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Chief Operating Officer

Reference ID: 215H
Management and Executive
Operations and Logistics
Full Time
Toronto, ON     
Vancouver, BC     

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Job description:

Our Client is coveting a COO to oversee 3-5 of their operating businesses.  The key function is to ensure this PE firm’s investments are on plan and to provide support to our management teams and business partners running our investee companies.

  • Attending board meetings
  • Advising on and recommending plans requiring capital deployment
  • Reviewing and challenging business and strategic plans as well as budgets
  • Reviewing monthly financial statements and information looking for problem areas
  • Monitoring companies weekly by phone
  • Meeting with management monthly to ensure the company is meeting its goals
  • Holding management accountable to the business plan
  • assisting companies with hiring senior staff
  • Assessing management capability on an ongoing basis to ensure the company has competent management
  • Periodically assist with problem solving
  • Advising and investigating bolt on acquisitions
  • Participating in the due diligence of bolt on acquisitions


  • 20+ years in senior leadership roles including, GM, CEO/COO, President,  VP Operations - preferably in a multi-company environment
  • Excellent communication and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to plan and manage a variety of projects and meet deadlines
  • Commercial insight and business acumen
  • Ability to thrive under ambiguity and demonstrate creativity in an uncertain and rapidly changing environment
  • MBA, CPA or CFA preferred
  • Strong operational and leadership background
  • Ability to assess people
  • Ability to ask hard questions and keep management accountable
  • To treat our business like your own
  • Ability to travel
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Prior PE, family office or investment holding company experience an asset

Due to the high volume of applications only those candidates short listed will be contacted.  

Posted: October 23, 2016
Closes:December 22, 2016
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