CEO, Seersite

Full Time Flex position in Flexible/Various Locations

Job Description

Seersite, a Palm Ventures company, is seeking an experienced CEO to join their team. This full-time position is flexible, with an opportunity to work from various locations.

OUR CLIENT  

 

Seersite:

Seersite is a digital expert network which provides institutional clients with access to diverse communities of subject matter experts and industry thought leaders, in a compliant marketplace environment. Their platform streamlines the primary research process, so that both clients and experts can focus on what matters most. 

 

Experts define their areas of expertise, build profiles, and offer their perspectives, insights, and research. They specify their own rate, receive a larger percentage of the revenue, and have access to a full suite of support tools.  Experts also have the ability to promote themselves on the site in order to develop more client engagements.  

 

Clients define their area of investment focus, pose their questions, and specify the types of experts they wish to engage. There are no upfront commitments, so it is easy to start using the platform. Seersite then sources and matches clients with the most relevant domain experts. Engagements are handled digitally and efficiently through the platform.  Clients will also be able to see a “feed” of expert posts to gain insights into trends they may not be focused on.  

 

Seersite’s clients include investment managers, hedge funds, family offices and management consulting firms. 

 

Their experts and researcher providers are thought leaders in areas such as Fintech, Energy & Renewables, Blockchain/Crypto, Cybersecurity, Cannabis, Consumer, Pharma and many more.

 

Seersite is launching its beta site this fall.

 

Palm Ventures:

Since 1992, Palm Ventures has focused on nurturing and growing businesses that have a positive and transformative impact on society. Palm Ventures is an active family office investment company managing money for the Palmer Family. In partnership with management teams, they leverage their collective strengths and resources to tap an organization’s full potential. By utilizing new and disruptive business models, they challenge the status quo and bring about change that is good for business and good for society.  On occasion they bring in other family offices with specific expertise to invest in portfolio companies with them.

 


ROLE


The CEO is critical to the vision of the company’s core value proposition to clients. This executive will oversee all aspects of business & product development, sales, marketing, and communications in order to scale Seersite’s platform and deliver on strategic initiatives.  As the CEO, this person will be responsible for building an executive team to drive an evolved product to the buyside and the constituents that have relationships to the buyside.


The ideal candidate will have a background in driving a research product into the buyside. Additionally, this person needs to understand how to deliver a subscription-based technology platform. The candidate will have had operating experience and demonstrated the aptitude to work in an entrepreneurial culture.


Responsibilities:  


The ideal candidate will be responsible for the vast daily activities, which include:

  • Lead the day-to-day creation of sales strategies, developing head count, scaling of the operation and accountable to the leadership team at Palm Ventures.  

  • Possess a strong institutional knowledge of global buyside research while also driving the strategic direction of the company. 

  • Achieve key financial objectives in 12-18 months through driving the expert network platform into the buyside and related businesses.

  • Oversee the curation of content through their content curator alliance.

  • Work with the Palm Investment team to define KPI’s over the next 1-3 years.

  • Leverage existing buyside relationships while establishing new partnerships and distribution channels - including soft dollars - to execute the overall business strategy.

  • Communicate Seersites’s value proposition and product suite effectively and clearly to potential and existing clients.

  • Demonstrate excellent understanding of the evolving expert network platforms. Be at the forefront of competitive threats in the market. 

  • Drive and scale company headcount with a designed organization chart based on revenue and forecasted revenue.  


CANDIDATE


Qualifications and Experience:


Being an expert in the development of disruptive research/content products and/or related technology products/services, driving world class revenue growth, and being a partner to the founding team to ensure the overall success of the company.


Demonstrated success in Building or Improving a Fast Growth Business:

  • Trustworthy and reliable leader.

  • Decisive and results oriented.

  • Strategic thinker and adept problem solver.

  • Extreme organization and detail management skills as a “doer”.

  • Holds team accountable for results.

  • Willingness and ability to achieve success steadily and methodically.

  • Familiar with operating in an entrepreneurial environment.


Significant Operational Experience:

  • Outstanding leadership skills and operating experience.

  • Excellent organizational, financial, talent management, and negotiating skills.

  • Skilled negotiator of personnel arrangements, global vendor contracts; creativity in structuring operations to achieve best-in-class service and performance.

  • Dogged in dealing with and removing obstacles to success.

  • Intellectual agility and ability to manage complexity in people and transactions.

  • Demonstrated skill in process improvement and vendor management.

  • Experience in project managers to keep projects on time and on budget.


Team Building Skills:

  • Ability to help recruit top talent by expressing a strategic vision and creating a sense of professionalism and comfort.

  • Ability to inspire and develop other administrative and support personnel to their fullest potential (performance review and career development, training, business planning, organizational skill sets).

  • Strong people development skills highlighted by the ability to coach and develop direct reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to delegate (and to hold people accountable for performance) and to lead, motivate and influence others both up and down the organization.

  • Ability to make tough people decisions and to implement best performance management processes.


Influencing and Partnering Skills:

  • Has a strong sense of energy and passion while maintaining careful attention to detail.

  • Comfort in managing effectively in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong people skills with seasoned judgment and savvy to create and manage a team-oriented culture. 


Communication Skills:

  • A persuasive and diplomatic communicator both within and outside of the company, who can communicate with energy, enthusiasm, and clarity to a wide range of people through both written and oral proficiency.

  • Possesses the charisma and confidence necessary to communicate complex facts to internal and external audiences.

  • Strong writer and oral communicator. Experience in marketing is a plus. 

  • Conversant with social media.


The compensation for this role is $200k-$300k plus equity.