Chief Operating Officer, Growing Venture Capital Investor, London, UK
PER, Private Equity Recruitment
Location: London, United Kingdom
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 12024575
REFERENCE: 10265 /18C
Our client is a global specialist venture capital investor which is looking for a Chief Operating Officer to join their team. This is one of the first senior hires for the business and you would work closely with the General Partners running the firm, requiring the oversight of finance - which is outsourced - legal, compliance, operations, investor relations, risk management and HR.
You will have an important, hands-on role both in terms of additional fundraising, angel investment activities and co-investment SPVs. In this role, emphasis will be placed on streamlining internal processes and systems, alongside projects surrounding ESG. You'll need significant leadership experience within a PE/VC setting, with ambitions to facilitate the firm's growth journey by expanding the infrastructure, setting up the operational strategy and managing day-to-day operations of the business. RESPONSIBILITIES:
Full lead and oversight of functions outside of the Investment function which includes but is not limited to:
IR & Fundraising: communicating with investors, contributing to RFPs and DDQs, maintaining central database of IR information and supporting investment teams in fundraising for new and existing vehicles
Regulatory and Compliance: act as risk officer, overseeing all UK and overseas regulatory and compliance processes, FCA reporting, attendance of board and valuation meetings and oversee board reporting.
External Finance Function Oversight: oversee all aspects of the third party finance function including fund administration, budgets, end of year audit and performance monitoring of the portfolio companies.
HR: non-investment policies, carried interest payments, employee handbook and further internal recruitment.
Specific PE/VC firm experience in a COO role, with leadership qualities and exposure to board level individuals
Driven to add value to all aspects of the role
Very high level of attention to detail, communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to both work effectively within a senior team and to multi-task and determine priorities
Understanding of advanced business planning and regulatory issues
A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
Be able to diagnose problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues
Fundraising experience, with listed or investment trust experience helpful
Strong technical background and an understanding of the day-to-day in a finance function