GM, Events

| Greater NYC Area

We believe "events done right" can and will be a huge business for CB Insights. If you are a proponent of events done right, come help drive not only this team's growth but also support our marketing, sales and customer success efforts.

What started with a few dinners has ballooned into 1100+ person events including our flagship Future of Fintech conference in addition to a few other conferences.

We have data and research on any and every fast-moving industry or technology imaginable and so we see massive opportunities to launch a series of events beyond fintech in everything from healthcare to automotive to retail and beyond.

What are “events done right”?

  • They are content-first
  • They are built on a foundation of respect for attendees – for their time, for their intelligence and for their goals
  • They create connections among the audience
  • They are fun, distinctive and don’t feel like every other event

This also means no sponsors on stage doing sales pitches dressed up as thought leadership.

We want to build events that people leave and tell others about.

WHY A GM OF EVENTS?

Our goal is to scale our events business dramatically. We need a proven events leader who can build this business.

The leader will be able to:

Develop a compelling content strategy – This includes identifying the topics that the audience cares about, creating the agenda and format and recruiting the speakers our audience wants to hear from. The goal of an event’s content is to influence our audience’s thinking and leave them inspired and informed.Drive attendance – We have amazing assets including tech’s largest newsletter (522,600+ subscribers) and several industry newsletters (150,000+ subscribers) to help here as well as millions of visitors to our website. The right leader will know how to leverage these assets and complement them with other strategies to market and promote events to drive attendance and hit aggressive financial goals.Build a big business – We want to scale events and believe we could be doing many large flagship events across a variety of events. We need a leader who can develop a complete, holistic strategy for these events.

Hit aggressive financial targets – Related to the above, the right leader will know how to:

  • Sell tickets to events
  • Develop ancillary revenue opportunities around events (while remembering our no sponsor on stage rule)
  • Cross-promote the CBI technology platform to drive retention and new business opportunities

Create compelling, memorable events – Ensuring attendees have a great experience on the days of events is absolutely requisite. We want to offer high-end, exclusive and memorable events that they talk about. No detail is too small.Role and Responsibilities:

Working directly with Anand Sanwal (CEO / co-founder) and Jonathan Sherry (COO / co-founder), the GM, Events will be responsible for the strategy, planning, operations and execution of the company’s world-class events programs. Specifically, this person will:

  • Create a strategy and plan for a unique and hard-hitting series of events
  • Develop and manage direct P&L of the events business (ticket sales & ancillary revenue streams) along with goals around platform retention and new sales
  • Own and execute all aspects of events, including:
    • Developing a compelling content strategy
    • Driving attendance
    • Creating compelling, memorable events
  • Work closely with research, sales and marketing leadership as needed to ensure alignment on strategy and execution of events
  • Retain, attract, hire and lead exceptional talent

Professional Qualifications: 

  • 8+ years in the corporate events business
  • Proven track record of success creating, organizing and managing events at scales ranging from round tables to 1000+ person conferences
  • Experience developing a challenger brand
  • Previous P&L responsibility with annual budgets exceeding $5 million
  • Ability to attract and secure top tier speakers – ranging from public company CEOs to leading investors and insurgent company CEOs as well as economists, researchers, authors and others who our audience would find compelling
  • Prowess for creating captivating topics and exceptional content in support of agenda
  • Exceptional relationship building and collaboration skills; experience as an event leader having worked cross-functionally to prioritize and deliver on the vision and roadmap
  • Experience running post-event communications
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Strong leadership / management skills; ability to recruit and retain top notch talent to join the CB Insights team

Personal Characteristics: 

  • High level of intellectual horsepower with strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Must have high standards
  • Have exceptional attention to detail
  • Can think strategically as well as be focused on day-to-day execution; clarity of thought is a must
  • Exceptional capacity for creativity and execution
  • Highly organized, self-directed business style, with a keen sense for and ability to prioritize
  • Systems thinking ability to view overall structures, patterns and cycles in systems, rather than seeing only specific events in the system
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to synthesize the relevant information and present it in the most effective, concise, compelling way possible within the organization and at all levels of a customer and partner organization, including executive and C-level
  • Insatiable curiosity around industries, events, trends, and data
  • Competitive and winning while having fun and being collaborative
  • Humility, ambition, tenacity a must

We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for. Perks and Benefits:

  • Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k with up to 4% match
  • $1,000 yearly continuing education stipend
  • Daily lunch stipend

Happy, Helpful, Humble, and Hungry: Check out more about our company culture here.Equal Opportunity Employer: CB Insights is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.If you know someone who'd be perfect for the role,
submit here and you'll be eligible for $5,000!

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Technology we use

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    • ReduxLibraries
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

498 7th Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10018

An Insider's view of CB Insights

What are some social events your company does?

To help foster cross team communication & collaboration, here are some things CB Insights does:

- yearly company offsite
- monthly company-wide team building events (past events include: bubble ball, game night, talent show, spelling bee, wine tasting, field day, etc.)
- monthly anniversary socials
- volunteer
- Ladies Lunches
- holiday party

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VP of People Ops

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our team brings new datasets to the platform. A few valuable ones are patents, earnings transcript & press articles from special verticals.Instead of just surfacing the data, we run topic modeling, sentiment analysis & improving recommendation systems.The innovative way of feeding info helps clients to be sensitive to trends moving in the industry.

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What are CB Insights Perks + Benefits

CB Insights Benefits Overview

Subsidized health, dental, and vision insurance
401k with up to 4% match
$1,000 continuing education stipend
Daily lunch stipend
Unlimited sick days
vacation + holidays

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Up to $2,000 towards towards your FSA with up to $500 rollover.
Dental Benefits
Two different plan options to select from.
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
3 different plan options through Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
CB Insights 401(K) program allows employees to starting contributing their 4th month of employment.
401(K) Matching
CB Insights 401(K) program matches upto 4% of an employee's contribution with immediate vesting.
Performance Bonus
CB Insights offers a performance bonus for all non-commissioned roles based on company and personal performance.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, coffee, tea and all the goldfish you can handle.
Some Meals Provided
$8 off towards seamless for lunch every day!
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
We have different culture clubs you can join including hiking and book clubs.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
$1,000 towards education stipend after you have been with us for 6 months.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Subsidized Health Insurance, 401(K) with Matching, Yearly Education Stipend, Lunch Stipend, 3D Printer, Office Gong, Awesome Team Building Events

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