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Director, Fundraising & Marketing

We are currently looking to add a Director, Fundraising & Marketing to our team (position could be a Managing Director level based on experience). This role will report to and work closely with the Head of Marketing in the growth of assets under management and increase the overall firm profile with investors.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for raising capital and increasing the asset gathering capabilities and marketing infrastructure for Vida.
  • Strengthen the organization’s relationships with public and private pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments & foundations, and family offices by developing and executing proactive, creative and ongoing contact.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with leading institutional investment consultants and major hedge fund advisors.
  • Promote and drive awareness for Vida’s investment strategies to prospect/investor base through frequent meetings and discussions covering investment philosophy, process and performance.

Education and Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of institutional marketing and capital raising experience and can provide a proven track record of raising capital from institutional investors over a consistent time frame.
  • Accordingly, this candidate will have a deep network of professional contacts in the LP and consultant community.
  • The ability to understand the ILS space and thoughtfully articulate Vida’s strategy to outside constituents.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience preferred from top-tier university.
  • Extensive travel (domestic and international) required.

Director, Investments & Strategy

We are looking for a Director of Strategic Planning to help shape our organization’s long-term growth strategy. Candidate should have MBA and experience in finance or strategy consulting. Role will focus on evaluating growth initiatives which include expanding investment strategies, M&A, and de-novoing new business units. A management consulting skill set will be valuable in order to assess core strengths, industry and competitive dynamics, and integration issues.  The ideal candidate will have an analytical mind, be a strategic thinker and have strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a strategic advisor to the President and Board of Directors
  • Participates with the President and senior management team in strategic planning, policy development, and decision-making
  • Develops financial models
  • Supports President in meetings by taking notes and assuming responsibility for completion of action items
  • Acts as the liaison between President and other executives, clients, and stakeholders to ensure consistent communication and ensuring involvement or decision-making at the proper time
  • Ensures timely and effective completion of projects and initiatives of the President.
  • Researches and recommends new and revised policies and strategies
  • Creates and maintains systems and processes to streamline operations
  • Maintains accurate confidential files and data records
  • Assesses market trends and opportunities
  • Conducts research and analyses of operational effectiveness, processes and stakeholders

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of business operations and procedures
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Outstanding research and analytical skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-solving
  • Project management skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Patience
  • Flexibility
  • Positive outlook

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in business administration, finance, or a similar field required
  • 3+ years in a business or executive management role preferably at an investment bank, Private Equity or strategic consulting company
  • Track record of organizing and directing multiple teams and departments
  • Highly experienced with Excel for reporting and analytics

Associate, Special Situations Investment Team

The Special Situations Investment Team is dedicated to sourcing, analyzing, and executing alternative investment opportunities. Established in late 2018, the group has committed approximately $500 million across 21 investments. The team is primarily focused on esoteric, uncorrelated opportunities, targeting double digit returns with limited risk of principal loss.

Vida is searching for an associate to join their Special Situations Investment Team in Austin to help source, analyze, and service current and future investments opportunities. Below are a list of some of the responsibilities and qualifications needed for this role:

Responsibilities:

  • Support sourcing, analyzing, and executing new investment opportunities
  • Forecasting, analyzing trends, monitoring, and servicing existing investments
  • Analyzing complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations to investment team for decision making purposes
  • Preparing investment memorandums to the Investment Committee and Senior Executives

Education and Qualifications:

  • B.A/B.S. from a recognized 4-year institution with strong academic success
  • Excellent research and decision-making skills, and superior attention to detail
  • Strong math, financial, and modeling skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks and prioritize competing demands
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong team player who operates well within an entrepreneurial environment
  • Understanding of capital markets and desire to master investment methodologies

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