Our client is an innovative cultured meat company at the forefront of the food technology revolution. Born out of a prestigious partnership with a leading US-based university, they specialize in lab-grown meat, a groundbreaking solution that promises sustainability and ethical production in the meat industry. As they gear up for a significant milestone – going public in the summer of 2024 – they are on the lookout for a visionary CEO to lead their remote team of 10 professionals across Canada and the US.
Provide strategic leadership and vision as the company prepares for its Initial Public Offering (IPO) in 2024.
Oversee a diverse and remote team of professionals, ensuring collaboration and efficiency across different regions.
Drive the company’s mission and vision, ensuring all operations align with the goal of revolutionizing the meat industry through sustainable and ethical practices.
Liaise with key stakeholders, including investors, board members, and academic partners, to foster strong relationships and support for the company’s strategic objectives.
Lead the company through the complexities of the public market, including navigating regulatory environments, investor relations, and financial disclosure.
Utilize extensive experience in public markets and IPO processes to guide the company successfully onto a public exchange.
Develop and implement scalable business strategies to ensure sustainable growth post-IPO.
Foster a culture of innovation, excellence, and ethical responsibility within the team.
Keep abreast of industry trends, market shifts, and competitive landscapes to position the company strategically for long-term success.
Extensive C-level experience, preferably as a CEO, in a public company or a company that has successfully gone through an IPO.
Demonstrated expertise in public market regulations, IPO processes, and investor relations, preferably in the US and Canadian markets.
A strong track record of strategic leadership, team management, and successful business scaling.
In-depth understanding of the food technology industry, with a passion for sustainability and innovation.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, capable of effectively leading a remote team and engaging with stakeholders at all levels.
Strategic and visionary thinking, with a proven ability to make decisions that drive company growth and innovation.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field. An MBA or similar advanced degree is preferred.
Willingness to travel as required for business needs, investor meetings, and other relevant engagements.
If you think you would be a good match, we would love to meet you. Please fill out our application form.