Chief of Staff with 8090 Industries

Company: 8090 Industries
Industry: Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals
Location: Remote in New York City
Position Type: Full Time
Workplace Model: Hybrid
Experience Level: 8 - 10 years
Reports to: CEO
8090 Industries is a partnership of 25 of the most prominent industry leaders in the world today and entrepreneurs leading the companies of tomorrow. By leveraging the collective capital, strategic assets, and expert operational capabilities of the partnership, they are investing in and accelerating next-generation breakthrough solutions for climate change and national security, resulting in what will be the next industrial revolution.

8090 Industries’ first Chief of Staff will serve as the right-hand partner to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kerem Ozmen, so he can effectively fulfill his commitments and operate at the highest level. This role spans both the strategic and the tactical, working very closely with the CEO and external stakeholders to ensure accountability, execution, and delivery of strategic priorities. The Chief of Staff will serve as the organizational “glue” to propel initiatives forward. The ideal candidate is someone passionate about investor relations, operations, and creating scalable systems and processes with the presence to garner respect and trust from a team of experienced leaders.

The Chief of Staff’s responsibilities will encompass three primary areas:

  • Build and manage the daily operations of the Office of the CEO
    • Rationalize CEO’s time so it is spent in the appropriate focus areas
    • Create and implement executive office systems and processes to effectively operate a system of support around the CEO
    • Maintain “quality control” of information and communication to reduce reactivity; anticipate the needs of the CEO and work to solve problems before they occur
    • Serve as a highly reputable extension of the CEO to internal and external stakeholders
  • Deliver results on behalf of the CEO
    • Provide consistent and relevant briefing information to the CEO prior to all key meetings; synthesize information into concise and relevant points
    • Attend key meetings and events with, or on behalf of, the CEO and ensure timely completion of action items
    • Support the creation of crisp, accurate, and visually appealing materials that communicate 8090 Industries’ strategy or value proposition to an internal or external audience
    • Partner with the finance team for accurate and timely financial accounting and reporting on a monthly basis
    • Kickstart and lead cross-functional projects with a focus on end-to-end project management, most often where there is no clear owner
  • Facilitate strong cross-functional and stakeholder integration
    • Partner with the CEO in maintaining a strong tone and culture of 8090 Industries
    • Maintain communication between internal and external stakeholders, serving as a liaison when needed; coordinate stakeholder feedback to measure impact of goals
    • Provide business updates and measures on strategic goals; ensure ongoing alignment to 8090 Industries’ overall mission
  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience
  • Experience in finance, investment banking, and/or private equity, preferred
  • Clear understanding and exposure to investor relations
  • Track record of success as a leader within a scaling business
  • Experience with strategic planning, organizational planning, and operational follow-through
  • Solid business acumen: you understand key leadership and managerial attributes to lead projects from end to end with multiple stakeholders involved
  • Strong knowledge of operational systems, structures, and ways of working with a startup and/or executive office
  • Data-driven with a bias towards taking action to improve key metrics
  • Concise, persuasive, and authentic communicator both verbally and in written communication
  • Strong executive presence: you can command a room, captivate an audience, and efficiently run meetings to get to optimal decisions
  • Ability to understand and anticipate the needs of an individual and act on them without direction
  • Superb judgment and integrity; unparalleled confidentiality and sophistication in all aspects of work
  • Excellence in execution: solid experience implementing strategic visions at a tactical level

We know that innovation thrives on teams where diverse points of view come together to solve hard problems.  As such, we explicitly seek people that bring diverse life experiences, diverse educational backgrounds, diverse cultures, and diverse work experiences.  Please be prepared to share with us how your perspective will bring something unique and valuable to our team.