I joined Carl Marks Advisors in the fall of 2007 as an Analyst. Over the course of the past 10 years, I have had the good fortune of working on dozens of interesting situations and traveling much of the country to do so. In addition to client service, one of the more recent responsibilities I have acquired has been to identify, hire and integrate into the firm the next generation of talented restructuring professionals.
Over the last 3+ years, I have interviewed countless candidates—almost all of which were talented and impressive. The challenge when hiring is identifying those potential employees who possess the skills to thrive as restructuring professionals and the makeup to fit into the CMA culture. As part of the interview process, I am often asked what CMA looks for in a qualified candidate, and in turn, what I believe makes a restructuring professional successful. I offer the following five criteria that CMA prioritizes when evaluating candidates, believing the correlation to be high between these skills and success in the industry and at our firm.