Managing Director Equity Investments at Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) (Chicago, IL or Remote)

Employer Provided Salary: $190,000-$225,000 Annually
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Company Overview
Farmers Business Network® ( FBN® ) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology-enabled agricultural platform.
We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community. Our platform helps FBN® members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.
We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes , and were also named " One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World " by Fast Company Magazine.
Position Summary
FBN Finance is looking to add a Managing Director of Equity Investments to co-lead - with our existing Managing Director - the management, fundraising, and investment strategy for its innovative Farmland Capital offering. The right individual will have deep experience in investments (real assets - ideally farmland, impact investing, private equity) and institutional capital raising. As with all roles at FBN, the individual will need to bring an entrepreneurial mindset to the role and to the team.
Core Responsibilities
  • Lead institutional (non-retail) fundraising for Farmland Capital. This is a first-of-its-kind equity investment product in farmland; analogous products in residential real estate have raised over $2B in financing
  • Manage and close capital from a pipeline of institutional investors
  • Management of related data requests and other investor relations duties (pending additional IR hire)
  • Provide leadership on the Farmland Capital investment committee
  • Manage and grow a team as Farmland Capital expands domestically and internationally
  • Lead back end process and procedures including fund administration and investor reporting
  • Drive alignment with internal and external stakeholders across legal, accounting, tax, human resources, and other necessary functional areas

Minimum Qualifications
  • At least ten years of experience in some combination of investing and/or fundraising experience with a total of fifteen years experience
  • Must have solid track record of raising funds from institutional investors
  • Deep interest in generating environmental and social impact through farmland investments
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to build rapport with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds including sophisticated investors, data scientists, farmers, marketers, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • High level of organization and an ability to prioritize and multitask in a target rich environment
  • Skilled in influencing and motivating others
  • Be ready to dive in. This is a startup - there is no job too big or too small. You'll structure huge deals and be chasing down the data and details to get it done
  • Passionate about agriculture and farming; a desire to put the farmer first

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree preferred especially MBA; Masters in Finance, Sustainability, or Ag-related field

The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the US national average base salary range of possible compensation for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $190,000 - $225,000 plus bonus.
This salary range may vary based on geography and variations in cost of labor. Beyond the above or adjusted to market salary range, FBN also offers all full-time employees competitive equity compensation, health and wellness benefits, and various perks.
FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here .
FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please fill out this form .
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