Gun Lake Investments (“GLI”) is an Economic Development Corporation, wholly-owned by the Gun Lake Tribe. This forward-thinking entity invests in non-gaming opportunities that enhances the Tribal economy, as well as that of the broader community, while providing financial diversification for the Tribe. There is a focus on non-financial priorities, such as job creation and serving as a strong community partner, as well as generating positive NPV, through developing a portfolio of both active and passive investments.
GLI is seeking a CEO that will be responsible for all activities of the organization, meeting GLI’s goals, and accurate financial reporting. They will report directly to the Board of Directors but will also seek a positive relationship with Tribal Council, Tribal Citizens, and the broader community. They will provide internal strategic and cultural leadership for the entire organization through strategy execution, business planning, communication, and cultural development and reinforcement. They will be responsible for external communication to various stakeholders, building external relationships, and corporate branding. They will take the lead on developing external investment opportunities and managing the investment process.
Additionally, they will manage and develop the organization’s senior directors.
This position will be an integral component of GLI’s growth and strategy execution. It will be necessary to immediately contribute to the organization; thus, candidates should have direct experience with the core functions of this position. It is imperative they can build trust with GLI’s board of directors. The ideal candidate must have history of personal growth within a demanding organization, ideally within both a Tribally-owned and non-Tribally-owned entity. There will be a heavy emphasis placed on possessing broad business knowledge and experience, investment analysis, relationship building, marketing, business development, and communication. They will also have established relationships with key stakeholders within the West Michigan business community. The ideal candidate will have gained experience within a mid-tier middle market or large corporate organization. An undergraduate degree in Engineering or a Bachelors in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, is required, combined with five to seven years of experience. Additional preference will be provided for a Masters of Business Administrations.
Tasks & Responsibilities:
· Responsibility for all financial, operational, cultural, and strategic execution.
· Directly manage senior directors. Delegate tasks and projects, as appropriate.
· Create accurate financial reporting systems for the parent company and all subsidiaries.
· Provide monthly presentations to Board and quarterly presentations to Tribal Council.
· Provide annual operating budget, consolidated proformas, and business plan to the Board based upon organizational goals and strategy.
· Responsible for building external relationships with centers of influence and external communication.
· Lead the development of external investment opportunities and manage the investment process.
· Provide oversight to portfolio investments.
· Bachelor degree in a relevant field.
· Five to seven years of successful experience directly related to tasks and responsibilities.
· Experience with building and managing a portfolio of companies.
· Knowledge of cost controls (P&L).
· Ability to develop positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
· Proven ability to exceed corporate initiatives and inspire excellence in a team.
· Excellent verbal and written communication; proven financial presentation skills.
· Ability to problem solve and work with minimal supervision.
· Professional appearance and demeanor.
· Previous experience with Tasks & Responsibilities.
· Must be able to meet Working Conditions and Physical Requirements.
· A Masters of Business Administration will be given additional preference.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
· Must be able and willing to work within both an office environment and within GLI’s operating subsidiaries. This position frequently requires working weekends and hours outside a typical workday.
· Must be willing to be physically located in West Michigan.
· Position requires bending, standing, walking and repetitive use of hands and arms the entire workday.
· Must be able to lift 10 pounds frequently and up to 50 pounds occasionally.
· Position requires the ability to handle exposure to food and cleaning chemicals on an hourly basis.
· Must be able to work a minimum of 45 to 60 hours a week; sporadically, work hours may exceed 60 hours. Frequent travel may be required.
· Must have reliable transportation and the ability to be on call 24 hours a day.
· Must manage multiple projects at one time and handle frequent interruptions.
Native American Preference:
GLI follows Native American Preference in accordance with Chapter 2, § 2 of the Gun Lake Labor and Employment Rights Ordinance. GLI will therefore give preference in employment decisions to those enrolled Gun Lake Tribal Citizens; spouses, parents, or grandparents of a Tribal Citizen; and enrolled citizens of another federally-recognized Indian tribe who meet the essential qualifications listed in this job description. If you meet one of these preference categories, please indicate so in your cover letter.
If you are a great fit for this team and are interested in discussing this opportunity further, please submit the following:
· Cover Letter