Vice President, Environment

Washington, DC

ABOUT QUANTIFIED VENTURES

Quantified Ventures is an impact investing and social enterprise advisory firm. We identify, due diligence, and structure transactions to deploy impact capital to scale proven social and environmental solutions. We operate in two primary verticals: Environment and Health.

The large and growing market for impact investment capital is challenging the former notion of a trade-off between financial and social returns. By deploying impact capital to social enterprises that are both demonstrably creating positive impact and sustainable, we can accelerate society’s ability to address the world’s most pressing challenges. At Quantified Ventures, we simplify access to impact capital to scale solutions and interventions that drive true social change through innovative financing mechanisms.

WHAT WE DO

Quantified Ventures serves innovative organizations in the public and private sectors as advisors to source, structuring and execute impact investment transactions, primarily through outcomes-based financing. We secure capital for solution and service providers with a demonstrated track records and evidence of predictable outcomes. We help government agencies, utilities and health plans/systems align payment with the achievement of outcomes. Lastly, we work with impact investors to optimize their capital deployment strategies to maximize social and financial returns.

Leveraging our own tri-sector experience, we believe that moving the needle on the biggest social challenges will be driven by collaborative leadership from public, private and social sectors. Most critically, we bring a maniacal focus on transaction efficiencies and scalable investment products because we believe that will be core to enabling a self-sustainable impact investing market.

Our Environmental team focuses on channeling investment across a range of environmental issue areas, including urban and coastal resilience, agriculture & water quality, and forestry and land use.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Vice President is a key member of the Quantified Ventures Environment and Management teams. The Vice President contributes to the growth and development of all areas of the business including:

  • Transaction sourcing and structuring

  • Growth strategy development

  • Business development/sales

  • Product development (environmental impact bonds, performance contracts)

  • Client service delivery – consulting and transaction structuring

  • Human resource development within our Environment Team

This person will report directly to the CEO and will directly supervise the following three positions:

  • Director, Urban and Coastal Resilience Practice.  This practice focuses on investments to help cities and coastal communities deploy resilience strategies to help manage stormwater, coastal flooding, and other climate-change related effects.  

  • Director, Forestry and Land Use Practice.  This practice invests in projects that support and improve management of public lands, increase access to natural resources and outdoor recreation, promote sustainable development of the outdoor economy, and improved land management to combat climate change and other environmental challenges such as wildfire, biodiversity, and flooding. 

  • Director, Agriculture Practice. This practice is focuses on investments located in the agricultural landscape that result in a spectrum of impacts, including downstream water quality and quantity improvements, enhanced economics for landowners and producers, and provision of ecosystem services such as habitat protection and carbon sequestration

More specifically, the Vice President will:

  1. Set strategy for the Environment Team:

    • Work closely with the Practice Leads to define practice-specific service and product offerings to bring to market. 

    • Establish sales and marketing strategies to reach growth and impact targets.

    • Aggregate practice-specific strategies and plans and collaborate with the Management Team to integrate Environment Team strategies into overall corporate goals, initiatives, budgets and marketing efforts.

  2. Execute Environment Team sales and marketing plans:

    • Manage direct sales process and opportunities in conjunction with CEO, Managing Directors, and Practice Leads.

    • Manage Environment Team to meet defined performance metrics including revenues, profit, deal and sales pipeline growth, closed transactions, client satisfaction, and thought leadership.

  3. Provide executive support to the team’s client engagements and external initiatives:

    • Serve as an executive on client projects and initiatives to ensure client satisfaction and engagement, when necessary.

    • Support project delivery teams through focused mentoring, targeted skill development and methodical focus on efficient delivery excellence, as defined in partnership with clients.

    • Represent executive team to clients, partners and prospects on all issues related to the design and execution of new projects.

  4. Provide the following services to the Practice Leads:

    • Expertise in developing and growing business divisions, practices or units.

    • Provide access to networks of potential clients and partners.

    • Support Practice budget management (e.g., monthly variance management, pricing, scope amendments)

    • Encourage a challenging culture of collaboration and professional growth

  5. Contribute to the development and maintenance of organizational processes and protocols.

SKILLS

We are seeking candidates with both deep content knowledge as well as functional expertise who bring both government and private sector experience.  Successful candidates have a set of professional experiences that reflect some, if not all, of the following disciplines:

  • Project and/or Public Finance - Direct experience in structuring project and/or public finance deals, from either the public or private sector side of the table.

  • Consulting/Advisory Services – Direct experience managing contracts against specific timelines, budgets and scopes all with an eye towards delivering excellent client satisfaction.

  • Regulatory Affairs & Political Acumen: Experience successfully navigating highly political and regulated business environments.

  • Consultative Sales and Business Development: A consultative sales and business development approach and mindset that can help introduce this new financing model to buyers and tailor offering and structure to meet client needs.

  • Subject Matter Expertise: Depth of knowledge across one or more of the three environmental practice areas that encompass our work and deep domain expertise in at least one of the practice areas. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Quantified Ventures is a fast-paced, creative, supportive, and collaborative consulting environment that keeps clients’ needs front and center. We seek an entrepreneurial candidate with the drive, can-do attitude, creativity, commitment to innovation, and attention to detail to help the Quantified Ventures team advance its mission.

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree (MBA, MS, MEM, MF, or MPA) preferred.

  • 15+ years of blended experience in the some of the following areas, including project or public finance, private/public management, consulting, strategy, and/or business development.

  • Strong people, and program management skills, with practice navigating complex projects and partner relationships while delivering effectively and on time.

  • Knowledge of or experience working with environmental regulations and agencies at the federal, state, and/or local levels.

  • Experience in environmental and/or infrastructure projects, with specific background preferred in one or more of green infrastructure and resilience, agriculture, water resources, forestry management, and energy/energy efficiency.

  • Experience working with, and preferably developing, complex models capable of capturing key business drivers to measure growth, profitability, expenses, efficiency, and productivity.

  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for creative and critical thinking and complex problem solving. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Top-notch listening and communications skills.

  • An ability to bring humor, curiosity, joy and humility into this groundbreaking work.

  • Passion for advancing the field of innovative environmental finance.

  • Willingness to travel

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter and resume to Eric Letsinger at environment@quantifiedventures.com with the subject line of “VP Environment”.

Quantified Ventures, LLC is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, or genetic information.