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Wurts & Associates seeks GU Alum for Strategic Research Analyst job posting #14221

Wurts & Associates is an independent, institutional investment consulting firm. Since 1986 we have been working closely with our clients and their other professionals to add value to their investment portfolios by providing research driven investment solutions that address their specific needs. We are looking for a talented professional who embodies our firm values of diligence, professionalism, expertise, client service, and collaboration.

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, disability, and vision insurance; 401(k) program with a company match; profit sharing; section 125 cafeteria plan; CFA sponsorship; 9 paid holidays; and 15 days of paid time off the first year of employment.

Strategic Research Analyst

Wurts & Associates is in search of self-motivated individual with a strong interest in the capital markets and investments to join the team in our downtown Seattle office.

The Strategic Research Analyst is responsible for supporting the strategic research process, which focuses on the medium to long term behavior of the capital markets and the products by which investors can access those markets. The analyst will be involved in helping develop and run tools and processes to allow us to create insights that our clients can effectively implement in their portfolios, and in helping find clear effective ways to communicate those insights.

Essential Functions:

Strategic Investment Research Support

▪         Work to provide research support on various topics including the macro-economic environment, capital markets, and quantitative modeling.

▪         Research, review, and produce reports on ways to improve our understanding of the investment management process, and how we can more effectively identify investment managers who are likely to be able to create long term investment value

▪         Help identify and discuss various return and risk drivers in the capital markets and then to focus on those where there is active value to be added.

Research Program

▪         Help with the coordination and management of the existing research program

▪         Assist in creating specific research on a range of topics.

Client Service

▪         Work on presentations to communicate our views on markets, managers and investment opportunities

▪         Support senior members of the Research team and the company in providing fast effective answers in an understandable fashion to answer client questions and address client needs


▪         Bachelor’s degree.

▪         Passed CFA Level I preferred.

▪         MBA, Masters of Finance or CFA Level II candidacy preferred.

▪         General investment and financial knowledge. Technical and analytical capabilities preferred.

▪         Strong verbal and written presentation skills are required.

▪         Proven time management/project prioritization skills. job posting #14221


Financial Analyst/Model Builder (Project)

The CFO of AMMEX is seeking a recent grad or current graduate student for a special project, Financial Analyst/Model Builder with MBA skill set:

“The purpose of the engagement is to build a forecasting and analysis model that will provide us with a good road map on what we need to push forward on to lever our focus and resources on in order to maximize our ability to grow the business.  It will be a long range planning and forecasting model.  The engagement should last through the end of March and potentially expand to other areas as we identify those through this process.”

Approximately 20 hours/week at $20-30/hour DOE.  Possibility of working remote from Spokane or other locations can be discussed.

AMMEX needs someone who is a self starter and has the capability to do the following:

  • Strong Financial Analysis background
  • Business savvy with the ability to see a business as a whole, while working through details
  • Excel expert
  • Model building experience, preferably Long Range Planning/Investment modeling

o    Discounted Cash Flows

o    Business Valuation

o    Key Ratio Analysis/Modeling

  • Capability to create and interpret various financial analysis methods to determine key drivers for a business and forecast those

Please contact the Gonzaga Career Center & GAMP office ASAP to apply; call 509-313-4234 and ask for Kevin, Belinda, or Jenn.  We will provide you with the CFO’s contact information.

About AMMEX Powerful Partners:

AMMEX, headquartered in Kent, Washington is one of North America’s leading industrial products wholesalers. We distribute metal cabinets, gloves, ancillary products and auto parts to over 10,000 businesses in the United States from a network of three Distribution Centers.

AMMEX provides a wide range of services, from sourcing products in China, to our innovative marketing program. AMMEX is here to support our customers’ sales and marketing, we’ll help you find it, buy it, and sell it.

AMMEX provides both emerging and established companies the ability to outsource production, item assembly, importation and distribution nationwide. AMMEX takes care of all the challenges associated with overseas transactions so you can focus on growing your business.

Shanghai Office

The AMMEX solution is much more than just “sourcing” or “logistics management”. The AMMEX family of companies has been growing for over 20 years, importing and distributing our own product lines. We provide a range of AMMEX merchandise to thousands of customers, including the U.S. Government and Fortune 500 companies.

Throughout Asia we have built a team of manufacturers who can produce a wide variety of products, from automobile axels to CPR devices. We have decades of experience in taking products from conception to delivery. With over 10,000 customers nationwide, you can leverage our existing network of international/domestic freight contracts and U.S. warehouses to keep your costs at a minimum.

JOB ALERT in San Francisco: Lead Development Representative

A Gonzaga alum has a position to fill in San Francisco.  He would like to give a fellow ZAG first priority to apply for the position!  Please contact Jenn Klein in the Career Center & GAMP office (313-4234) for more information on applying directly with the hiring manager.  Here is a direct quote from the GU alum:  “I am looking for a high quality individual who has integrity, work ethic, and a strength in communicating ideas.  I am available anytime to discuss this position.  Thought I would give Gonzaga alumni the first crack at this job.  Please have anyone that is interested get back to me by Tuesday next week.  A candidate needs to be chosen in the next 2 to 3 weeks.”

Lead Development Representative (LDR)

Job Description

Company Overview: Birst is the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence solutions. With its comprehensive Cloud BI Suite, Birst brings the benefits of fact-based decision-making to a much broader audience than traditionally served by making it affordable, fast, and easy to use.  Unique to Birst is its integrated data warehousing and business intelligence approach that delivers a standards-based, comprehensive solution for midsized organizations.

Birst is the winner of the 2012 Cloud Awards, the Red Herring Global 100 Award, the TDWI Best Practices Award, and the Web Award for Software Standard of Excellence. Birst customers include Citrix, RBC, Securian,  Dunn & Bradstreet, Key Technology, and other leading organizations.

Position Summary: Lead Development Reps are an essential part of the marketing team’s lead generation activities.  Birst LDRs fill the sales funnel with qualified opportunities making the sales team and process much more efficient.  LDRs are highly motivated, sales development professionals, passionate about evangelizing Birst business intelligence.  Strong sales and communication skills are required to qualify prospects for Birst’s sales team.

The Lead Development Representative (LDR) will be assigned to a specific geographic territory and be responsible for lead generation / lead qualification to drive new business. The LDR will aggressively follow-up on inbound marketing program leads through LDR initiated calling.  The LDR will also work with the Inside Sales Reps, to hand-off qualified leads through thorough lead profiling and professional introductions.

Lead Development Representatives are responsible for a number of daily activities that enable a strong team selling environment including:

1.       Qualify marketing leads according to Birst Totally Qualified Lead (TQL) standards with hand-off to Birst sales representatives.

2.       Clearly communicate Birst’s value proposition over the phone by thoroughly understanding the Birst solution.

3.       Overcome objections and effectively respond to prospect questions relating to Birst products, competitor products and other business or technical issues.

4.       Develop a quarterly plan working with sales reps to achieve lead qualification objectives.

5.       Continually optimize lists and calling strategy using Birst’s sales force automation systems.

6.       Maintain close relationship with sales organization to hand-off qualified leads, schedule sales calls, and collect feedback on quality and outcome of leads.

7.       Target 60 dials per day and complete administrative tasks (e.g. developing lists, processing leads, etc.) outside of territory primary dialing hours.

8.       Become completely proficient with Birst’s sales force automation system and provide detailed updates on all prospecting efforts following standard process.

9.       Follow up on all qualified leads to update Birst’s sales force automation systems and ensure area sales reps engagement with the qualified prospect.

10.    Achieve all lead qualification quotas and program goals set on a quarterly and annual basis, which include call volumes, and number of qualified leads.

Telemarketing or telesales experience in a high-tech, business-to-business environment with outbound cold calling and appointment setting desired.  College degree preferred.

  • Experience discussing/pitching a feature rich product desired.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral & written) skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of telemarketing best practices and proven qualification skills via phone
  • Proven comfort and skill to navigate through all levels of an organization
  • Be an energetic, enthusiastic, honest, hardworking, ambitious, and results-oriented personality who appreciates a people-focused, integrity-based, start-up environment.

Spokane Job Alert: GU alum or MBA student with a few years of experience

Spokane job posting for Assistant Manager (3rd Shift) at the new Caterpillar Logistics Inc.-Spokane Distribution Center. To view and apply for this position go to and follow this path: Career Opportunities in the Americas-> Job Search (lower left  and click agree on the next page)-> search for jobs now -> job opening ID #97961. They are seeking an alum or MBA student with a few years of experience.

Networking & Happy Hour in DC

Gonzaga U. Alumni DC Chapter Summer Charity Happy Hour at Sutra Lounge & Savour Restaurant!

Please join Gonzaga Alumni, current Zags, and friends for a Happy Hour to support Community of Hope.

When: Thursday June 23rd, 2011, 6:00 pm to Late

Where: Sutra Lounge & Savour Restaurant in Adams Morgan

2406 18th Street NW, Washington DC 20009



Why: Don’t miss out on this chance to meet new Zags, reconnect with fellow Alumni, and support a great cause.  You can help make this event a success by spreading the word widely throughout your area networks, including your friends, family, work, church, service, and social organizations.

Music, food and drink specials will be featured!


About Community of Hope: Community of Hope works to improve the health and quality of life for low-income, homeless, and underserved families and individuals in the District of Columbia by providing healthcare, housing with supportive services, educational opportunities, and spiritual support. The vision: that all families in Washington DC are healthy, stably housed, well educated, and financially secure. The key: to serve with compassion, integrity, and respect.  Learn more on our website:
Questions? Contact Christelle Gorman at


Interested in a Career in Politics, Public Relations and Communications?

Come speak with alumna guest speaker Daniella Cendejas (’04), Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns.

The event will be held Monday February 7th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in The Road to Bali, Crosby Student Ctr.

Bio of Our Guest Speaker:

Danielle Cendejas is a Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising for political campaigns. She manages production and accounting operations and assists with the creation of campaign mail plans for the firm’s Los Angeles office. Prior to joining The Strategy Group in 2009, Danielle was a member of President Barack Obama’s campaign team starting as a field organizer in New Hampshire. After the Primary, she worked on the field teams in New Jersey and Texas and then worked on the Delegate Operations Team in the campaign’s headquarters. During the general election, Danielle served as the Deputy Southwest Political Director and finished the campaign in New Mexico. She also was the Entertainment Coordinator for the Presidential Inauguration Committee’s Youth Ball.Danielle has also worked for the California State Senate Majority Leader as a district representative and a field coordinator on a top targeted congressional race. Danielle graduated from Gonzaga University in 2004 and currently resides in Rosemead, CA.

Service & Networking: A Perfect Combination

Does the idea of meeting alumni make you nervous? Do you worry about saying the right thing, or making the “perfect” impression?  How about meeting alumni in a fun way while helping a deserving non-profit?

If this sounds like a great solution, mark your calendars for August 14th as the Seattle Alumni Chapter has extended an invitation to current students as well as recent graduates for a service project.  This is a great opportunity to meet members of the Seattle Alumni Chapter, or what we would call networking.  (See, networking doesn’t have to happen in a business suit!)

The event will be at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle from 10-2 pm, in conjunction to EarthCorps.

To RSVP,  go here.

Space is limited, sign up today!

The “Orginal” Social Networking…

Meeting people face-to-face.

We all sit in classes where professors attempt to shed some “real-world” light onto our undergraduate lives. Sometimes we internalize it and other times we brush it off because all we’re really focused on is staying awake in class. We need advice straight from the horse’s mouth! And this time it’s coming to us from Microsoft Project Manager and Gonzaga Alum, Markus Weickenmeier. Next week’s A.S.K. event will give GU students of all majors a chance to hear internship and career advice from Mr. Weickenmeier, and eat a little free food in the process. Mark it in your calendars to make it a point to attend this event. No excuses!

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Red Lion Hotel, Shoreline Ballroom, 700 North Division St.

To RSVP, e-mail GAMP office at

Written by Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011.

Get Linked Up!

Have you actively created your Linkedin Profile yet?  There are currently 9,500 Zags listed in Linkedin that are possible professional networking connections. Although you may have a Facebook profile, here are five top reasons you need to get active on Linkedin today.

1. Build a professional online presence: No more quizzes or college photos, just professional accomplishments and future goals.

2. Connect in a meaningful way with alumni and other “warm” contacts: Here is your “pre” established network:

  • Fellow Alumni
  • Gonzaga Staff & Faculty
  • Parents and other relatives
  • Friends (Peers and a few years older)
  • Internship managers and colleagues
  • Connections from volunteering

3.Research companies and career paths:  Linkedin allows you to gain a creative edge when hunting for opportunities at dream companies.   Alums from your college are now working at companies around the world, look

them up and make a connection.

4. Find opportunities with organizations that don’t recruit on campus: By using the search function, you can meet fellow Zags in companies and then request introductions.

5. Learn lifelong networking skills: From follow through to developing well written e-mails and thank-you’s, Linkedin allows for recent grads to hone lifelong skills in a dynamic real-time method.

For tips and tricks for recent graduates on making the most of Linkedin, check out their site at:

Once your account is created, make sure to join the Career Center’s Group as well as the Alumni Association’s Group!

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Social Media + Spokane+ Recent Grad= Internship Opportunity

purple-turtleAre you a social media wizard?  Can you Tweet and Facebook with the very best of them? Are you a recent GU grad hanging out in Spokane just waiting for an opportunity to knock on your door?  Well, consider this your knock on the door.

The Purple Turtle ,  a Spokane firm specializing in marketing, branding as well as special events, is looking for an intern for 20 hours per week. The Intern will primarily focus on social media marketing campaigns, event planning, various client and internal projects and assistance to other staff as needed.  They are looking for Business (Marketing/Advertising) or Public Relations/Communication graduates.

There is possibility of the internship developing into a full-time position, if the fit is there.

Interested?  Zap your resume and coverletter to Erin at

Deadline for submission is July 3rd.

Note: There are mulitple internship openings at this time.

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