Brand Design Director at AlphaSights

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About AlphaSights

AlphaSights provides global investment and business professionals with on-demand access to business expertise across all industries and geographies. Through AlphaSights, decision makers from investment management, private equity, management consulting, and corporates connect with a dynamic network of industry experts that provide qualitative and quantitative market insights, industry expertise, and execution support. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and our global team of 800+ professionals in nine offices on three continents, we support our clients 24/7 around the globe.

Founded in 2008 by experienced entrepreneurs Max Cartellieri and Andrew Heath, AlphaSights has been profitable since 2010. The company consistently exceeds an industry average growth rate of 20% and is on track to continue driving above-average growth, in revenue and headcount, over the next five years. The company is regularly ranked amongst the fasting-growing companies in the world by publications such as the Sunday Times, FT and Crain’s New York. Learn more at

AlphaSights has successfully upended the traditional ‘expert network’ industry through its client-focused, bespoke search-led methodology and the innovative use of digital technology. A key component of this success was moving away from the pre-recruited database model epitomised by early entrants to the industry like GLG and towards a custom search-driven approach, whereby an AlphaSights Associate identifies and secures the most relevant expert(s) for the specific client need, whoever and wherever they may be, in near-real time. The central pillars on which this business model rests are (i) a scalable talent model to attract and retain outstanding client service professionals, and (ii) a proprietary technology platform that supports all workflows and tracks all communications end-to-end.

The company operates a highly values-driven culture and is comprised of a team of passionate professionals, strongly aligned behind the mission of ‘connecting the world’s top professionals with the world’s best knowledge’.

AlphaSights’ long-term vision is to become a lasting, meaningful global company. The key to achieving this vision will lie in continuously attracting, training, motivating and retaining outstanding talent; investing in technology, product and data to build an increasingly seamless knowledge delivery platform; and broadening its product and service spectrum so that AlphaSights becomes the go-to knowledge partner for more and more clients.

Role Context

AlphaSights is a high-end professional services organisation. Our clients purchase a service offering that is custom-tailored by our Client Service Teams to fit their specific needs. While our service delivery processes are heavily technology-supported, clients value us for the ‘brain work’ of value-added advisory and responsiveness.

The Marketing organisation at AlphaSights is comprised of four main functions:

  1. Brand and Communications
  2. Account Marketing
  3. Digital and Creative
  4. Client Led Innovation

Brand and Communications tell AlphaSights’ compelling story to our clients, prospects, advisors, candidates, and employees. A truly global team, operating out of New York, London and Hong Kong, Brand & Communications seamlessly weaves our narratives and successes into the internal fabric of the company, whilst opening those same stories up to the outside world and shining a light on everything that is AlphaSights.

Role Overview

Based in London or NYC, and reporting into the Chief Marketing Officer, the Brand Design Director will be responsible for redefining the AlphaSights brand and design language, co-leading the redesign of the AlphaSights website from a UI, Design, Brand and VI perspective and building the multidisciplinary Brand and Communications function within the firm.

To succeed in your role, you will need to be a strategic, creative and commercially-minded leader who is well versed in brand and website design. You will need to showcase the AlphaSights’ brand to an excellent standard and ensure that creative ideas and executions support our business goals.

Once you have overseen the re-fresh of the brand and website, your responsibilities will shift towards the building and overseeing of a multidisciplinary team of programers, designers, writers and digital marketers working together to deliver a well thought through prospect/client/candidate/employee experience, across all internal and external touchpoints. You would be responsible for developing all brand campaigns and will collaborate on the development of product or client specific campaigns.

You will inherit a small team based in NYC and will be responsible for up-skilling them and growing the team globally.

 Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the the AlphaSights rebrand
    • Define a visual design language which will take the brand to the next level
    • Tighten the current VI to improve standardisation of look & feel globally
    • Oversee the roll-out of refreshed client/prospect and employee/candidate materials
  • Co-lead the redesign of the website from a UI, Design, Brand and VI perspective
    • Work with developers, creating wireframes and prototyping
    • Build digital guidelines
  • Build and lead a multidisciplinary team of programers, designers, writers, marketers responsible for the experience across all internal and external touchpoints
  • Put in place scalable processes for the development and management of creative content

What We Look For
  • Experienced Design professional, with 8 - 10 years experience
  • Experience in brand and website design (Incl. brand refreshes, wire-framing, prototyping, building digital guidelines)
  • Proven UI experience, ideally has played UI lead role in the launch or re-launch of a website, confident working with developers
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially
  • Experienced in leading projects from start to finish
  • Able to build and manage a multidisciplinary team (i.e. writers, programmers, designers, etc.)
  • Experienced in managing internal stakeholders and external 3rd party partners
  • A team player who is positive, hands on and able to get the best out of a team
  • A proven track record of creating and editing content
  • Drive and resilience to deliver excellence amidst tight timelines and changing circumstances
  • Articulate visual and verbal communicator; fluency in English is essential

What You Can Expect
  • A fast-paced, high-growth environment with measurable deliverables and a focus on results
  • The opportunity to define a visual design language
  • The opportunity to have autonomy, ownership and accountability in your role
  • The opportunity to build and lead a multidisciplinary team and sub-function within Marketing
  • Predictable hours and very little travel required
  • Opportunity for promotion from Director to VP
  • Responsibilities of the role would evolve as the function grows and new needs are identified
  • Comprehensive medical benefits (health, vision, and dental)
  • Subsidised lunch program, corporate gym discounts, monthly team events, free breakfast & snacks
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350 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017

An Insider's view of AlphaSights

What are some social events your company does?

The Software Engineering team celebrates our successes with monthly team events, such as team dinners, "Beat the Bomb", Sofar Sounds concerts, drinks, etc. We also have an annual team-wide international off-site to bond with our colleagues across the globe. Last year we all met in Lisbon for a long weekend of fun activities.

Manor Lev-Tov

Director of Data Science

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

The majority of our users are internal, so we enjoy working closely with many different teams to understand their needs and ideas. We have direct access to feedback and insights that drive our success and encourage us to get creative and try new things.

Leanne Lyons

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our team loves learning from each other whether it’s through paired programming, going to/giving tech talks, or sharing the latest tech on Slack. We facilitate our engineers growth by providing a conference and learning budget, active mentoring, and enabling our devs to spend 10% of their time on sandbox days pursuing passion projects.

Kevin Lester

Vice President of Software Engineering

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Innovation often means allowing for failure, so we maintain a culture of openness to ideas, no matter how far-fetched. Our team reserves a "Sandbox Day" every iteration, giving time to experiment with new technology and implement new features. Engineering is a mix of discipline and creativity, and Sandbox Days bring out the best of both.

Heath Hohwald

Chief Technology Officer

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The agency that people have to make their own mark on the company stands out to me. At AlphaSights, you define what you want to work on and what you think will be impactful at an earlier stage in your career. This autonomy fosters an energetic environment where people feel safe to create and try new things.

Tricia Maia

Director of Product

What are AlphaSights Perks + Benefits

AlphaSights Benefits Overview

We believe that when we put our people first, they will put our clients first, and our clients will therefore put us first. With this in mind, we provide an accelerated career path, where associates have the opportunity to become managers and then vice president sooner than other companies. We invest heavily in our professional development team; from day one, we have a rigorous onboarding program to fully support our new joiner classes. The team also provides career guidance support and continuous training for everyone in the firm throughout their AlphaSights lifecycle (including a 50-hour manager bootcamp). Each team at AlphaSights has budget to attend conferences and speaker events to pursue their interests and continue their personal development.

We also want to make sure you enjoy your time in the office so we offer free yoga every Monday, a wellness room with foam rollers available, and discounts to multiple fitness facilities. Our kitchens are fully stocked with healthy fruits, snacks, and beverages and we subsidize lunches three days a week. AlphaSights provides free bagels and breakfast sandwiches once a month, organized by our dedicated Office Experience team who ensures that the office is a fun and productive place to work every day. We work with top technology and equipment options including standing and seated desks and yoga ball chairs.

We like to celebrate our successes together and often so we provide a budget for monthly team events and the occasional offsite. Most recently, our Software Engineering team had an offsite in Lisbon, Portugal. We also have many different affinity groups that all employees are welcome to join. These include the Women's Initiative Network (WIN), Charity House, Brand Ambassadors, and 3 company sports teams (soccer, softball, and basketball).

AlphaSights values philanthropy in and beyond its local communities. Knowledge for Good, our social impact unit, partners with select nonprofits to offer our services at no or low cost. Charity House assists in selecting AlphaSights' charity partner for the quarter, and our advisors are able to donate some or all of their compensation to our charity partner or the charity of their choice.

Partners with Nonprofits
AlphaSights social impact unit, Knowledge for Good, partners with select nonprofits to provide our services for low or no cost.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
All employees are given the opportunity to join one or more of our affinity groups: Women's Initiative Network, Charity House, Brand Ambassadors, or office sports teams.
Daily Stand-up
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Pair Programming
Open Office Floor Plan
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
AlphaSights pays 75% - 99% of premium for short-term disability benefits.
Dental Benefits
AlphaSights dental plan has several options including in-network and out-of-network coverage up to $1,500 in services. AlphaSights will pay 75% - 99% of premium.
Vision Benefits
AlphaSights contributes toward exam copays, contacts exams, and lenses. We pay 75% - 99% of premium.
Health Insurance Benefits
AlphaSights has a health insurance plan with Oxford Freedom Network that covers most employees' out-of-pocket expenses.
Wellness Programs
AlphaSights' wellness program includes corporate gym rates, free yoga class every Monday, wellness room with foam rollers, massages in office, and conditional gym reimbursement.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
AlphaSights matches 4% of your total compensation dollar-for-dollar.
Performance Bonus
AlphaSights has a multi-tiered performance pay curve for client-service employees as well as an employee referral bonus.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
AlphaSights offers 24 weeks parental leave for the primary caregiver and six weeks for the secondary caregiver.
Flexible Work Schedule
AlphaSights offers flexible hours to accommodate school events, taking a family member to the doctor, etc.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
AlphaSights' vacation policy includes up to seventeen days paid time off for all employees.
Paid Holidays
AlphaSights offers nine paid holidays per year.
Paid Sick Days
AlphaSights offers an unlimited number of sick days for all employees.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
AlphaSights allows a casual dress code on Fridays.
Commuter Benefits
AlphaSights offers pre-tax commuter benefits per month for transit and parking expenses.
Company Outings
AlphaSights provides each team with a monthly budget for offsite events. We also have company-wide holiday and summer parties for all employees.
Free Daily Meals
AlphaSights provides free breakfast, subsidized lunches for its employees, and bagels and breakfast sandwiches once a month.
Stocked Kitchen
AlphaSights has a fully stocked kitchen with unlimited snacks, coffee, cold brew tap, tea, and other beverages.
Some Meals Provided
We have catered free breakfast twice a month (bagels and breakfast sandwiches). Our kitchens are stocked each day with breakfast food such as fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, and toast.
Happy Hours
We have friday beers in the kitchen every week.
Fitness Subsidies
AlphaSights' wellness program includes corporate gym rates and a $200 gym reimbursement for 50 visits in 6 months.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
AlphaSights offers rigorous on-boarding training, continuous training for everyone in the firm during their tenure, and encourages employees to attend business education workshops and conferences.
Lunch and Learns
Cross Functional Training Encouraged
Promote from Within
Mentorship Program
AlphaSights' mentorship program pairs a Vice President with an associate who is not directly in their business segment.
Time Allotted for Learning
AlphaSights Software Engineering team allows for 10% sandbox time where employees can work on passion projects.
Online Course Subscriptions Available

Additional Perks + Benefits

AlphaSights has nine offices around the world. We foster a culture of collaboration, ambitious thinking, drive, and professional development. We offer many perks that other companies don't such as free yoga once a week, fully stocked kitchens with a variety of healthy snacks, subsidized lunches, gym discounts, and budgets for team events and learning opportunities. AlphaSights has an open floor plan to encourage teamwork, knowledge sharing, and access to senior leadership.

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