US Capital Partners is a dynamic, high-growth firm that is leading the way in small and middle market business financing. Our culture is based around ethical professionalism, which we define by acknowledging our role as fiduciary for our clients, team, and partners.
Our Business Principles
Commitment, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence. These are the cornerstones of our corporate culture.
• Commitment. We know that our success is a result of our clients’ success. Our people are dedicated first and foremost to understanding and serving the needs of our clients. We believe this care and commitment is an important part of our success and best serves the community.
• Integrity. We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do. Integrity is the foundation of all strong collaboration and partnership. It builds the trust that is indispensable to a relationship-based firm. Integrity is therefore at the heart of our business.
• Collaboration. At US Capital Partners we encourage teamwork in everything we do. While we recognize the value of individual creativity, it is our collaborative approach, both within the firm and with our clients and affiliates, that has contributed most to our business success. Collaboration creates our strong culture of mutual respect and responsibility.
• Excellence. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering. We take great pride in the professional quality of our work. Pioneers in our sector, we are constantly striving to anticipate the needs of our clients and find better solutions to meet those changing needs.
Upholding our business principles has been essential to our success as a firm, and we look forward to welcoming new team members who will help us sustain and further our growth as a values-based business.
What distinguishes our firm is the quality of our people together with the incentives we offer. We are a knowledge-based firm, and we recognize that our people are our main asset. We therefore invest heavily in them. We pride ourselves on the quality of our training and internship programs, and we offer our people the opportunity to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other firms.
At US Capital Partners, we are deeply committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone can succeed based on merit. We believe there should be no barriers that hinder an individual from performing to his or her full potential.
In an industry as dynamic, innovative, and complex as financial services, we need to attract and nurture the very best talent. We therefore make an unusual effort to identify and recruit the very best person for every position. We employ some of the sharpest minds in the industry, and are always on the lookout for new talented people who can give as much to the company as we can give to them.
Meet Two Of Our Interns…
Interns at US Capital Partners talk about what they do, what it’s like to work at the firm, and more.
Asmaa Swidan, Capital Markets Intern
Working as an intern at US Capital Partners is giving me many opportunities to further my knowledge and experience in my chosen field. I get to participate in all parts of the deal-making process, including calling lending partners and brokers, creating financial snapshots to present to US Capital Partners’ credit committee, underwriting, and generally helping to set up and close deals.
All of this is done with constant support and guidance from the Capital Markets team, whose welcoming and understanding attitude has allowed me to fit right in and quickly gain confidence in the work that I do. I’ve found it very easy to bond with the associates, and I really get the sense that the team members are looking out for me. They always make themselves very approachable, and I feel that I’m learning a huge amount from just being able to observe them and ask them questions.
Despite coming from a non-finance background (I recently graduated with a degree in Anthropology and Comparative Literature), I don’t feel the least bit at a disadvantage. This is largely thanks to the strong sense of support and solidarity within the company, as well as formal training like the orientation program that is given at the start of the internship and the many occasions to try out what I’ve learned so far.
Trust is a big component of working relations within the firm. Even in the two months that I’ve been here, I’ve been entrusted with an increasing amount of responsibility that gives me that extra bit of incentive to work hard and give back to the company, as you can really tell they invest in you. I’m given the chance to prove my capability and am rewarded for my passion and commitment while also being mentored by some truly smart, inspirational people.
As internship experiences go, US Capital Partners offers a truly unique opportunity that’s particularly good for people new to finance. It gives you extensive insight into many aspects of the industry, and the fast-paced work environment is perfect for keeping you on your toes.
I chose to intern here as I wanted to gain experience in investment banking while working with a close group of people, so it has been ideal for that. It’s proving to be a great preparation for a career in finance.
Ryan Phipps, Business Development Intern
Having worked a year at a large corporate bank in London, I’m familiar with your average, entry-level work typically relegated to interns at firms that follow a more hierarchical structure. US Capital Partners, on the other hand, offers its interns amazing hands-on opportunities that are rare at this level in most traditional banks, which is why I chose the firm for an internship.
From being able to get involved in all stages of transactions to communicating directly with C-level executives, interns here have the chance to immerse themselves in all the core aspects of the business from day one. It’s really about how much you apply yourself. The more you put into your work, the faster you develop, professionally. Nobody is out to set limits on you, and everyone is committed to giving you continuous help and support. From your fellow interns to senior management, you get the backing and opportunities you need to go in the direction you want.
There’s always a good buzz in the office, and you get to really connect not only with your team but also people from other divisions, both during work and through regular socials. Even the CEO’s door is open to you. And because everyone is so receptive to your ideas and relying on you for your input and opinions, you quickly come to feel valued and to take pride in your work.
As an intern, you can expect ample opportunities to demonstrate your abilities and to work closely alongside the associates. It’s a very collaborative relationship. Your team members really are there to give you the guidance you need, and to make sure you’re progressing in the right direction. And as they get to know you and trust in your abilities, they’ll give you more responsibility, which in turn leads to more chances to get directly involved with work at the firm.
I would say the best thing about the internship here is that in only three months you get to cover probably as much ground as you might in six months or a year at other firms. There’s exposure to many different industries, and you get to interact with clients face-to-face, as well as contribute to the firm’s day-to-day operations. The monthly performance review and feedback also help you understand what’s going very well and what maybe needs working on, which means you can improve more quickly.
All in all, it’s a great introduction to investment banking.