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Chief Financial Officer

Location: Waltham, MA
Department: Executive Management
Employment Duration: Full time


What we seek

Evolv Technology is looking for a Chief Financial Officer with proven strategic and analytical experience to join our fast-growing company and help lead us into our next phase of growth. Our CFO will be a key member of our executive team, partnering with our CEO and President to set financial strategies and drive overall strategic direction. The ideal candidate is interested in making a significant impact by building a trusted relationship with our team and by working to support Evolv in delivering its business objectives. He or she will work with the leadership team to increase efficiency and drive continuous improvement within different functional areas of the company. Our CFO will work to identify, design, and implement financial initiatives that will support the existing and developing needs of our organization, as well as oversee our human resources, compliance and operations functions, including manufacturing. The CFO will help drive decisions about Evolv’s pricing models, operational strategies, and performance metrics, as well as day-to-day operational activities such as forecasting, budgeting, reporting, management of funds and cash flow, and financial analysis. Additionally, the CFO will serve as a spokesperson for Evolv, with a particular emphasis in managing relationships with investors, banks, and other external constituents.

Who we are

Based in the greater Boston area, Evolv is a venture backed technology startup with a mission to keep people safe around the world. Our investors, which include Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners and Lux Capital, have redefined multiple industries and we’re working with them to do the same thing in the physical security space. 

Our products combine leading edge sensors, deep learning AI, and cloud computing to detect physical security threats. Our initial focus is on detecting people who are carrying concealed threats that can be used in mass casualty events. These products can be used at public events and in many places including stadiums, train stations, airports, office buildings, and hotels. Our systems are modular and quick and easy to deploy. Whether temporary or permanently installed, our products lower risk and create a safer environment without disrupting the normal flow of people.

What you bring

You excel at bringing financial acumen and operational excellence into a growing company. You are a hands-on financial leader who utilizes proactive analysis and sound judgment to identify and execute appropriate accounting policies and procedures, and you have a proven track record of managing global financial operations across many different markets. You have built infrastructure and systems that support the timely and accurate reporting of financial results, while partnering with company leadership to develop and drive recommendations for growth and best practices. Ideally, your experience includes both hardware and software businesses, including SaaS models. To be considered, candidates should also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • 10+ years of experience as CFO/VP Finance of a fast growth company
  • Demonstrated experience managing production costs and driving gross margin improvement
  • 10+ years of experience with pricing development, profit analysis
  • Proven track record of originating and closing equity and/or debt financing deals
  • Deep understanding and experience bidding, running and auditing government contracts
  • Experience working with international and domestic sales channels, both direct and distributors. Deep understanding of the underlying costs and compensation structures for each
  • Ability to develop KPIs and other metrics to run a business
  • Experience overseeing manufacturing operations, including experience working with and negotiating agreements with contract manufacturers
  • Ability to manage other functions such as human resources, legal/compliance, and facilities management
  • Experience managing operations across multiple locations
  • Successful implementation of ERP/CRM and other corporate wide systems
  • Experience in M&A, including IPO experience
  • Familiar with the accounting and financial dynamics of both hardware and software businesses, including SaaS models
  • MBA /CPA preferred

Start date

As soon as possible. Let’s get started!


Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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