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Senior Investor Relations Manager



Chicago, IL, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Circle is a financial technology company at the epicenter of the emerging internet of money, where value can finally travel like other digital data — globally, nearly instantly and less expensively than legacy settlement systems. This ground-breaking new internet layer opens up previously unimaginable possibilities for payments, commerce and markets that can help raise global economic prosperity and enhance inclusion. Our infrastructure – including USDC, a blockchain-based dollar – helps businesses, institutions and developers harness these breakthroughs and capitalize on this major turning point in the evolution of money and technology.

What you’ll be part of:

Circle is committed to visibility and stability in everything we do. As we grow as an organization, we're expanding into some of the world's strongest jurisdictions. Speed and efficiency are motivators for our success and our employees live by our company values: Multistakeholder, Mindfulness, Driven by Excellence and High Integrity. Circlers are consistently evolving in a remote world where strength in numbers fuels team success. We have built a flexible and diverse work environment where new ideas are encouraged and everyone is a stakeholder.

What you’ll be responsible for:

Circle is looking for a cross-functional, seasoned finance leader to support the development and implementation of Circle’s Investor Relations program.

Circle is one of the leading and highest profile companies in blockchain technology, which we believe will fundamentally change the financial services industry. Becoming a public company is a key element of Circle’s strategy and a successful public listing is a unique challenge for Circle’s Investor Relations.

Circle is an entirely novel, dynamic, evolving and complicated investment story with no public market comparables for investors and analysts to consider. A successful IPO will require investors to have a deep understanding of Circle's business, strategy, competitive positioning, and growth prospects. Most critically, investors must have confidence in Circle’s management team. Achieving all this will largely fall on the IR team and its ongoing engagement with investors and analysts.

This is a fast-paced and evolving role that demands an energetic and proactive candidate with a demonstrated strategic mindset, analytical capabilities, strength in time and project management, strong presentation skills, agility to succeed in a rapidly changing environment and credibility to confidentially engage with analysts, investors and senior management

What you'll work on:

  • Supporting the VP, Investor Relations & Capital Markets and the CFO in developing, maintaining and enhancing Circle’s relationship with sell side analysts and buy side investors.
  • Working with Circle’s investment bankers on the planning and execution of Circle’s IPO.
  • Developing close cross-functional relationships with Communications, Strategy/Policy, Legal, Marketing, Product and other areas within Circle whose functions are directly or indirectly important to Circle’s public positioning.
  • Maintaining and enhancing Circle’s own valuation models.
  • Gathering and assessing market intelligence from equity research and investor and analyst engagement.
  • Continually having a deep understanding of the market’s perception of Circle.
  • Developing strong company and sector expertise to understand strategic, operational and financial developments at Circle and the ongoing evolution in the blockchain/crypto environment.
  • Contributing to the development of public company materials including quarterly earnings, conference presentations, management briefings and other relevant public company documents.
  • Crafting IR internal reporting for senior management.
  • Leading IR’s role in assessing and developing ESG policies expected by public investors.
  • Being prepared for any number of unexpected demands in the incredibly dynamic operating environment that Circle occupies.

You will aspire to our four core values:

  • Multistakeholder - you have dedication and commitment to our customers, shareholders, employees and families and local communities.
  • Mindful - you seek to be respectful, an active listener and to pay attention to detail.
  • Driven by Excellence - you are driven by our mission and our passion for customer success which means you relentlessly pursue excellence, that you do not tolerate mediocrity and you work intensely to achieve your goals.
  • High Integrity - you seek open and honest communication, and you hold yourself to very high moral and ethical standards. You reject manipulation, dishonesty and intolerance.

What you’ll bring to Circle:

  • 10+ years of experience in finance, with a strong track record in strategy/financial analysis.
  • 5+ years of specific experience in investor relations or related areas (investment banking, sell side research, buy side portfolio management) preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred.
  • High level understanding of financial statements and models including valuation models.
  • Demonstrated understanding of capital markets, particularly equities.
  • Experience and understanding of disclosure and other regulatory obligations of a public financial services company.
  • Articulate communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to think both tactically and strategically.
  • Experience working confidently with senior management.
  • Experience/familiarity with Slack, Apple MacOS and GSuite.

Additional Information:

  • This position is eligible for day-one PERM sponsorship for qualified candidates.

Circle is on a mission to create an inclusive financial future, with transparency at our core. We consider a wide variety of elements when crafting our compensation ranges and total compensation packages.

Starting pay is determined by various factors, including but not limited to: relevant experience, skill set, qualifications, and other business and organizational needs. Please note that compensation ranges may differ for candidates in other locations.

Base Pay Range: $175,000 - $225,000

Annual Bonus Target: 17.5%

Also Included: Equity & Benefits (including medical, dental, vision and 401(k)). Circle has a discretionary vacation policy. We also provide 10 days of paid sick leave per year and 11 paid holidays per year in the U.S.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Additionally, Circle participates in the E-Verify Program in certain locations, as required by law.