Company Bio:

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.