Lead Operator, Private Equity Technology

Business Department:  Private Equity

Zug, CH

Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 1,000 institutional investors. We have USD 142 billion in assets under management and more than 1,900 professionals across 20 offices worldwide. We realize potential in private markets by financing and developing great companies, desirable real estate and essential infrastructure. We create value in our investments through active and long-term responsible ownership.

What it's about


You will be a part of the Technology vertical team within the Private Equity department of Partners Group, a leading global private markets investor. This role offers you the opportunity to shape Partners Group’s strategy for how to make the most of opportunities created by the rapid pace of technological innovations and disruptions. 
This role has three core responsibilities: 

  • Thematic research & origination: Take leadership in thematic research into a specific technology or sub-sector to identity long-term structural growth trends, differentiated business models, potential outside executives/industry insiders and target assets. Lead teams of junior professionals (both investment and operating backgrounds) to develop a pipeline of investment opportunities resulting from this thematic research
  • Institutional knowledge center: Develop long-term institutional clarity for PG in a particular technology or sub-sector through your thematic research efforts, supported not just by PG colleagues but also by outside experts (key industry executives and technologists) that you source and engage with
  • Value creation: Implement Partners Group’s active ownership approach to portfolio company value creation, especially to drive technology initiatives that leverage your past experience and your ongoing thematic research. Work with portfolio company boards, management teams and PG colleagues to drive value creation
  • In addition, you will work on all aspects of private equity investing - sourcing, asset selection, due diligence, execution, value creation and exits

The role allows you to have deep, positive impact on multiple stakeholders and to achieve multi-faceted professional growth in the process:

  • By sharpening the investment strategy of one of the world’s largest private markets investment firms, you can impact multiple technology investee firms and help accelerate their journey to scale
  • At the same time, you will be helping deliver strong returns to millions of ultimate beneficiaries – pensioners, tax payers – who invest in Partners Group through their pension funds, insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds
  • You will have the opportunity to lead value creation efforts not just in the technology portfolio of Partners Group, but across its multi-industry and multi-asset class portfolio. In this part of the role, you will collaborate with high quality management teams from portfolio companies around the world


What we expect


  • 10-15+ years of experience
  • Hands on Software development / product management experience 
  • Deep understanding of the technology landscape and experience prioritizing and driving portfolio solutions
  • Business development / strategy experience 
  • Experience driving enterprise digital transformation initiatives
  • AI / ML and emerging technology experience 
  • Strong and relevant network (through prior colleagues, peers) 
  • Entrepreneurial energy
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • A collaborative approach and a willingness to build consensus (especially for investing decisions)
  • Strong people leadership skills


What we offer


Partners Group is a global financial institution that retains the culture, pace, and agility of a start-up. As a growing firm, we are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the very best talent, by offering a workplace where results are truly recognized and rewarded. We offer a fantastic opportunity for you to grow:

  • Professional, international working environment
  • Challenging, rewarding career within a growing company
  • Collaborative environment, with on-the-job training and mentorship opportunities
  • Competitive salary with performance-oriented compensation model
  • One-month sabbatical after every five years of service
  • Education assistance program
  • Daily lunch stipend
  • Fun office and team events, including volunteer opportunities to connect with and help our local communities


At Partners Group, we thrive on new ideas for the benefit of our clients, our employees, and our community.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support diversity of perspectives. Our working environment is humble, inclusive, and transparent, and the structure of the firm is flat.



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