Cache Ventures United States Full-time 2024-05-31

An operating partner is a business leader who works with a company’s leadership team to improve the business and create value for shareholders. They are often a key part of a firm’s investment strategy and act as a liaison between the firm and its portfolio company. Their responsibilities can include:

Advising and coaching

Working with the CEO and management team to provide perspectives and recommendations.

Analyzing challenges

Identifying areas for improvement and developing plans to increase efficiency and growth.

Creating strategies

Developing plans to increase profits and cash flow, and implement operational best practices.

Monitoring performance

Tracking key performance indicators (KPIs) and financial performance.

Facilitating value creation

Ensuring the portfolio company has the resources to meet the firm’s investment goals.

Supporting growth

Assisting with planning, forecasting, and due diligence to support company growth and expansion.

Building reporting

Creating simple, consistent reporting that makes it easy to identify when the company is off-track.

Leadership

To run a company you must be a leader. Full stop – no excuses. If you can’t lead people you can’t lead a company. We are looking for Operating Partners who are natural born leaders.

What is the Cache Operating Partner Program?

The Cache Operating Partner Program is your opportunity to partner with Cache as the incoming CEO/COO/VP/GM/President of a newly acquired portfolio company.

Our Operating Partners are experienced leaders and operators currently working within a Software as a Service or Service-Based businesses in a sales, marketing, operations, or key management role. If you have a demonstrable track record of success and are looking to run an internet-based business as its operating CEO/COO/VP/GM/President we’d love to hear from you.

Applying as an Operating Partner puts you in our network for consideration when we acquire new businesses generating $500K-$5M in revenue. Operating Partners should expect excellent and unique compensation packages including equity and/or profit share participation.

Our Strategy

Plug & Play Systems

We use our proven playbooks to create and curate a database full of potential customers and invest in bringing value to them on an ongoing basis.

Remote Workforce

With a global footprint, we operate with a distributed team covering multiple time zones capable of serving our multinational customer base.

Winning Spirit

We bring a creative solutions mindset to problem-solving. No defeat, be optimistic. Pretty much everything is fixable, and most decisions are reversible.

Bunts & Singles

Give up on hitting Grand Slams with a billion dollar TAM. Narrow down the market to a specific customer that we can be the best at serving, and grow from there.

Our Thesis

There are intelligent entrepreneurs globally that are adept at identifying and building great software. Once these companies reach product-market-fit, it’s not uncommon for the company to grow beyond the founders’ core competencies.

By infusing capital and adding infrastructure, we can enable businesses to realize their full potential while continuing to scale the revenue profitably.

Our Focus

We seek to minimize risk and maximize returns, meaning we only invest in companies with a clear predictable path to success.

We will consider all types of business software and service companies, and specifically focus on the following:

  • Enterprise Software
  • SMB Software
  • Vertical Market Software
  • Tech Enabled Managed Services
  • IT Consulting
  • Ecommerce Software

Requirements

  • 5+ years of operational leadership experience.
  • 5+ years of experience managing direct and/or indirect reports.
  • Extensive knowledge in operations, including resource planning, demand planning, business planning, corporate strategy, communications, leadership, benchmarking, and forecasting.
  • Required skills in market research, analytics, financial modeling, metrics analysis, and presentations.
  • Strong proficiency in Google Workspace and/or Microsoft 365.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize workloads and meet time-sensitive deadlines.
  • Must be results-oriented and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, capable of interacting with all levels of associates with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven ability to protect confidential information.
  • Ability to travel by automobile and aircraft, with the flexibility to be away from home for extended periods.
  • Experience in managing external relations, including identifying, diversifying, building, and maintaining relationships with community organizations and leaders to secure various forms of support and partnerships.
  • Ability to manage solicitations with board members and sponsors, provide outcome reports, and lead cultivation and stewardship activities for charitable endeavors.

Benefits

  • Unique compensation packages including equity and/or profit share participation.
  • Competitive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits.
  • Work from anywhere in the world.
  • Loose vacation policy.
  • Flexible work hours.