Director, Investor Relations

Apply by August 21, 2022

Location: NYC

Closed Loop Partners (CLP) is an investment firm and innovation center focused on building the circular economy. We have built an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs, industry experts, global consumer goods companies, technology companies, material science companies, retailers, financial institutions and municipalities. Our investments align capitalism with positive social and environmental impact by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions via materials innovation, advanced recycling technologies, supply chain optimization and landfill diversion.

Closed Loop Partners’ investors and clients include the world’s largest consumer packaged goods companies, retailers, material science and technology companies, as well as institutional investors and family offices. Our asset management business spans venture capital, growth equity, buyout private equity and catalytic capital. Our Center for the Circular Economy leads groundbreaking research and pre-competitive collaborations to advance systemic, circular solutions for a variety of industries.

Role

The Director of Investor Relations will report to the firm’s COO & Head of Capital Partnerships. This role will be responsible for capital formation, business development, ongoing relationship management and investor communications. This team member’s responsibilities around investor communications, reporting and fund administration across the firm’s funds will require strong collaboration skills to work with all departments, including Corporate Partnerships, Asset Management, Finance, Impact, Communications, Legal and Compliance.

The position presents the opportunity for a professional with investor relations, investment banking or relevant legal experience, excellent professional communication skills and exceptional attention to detail to work in a fast-paced environment within a rapidly growing company. Notably, there is opportunity for promotion, career growth and significant contribution to Closed Loop Partners’ vision to build a circular economy: a new economic model focused on a profitable and sustainable future that aligns the interests of shareholders, customers, local communities and the environment we all share.

Qualifications

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience in financial services (business development or investor relations within a private equity or private credit firm; investment banking, equity/debt capital markets; consulting) or law (specifically private equity/funds group)
  • You have experience with limited partnerships and working with investors around know-your-client requirements, subscription agreements and quarterly/annual reporting needs. You are able to work with large corporate investors, financial institutions, as well as allocators and family offices
  • You are an outstanding relationship manager; you find developing and maintaining strong customer relationships with outside clients to be interesting and powerful as you understand pathways for those partnerships to grow and continue to contribute to common goals
  • You find cross-functional collaboration rewarding and empowering. The success of teamwork is your success and you have a clear vision for how it contributes to the company’s success.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and team, and excel at juggling several tasks at once
  • You prioritize professional ethics, integrity and honesty with your colleagues, humility with and accountability for your work, and advocating for doing the right thing for the company, people and planet
  • You believe in the circular economy as a new economic model that enables the decoupling of economic growth from environmental degradation
  • Your familiarity with leading impact measurement and management frameworks is a plus
  • Your education in a relevant degree such as sustainability management or environmental engineering is a plus

 

Closed Loop Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

You must have US Work Authorization in order to be considered for any open Closed Loop Partners position, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Exceptions will be made for medical or religious accommodation.

Origination Lead

Apply by September 30, 2022

Location: New York City or Fully Remote Optional for Exceptional Candidates

Closed Loop Partners (CLP) is an investment firm comprised of venture capital, growth equity, private equity, and project finance as well as an innovation center focused on building the circular economy. We have built an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs, industry experts, global consumer goods companies, retailers, financial institutions and municipalities. Our investments align capitalism with positive social and environmental impact by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions via materials innovation, advanced recycling technologies, supply chain optimization, and landfill diversion.

The firm’s Infrastructure Group includes the Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund (CLIF), Closed Loop Beverage Fund (CLBF), and Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund, and will continue to grow as we launch new funds. Our funds are created and backed by the world’s largest retailers, consumer goods companies, and leading innovators in the circular economy, who have collaborated to invest in building comprehensive infrastructure to increase the circularity of various products and packaging across North America.

Role & Responsibilities

The Closed Loop Infrastructure Group seeks an energetic and driven origination professional with excellent relationship management, organization, and technical skills to directly support the group’s co-heads. We seek a candidate with strong industry contacts and relevant experience in a circular economy- or recycling-focused role, along with having an informed perspective on circular economy market trends and opportunity sets. If you join us, you will serve a key role in an early, growing team, interfacing with both the firm’s leadership and key external stakeholders. Your contributions will be critical to growing our group and creating a dynamic and successful portfolio of organizations that are innovating and creating impacts toward a more circular economy.

The candidate will be expected to:

  • Lead deal sourcing activities for circular economy-focused infrastructure projects spanning collection, sortation, materials reclamation, and technology deployment throughout the U.S. and Canada, including prospecting, identifying, and initiating new opportunities through targeted research, outreach, and CRM input.
  • Leverage existing industry relationships and networks to generate commercial interest in the funds.
  • Develop and deliver compelling value propositions of the funds mapped to prospective client business needs.
  • Build new relationships to expand the Infrastructure Group’s reach and help identify and seize short-, medium-, and long-term investment opportunities.
  • Be a keen observer and develop an effective working knowledge of various parts of Closed Loop Partners and be a diligent “dot connector” to architect opportunities that benefit the Infrastructure Group and/or the firm at large.
  • Guide prospective applicants seeking financing through the origination process to ensure all early-stage due diligence documentation is received and contribute to all aspects of the operational due diligence process for each respective prospect.
  • Contribute to developing our investment thesis by leading market research and sharing insights with the team.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with the team to develop strategic initiatives to foster relationships with key referral sources including commercial banks, private equity firms, non-bank lenders, investment banks, and other advisory firms.
  • Help drive high-quality deal flow to meet established capital deployment targets.
  • Rigorously employ the various information management, data handling, and communication tools adopted by the group to track progress, identify opportunities, and prioritize pipeline opportunities.

What we are Looking For:

  • You are invigorated by the prospect of growing a business and seeing activities through to the end.
  • You would find speaking to and meeting with potential borrowers/investees energizing versus draining or tedious.
  • You are meticulous about documenting your process, feedback that you receive from potential clients or borrowers/investees, and you would enjoy finding ways to automate and improve your own and our group’s processes.
  • You are analytical about the funnel of potential investment opportunities from early lead all the way to deal closure.
  • You are interested in finding clever ways to support our key stakeholders, including investor base, borrowers, and other potential partners.
  • You are committed to our “impact first” ethos and have a clear and demonstrated passion for the opportunities posed by the circular economy and sustainable finance.
  • You thrive on being a strong individual contributor while fostering cohesion within a small and agile team.

Qualifications

  • 5 – 8 years of experience in the environmental services, waste management, sustainability, or circular economy industry; ideal candidate will have a passion for opportunities posed by the circular economy.
  • Ability to understand the operational and financing needs of early and growth stage companies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, use of CRM or demonstrated interest and ability to learn.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to relate to a wide and diverse range of individuals and organizations including municipal public works officials and employees, facility operators, and finance teams.
  • Willingness to travel (up to 40%).

Closed Loop Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

You must have US Work Authorization in order to be considered for any open Closed Loop Partners position and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Exceptions will be made for medical or religious accommodation.

Analyst / Associate, Private Credit Funds

Apply by September 30, 2022

Closed Loop Partners (CLP) is an investment firm comprised of venture capital, growth equity, private equity and project finance as well as an innovation center focused on building the circular economy. We have built an ecosystem that connects entrepreneurs, industry experts, global consumer goods companies, retailers, financial institutions and municipalities. Our investments align capitalism with positive social and environmental impact by reducing waste and greenhouse gas emissions via materials innovation, advanced recycling technologies, supply chain optimization and landfill diversion.

The firm’s private credit platform includes the Closed Loop Infrastructure Fund (CLIF), Closed Loop Beverage Fund (CLBF), and Closed Loop Circular Plastics Fund (CPF), and will continue to grow as we launch new funds. Our funds are created and backed by the world’s largest retailers, consumer goods companies, and leading innovators in the circular economy, who have collaborated to invest in building comprehensive infrastructure to increase the circularity of various products and packaging across North America.

Role

We are seeking an Analyst / Associate to support the Portfolio Manager and senior investment team across the deal cycle – origination, due diligence, execution, and portfolio management – across all the credit funds. We are looking for a candidate who is interested in the areas of recycling, commodities and/or systems change. The key requirements include strong, demonstrated capabilities in accounting and financial analysis, an ability to work effectively as part of a small team, and an interest in the aims of social and environmental enterprise.

  • Support activities of the private credit funds’ active origination strategy to develop pipeline and identify new investment opportunities – targeted research, outreach, and CRM input.
  • Undertake initial screening of inquiries and assessment of loan applications.
  • Assist with commercial and financial due diligence, performing market research and financial analysis, including review of historic and prospective financial information.
  • Build and maintain financial models for pipeline and portfolio companies.
  • Contribute to the drafting of presentations and investment memos for review by the senior investment team before submission to Advisory Board and Investment Committee.
  • Undertake environmental performance assessments of existing and prospective borrowers/investments.
  • Assist in preparation of legal documentation and contracts required to complete investments.
  • Support all aspects of investment portfolio management – monitoring the environmental and financial performance of existing investments, reviewing management information, and compliance with covenants.

 

Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting, fundamental credit analysis, or with a middle market lender
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • Committed to the values and objectives of Closed Loop Partners
  • Keen interest in sustainable finance and the development of the social and environmental enterprise sector
  • Ability to understand and evaluate company financial statements and accounts, strong financial analysis skills – a passion for delving into the details
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, including financial modeling in Excel
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills; ability to relate to a wide and diverse range of individuals and organizations
  • Energetic and enthusiastic individual with the ability to work on their own initiative with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)

Closed Loop Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, or sex.

You must have US Work Authorization in order to be considered for any open Closed Loop Partners position and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to your start date. Exceptions will be made for medical or religious accommodation.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.