VP of Finance & Operations

| Greater NYC Area

About LeafLink

LeafLink is a SaaS marketplace that provides licensed cannabis dispensaries the ability to order from their favorite brands, as well as a suite of software tools for those brands to manage their operations and scale.

With over 3,000+ dispensaries and more than 1,000+ leading brands in 19 states and territories, LeafLink is setting the industry standard for how cannabis brands and retailers work together.

Our team, backed by funding from leading VC’s, is poised to define the cannabis wholesale market. LeafLink was also named one of Fast Company’s ’Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Enterprise for 2018, joining the ranks of Amazon, Slack, and VMWare and we are hungry for more!

The Role

LeafLink is looking for a VP of Finance and Operations to join our growing team in New York, reporting directly to our founder and Chief Executive Officer. The role will, at the highest level, take leadership of the day-to-day back office functions of LeafLink - finance, human resources, legal, and related operations - while providing leadership and input on new strategic initiatives and setting up financial models and KPI infrastructure for the company and its new business opportunities.

This role is for self-starters and entrepreneurial-minded individuals who believe execution is everything. You are a good fit for this position if you are a goal-oriented overachiever, inherently positive and direct individual willing to explore new paths that require rapid-learning; you won’t be a great fit if your first instinct will be to hire a large team! We expect everyone at LeafLink to be humble and get their hands dirty in day-to-day tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Core Finance:
    • Handle AP, AR, accounting, and other day-to-day operational finance work
    • Build out and actively maintain the core LeafLink financial model and balance sheet, including sophisticated tracking and modeling of revenue, margins, and profitability
    • Build out and track LeafLink’s budgets, working with department heads to make sure they have the resources they need. Use those budgets to manage LeafLink’s cash burn and cash balances
    • Work with the head of LeafLink Financial to secure necessary financing facilities on the best possible terms
    • Work with the CEO to develop pricing models and methodologies for LeafLink’s services
    • Set and track key KPIs and goals for the LeafLink business
  • Business Operations:
    • Aid in planning and monitoring daily business ops across our six offices, primarily focusing in our NY and LA co-HQ’s
    • Develop and execute a plan for LeafLink’s physical expansion in the US and, perhaps, internationally
    • Help in managing LeafLink’s sales pipeline, and strategic expansions as needed
  • Investor Relations:
    • Handle all investor financial and KPI reporting
    • Handle all inbound investor interest/conversations, and develop investor relationships (with both existing and new investors)
    • Help the CEO negotiate terms for subsequent financing rounds and other related strategic transactions
  • Human Resources:
    • Oversee basic HR operations and related systems - recruitment, hiring, onboarding, and retention, as well as compensation and benefits administration
    • Establish policies that promote company culture, our vision, and employee health and happiness
    • Assist in team growth, working closely with our lead recruiter to determine what roles are needed, find and interview potential candidates
    • Develop and lead company-wide performance management processes to ensure team effectiveness and performance against company goals
  • Legal:
    • Develop and maintain efficient relationships with outside counsel
    • Maintain cutting edge knowledge of the rapidly developing regulatory/legislative structures of the cannabis industry across all territories
    • Oversee all contract drafting and negotiations including client contracts, employment agreements, partnership agreements, and vendor contracts
  • Strategy & Partnerships:
    • Assist the CEO in strategic partnership evaluation, analysis, and negotiation
    • Develop a point of view, supported by robust financial models, on opportunities to scale LeafLink’s marketplace business including, but not limited to shipping solutions/distribution, payments, advertising, and marketing solutions

Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years relevant experience in venture-backed startups, ideally from ground-up to late-stage series round companies
  • Strong working experience in practical finance - AP/AR, accounting, financial systems and policies, and FP&A, P & L?
  • Demonstrated humility, hustle, and curiosity
  • Meaningful managerial experience including hiring and leading teams - your past direct reports should all love you (or if not at least respect you!)
  • Strong experience building robust financial models, particularly around and related to SaaS platform businesses
  • Strong analytical abilities and an innate understanding of marketplace businesses and the nascent cannabis industry
  • Deep relationships with venture investors and experience with venture financing and similar transactions
  • Some experience working on and leading non-finance functions like human resources, legal, and corporate development
  • Optional but strongly preferred - experience evaluating, leading, and closing strategic partnerships and/or M&A transactions
  • The ability to excel in a fast-paced startup, and excitement (not fear) about a rapidly changing industry

Benefits:

  • Generous PTO
  • Fun office environment
  • Competitive salary
  • Benefit Matching (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k Offered
  • Stock options
  • Team events
  • New office in FiDi
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • VueLibraries
    • DjangoLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • VueFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • KissmetricsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AsanaManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • LeafLink CRMCRM
    • MailChimpEmail
    • Google InboxEmail

Location

In the heart of the Financial District, we're accessible to most train lines, the path train, and ferries, with almost too many lunch options!

An Insider's view of LeafLink

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On a large scale, the LeafLink team collaborates during “Huddle Booze Report” (HBR), a biweekly meeting where team leaders present on company KPIs, accomplishments, and challenges (with some beers). Every member of the team is welcome to comment or ask questions, bringing forth their thoughts and ideas.

Claire

Growth Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As cliche as it may sound, one of my favorite things at LeafLink is that no day is ever the same. I’m excited to go into the office every single day to see what the day brings. At LeafLink, EVERYONE has a voice. In addition to the breakout success our service saw in California, my life also drastically changed. I saw my earnings increase over 300%

Josh

Account Executive, LA Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As co-founder and CTO it’s important for me to maintain official communication channels with teams and individuals. We have various meetings that bring leadership together with teams which include sprint demos, retrospects, daily standups and one on one meetings. Open communication supports alignment and productivity something we are all about here

Zach

Co-Founder and CTO

What are LeafLink Perks + Benefits

LeafLink Benefits Overview

Leaflink provides Medical, Dental and Vision insurance, as well as Disability and Life Insurance. We also have a generous stock option plan, 401k and great branded merchandise.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Leaflink offers voluntary long-term and short-term disability plans.
Dental Benefits
LeafLink's dental plan has no deductible and covers 100% of preventative services, including X-rays, and has a $5 co-pay.
Vision Benefits
Our vision plan covers annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $100 annually.
Health Insurance Benefits
Leaflink offers a range of Aetna plans that cover both in network and out of network providers, and have copays as low as $20. We also have complimentary enrollment in One Medical and Teladoc.
Life Insurance
Our voluntary Life Insurance plans offer our employees financial stability and security.
Wellness Programs
LeafLink offers discounted Gym memberships to its full time employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
LeafLink's 401k plan offers a broad range of available funds, including Vanguard, Fidelity, and American Funds.
Company Equity
LeafLink offers stock options through our Stock Option Plan.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Leaflink's Flexible PTO policy allows our team to execute ferociously, with the knowledge that they will be able to rest and recharge when they need to.
Paid Holidays
Leaflink offers 11 days per year for Major Holiday observance.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
LeafLink's casual dress policy allows our employees to work however they feel most comfortable, whether that be in tie-die t-shirts and shorts or jeans and a sweatshirt.
Commuter Benefits
LeafLink offers pre-tax commuter benefits to all full time employees.
Company Outings
LeafLink has quarterly team outings, an annual holiday party, and an annual incentive trip.
Stocked Kitchen
LeafLink offers unlimited snacks, tea and coffee.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
LeafLink has a generous annual budget for attending industry conferences and events.

Additional Perks + Benefits

LeafLink offers employees a chance to visit other offices through our AccoLLade program. Once a month an employee is recognized for exemplifying one of our Core Values. That employee is given an all expenses paid trip to a LeafLink Local event. Recent winners have travelled to Washington and Arizona.

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