Naseem Ansari: The Big Four Reasons I Joined Accordion
The Big 4 Reasons I Joined Accordion
Former member of the Portfolio Division at Terra Firma Capital Partners, Naseem Ansari shares his big four reasons for joining the Accordion team:
It’s easy to see that Accordion employs accomplished, high caliber people. But at the same time, we maintain a relaxed and inclusive culture. It’s the perfect balance – which makes it an office where I truly enjoy spending my time. We operate with a flat hierarchy; my favorite example being that analysts interview potential Managing Director-level candidates, because everyone’s opinion matters.
The Disruptive Business Model
Having been on the PE portfolio side, the value Accordion brings to the table is obvious. By working as an extension of portfolio teams, we bring a new level of flexibility to the PE fund manager model. Accordion is tailored precisely to their industry, meaning we don’t have any direct competitors. Because we aren’t held back by independence issues, we can implement our recommendations shoulder-to-shoulder with management and PE teams. Couple that value proposition with Accordion’s flexible model and we see ourselves as the next evolution of a consulting firm.
The New Way of Working
Accordion has kept the best parts of Finance and Professional Services—innovation, value creating, deal-doing—and injected it with millennial-era flexibility to create an ideal work environment. At Accordion, there are so many ways to have the best work-life balance – from our two career paths, to embracing remote working – we’re always respecting individuals’ time.
“Accordion has kept the best parts of Finance and Professional Services—innovation, value creating, deal-doing—and injected it with millennial-era flexibility to create an ideal work environment.”
The Impetus for Change
Accordion’s motivation to create positive outcomes for our clients was apparent from the beginning. This motivation allows us to match the pace and rigor of our clients. Private Equity-backed companies are great to work with because there is a real impetus for change, not in 6 months, or a year, but right now. That means less red-tape, and quicker results.
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