We’re hiring a Strategy Research Analyst in Columbus, OH

Company: 
Root is a car insurance company founded on the simple idea that people who drive well are less likely to get in accidents, and that means they should pay less for insurance. With a small initial venture capital investment, Root was faced with the challenge of building the entirety of the technology necessary to run a car insurance carrier from scratch. Through applying techniques to gain significant engineering leverage in the short-term without compromising long-term velocity, the engineering team at Root was able to deliver successfully, creating one of the fastest venture-backed companies to ever reach a billion-dollar valuation. 

Progress: 
We’ve been in business now for four years. In those four years, we have become the fastest-growing auto insurance company, on a % growth in premium basis. Our most recent round of funding valued us at $3.65B and brought our total VC funding to $523M. In the last year and a half, we have grown our team from 60 to 700.

Values:
Embrace the love of the problem.
Question the norm.
Tackle the tough challenges head-on.
Have the uncomfortable conversations.
Ask forgiveness rather than permission. 
Judge on the merits of work.
Celebrate ambitious teamwork.
Lead with empathy. 
Filter the temptation to do the obvious. 
Invest, don’t spend.
Empower the customer to solve.

Culture: 
Root has been rapidly growing for the last few years. Our early signs of success are in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our product is only as good as the people building it. We look for passionate problem solvers who can find solutions by moving through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity and rigor. We work together as one team and expect every team member to lead with empathy and courage.

Position: The Strategy Research Analyst will play a critical role within our corporate development and strategy team by providing comprehensive industry analysis and company-specific coverage. The day to day will involve leading research, including deep-dives into macroeconomic trends and financial statements, as well as modeling financials and forecasting the future states of the industry. In addition, this person will be responsible for writing up detailed reports and visually representing key takeaways for the leadership team.

In this role, you will conduct research and clearly synthesize, package, articulate, and deliver your findings on core company initiatives. 

Reports to: Business Strategy Manager 

Onsite and full-time only

Responsibilities:

  • Provide quantitative support for industry- and company-specific research and lead the preparation of financial models, written reports, and field research.
  • Collect industry data and provide a level of expertise in a sector that helps company leadership make informed strategic decisions
  • Write reports and communicate findings
  • Attend company-sponsored conferences

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years experience working at a top tier equity research or consulting firm in a research capacity
  • CFA strongly preferred
  • Bachelor's degree from a top tier university,
  • Ability to build & maintain a strong industry network
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Entrepreneurial growth mindset with a propensity for conducting research and translating analysis into actionable insights
  • Proven ability to synthesize large amounts of information into executive-level briefs and presentations on topics such as growth trends and legislation.  
  • Great organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented; ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize projects

Get in touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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If you’d like to be a part of what we are building but don’t see an opening that suits you, email us at [email protected].