Director of Platform and Operations

· Palo Alto, California
Employment Type Full-Time

Sorenson Capital, a multi-stage investment firm with offices in Palo Alto, California and Salt Lake City, Utah, is hiring a Director of Platform and Operations. To learn more about our team at Sorenson, please visit our latest blog post

 

The firm consists of investment professionals with top-tier deal experience and an excellent track record in software investing. The firm focuses on early- and late-stage venture investments in high-growth software and security startups.

 

As we grow our portfolio, we have added the role of Director of Platform and Operations as an integral team member to increase our capacity to deliver significant value to our portfolio companies while ensuring operational excellence across all aspects of our business.

 

As the Director of Platform and Operations, you will play a critical role as the orchestrator of the firm’s operations for both our investing practice and the community of founders we serve. You will support our investment team, working closely with the partners on multiple aspects of the venture capital business. You will also serve in a central role for our Sorenson community and help our team create an exceptional experience for founders.

 

In this role, you will be responsible for:

 

Platform

  • Manage PR campaigns, lead the firm's content strategy, and develop relationships with external resources and reporters to drive awareness and mindshare within the VC / startup community.
  • Grow and maintain a network of external service providers to support portfolio companies, including executive search firms, lawyers, banks, executive coaches, PR firms, etc.
  • Prepare quarterly portfolio updates for investors and the wider community.
  • Create and maintain a job board that aggregates job postings across our portfolio.
  • Amplify the work of Sorenson and our portfolio companies via social media, our newsletter, and other PR/brand/marketing initiatives. Redistribute and solicit portfolio company news to Sorenson’s network through social media and email.

 

Operations

  • For every new investment, ensure completion of investment checklist.
  • Lead the redesign of the current website and own and maintain website updates on a regular basis including adding new companies, blog content, entrepreneur resources, and CXO updates.
  • Manage email database for events and content distribution.
  • Plan and execute other events including our annual LP Meeting, quarterly offsites as well as team-building events
  • Engage in our Founder Slack Community to share relevant content, updates, and facilitate conversations among the founders/CEOs.

 

This is a rare opportunity to join a leading venture firm and have a significant impact as the first hire in this role. Note that this is not an investment or “partner-track” position but rather a vital supporting role that will add material value to our portfolio companies and internal operations.

 

We are seeking someone with operational excellence and a passion for collaborating directly with founders.

 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience in Marketing;
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Have prior experience in recruiting, venture capital, accelerator programs or entrepreneurship; and
  • Be a self-initiator and thrive in an unstructured environment.

 

We value self-starters. We work hard, hustle, have an ownership mentality, are resourceful, work with little hand-holding and value integrity above all else. We expect our future colleagues to share these values.

 

This position is full-time and based in either Palo Alto, CA or Lehi, UT. While we expect this hire to come into our office regularly, we are open to discussing a hybrid arrangement.

 

Sorenson offers a competitive compensation package including salary, bonus, health, dental, life and set compensation for relocation expenses.

 

If you have any questions about our firm or process, you can reach us by email. This mailbox is monitored by Michelle Moon, Ken Elefant and Burke Davis. Please note that there is no need to email your resume after submitting it via our application form.

 

At Sorenson, we value resourcefulness, diversity, team play, excellence, and hustle. We believe in the importance of an inclusive and diverse team. We welcome people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, orientations, and backgrounds to apply.

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  • Location
    Palo Alto, California
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time