Chief Operating Officer

Frontline

Dublin, Ireland Remote

Full time

Nov 7

Frontline is the Venture Capital firm for globally ambitious technology companies on both sides of the Atlantic. We invest in and support ambitious entrepreneurs to get them where they want to go, whether at early stages with sights on the US market, or at later stages looking to the potential of Europe.

Frontline today is a team of 17 people with a growing portfolio of over 80 exceptional companies across Europe and North America, and an expanding, global, investor base. We are seeking to hire a senior operations leader to join the firm as we plan our next phase of growth. 

This key person will head up the operational side of our business and investing activity, plan and enable our future growth, improve our operating processes, engage with our stakeholders and effectively manage strategic initiatives. You will oversee all transactions from a legal, finance, tax, compliance and structuring perspective as well be responsible for finance, investor relations, third party relationships and operations.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the Finance, Legal and Operations teams to ensure that Frontline operates in an entrepreneurial yet compliant way
  • Oversee statutory and internal financial reporting with the provision of timely and accurate reporting, budgets, planning and metrics achieving operational and regulatory requirements
  • Architect and drive the Operations roadmap of activity; facilitate productivity of the finance and legal teams, with clear direction and accountability
  • As part of the leadership team, attend and contribute to Management Committee discussions regarding new and existing investments, the operation of the business and its strategic direction
  • Work with partners on fundraising, to create a Frontline playbook to build effective processes for new fundraising activities
  • Support and cultivate our Investor Community from onboarding new investors, through each stage of the lifecycle of the fund, ensuring professional and precise information flows
  • Future opportunity to grow the role and have responsibility to lead sourcing new investors and capital fundraising

Skills and qualifications

  • A qualified accountant with a background in the financial services sector and a solid understanding of financial reporting, taxation and compliance
  • Experience in the fund management industry is an advantage
  • A good working knowledge of corporate law and procedures; you have experience coordinating transactions where you were interfacing with internal and 3rd party legal teams
  • Experience of working across international geographies, particularly in the US and Europe
  • Operations, Business Strategy and Project Management experience from an entrepreneurial business
  • A proven track record of leading and inspiring teams to deliver excellence in operations and strategic projects; positive, energetic and can instil your outlook in your team
  • Think and behave as an owner, not an employee
  • Extremely organised with a high sense of prioritisation
  • Solutions focussed, can do attitude, with drive to move things forward
  • High EQ, low ego – you naturally embody the Frontline Values
  • A tactful communicator with an ability to build and maintain trusting relationships with colleagues, clients, partners, and stakeholders
  • A self-starter who needs little direction, proactive, able to works at pace and comfortable with putting shape on ambiguity
  • Excited by the prospect of working in the fast paced, entrepreneurial and ambitious environment of Frontline Ventures

We are committed to a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, and capitalises on the differences between people.

Remuneration

A competitive, performance driven compensation package which includes a carried interest opportunity

More about Frontline

Our vision is to be a venture equity firm where financial capital is the least valuable part of the offering.

Established in 2012 in Dublin, Frontline is in the process of establishing its 5th fund (totalling c. $350m assets under management), with a very strong performance track record. The business has two funding strategies; FrontlineX a growth-stage fund for US software companies looking to expand to Europe, and Frontline Seed a fund for early-stage software businesses with ambitions in the US and beyond. 

Frontline Values

  • Long term thinking, short term impatience – we are building an enduring firm moving at the speed of the best entrepreneurs we work with
  • Experiment and Learn – we are naturally curious and risk taking for the purpose of continuous improvement
  • Team before individual – we are modest as individuals but ambitious about the business
  • Resilience - we treat the “highs” and “lows” of the work in the same way. We focus on the things we can control
  • Performance with humanity – we care about performance but also about the people we interact with and treating them fairly

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Frontline is the venture firm for globally ambitious B2B companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

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