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Vice President Business Development

Chicago, IL – RCP is seeking to hire a full-time Business Development Vice President. The primary purpose of this role is supporting the business development and fundraising function of the Firm. This position requires a high level of professionalism, attention to detail, and writing and conversational skills. The VP must be a self-starter, problem solver, and willing to support the other members of the business development team while also having the ability to generate new leads. This position requires the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with eagerness to learn all facets of the private equity industry.

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, please send your resume to Thank you in advance for your consideration. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support relationships with the Firm’s existing investors
  • Identify, develop, and cultivate relationships with new prospects: endowments, foundations, family offices, corporate/public pensions, consultants, and advisors.
  • Participate alongside other members of the firm at in-person meetings, facilitating quarterly update calls, meetings, travel, and responding to requests for information
  • Provide support to senior members of the team with tasks including qualitative and quantitative data requests, cash flow analysis as well as tracking current fundraising opportunities for each investment strategy and maintaining the firm’s proprietary CRM database with daily updates to accounts and contacts into the CRM
  • Pitch all investment opportunities of the firm to existing and prospective limited partners to fundraise for each investment strategy: Primary Fund-of-Funds, Secondary Funds, Co-invest Funds, Private Credit Funds – also assisted affiliates focused on Impact, venture, GP Stakes and NAV Lending


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Business Management or related field
  • 3+ years of sales, marketing, or fundraising experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Salesforce

About RCP Advisors

Founded in 2001, RCP Advisors is a private equity investment firm headquartered in Chicago that provides access to lower middle market private equity fund managers through primary funds-of-funds, secondary funds, and co-investment funds. Additionally, the firm provides advisory and investment research services.


Katie Tarpey

Head of Human Resources

The duties and responsibilities described above are not comprehensive and additional tasks will be assigned. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.

RCP Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. RCP Advisors does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.