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Sr. Director, Finance & Operations

Company: Westwind Investors Management
Location: Reno
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

Westwind is a private investment holding company with a long track record and dedication to building great businesses in partnership with management teams. We invest our own capital for the long-term, and believe that owning great companies forever is smart. We have no outside investors and no requirement to make investments, and thus, we are highly selective, focusing on those opportunities where we have passion and conviction that long-term success will be achieved. As a result, we care deeply about every company we own and work closely with them to build unique and lasting value for all of our company's stakeholders. With our senior leadership having achieved success at the highest levels in New York, we balance the performance standards of our New York roots with the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region. Based in the Sierra foothills in Reno, Nevada, our headquarters are just a stone's throw away from the beautiful Truckee River.

Position and Scope: As Senior Director, Finance & Operations this leader will:

  • Prepare financial modeling & analyses relating to investment opportunities, operating company decisions, and overall portfolio forecasting & reporting;
  • Implement processes, frameworks and systems that allow us to capture and utilize timely and accurate data across the portfolio to make better decisions;
  • Work closely with the management teams of the various portfolio companies, including potentially taking on interim financial & operational responsibilities as the earlier stage portfolio companies scale;
  • Manage the due diligence processes on transactions, including investment research, valuation modeling, and the development of acquisition structures;
  • Proactively perform ad hoc analysis and industry research to support the senior leadership and the management teams of portfolio companies;
  • Participate in investment transactions and board level portfolio company structuring, including working closely with outside legal counsel and tax advisors;
  • Develop and communicate business progress, reports and metrics with senior leadership and other key stakeholders; and
  • Partner with all other members of company leadership on developing our forward-looking company strategy and building a culture of cohesion, accountability, and fun.
    Personal Traits: A successful candidate:
    • Possesses experience with a top-tier investment bank, private equity or consulting firm and superior academic achievement;
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving entrepreneurial business environment where multi-tasking is the norm;
    • Constantly questions the status quo as an agent of change and believes there is always a way we can continuously improve;
    • Executes on today's challenges while maintaining a forward-thinking mindset around where we'll be six months, a year, and several years from now;
    • Values data and is goal oriented - you measure success both quantitatively and qualitatively, and understand the importance of both;
    • Curious and resourceful with a natural ability to solve problems and seek new information;
    • Excels in the delivery of presentations through exceptional communication skills and advanced modeling skills;
    • Proven track record of positively impacting company culture with high energy leadership approach; and
    • Possesses unparalleled integrity with a strong track record of winning. Education:
      • Requires a bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Admin, Finance, or similar. Applicants with CPA and/or MBA will be given preference.

        Compensation and Benefits:
        • Westwind is an equal opportunity employer offering a highly competitive compensation packages including equity, health, dental and vision benefits as well as a 401(k) plan.

Keywords: Westwind Investors Management, Reno , Sr. Director, Finance & Operations, Executive , Reno, Nevada

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