Capital Market Director

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Bethesda, MD

5 - 7 years

Posted 171 days ago

  by    Sabeen Ahmed

In business for over 45 years, The Interface Financial Group (IFG) has held on to its founder* s startup mentality. Constantly innovating and expanding its product offerings, IFG has recently emerged as a global Digital Supply Chain Finance and Digital Invoice Finance marketplace. With its proprietary * Button-Money*  solution, based on fast data analysis and new generation low-code/no-code environment technology, IFG brings early payment solutions to long tail suppliers in all industries across multiple jurisdictions. The company serves clients in more than 30 industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa while offering institutional investors the opportunity to invest on its platform via syndicated transactions on an auto-invest basis. We are backed by strong long term investors, have a killer team, and are growing rapidly!

WHAT YOU'LL DO:

*       Work as part of a small (but growing!) team focused on funding/capital markets strategy and execution, including:

o  Drive negotiation/documentation with marketplace funding counterparties alongside counsel

o  Cooperate closely with our Product, Sales & Marketing, Servicing and Risk teams to optimize marketplace funding strategy

o  Manage existing and develop new marketplace investor relationships

*       Support equity capital raising exercises by, inter alia, participating in preparation of marketing documentation, initiating contacts with prospective investors as appropriate and assist in transaction process.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

*       3 to 7 years of relevant industry experience at an investment bank, hedge fund, asset manager, or law firm focused on warehouses, securitizations, or other ABS strategies. Alternatively, experience at a marketplace lending company in a capital market, debt funding, or related role

*       Wide understanding of capital markets, funding strategies, fund formation, and/or other ways to raise debt capital

*       Graduate degree in a quantitative discipline is a must; MBA or CFA is a plus

*       Ability to think creatively and critically and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and challenging work environment

*       Outstanding communication skills: ability to articulate investment story to prospective capital partners, manage investor due diligence process, actively participate in sourcing of new investors

*       Strong analytical, quantitative and modeling skills

*       Ability to work independently while collaborating with remote teams in a fast-paced environment

*       Travel as needed

Chief Strategic Partnership Officer Job Description

In business for over 45 years, The Interface Financial Group (IFG) has held on to its founder* s startup mentality. Constantly innovating and expanding its product offerings, IFG has recently emerged as a global Digital Supply Chain Finance and Digital Invoice Finance marketplace. With its proprietary * Button-Money*  solution, based on fast data analysis and new generation low-code/no-code environment technology, IFG brings early payment solutions to long tail suppliers in all industries across multiple jurisdictions. The company serves clients in more than 30 industries in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, Mexico and South Africa while offering institutional investors the opportunity to invest on its platform via syndicated transactions on an auto-invest basis. We are backed by strong long-term investors, have a killer team, and are growing rapidly!

This is NOT A CFO/COO or other administrative type role. This role is specifically for management of our strategic relationships with other Fintech platforms for the purposes of acquiring new partnerships and broadening existing ones. High LEVEL of technological sophistication with previous Fintech platforms a HUGE plus!

Reporting directly to the CEO, the CSPO is to implement The Interface Financial Group* s strategic vision as set out by the Board of Directors and led by the CEO.

This is an exciting opportunity to provide strong leadership and a valuable contribution to an organization that is on the edge of breakthrough in the global financial market. Working under a highly visionary CEO who is also an acknowledged world class expert in the fields of specialty finance and technology, one of the CSPO* s main tasks during the first 24 months of his/her tenure will be to manage the deployment of Lending as a Service platform. He/she will be able to rely on a team of the highest caliber both in terms of technology and specialty finance and fully dedicated to the success of this uniquely exciting venture.

The CSPO should be an ambitious leader with proven skills and experience in the areas of finance and technology *  a must. Working alongside a deeply motivated team and an engaged and highly experienced Board of Directors, the CSPO will help the CEO manage the exponential growth of the business.

Ideal candidates will possess a high level of financial and business acumen, collaboration and teamwork, and a proven track record of operational excellence. He/she will need to display a clear ability to adapt to fast changing environments and circumstances. He/she will be expected to travel both within the US as well as abroad.

Requirements:

*       Manage complex medium to large projects, negotiating cross-border strategic partnerships and developing new market entry opportunities

*       Ensure projects systematically delivered on time, on budget, and to the agreed scope

*       Identify risk mitigation strategies on an ongoing basis and detect and solve issues as they arise

*       Turn strategic objectives into specific tasks, build timelines, set milestone and lead/oversee execution

*       Supervise the team and manage communication with all stakeholders

*       Establish and maintain working relationship with senior technology & business executives on daily basis

Work Experience:

*       5-7 years*  experience working within financial services environment with a proven record of project ownership, accountability and evidence of driving successful delivery

*       Solid understanding of technology and strong experience in financial services sector

*       Knowledge and understanding of banking regulation & compliance and security aspects a * plus*

*       Ability to build and motivate a cohesive and effective team regardless of physical location and cultural backgrounds. Ability to build partnerships with senior industry leaders

Qualifications:

*       Graduate (Master* s or higher) degree in business/finance or related area

*       Strong lending/financing experience a plus

*       Evidence of solid understanding of technology

$110K - $190K