Our Careers


Copper Run has offices in Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland but serves clients across the U.S. The firm's staff have a combined 100 years of investment banking and related Wall Street experience having been responsible for the origination, negotiation, structuring and closing of M&A transactions. The backgrounds of the firm’s employees include stops at: Cantor Fitzgerald, EY, Booz Allen, Morningstar, Morgan Stanley, Huntington, PNC, and others.


The firm focuses on providing sell-side and buy-side M&A services primarily for privately owned and publicly listed midsize companies across a variety of industries including manufacturing, business services, energy, and healthcare. The firm's clients are primarily U.S. based with a large percentage in the Midwest. The firm has completed over 100 transactions and our professionals have completed deals with over $11 billion in cumulative transaction value.




We are seeking a full-time Analyst in both Columbus and Cleveland responsible for assisting with the execution of client service tasks emanating from buy-side and sell-side client engagements, all in support of the firm’s mission and strategic goals.


  • Friendly, energetic, casual-yet-professional work environment

  • Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, 401(k) and Paid Time Off

  • Company-provided lunch daily

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience

  • Significant Year-End Bonus opportunity, historically ranging from 20-50% of base salary


  • Provide support to multiple deal teams and their members

  • Respond to all client inquiries in a timely manner with a sense of urgency

  • Organize large amounts of data and transaction documents, utilizing data rooms, acquisition trackers, spreadsheets, etc.

  • Create marketing materials including confidential information memoranda, pitch books, etc.

  • With direction, identify and research potential acquisition targets for buy-side engagements and potential buyers for sell-side engagements

  • Assist with outreach to potential targets or buyers through letters, e-mail and phone

  • Conduct corporate/industry/market research

  • Spread financial statements, integrate into models, and perform valuations as required and with oversight

  • Provide training and task guidance to interns as required



  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a major in finance, accounting, economics, business administration, or other related field preferred

  • 1-3 years of applicable experience

  • Goal-oriented, self-motivated and works with a sense of urgency

  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and successfully work under tight deadlines

  • Connects quickly with others, possesses a curiosity and willingness to learn

  • Ability to communicate effectively and work well with all levels, both within the firm and with clients/prospects

  • Excellent team player

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Experience working with financial statements either through work or school a plus

  • Proficient with Excel, Word and PowerPoint required, with the ability to quickly learn company-specific software



Copper Run is an equal employment opportunity employer. We welcome all applicants and evaluate each on the basis of job qualification. We do not consider race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, or any other legally-protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy shall apply to all phases of the employment relationship including hiring, upgrading, promoting, disciplining, transferring, reducing in force, terminating, and compensating personnel.  Furthermore, CR will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.

Investment Banking Professionals

The firm has excess deal flow and is looking for bankers who can immediately help execute these deals as well as originate new ones.  

  • Experience in investment banking, banking, corporate finance, or similar fields;

  • A track record of:

    • sourcing deals (including the ability to originate leads, market the firm to the potential client, and manage the engagement letter negotiation process)

    • marketing deals (the candidate will have strong communication skills both oral and written and a willingness to personally contact potential counterparties for deals)

    • completing transactions (the candidate will have strong execution skills including compiling marketing materials, structuring transactions, and negotiating transactions including bringing deals back on track when they run into the inevitable roadblocks);

  • Capable of effectively leading multiple day-to-day client relationships with the CEOs / business owners over long periods of time and multiple client engagements;

  • Effective at marketing transactions to private equity, strategic buyers, etc. (ideal candidate also has strong existing relationships with said parties but not mandatory)

  • Self-motivated, personable (both with clients and colleagues), enjoys networking, and has a strong work ethic.

  • Ability to have fun and crack a joke.

  • FINRA Series 79, 7, and 63 a plus but not mandatory to start