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Chief Financial Officer

Ignite Human Capital
San Diego, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Description:

You will be a key business partner to the CEO, the board, and the senior executive leadership team. You will manage an international organization and be directly responsible for all Strategic Finance matters: resource allocation, capital raises, accounting, financial reporting, finance planning and analysis, key metrics, and investor relations.

Key duties:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the CEO and the executive team
  • Lead and develop our team of outstanding finance and accounting professionals
  • Create investment, budgeting, fundraising, and cash management strategies that maximize shareholder value
  • Lead capital raises (private or public), including creating a fundraising strategy, managing financial discussions with investors, coordinating diligence processes, and negotiating key investment terms
  • Strengthen relationships with existing and prospective investors by proactively reaching out to evangelize Brain’s story
  • Implement compliance strategies that are appropriate for each stage of the business, with an eye toward IPO readiness
  • Manage internal and external relationships with a wide range of constituents including the board of directors, employees, investment bankers, investors, commercial bankers, business partners, vendors, customers, lawyers, and audit professionals.
  • Positively influence the company culture by demonstrating our values consistently
  • Manage the cap table, including the option pool budget
  • Identify opportunities to create shareholder value

About you:

  • You are an inspiring business leader who quickly earns trust and credibility with employees, investors, customers, and directors
  • You have many years of experience as either (1) a CFO in VC- or PE-backed subscription revenue companies, or (2) an investment banker focused on growth-stage technology companies
  • You have deep expertise in capital markets, capital structures, and fundraising
  • You have demonstrated success managing early-stage chaos and mid-stage scaling
  • You are an expert in selecting and instrumenting business metrics and driving improvement through measurement and reporting
  • You have a working understanding of IPO processes and public company compliance requirements
  • You have an expert understanding of business systems and processes needed to support innovative SaaS business models
  • You are a world-class communicator with an ability to deliver inspiration as well as hard, clear facts
  • You think quickly on your feet and maintain composure in the face of pressure
  • You are a realistic optimist: you combine a positive attitude with an honest assessment of the challenges in front of you


This job is on-site in San Diego, California Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Mondays and Fridays, we work from wherever we are most productive.

Our values:

  1. Customer-Focus: We are committed to listening and responding with a sense of urgency to the needs of our internal and external customers.
  2. Simplicity: We believe in simplicity, efficiency, and pragmatism. Complexity is our enemy.
  3. Staying Curious: We do not default to the status quo and know we can do better. We believe that the best ideas win and that many of those ideas have not yet been imagined.
  4. Disagree and Commit: We maintain that disagreements and debate are essential for arriving at the right decision; however, we have a bias towards quick decision-making. Once a decision is made, we will honor and commit to it but will pivot when necessary.
  5. Accountability: We have high standards and follow through. Colleagues can rely on us and we deliver results.
  6. Shared Purpose: We advocate that work should be fun and collaborative. We believe in humility, kindness, and respect in all our interactions. We embrace a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion for all.
  7. Hustle: We approach each challenge with energy, enthusiasm, and responsiveness.

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Ignite Human Capital


San Diego, CA
92121 USA


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