Chief Financial Officer

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Position Overview:

Catch Co. is looking for a strategic and experienced Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead our company’s financial organization and financial strategy. This is a critical role as Catch Co. looks to scale our 3 primary businesses to ensure proper execution, planning and analysis.  The role will also oversee legal and technical HR functions of the company. The CFO must be well-versed in financial management, especially accounting, treasury/cash management, financial forecasting, management of investors/bankers, and evaluating strategic decisions. The ideal candidate will also have experience in startups and in executing fundraising and/or transactions. 

What you will do:

  • Drive the company’s financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting process
  • Set overall capital structure strategy with regards to debt, working capital, and financing
  • Deliver regular reporting to the executive team, board, and investors
  • Recommend investment strategies and advise on capital allocation to ensure the company is allocating funds to highest value areas
  • Control and evaluate the organization’s fundraising plans 
  • Setup appropriate accounting practices for reporting on company financial performance, especially in driving proper managerial accounting across the company’s various business lines
  • Manage overall treasury and cash flow to ensure adequate funding of company operations
  • Manage finance team of finance lead, controller, AP/AR, and FP&A.  Structure team as appropriate to meet company goals
  • Work closely with marketing team to optimize large marketing budgets against most efficient and effective marketing channels and strategies
  • Manage vendor relationships where appropriate
  • Work closely with company auditors on accounting practices and oversee annual audit
  • Identify areas for improvement in financial performance, especially for improving gross margins and operating profit
  • Perform appropriate risk management activities, and ensure company has appropriate insurance and risk mitigation policies
  • Work with external legal advisors, and ensure compliance with legal 
  • Manage our outsourced PEO organization on employee benefits and compliance matters
  • Provide support for high-impact strategic projects, potential mergers/acquisitions or other business development activities
  • Manage tax reporting and tax management, including industry specific tax challenges

What experience you need:

  • Proven experience as CFO, head of finance or other relevant role, ideally in company of at least $100M in revenue
  • Experience in businesses that buy and sell inventory
  • Experience in businesses with complex or international supply chains is preferred
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Experience in startups preferred
  • Proficient in the use of Excel and financial management software 
  • Experience in fundraising preferred
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • CPA is strongly preferred
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

What is Catch Co?

At Catch Co, our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors by connecting them with America’s top outdoor sport: fishing. More than 50 million Americans fish every year and Catch Co is the industry leader in creating products, content, and experiences that modern anglers love. Most importantly, we aim to be the industry’s most data-driven and customer-centric company.

We are building 3 unique businesses to deliver on that mission:

  1. Mystery Tackle Box - Founded in 2012, MTB is the most popular fishing subscription service in the world, with over 5 million boxes shipped (and counting!).
  2. Karl’s Bait and Tackle - Launched in 2018, Karl’s is a unique and exciting ecommerce experience that brings the local tackle shop to the Internet.
  3. Catch Co. fishing products - Catch Co also designs and develops some of fishing’s most popular and innovative brands and products, sold online and in retail throughout the world.

To support these businesses, we have built a best-in-class foundation of creativity, technology, data, and a fun and supportive culture. We have also built durable partnerships with some of the industry’s most impactful content creators, influencers, product designers, and more. 

As we execute against our mission, our team members remain curious, action-oriented, and collaborative. If that sounds like you, we would love to meet you.

Everybody can fish with us! 

These are our core values:

  • Passion: We love what we do and we take pride in our work.
  • Action: We work hard to get stuff done, with urgency.
  • Optimism: We believe that we will succeed, and we are willing to keep trying new things.
  • Honesty: We tell it like it is, communicate issues, take accountability and use data to make decisions. We are transparent with customers, partners and employees.
  • Curiosity: We look for ways to make things better. We focus on solutions, not problems.
  • #happydance: We create happiness for our customers and for each other.

Our culture is fast-moving, hardworking, welcoming and friendly, and we keep our calendar full of opportunities to learn from coworkers and foster community. We love a good team event (like trivia or Quiplash), continued learning (fireside chats led by colleagues), and niche Slack channels like #mlb, #bachelor, #unpopular_opinions, #badjokes and #smallwins.

Catch Co. is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Catch Co. recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other protected status.

Our Benefits:

  • "Take what you need" paid time off policy
  • 11 Paid Holidays + 4 additional paid days off specifically to enjoy the outdoors
  • Flexible working schedule & work from home opportunities (and a fully remote team throughout covid-19)
  • Medical, dental and vision Insurance - We cover 80-100% of the premium for yourself and your dependents 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employer-sponsored disability insurance
  • Employee discount program
  • Employer-sponsored life insurance
  • 401(K) plan
  • Pet insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Free Karl's Club membership and $100 of store credit
  • Unlimited coffee and fruit snacks (once we return to the office)
  • And more!

Unfortunately, visa sponsorship is not available at this time. 

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Location

Our office is located in Chicago's West Loop, but we are working as a fully distributed team for the foreseeable future!

An Insider's view of Catch Co.

What's something quirky about your company?

Catch Co has its very own Spirit Week where all of the employees are split into houses and compete in all sorts of digital games, trivia, bingo, tackle rigging competition and even photo scavenger hunts. Nothing like some friendly competition with your co-workers!

Allie

In-House Multimedia Associate

What does your typical day look like?

In my role, I talk to a lot of customers and fans. Whether it’s through discussion threads or in quick interactions on the feed, I’m always listening, supporting, and learning from our community.

Tony

Community Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

I can't help but agree that Catch Co.'s core values are a great baseline for success on any team within our company. Particularly for our team, I focus on curiosity and honesty - traits that ensure that we're constantly wondering about how to grow/improve while providing accurate information.

Sam

Data Strategy Analyst

What is your vision for the company?

Catch Co. is trying to build a next generation fishing company and our purpose is to rescue people from the indoors. In service of this, everything we create is driven by inclusivity, sustainability, simplicity, design and fun.

Ross

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

It's a home, it's recess, it's a family, and it's an incredibly supportive and collaborative team.

Gabe

Sr. Director of Product Design

What are Catch Co. Perks + Benefits

Catch Co. Benefits Overview

"Take what you need" paid time off policy
11 Paid Holidays + 4 additional paid days off specifically to enjoy the outdoors
Flexible working schedule & work from home opportunities (and a fully remote team throughout covid-19)
Medical, dental and vision Insurance - We cover 80-100% of the premium for yourself and your dependents
Paid parental leave
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Health Savings Accounts or Flexible Spending Accounts
Employer-sponsored disability insurance
Employer-sponsored life insurance
Employee discount program
401(K) plan
Pet insurance
Pre-tax commuter benefits
Free Karl's Club membership and $100 of store credit
Unlimited coffee and fruit snacks (once we return to the office)
And more!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
The Culture Committee is committed to maintain and increase employee satisfaction, engagement, retention and professional development.
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
At Catch Co, we love data. We've structured our hiring process to eliminate multiple sources of potential unconscious bias and use data to ensure we hire A-Players based on performance alone.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Catch Co offers employer-sponsored long and short term disability insurance for all full time employees
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Catch Co offers employer-sponsored life insurance for all full time employees
Pet Insurance
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Our beach volleyball team might not win every week, but we're always having the most fun on the court!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
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