Vice President of Investor Engagement

Alumni Ventures Group is a fast-growing organization with 100 employees across the country and a widespread, engaged community of over 400,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and supporters. We are disrupting financial services by bringing smart, simple venture capital investing options to 15 million accredited investors who currently do not have a good option enter the asset class. Our corporate headquarters in Manchester, NH provides back-office support and resources to our fund teams in Boston, Manchester, NH, New York City, Chicago, San Francisco and Austin, TX.  On an annual basis, these teams raise funds from their respective communities to invest in diverse, promising startups and growing businesses. Our key competitive advantage as an investor is the combined scale and connectivity of our vast network, our connected capital, which provides capital, sources deals and adds unique value for our portfolio companies. AVG has successfully launched 25 venture funds to date and will build another dozen or so funds over the next few years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

Reporting to AVG’s Chief Community Officer and overseeing a small team, success for the VP of Investor Engagement will be achieved through the increase of investor participation in AVG’s funds. This role is based in AVG’s Manchester, NH headquarters and requires 20-25% travel to our other offices and to meetings, conferences and other events as necessary to fulfill the expectations of the role. Additionally, you will work with an incredibly talented group of individuals in a highly collaborative environment.


Basic Qualifications:

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience

    • 10+ years in client-facing, relationship-centric role
    • 7+ years of experience in sales and marketing functions
    • 5+ years experience leading teams, managing and developing experienced talent
    • Experience building scalable investor relations processes from scratch and building and refining processes in real time
    • Knowledge of how to organize, synthesize, and present data
    • Exceptional presentation and speaking skills, comfortable and capable in both formal presentation and professional communications with exceptional listening and interpersonal skills
    • Comfortable working with and delivering to the objectives of cross-functional teams, able to quickly build key internal relationships and collaborate across teams to reach goals
    • Previous experience and success in a startup or rapidly growing organization
  • Strong critical thinking and independent decision making abilities; leverages skills and resources to quickly and effectively address concerns and client needs while serving both the investor and AVG's interests
  • Advanced skills with business presentation and communication skills, such as PowerPoint Excel (proficient with Vlookups and Pivot Tables) and Gmail

Preferred Qualifications:

Education

  • MBA or other advanced degree

Experience

    • Professional experience in financial services, investments, and/or venture capital
    • Demonstrated success working with HNW and UNHW client base, ideally including experience building and managing relationships with individual accredited investors 

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Community Officer and key stakeholders throughout AVG to develop and lead a strategy for maximizing the relationship with our investors, further developing investors understanding of AVG’s mission, vision and products and nurturing increased investor confidence in the firm
  • Lead and ensure an exceptional investor experience, leveraging AVG’s strategic offerings for investors at all stages of engagement
  • Anticipate, manage, and create solutions to prevent potential cannibalization of necessary core lines of business
  • In collaboration with the CCO and other senior team members, identify and address high potential relationships with AVG’s investors, serving as a dedicated point of contact and building valuable relationship with key investors
  • Oversee and further develop AVG’s existing Investor Engagement which currently develops programs and events for investors, and some prospects
  • Ensure all investor inquiries and concerns are addressed in a timely and effective manner, leveraging the Investor Engagement and greater Community team, as well as providing personal follow up to investors as appropriate
  • Partner with AVG’s Office of Investment, Vice Presidents of Community and Managing Partners to ensure quality and consistency in communications with investors
  • Create, share and manage a communications plan and related investor engagement materials in collaboration with senior leadership and cross-functional colleagues
  • Oversee and analyze the development of reports providing critical insights relative to Investor Engagement objectives

 

 

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