Venture Leader
Posted on 4/12/2024

11-50 employees

Digital solutions provider for managing business uncertainties
Company Overview
1848 Ventures, backed by commercial insurance leader Westfield, stands out for its commitment to helping small businesses manage uncertainty and uncover opportunities through data-driven digital solutions. The company fosters a culture of diversity and entrepreneurial spirit, encouraging team members to challenge norms and drive change, thereby promoting personal growth and innovation. With its focus on addressing broader risks beyond conventional insurance products, 1848 Ventures positions itself as a key industry leader in providing comprehensive support to small business owners.
Venture Capital

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Seville, Ohio

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
General Marketing
Growth Marketing
PR & Communications
Growth & Marketing
  • Previous experience leading an early-stage SaaS company serving SMBs in the construction, e-commerce or hospitality industries
  • Developed, executed and iterated a growth plan informed by in market learnings and a depth of insights and previous experience delivering solutions to one or more of the industries we serve
  • Proven ability to develop and execute strategic plans that align with the specific needs of SMBs in one or more of the industries we serve
  • Proven track record in outstanding people leadership, demonstrated through the cultivation of teamwork, establishment of a supportive environment, and dedication to coaching and developing individuals to realize their full potential. Proficient in effective communication and strategic guidance to achieve organizational goals
  • Experience in delivering software solutions and cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders in the SMBs we serve, understanding their pain points and needs
  • Built early-stage teams optimized for flexibility and growth in digital, data driven companies
  • Experience working at the forefront of an emerging business trend driven by new technologies or a shift in customer preferences (E.g., product powered by machine learning/AI)
  • Collaborative, results-driven critical thinker capable of leading development and refinement of the new venture based on deep customer insights
  • Previous venture leadership experience partnering and sharing accountability with other influential leaders – technology, product – to develop direction, formulate plans, and drive results to achieve product-market fit and scale an early-stage venture
  • Ability to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of various business model decisions including go-to-market strategies and pricing models and create financial projections to support the decisions
  • Metrics driven day-to-day operational leadership including building and monitoring OKRs to evaluate success against the strategy
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and maintain a team; to create and manage a culture of collaboration and high performance; to influence without authority; to rally a team around a compelling vision
  • Evidence of applied thought leadership to take a unique business model through its next generation of iteration and development
  • Accountability for and management of P&L for a business, cash flow for a company, and ability to illustrate and explain variances
  • Proven ability to successfully communicate across a variety of diverse stakeholders (team, board of directors, advisory groups, customers, vendor partners, etc.) via both detailed written and verbal communications
  • Accountable for the performance of the venture including direct and indirect financial outcomes of the business P&L
  • Works with the venture team and 1848 Ventures’ leadership to translate high-level strategy and vision into annual and quarterly objectives and key results with a focus on: Driving customer acquisition and revenue growth, Building a path to profitability, and Generating indirect value for our parent company, Westfield
  • Leadership and execution of the activities needed to acquire customers and achieve product market fit. This includes launching the product, identifying pricing strategies, getting traction with customers, hiring the team, identifying and experimenting with channel strategies and continually refining a product vision based on in market learnings
  • Exemplify the behaviors expressed in our Culture Catchphrases: Care Personally, Challenge Directly, Keep Going, Honor Our Differences, Ask Another Question, and Drive Results
  • Exemplify exceptional people leadership by cultivating the 1848 Ventures culture, providing ongoing coaching and development opportunities, and fostering a supportive environment where individuals thrive through effective communication and strategic guidance
  • Regularly evaluates the venture’s performance to ensure it’s proceeding in the right direction, and develops OKRs to evaluate business success against the strategy
  • Acts as primary communicator and link between stakeholders, executional team, advisory groups, end users, vendor partners, etc., gaining buy-in on all major strategies and decisions
  • Ensures entire team maintains cohesive vision despite the flexible and often fast-paced nature of a start-up environment to optimize business performance
  • Ensures adherences to legal and regulatory standards for data privacy and customer information protection, while also overseeing and enforcing industry-specific business decisions and practices