Private Equity Business Development Directors

Business Development Director Describes New Private Equity Prospects

Business development directors generate investment opportunities and ensure a steady flow of deals for private equity (PE) firms. This career requires a combination of business, sales, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as comprehensive knowledge of private equity fund-raising. Business development directors may also be called deal generation professionals. 

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Deal Generation Professionals
Duties Generate investment opportunities and ensure a steady flow of deals
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and other cities with large financial sectors
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Speech
Experience Five to ten years of experience in lower-level business development or sales positions
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
  • Financial
  • Interpersonal
  • Sales
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Faster than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Junior Partner/General Partner
  • Business Development Director
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Development Associate

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