CREO Syndicate JOB POSTING (Fall 2019)
Managing Director, EMEA (London, UK)
The CREO Syndicate (“CREO”) is a NYC-headquartered 501c3 public charity with a mission to address some of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time affecting communities across the globe – climate change and resource scarcity. CREO leverages the tools of investment, enterprise and thought leadership to catalyze innovation and capital into solutions to protect and preserve the environment and accelerate the transition to a sustainable economic and social system.
Through its work, CREO is developing a global a center of knowledge and expertise for climate and sustainable investing as well as a movement led by like-minded, transformative investors developing and scaling solutions through investment, engagement with portfolio companies and the management of family-owned enterprises. To achieve its mission, CREO works with and fosters collaboration amongst a broad set of global stakeholders, including Members (wealth owners, family offices and family enterprises), Friends (aligned investors such as foundations, pension funds and university endowments), and Partners (government, not-for-profit organizations and academia).
CREO core activities include:
Community Building: building the global pool of active investors in the climate and sustainability marketplace and fostering collaboration
Education: developing knowledge and capacity by providing a peer-to-peer and expert educational platform
Research: conducting select research to support the advancement of its mission
Deal Origination: providing aligned investment opportunities across asset class, sectors
Other Member Services: providing industry analysis and support for developing
investment theses, access to expertise for due diligence purposes, identification and introductions to potential co-investors and more.
With the important presence of multi-generational families, family offices and family-owned enterprises in Europe and as a result of increasing interest by European wealth owners to engage with CREO, the organization will establish a two-person presence in London in 2019.
The Managing Director (EMEA) is a truly unique opportunity to build upon an established platform and growing community of active families, family offices and family-owned enterprises advancing the transition to a sustainable economic and social system. The successful candidate will work closely with the CEO as a thought partner as well as with the EMEA Founding Member Circle to ensure the successful launch and growth of the strategy. The Managing Director will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Develop the legal and organizational structure of CREO EMEA and manage operations
Develop and manage a high performing team
Develop and execute a strategy that builds on CREO’s platform to optimize desired outcomes in the EMEA region, including:
Community and membership development
Regional member relations and member services
Delivery of a high value educational and collaboration platform, including a series of annual meetings and regional roundtable discussions
Management of the investment opportunity pipeline, screening/matching processes, and matching process to optimize outcomes
Development of success metrics and a reporting mechanism to the CEO, CREO EMEA Advisory Committee and CREO Board of Directors
The successful candidate will work closely with all members of CREO’s dynamic and ambitious team, in a collaborative work environment. The position reports to the CEO, based in NYC.
Candidates should be enthusiastic about building a non-profit organization and playing a catalytic role in helping solve the climate and sustainability crisis, naturally curious, comfortable working independently and taking initiative, and have a ‘can-do’ attitude. Candidates should have demonstrated experience in operations, developing networks, working with wealth owners and/or investors working in family offices, and managing results-focused educational programmatic activities, preferably in the climate, environmental and sustainability space. Individuals should be entrepreneurial, mission driven and comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment. The role requires exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, a strong attention to details and the ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize deliverables. Candidates must also demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, integrity and discretion, and have excellent judgement to navigate a network of complex interests, needs and relations.
Graduate degree in business, finance, public policy, environment or equivalent experience, MBA or post-graduate degree preferred
Have a minimum of 15 professional years of total work experience in operations and/or program management, and/or finance, or equivalent, preferably related to climate and environmental industry
Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
Willingness to travel through Europe and up to 2 times in the US annually
Ability to perform independently and under pressure with patience and a sense of
Fluency in a minimum of three European languages preferred
Highest degree of professionalism, integrity and discretion a must
Compensation will be highly competitive for the climate/sustainability not-for-profit sector and commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter including how you meet all qualifications, resume and three professional references to: Régine Clément, CEO, email@example.com.