Growth Calculus is a different kind of investment firm. We infuse growth capital and hands-on consulting expertise to catapult growth and achieve new levels of valuation. The founders are successful business operators and consultants who know how to help entrepreneurs overcome challenges that impede growth.
We’re growing our team of consultants to work with our Service Evolution Fund portfolio companies to plan and execute growth strategies for accelerated results. These privately held companies are not startups – they have been successfully operating for years with revenues up to $30MM. They are specialized marketing services companies in the U.S. or Canada with an opportunity to productize internal/external capabilities leveraging data, analytics and/or technology for greater scale and growth trajectories. See more about Growth Calculus and the companies we work with at www.GrowthCalculus.com. (Note: URL included for easy reference if shared)
The Executive Director, Strategic Growth Consultant plays a vital role in scaling and growing our portfolio companies. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is quick to find opportunities to improve the fundamentals of a business and see the white space for new opportunities leveraging data, analytics and technology to transform businesses. In this role, you get to work on 3-4 very different projects (in varying life stages) simultaneously with different industries/competitive sets while maintaining long-term (2-3 year) relationships with clients. It’s not the kind of role where you work intensely for a few months and leave a deck behind for others to ‘maybe’ figure out. Along with the managing partners, you will be building a whole new kind of consulting team, operating in some of the most dynamic and fast-growing sectors of the marketing ecosystem.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn multiple specialized industries within marketing services, define their concrete growth plans, help launch a portfolio of new products, improve operations, improve management decision controls, and more. You’ll help to build and develop a team of functional experts and over time, have the potential to become a partner in a very unique consulting firm fusing growth capital with human capital.
Opportunities for financial reward come with achieving growth and profit gains with Portfolio Companies and ultimately, benefitting from the rewards of increased value with strategic exits (sharing in the Carried Interest).
Work with client teams at multiple Portfolio Companies at various stages:
Beyond consulting to portfolio companies, you’ll also help us build and grow the firm. These may be some of the areas:
Our Service Evolution Fund is uniquely in the business of helping successful marketing services companies envision, define, develop, and launch “productized” offerings. As a product management expert, you get to help these services companies take existing deep and rich knowledge and transform it into data- and software-driven “products”.
Take an example of a company focused on agency compensation audits. They have a team of consultants working with Fortune 500 brand advertisers to review and audit agency contracts. They’ve amassed a wealth of data and knowledge over the years about appropriate fees for services, quality ratings, etc. However, this data exists in silos, disparate databases, Excel workbooks and the minds of the consultants. You get to frame up the “product” opportunity to bring greater value to the advertisers while simultaneously scaling and improving efficiency of the agency audit company. You’ll also define a play-by-play set of top priorities to strategically grow the company, size up the capital needs, and compel investors to further support the company’s growth. By productizing the assets, you’ll help this company transform its offerings and move into higher value delivery.
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Join our growing team! Interesting and interested people, please apply: jobs@GrowthCalculus.com. Send us a note with an example of how you’ve defined and driven growth plans with material results, along with your resume/CV.