Hedge Fund Software Looking for Head of Marketing and Sales

AlphaClone is hiring!  Here is the ad on Craigslist, and the full text below:

AlphaClone, a privately-held 10 month-old San Francisco start-up, has an exciting opportunity available for a ‘HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING’ who wants to be part of the birth of a new web-delivered financial services company. We are generating revenues, founder funded and currently raising our first institutional round. The company is poised for growth and looking for a seasoned marketing executive to join the team. You can find more information on the software in the tour here.

AlphaClone is a unique online investor service that takes the pain and anxiety out of stock investing by allowing any investor to quickly and intelligently apply the stock ideas of top hedge funds. Our founding team includes both professional portfolio managers and Fortune 500/Silicon Valley leaders who have successfully lead technology-drive media ventures.

This is a rare opportunity to become involved in a start-up venture and obtain an equity/part-owner stake in a company at the pre-money stage (pre Series A funding). The company has successfully raised initial start-up funds, and is in talks with series A investors. We are looking for an entrepreneurial, business-minded individual experienced in the development of a business from the earliest stages. You will have the opportunity to play a critical role in defining many aspects of the business. It is also a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to build business skills and experience while developing leadership credentials, especially in the current economic climate.

-Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of Sales & Marketing experience and must have worked in the investment or financial software industry or related to be considered.
-Experience managing successful marketing campaigns, including strategy and execution, strongly preferred.
-Online marketing experience required, with metrics and ROI modeling and analysis, email marketing and promotion, subscriber lists, website branding, and advertising.
-Experience working with development teams to ensure that new features tie into the marketing strategy and appeal to specific target markets is strongly preferred.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills, professional appearance, and outgoing personality required.
-Must understand the investment landscape (Sharpe Ratio, Alpha, etc.)
-Have existing contacts in place, or ability to generate those contacts.
-College graduates with a degree in business or marketing preferred.

-Work directly with the CEO/Founders to craft and execute the sales and marketing strategy for the company. Define sales and marketing targets and deliverables.
-Manage and Lead the Marketing & Sales for the company. Create go-to strategies, sales and revenue models and draft marketing campaigns.
-Manage an internal/external teams to execute marketing campaigns.
-Establish new business accounts and sign clients to the new platform.
-Hire and supervise a small sales staff.
-Gauge customer feedback and needs.

You will have direct input on product development, and work closely with the development team to identify and target critical features, gauge user’s needs and leverage development to maximize marketing objectives.

The position is EQUITY ONLY to start, with salary and benefits commencing immediately upon Series A funding. Interested parties, please submit a cover letter and resume via email, explaining briefly why you’d be a great candidate, with ‘HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING’ in the subject. As we are a small operation, please understand that we may not be able to respond to all inquiries. Please feel free to refer this to anyone who may be interested. Thank-you.