Head of Finance & Strategic Operations, Venn

New York, New York, United States

Ref#: POS-16792

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Two Sigma is a financial sciences company, combining data analysis, invention, and rigorous inquiry to help solve the toughest challenges in investment management, insurance technology, securities, private equity, and venture capital.

Our team of scientists, technologists, and academics looks beyond the traditional to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s most complex economic problems.
Venn is Two Sigma's portfolio analytics platform used by asset owners, asset managers, and advisors. Venn applies Two Sigma's expertise in research, data science, and technology to modernize the analytics experience for institutional investors, helping them embrace a quantitative approach to multi-asset portfolio risk and investment decision making. The tools available in Venn help investors perform factor-based risk analysis to inform manager due diligence, investment evaluation, and portfolio construction.

The Head of Finance and Strategic Operations role is a senior leadership position that requires and combines deep technical expertise and strategic commercial execution. As a member of the executive team, you will be a leading architect of Venn’s vision, mission, values, strategy and objectives. As the steward of Venn’s financial and strategic operations, you will empower all divisions while also creating, evaluating and implementing commercial opportunities to significantly accelerate Venn's growth. You will deploy playbooks from your extensive experience, right-size and tailor them for our current stage, and build to scale for our future. You inspire, engage, motivate and deliver towards a shared vision through precise, sustainable, thoughtful communication and execution. You are a believer in the differentiating power of a high-performance team culture, as well as the critical importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. You are comfortable owning and operating a sophisticated financial model, managing all financial compliance and reporting functions, powering a fast-growth business with precise data, and leading strategic projects that represent step-function acceleration potential for Venn.

If Venn sounds like the kind of environment you thrive in, and this role sounds like one that matches both your experience and your appetite for huge impact, we would love to hear from you!

You will take on the following responsibilities:
  • Expertly lead efficient, scalable, and data-driven execution of Venn’s finance and strategic operations practice
  • Collaboratively develop strategic partnerships with the CEO and across Venn’s executive team, powering financial and operational excellence in each division of the business.
  • Thoughtfully collect, synthesize and leverage industry intelligence to generate creative, strategic opportunities to accelerate Venn’s growth.
  • Enthusiastically champion Venn's vision, mission, culture and team, informing and inspiring and both internal and external audiences
  • Authoritatively own:

Finance Functions:
    • Planning, budgeting, audits, tax optimization, measurement, management, reporting, analysis and communication.
    • Implementation of systems, processes and strategies to ensure strong governance, empower efficient decisions, drive operational efficiency, surface insights and optimize performance.
    • Deliver timely, accurate and highly detailed monthly, quarterly, annual and long-term financial reports, manage revenue recognition, lead modeling and strategic analyses.
    • Ensure standard processes and controls are in place to follow GAAP and all applicable laws across relevant jurisdictions (federal, state, local, international, etc).
    • Implementation of right-sized practices, processes and systems for Venn as a growth stage FinTech startup, adapting and scaling as we accelerate through stages and scales.
Strategic Operations
    • Operationalize Venn's corporate growth roadmap, efficiently track progress and lead clear communications along the way
    • Leverage data, research and partnerships to create, communicate and implement growth opportunities for Venn.
    • Evaluate new business divisions, including step-function growth initiatives
    • Continuously deliver detailed business intelligence, increased operational efficiency, and aligned decision-making capabilities across all divisions at Venn

You should possess the following qualifications:
  • Minimum of 10 years work experience required; 10-20 years of experience with accounting/finance, strategy and operations roles preferred, including 5+ years in FinTech
  • BS/BA required; MBA or equivalent postgraduate experience preferred
  • Finance & Strategic Operations leadership tenure (CFO / COO / Head of Finance / Head of Operations) in category-defining, enterprise technology companies spanning web apps, API/data and infrastructure platforms
  • Experience in software businesses delivering technology for Risk, Portfolio Analytics, Wealth Management, and Institutional Investors
  • Prior roles spanning startups and later stage companies strongly preferred
  • Management experience leading distributed, global teams, and serving a global client base
  • Alignment with Venn’s culture and values with references attesting to a track record of proactive cultural leadership and impact
  • From long-term planning to regular reporting, drive operations and communications that are precise, detailed, clear and organized. Across all forms of communication, combine flexibility and clarity to deliver information in a variety of ways so the entire audience is clearly informed.
  • Seek to empower teams through servant leadership, combining proven practices and ideas welcomed from the team to achieve tailored, scalable practices that fit the needs, values and goals of the group. These may include effective approaches to sourcing, hiring, onboarding, development, retention and maximization of growth potential leading to high-performance and high-resilience teams.
  • You form teams on a foundation of trust and hold a strong belief in the differentiating power of building diverse, equitable, inclusive, high-performance teams. You can provide numerous examples of hiring, developing, and retaining impactful finance and operations professionals at all levels.

You will enjoy the following benefits:
  • Core Benefits: Fully paid medical and dental insurance premiums for employees and dependents, 401k match, employer-paid life & disability insurance
  • Perks: Onsite gyms with laundry service, wellness activities, casual dress, snacks, game rooms
  • Learning: Tuition reimbursement, conference and training sponsorship
  • Time Off: Generous vacation, sick days, and paid caregiver leaves
  • Hybrid Work Policy: Flexible in-office days with budget for home office setup

The base pay for this role will be between $200,000 and $300,000. This role may also be eligible for other forms of compensation and benefits, such as a discretionary bonus, health, dental and other wellness plans and 401(k) contributions. Discretionary bonus can be a significant portion of total compensation. Actual compensation for successful candidates will be carefully determined based on a number of factors, including their skills, qualifications and experience.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other applicable legally protected characteristics.