He is eager to learn, always willing to help out and always in a for a chat. He is broadly interested and rapidly building a professional toolkit in M&A as well as debt advisory. Job is very well-liked by all people he works with, and as inspiring for interns as he is for clients.
What impact does the talent have within the organization?
The team has grown significantly since Job has joined and he has played a crucial role in onboarding new people, both professionally as well as socially. His enthusiasm ensures deal teams can always rely on him. It also ensures clients enjoy working with Job. His ability to empower people he works with builds strong team morale.
He ensures to spend significant time in the training and development of interns and new hires who enjoy working with him. He builds on significant deal experience, despite being only an M&A professional for two years.
What impact does the talent have outside the organization?
In addition to showcasing his investment banking capabilities, Job has also proven that he has the unique ability to look further than the world of M&A. He has made a lasting and meaningful impact by setting up a series of Lincoln charity events and has motivated the entire team to contribute to this.
To what extent does the talent make the difference to clients?
Clients value Job’s enthusiasm and down-to-earth attitude. He is open, likeable and easily connects with people of all backgrounds. This enables Job to get things done quickly in a collaborative manner.
Clients also appreciate Job’s structured and analytical way of working. He is not afraid to ask questions to determine the optimal approach to solving a problem and is subsequently fully committed to getting the job done.
Why does the talent deserve this nomination?
Job deserves the nomination for Young Talent because of his achievements and prospects in investment banking. His extensive transaction experience after only a couple of years into his career enable Job to consistently punch above his weight. Job’s enthusiasm, impact on clients and co-workers, and his effort to set up charity events next to his daily job make him a star performer with a perspective that is broader than investment banking.
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