Strategic Finance & BD Associate / Manager

As the Strategic Finance & BD Associate/Manager, you’ll be responsible for working directly with Shift’s Founder, George Arison, on major business development and partnership projects, key strategic and investor relations projects, fundraising, and other major initiatives. The role will provide significant direct exposure to Shift’s investors and senior external partners, and it will draw on your analytical and strategic thinking skill set to drive toward best strategic decision-making and help Shift reach key milestones in its growth.

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • Create and build successful relationships with key partners outside of Shift in finance, insurance, automotive (OEM), and technology
  • Constantly identify, pursue and close partnerships to strategically expand Shift’s existing business
  • Take the lead on fundraising and investor relationship efforts including: managing fundraising process, assessing investor model, and engaging with investors as part of the diligence process
  • Develop, advocate and proactively drive strategic projects for Shift, including working with George on major initiatives he is overseeing (e.g. brand positioning, establishing new lines of business)

Candidates who might be a good fit should have:

  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience at a late stage venture capital firm, private equity firm, investment bank, or management consulting firm
  • Excellent analytical / modeling skills, and an understanding of how to build a story with data.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to cultivate relationships with senior external partners in the automotive ecosystem and with potential investors
  • Intelligence and determination. Experience is less important than sheer intellectual horsepower, creativity, and organizational skills; this role offers a lot of opportunities for new experiences, growth and development
  • Attention to detail and excellent organizational abilities
  • Ability to make thoughtful, actionable recommendations without significant supervision

Bonus if you have:

  • Experience with direct investing and/or at a technology company in a business development, finance, or strategy role.


For more than a century, people have bought and sold cars exactly the same way. Shift is evolving the car buying experience by pairing a technology-first approach with superior customer service. Our end goal? To build a more trustworthy marketplace that makes it really simple to buy, own, and sell the cars that make life go. 

We’re a team of ex-Google and ex-Dropbox leaders with demonstrated ability to successfully build teams and create game-changing products. We’re backed by leading Silicon Valley investors and poised for enormous growth this year.

Shift is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

We believe diversity in the workplace cultivates empathy and provides the understanding necessary to serve a wide customer base, which in turn leads us to build better products. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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