Why Blue Heron?
The key to our success is our people. Our team is made up of lifelong learners with an insatiable curiosity who hold integrity and teamwork in the highest regard. At Blue Heron Research Partners, we treat people as people, we commit to individual and collective growth, and we reward achievements.
Blue Heron is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
We hire people who share our five core values:
We are honest, we are transparent, and we do the right thing. We handle information with care and act responsibly with each other, our clients, and our sources. We consider and adhere to compliance guidelines. We treat others ethically, fairly, respectfully, and empathetically.
We dig deep in researching unfamiliar topics. We are receptive to ideas and feedback and constantly learn from others. We bring a unique perspective to our research.
We take ownership of goals to deliver results. We honor commitments. We hold ourselves and others accountable. We focus on accuracy, admitting mistakes and learning from them.
We collaborate within and across departments to meet our shared goals. We share skills and knowledge to teach or assist others. We offer support without being asked. We include, acknowledge, encourage, praise, and advocate for others.
We listen to clients with an open mind. We act with integrity, curiosity, accountability, and teamwork to meet our clients’ needs. We are solutions-oriented and we deliver a superior product to clients in a timely manner.
Being part of the flock
We are one team; collaboration is central in everything we do. As a highly talented, richly experienced, globally based workforce, we celebrate and appreciate our differences while sharing our five core values.
Our Culture Champions Committee facilitates communication at all levels, and our talented team members oversee a wide variety of social clubs, including a book club, Heron Pride, a cooking club, a photography group, a writing workshop, a parenting group, and an exercise group. Blue Heron’s flock is just under 50% female, and we actively support and champion women in finance. Our women’s empowerment group, the Blue Heroines, gives staff members the chance to interact with engaging speakers who have navigated the challenges and opportunities for women in finance firsthand.
We have offices in New York and London, and we host regular in-person events at both. We offer true flexibility in remote work, and we ensure that our culture and sense of community translate to our virtual work environment. We provide allowances for those not based near an office to meet up with other remote colleagues in person.
Blue Heron is passionate about professional development. We have structured training to set employees up for success in their roles and long-term careers. Defined career paths show employees how they can progress, and managers work with employees to explore career goals. Whether an employee aspires to people management, function expertise, or industry sector expertise, we encourage mobility in different departments within the company, providing a clear plan and maximum visibility into promotion opportunities.
Alongside promotion opportunities, we also run several initiatives for general knowledge sharing and personal development. We have regular lunch-and-learn sessions with external industry experts. Our Connection program provides networking and career development opportunities for employees to be paired based on their goals and to learn from experienced colleagues. We also offer financial sponsorships for external continued education for accredited courses.
Rewards and benefits
We recognize and celebrate success and achievements. We offer:
true flexibility in remote work and work-life balance;
transparent, performance-linked bonus schemes that are paid out twice annually;
401K/pension schemes with employer matching; and
comprehensive medical and dental plans for employees and their families, plus other health and well-being perks.
We are a global company, so benefits will differ based on local laws and norms.
Meet our team
Elena – Account Manager Lead
Based in New York, Elena joined Blue Heron in 2020 as a Business Development Assistant and has since been promoted to Account Manager and then Account Manager Lead in 2022.
“Blue Heron has been a great place for me to start and continue to grow my career in business development. I’ve enjoyed the opportunity to strengthen various skills in client relations, project management, and team leadership, as well as the opportunity to work with colleagues all over the globe from diverse professional backgrounds.”
Priscilla – Deputy Director of Research Associates
Based in California, Priscilla joined Blue Heron in 2021 as a Research Associate and was promoted to Senior Research Associate before becoming the Deputy Director of Research Associates in 2023.
“I enjoy working at Blue Heron Research Partners because of the collaborative and supportive work environment that fosters personal and professional growth. The challenging and intellectually stimulating work keeps me engaged, and the company’s commitment to excellence and high-quality research makes me proud of the work we do.”
Paul – Practice Leader, Management Due Diligence
Based in California, Paul joined Blue Heron in 2015 as a Senior Researcher and was promoted to Practice Leader in 2021.
“As a lifelong journalist, I find in Blue Heron Research Partners a rewarding livelihood of interviewing that allows me to delve with robust curiosity into all types of business and intelligence research. Blue Heron’s culture of collaboration nurtures development to learn at all stages of one’s career and promotes heightened empathy and active listening.”
Alex – Senior Research Analyst
Based in Pennsylvania, Alex joined Blue Heron in 2019 as a Research Analyst and was promoted to Senior Research Analyst in 2023.
“I continuously explore new subject matters and angles of research and am rewarded for my curiosity, experience, and insight. I enjoy the support of my bosses and peers, who are some of the most intelligent I have worked with during the course of my career.”