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Director, Special Projects

Nirvana Insurance

Nirvana Insurance

United States
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Who we are:

Nirvana is on a mission to modernize commercial insurance and enable a safer world. Our technology platform delivers modern insurance and risk management to not only help our customers protect their businesses, but actually improve safety for everyone.

To start, we’re transforming the legacy, $1T+ commercial insurance industry through cutting-edge predictive models using real-time IoT data (~50B connected devices by 2030), automation to deliver instantaneous quotes + faster underwriting, and data-driven insights to help customers prevent accidents.

Backed by top-tier VCs including General Catalyst and Lightspeed Ventures, Nirvana became the fastest insurtech EVER to launch in Jan 2022 and crossed >$10M run rate in under 6 months, more than 2x faster than best-in-class Insurtechs. Our leadership team has helped scale multi-billion dollar companies from scratch including Samsara, Rubrik, Acko & Flexport, and includes industry veterans from Hiscox, AIG, The Hartford & RLI.

About the role:

In this role, you’ll report directly to our CEO and work on a wide range of tactical + strategic projects that are critical to Nirvana’s long-term growth. Examples include launching a new business unit / bringing new products to market, driving initiatives to improve key operating metrics, assisting in future financings / investment rounds and more.

Accordingly, we’re looking for a proactive candidate who thrives in a high-growth environment, takes ownership over initiatives and drives implementation with limited oversight. Candidates should have excelled in a start-up environment or demonstrated top quartile performance in a management consulting, investment banking, or private equity role.

What you’ll do:

  • Drive intricate and time-critical projects, from strategy to real-world impact

  • Synthesize data to identify KPIs and trends that translate into actionable insights

  • Implement advanced analytics / modeling (i.e. bottoms-up operating models, pricing)

  • Drive market research and assessments

  • Help diligence, negotiate, and implement transactions (i.e. vendors, partners, M&A)

  • Effectively collaborate and communicate results and insights with cross-functional teams

About you:

  • 8+ years of relevant work experience in high-growth startups, management consulting, investment banking or private equity

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and project management experience combined with impeccable business judgment

  • Experience implementing strategic and operational initiatives

  • Experience developing intricate financial models and using presentations to facilitate communication with senior stakeholders

  • Excellent communication skills to formulate and articulate contractual, technical, financial, and value points with partners and internal teams

  • Successfully able to work in high-growth & dynamic start-up environments

  • MBA and/or Founder experience is a plus


  • Competitive salary & equity

  • Medical, dental & vision insurance

  • 401k with company match

  • Unlimited PTO

  • Remote friendly

  • #LI-Remote

We set our salary ranges using compensation data from companies similar to our stage and size. For this role, the estimated salary range for this position is $200,000 - $230,000. The actual base salary will vary depending on multiple factors unique to each candidate, including location, job-related knowledge, transferable skills, work experience and our assessment of your level during the interview process.

Nirvana offers a wide range of best-in-class, comprehensive benefits for this role including 100% employer paid healthcare plans, a healthy 401k match program, paid time off, parental leave, wellness reimbursement, work-from-home stipend and more.

In addition, Nirvana offers equity for all full-time employees, which is not included in the range listed above and will have a significant impact on your overall compensation.

Nirvana is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you’re interested in this role, but do not meet 100% of the qualifications listed above, we encourage you to apply. We'd like to consider you for this position and roles that may be a fit in the future. Nirvana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetics or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law. Nirvana considers all qualified applicants in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.