Elevation Capital - Venture Capital & Private Equity is a group of internationally impactful companies spanning consumer packaged goods, hospitality, technology, real estate, non-profit, and venture funding. With team members and markets in the US, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean, this group jointly serves a global vision to create an evolved world where humanity serves our highest purpose.
Our mission is to create and deploy capital for a better world.
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THE PORTFOLIO COMPANY
This key leadership role is in a high-growth, high-energy, high-profit portfolio company of big thinkers and big doers. It is a CPG / beverage / dietary supplement company with a history of strong profitable growth as the number one product and brand in its emerging category. Through its expanding sales and distribution network, they are building a team to take current and new products to the global market and achieve exponential growth. With most of the leadership team formed, the opportunity is now to shape the regulatory framework governing expansion, grow revenue 10x-100x, and align with the strategies to achieve a highly lucrative exit.
CORPORATE CONTRACTS ATTORNEY
The position will report to our Senior General Counsel, who is the head of our legal department, and support our portfolio of businesses. This position will have an emphasis on contracts. Draft, review, and negotiate a broad range of contracts that include, but not limited to, employment agreements, vendor contracts, partnership/JV agreements, strategic and finance transactional matters. One of your primary goals will be to guarantee that all our company's transactions comply with state laws and regulations, while actively helping our company avoid possible legal risks ad violations.
- J.D. degree with strong academic credentials
- Active license to practice law in at least one country / state
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a corporate attorney
- Experience within the supplements, pharmaceuticals, cannabis and/or alcohol industry preferred
- Strong attention to detail
- Previous successful experience working with highly driven entrepreneurial founders and CEO’s
- Excellent business judgment; intellectual curiosity and the ability to calibrate and balance legal and business requirements
- Ability to work autonomously, taking accountability without a huge team behind them
- Highly detailed and organized communication style, including the ability to be successful in collaborative, fast paced, scrappy, and high growth/high profit business
- You are technologically savvy, quick with tools (e.g., O365, G-suite), and great at building visual reports and decision trees
- Willingness and ability to work the hours it takes to be successful
Through your previous battles you have learned how to rapidly and safely grow a business in a highly innovative and regulated space while creating and maintaining sustainable competitive advantage. You have come to understand the relationship between high risk and high reward and find ways to navigate the thin line of compliance and advantage while always landing on the right side. You also have a driven nature and can-do demeanor where “I can’t” is not a term in your vocabulary because you are creative in solving difficult challenges, while minimizing risk and maximizing compliance.
WHO YOU ARE?
Visionary - You see the future and you create it. In your highly connected and highly trusted relationships with all stakeholders, you are a credible and informed beacon for opportunity and possibility. Where others see impossibility, you see massive opportunity, and able to articulate it in a highly credible and compelling way.
Organized - In a world of risks everywhere, you bring a highly organized and meticulous approach to all your work that allows you to be precise yet expedient in a fast growth, high stakes environment that is constantly changing. You can manage a wide variety of projects, contracts, conversations, issues, and risks in a manner that clearly demonstrates competence.
Strategic - Where others are stuck in checkers, you play a strong game of chess. Whether it is an agreement with a business partner or a federal bill, you think many moves ahead. You can factor many variables in complex situations and know how engage strategic partners to make the impossible possible.
Team Player - You have extensive experience working as a key member of leadership teams and working with visionary entrepreneurs to attract, engage and mobilize world class people at the table. You are highly accountable, expect the same from your team, and are always raising the bar for you, your colleagues, and the highly capable talent you easily attract.
Motivated - You are at a place in your life where you are ready to be all in. You have the energy, experience, intelligence, focus, leadership, and stomach to take on a controversial category and drive it to the billion dollars plus exit. Your experience to date has led to here and you have the WILL to write history.
This is one of the most valuable roles in the organization and compensation will match the skill and effort required for this role. An aggressive base salary will be provided in this position, with an additional lucrative profit share program. A generous options package will be provided in this role so that you participate in short-, medium- and long-term liquidity events in our organization. Full medical benefits will be provided along with a 3-week vacation in addition to a Christmas - New Year’s week break.