Director, Equity-Based Plan Structuring & Implementation



Director, Equity-Based Plan Structuring & Implementation New York, New York

Title:  Director, Equity-Based Plan Structuring & Implementation

Job Type:  Permanent

Primary Location:  New York, New York (Hybrid)

The Challenge:

Vignetic is seeking a driven and mission-oriented professional to lead the Equity-Based Plan Structuring vertical of our Business Engagement team.  This position is an exciting opportunity for a self-starter who wants to leverage their skills, experience, and track record to make a difference in the lives of thousands (and potentially millions) of hard-working people. The successful candidate will have a passion for employee ownership and financial inclusion, a low ego, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a strong background in corporate finance.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a team of client relationship managers and subject matter experts responsible for structuring innovative equity-based plans for public and private companies that share ownership with all workers. These plans should:
    • provide meaningful opportunities for hourly, clerical, entry-level, and intermediate-level colleagues to participate in financial upside without assuming risk
    • be appropriately tailored to industry- and company-specific factors
    • be administratively practical
  • Collaborate with a consortium of private equity firms to design and structure broad-based equity-based plans within their portfolio companies
  • Innovate existing broad-based equity-based plan models to create tailored approaches for businesses of varying sizes and structures and across industries
  • Collaborate with a network of professional services providers to support companies with tax, accounting, legal and administrative aspects of broad-based equity-based plans, including share plan administration
  • Develop content for and co-lead convenings of partners to share best practices and lessons learned via online and in-person gatherings ranging from meetings to workshops to conferences
  • Develop primers and educational materials for internal and external facing knowledge centers
  • Contribute to policy recommendations to create incentives for and remove barriers to broad-based equity-based plans, including revisions to ERISA (with respect to ESOPs) and securities laws

Essential Skills & Qualifications:

  • BA required; MBA or JD strongly preferred
  • 15+ years of corporate finance experience on either the business or legal side; experience with private equity preferred; experience with impact investing/ESG beneficial
  • Experience with structuring and implementing management incentive/equity plans
  • Command of corporate finance and understanding of private and public markets
  • Driven and hardworking self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset; comfortable in a fast paced, evolving environment
  • Highly organized and process-oriented
  • Track record of building strong client relationships and partnerships and delivering excellent service across multiple client engagements
  • Experience across multiple industry sectors preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly responsive, accountable, and collaborative
  • Proven project management, time management, and multi-tasking abilities while maintaining excellent attention to detail


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