Managing Director/Director

Olsen Palmer LLC is selectively seeking senior-level investment bankers with robust bank & thrift M&A advisory experience to join our growing practice.

Candidates will be offered a simple but compelling value proposition: play a direct and critical role in the build-out of our depository M&A practice; join a team of entrepreneurial, energetic, growth-oriented professionals; and leverage unconstrained geographic coverage.

Targeted candidates will either cover an applicable geographic region while based out of our existing DC or Chicago offices or will be offered the opportunity to establish an office in an expansion region.

Specific responsibilities will include initiating and fostering client relationships at the Board, CEO, and CFO level; sourcing, managing, and executing depository M&A transactions; supporting the evolution of the firm’s long-term strategic positioning; and collaborating with and overseeing junior bankers to facilitate transaction support.

The ideal candidate is currently:

  • An MD-level calling officer with a documented track record of depository M&A deal origination, transaction execution, and revenue generation

  • A VP/Director-level banker with strong depository M&A experience interested in a transition to a senior-level position

  • A corporate finance/strategic initiatives executive at a depository institution with direct, demonstrable buy-side M&A acumen interested in transitioning to an external advisory role

Targeted credentials include:

  • 5-10+ years investment banking experience exclusively or predominantly in M&A, or comparable in-house corporate buy-side M&A experience

  • Demonstrable track record of originating, structuring, and executing depository M&A transactions, or serving in a senior role in supporting the same

  • Holder of applicable FINRA licensing credentials or ability to obtain the same within 60 days of employment

  • Exceptional analytical, quantitative and research skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills

  • A desire and ability to thrive both in a team environment as well as working independently

  • Entrepreneurial and self-driven

  • Collegial, positive persona and personality

  • Highest standards of integrity, professional etiquette, and business ethics

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject title “Director Application.”