Director, Capital Markets

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Company Overview
Farmers Business Network® ( FBN® ) is on a mission to power the prosperity of family farmers and rural communities around the world, transforming how the world farms with an integrated, technology-enabled agricultural platform.
We offer high ROI farm inputs, fintech and sustainability products and services powered by network data, and farm-tested insights from our global farmer community. Our platform helps FBN® members make confident decisions to ensure the economic viability of their farms, while also empowering them to be a part of the solution as the global community confronts its most pressing issues: providing food security for a growing population, transitioning to more sustainable agriculture, and responding to climate change.
We are a dynamic, innovative, and mission-driven AgTech company that offers competitive compensation and benefits as well as boundless career mobility. We are backed by top investors, including Fidelity, ADM, Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, DBL Partners, T Rowe Price and Temasek. We have been featured in these articles by the Wall Street Journal and Forbes , and were also named " One of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World " by Fast Company Magazine.
Position Summary
This person will join our rapidly expanding FinTech offering as part of our effort to grow our lending program. You will be critical to growing FBN's lending business and ensuring farmer members have access to credit. We are building an innovative Farmers First® FinTech offering that will address farmers' financing needs. This is a unique opportunity to help create and grow a new business line at one of the fastest growing companies in the Ag industry.
As a member of the FBN Finance Leadership Team, t he Director of Capital Markets will report to the General Manager - FBN Finance and is responsible for refining and executing on FBN Finance's debt funding strategy. You will manage the ecosystem of the company's funding and banking partners to deliver participation agreements, securitizations and other financing vehicles, often working through new ideas, products, and deal structures to secure the best economics for our farmers and the company. The Director of Capital Markets Director will partner across the organization - including with the legal, underwriting, sales, finance, data science, engineering, IT, strategy and operations, and risk management teams to develop and execute on these funding arrangements.
Key Responsibilities:
We are looking for someone with strong analytical and organizational skills, and experience working in the financial services industry. This person will:
  • Lead debt capital raising efforts for FBN Finance including structuring, analyzing and executing on participations, securitizations, warehouse facilities and other funding outlets to facilitate the rapid growth of FBN Finance's lending platform
    • Develop pitch decks, manage data rooms, and develop models for transactions
    • Negotiate transactions and optimize structures to meet business needs
    • Supporting execution of structured transactions including securitizations and warehouse financing
    • Internalize and incorporate market feedback and challenges into our forecasts and develop solutions
    • Lead new investor development and support new product development
  • Manage the relationships with business's funding partners including participants, investment banks, investors, rating agencies, internal and outside counsel, and auditors
  • Collaborate internally with the product, finance, treasury, credit, sales, and operations teams to provide a capital markets perspective into the business strategy and processes
  • Prepare executive level presentations to guide business strategy decisioning and reporting
  • Collaborate with Credit/Underwriting and other functions to manage the processes and technology infrastructure in place to support the capital markets function
  • Ensure compliance with any debt covenants
  • Be an integral member of the FBN Finance leadership who can contribute across the business
  • Be ready to dive in. This is a startup - there is no job too big or too small. You'll structure huge deals and be chasing down the data and details to get it done

Education and Experience:
  • A commitment to the highest ethical standards
  • 7+ years experience including 5+ years of debt capital markets transaction execution experience, preferably with fintech companies
  • Strong excel and financial modeling skills
  • Bachelor's degree or higher. M.B.A or Masters in Finance preferred
  • Experience structuring deals
  • Proven problem-solving, conceptual thinking, and analytical abilities while being able to keep track of the details
  • Ability to manage processes and move the organization without direct control
  • Strong executive-level communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong relationship building skills to work effectively across all areas of the business and with external partners

Desired Candidate Attributes:
  • Passionate about agriculture and farming; a desire to put the farmer first
  • Can quickly familiarize yourself with the farming / agriculture ecosystem
  • Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply

The following represents FBN's reasonable estimate of the US national average base salary range of possible compensation for this role based on market data and placement of internal employees: $160,000 - $185,000.
This salary range may vary based on geography and variations in cost of labor. Beyond the above or adjusted to market salary range, FBN also offers all full-time employees competitive equity compensation, health and wellness benefits, and various perks.
FBN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We do not discriminate in hiring or any employment decision based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other applicable legally protected characteristic. FBN considers qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
We participate in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program here .
FBN is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email fill out this form .
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An Insider's view of Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN)

What's something quirky about your company?

We are a close-knit team obsessed with getting stuff done. But we don't limit ourselves to Zoom calls and office walls. From building tractors in the office to farm visits and happy hours, there's always room for a good time.

Sowmya

Director, Product Management

What projects are you most excited about?

FBN is such a unique company because we're working on many projects that just haven't been done in the agricultural industry before - whether it's building a direct-to-farm e-commerce platform, or using satellite imagery to identify ways a farmer can lower the carbon intensity of their farm. We've only scratched the surface of what we can do.

Alex

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

It's been awesome having opportunities to work on such a variety of products and take on more ownership over the projects I am interested in.

Iris

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

The mission of the FBN IT team is to power the productivity of our workforce, customers, and farmers. Our vision is to become a world class IT organization and enable the execution and realization of FBN's business strategy. If you're looking for an innovative and challenging environment where you feel empowered to make a difference, come join us.

Kumud

Chief Information Officer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our research identifies new experiences and features to solve farmers' most fundamental problems. These ideas form a roadmap that ultimately enables many facets of FBN's business strategy - how farmers find us, buy inputs, obtain loans, and sell their goods through our platform. Ideas are essentially the currency of our product organization.

Dave

Vice President, Product

What are Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) Perks + Benefits

Farmer's Business Network, Inc. (FBN) Benefits Overview

Health and wellness: We offer robust medical, dental, and vision plans to all full-time employees and their families. We also provide premium mental health and wellness support, including free therapy, life, and career coaching sessions.

Supporting families: FBN is a great place for families, with programs to give you the support you need to make sure your family feels cared for. We offer paid parental bonding leave for new parents, as well as health savings accounts for dependent care so you can pay care expenses for a child or parent with pre-tax money.

Future planning: We offer 401(k), pre-tax benefits, income protection plans, and money management tools to help our team members plan and save for their future. Additionally, we offer all full-time employees stock as part of their compensation package so that they can share in our collective success.

Time away: We want you to take time away when you need it. We offer generous and flexible paid time-off, as well as leave programs so that you can take the time you need to care for yourself or your family.

Learning and development: We’re committed to providing our employees with access to a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities. This includes our online and in-person training offerings, as well as an internal mobility program that allows employees to explore different roles, teams, and geographies.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program

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