Director, Finance & Business Operations at Velano Vascular
San Francisco, CA, US

The Director of Finance & Business Operations will oversee all financial aspects of the business, from driving the company’s financial planning efforts to establishing core infrastructure to support our fast-growing organization. Reporting to the CEO, the Director will partner with the executive team to drive strategic decision-making. The Director will lead development of in-house finance and commercial operations functions, including financial reporting dashboard capabilities and financial controls and processes. In addition, the Director will be charged with establishing Velano Vascular’s Commercial Operations infrastructure, working closely with the commercial team to track field performance, assess ROI on sales & marketing activities, and hone commercial strategies. The Director of Finance & Business Operations will manage one Accounting Manager and a team of outside consultants.

The Director will join a talented, entrepreneurial team that has grown multiple start-up companies into established organizations in the health and technology sectors. We are lookin for an individual who is comfortable in situations of ambiguity, thinks creatively to solve unstructured problems, and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.


Finance (80%)

  • Oversee financial operations and direct financial planning and structure
  • Guide financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and overseeing adoption of Velano policies and procedures
  • Lead financial planning, budgeting, & forecasting activities
  • Assess Velano’s current financial condition and past performance by collecting, interpreting and reporting key financial data (variance to plan, projections, risks, and other special projects as required)
  • Create dashboards to provide a concise, accessible overview of financial performance
  • Prepare timely in-depth reports on financial performance on a quarterly and annual basis
  • Partner with leadership to assess strategic business initiatives by conducting analyses of financial risks and benefits
  • Develop annual financial plans and projections for the company
  • Manage inventory and cost accounting activities
  • Prepare short and long-term financial forecasts for use with internal management and external parties, including analysis of the financial climate and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans for the future
  • Ensure that all of the company's financial practices are in line in statutory regulations, legislation, and guidelines
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls
  • Establish budgets and control expenses effectively
  • Monitor cash flow, accounts, and other financial transactions

Business Operations (20%)

  • Establish function and infrastructure for company commercial operations (track field performance to plan, assess value of sales & marketing activities, etc.)
  • Provide data-driven input on sales structure, segmentation and coverage, business planning, productivity improvement
  • Develop/modify operational processes to ensure resources are utilized, tracked, and reported
  • Establish and oversee customer service function, including the plans and programs necessary to ensure customer satisfaction


  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in Finance, Business Development, Sales Operations
  • or related field (at least 8 years direct Finance experience)
  • Medical device/MedTech experience preferred
  • Start-up experience preferred
  • Strong leadership, technology, analytical and communication skills are a must
  • Demonstrated capability to work in fast-paced, dynamic start-up environment
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles, laws and best practices, as well as inventory/cost accounting
  • Exposure to all aspects of corporate accounting and all pertinent GAAP, SEC rules and
  • regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
  • Extremely detail oriented and excellent time management, decision-making,
  • presentation, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Ability to act independently with sound business judgment and emotional maturity
  • Proficient at managing multiple, cross-functional projects and ability to work effectively
  • under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Embodies the Velano Vascular IMPACT core values and is a model of integrity
  • Prior experience in managing one or more individuals
Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, marketing, business or related field
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a professional designation such as certified public accountant (CPA) or certified management accountant (CMA) is preferred