Chief Technology Officer

This is an exciting new business in start-up mode with a significant portfolio of content and a fully developed offering in a potentially highly lucrative social media niche. The business is digitally based and is targeted at a massively growing area which is poorly served by social media offerings.

This is a fabulous opportunity to get involved on the ground floor with an exciting new market offering and company, and to be part of a world class leadership team and a member of the Board.

There is a fully developed and detailed Investor Pack, Business Plan and Business Case and active discussions are already taking place with interested investors.

The role will pay a highly competitive salary, commission and a personal equity stake in the business from the outset, which based on the conservative business plan projections could be worth tens of millions of pounds after 3-5 years. The location for this position is flexible – ideally US / UK

The Role
The technology conceptual design is already well developed but we are now seeking an innovative and high impact CTO to further develop this and convert it into a physical design and lead and manage the technology development and delivery process. In addition to the usual skillsets and experience of a high-performance CTO the successful candidate will need to have extensive knowledge and experience in leading edge but effective technologies including, in particular, Blockchain technologies. In the first instance the key responsibilities of the individual will be to support the shareholder and other key leadership team members in discussions and negotiations with potential investors.

Longer term there will be continued funding activity as it is anticipated that there will be the need for a number of additional funding rounds in the initial years to finance growth and delivery of future development phases. The business will be truly global although the main locations in the first instance are likely to be in the UK and the US.

Whilst specific industry experience is not the key criterion prior senior roles in or with one or more of technology, media, telecommunications and financial services companies would be advantageous.

All remuneration will be contingent on successfully securing initial investment although once this is achieved the CTO will receive a market competitive six-figure base salary + performance-based bonus and equity share. The potential multiples on the business are very high so there is an opportunity for the right candidate to achieve significant capital growth.

Candidate Profile

  • A minimum of 10 years in senior Technology design, development & delivery roles of which 5 years have been at CTO, or equivalent, level
  • Outstanding track record of delivering complex technology developments and programmes
  • A strong advocate and outstanding presenter
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of the use of Blockchain technologies
  • Excellent interpersonal capabilities
  • Experience of supporting a business or businesses through a number of funding rounds
  • Experience working in one or more of the following industries: Technology, Media,
  • Telecommunications or Financial Services

To apply, please froward your CV to: quoting reference NJR/GO109.