CEO for an Innovative R&D Company

Area : Los Angeles, CA

Description :

Our client is a highly innovative R&D organization and supplier of sensor, test, and measurement technology to industry, government, and research markets. They are seeking a sharp, forward-looking CEO with prior technical experience to lead the overall performance of the company as they shift to increase the commercialization of their technologies.

Responsibilities:

- Oversee day-to-day business operations, ranging from sales/marketing, to finance, legal, and more

- Lead efforts to increase licensing and non-grant revenue sources through commercial application of developed technologies

- Work closely with board to develop and lead business strategy, ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives

- Lead and motivate multidisciplinary team to advance employee engagement and develop a high performing managerial team

- Liaise closely with a highly active Board of Directors—the CEO will likely be responsible for one or more Board appointments as the company evolves

- Oversee all operations and business activities to ensure they produce desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission; make investing decisions to advance the business and increase profits

- Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics

- Work closely with finance team, review financial and non-financial reports to ensure profitability and growth

- Build trusted relations with key partners and stakeholders and act as a point of contact for important shareholders

 

Qualifications:

- Proven experience as CEO at a highly technical company

- PhD in engineering, chemistry, mathematics, or similar field strongly preferred, MSc/MA in business administration or relevant field required

- Prior experience working with government subcontracting; existing military relationships a strong plus; medical contracting also interesting

- Ability to reconcile complex technical information with overall business vision

- In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices

- An entrepreneurial mindset with outstanding organizational and leadership skills

- Excellent communication and public speaking skills

Published : Oct 22, 2020

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