Fourthline is one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech companies for digital Know Your Customer (KYC) applications. By using cutting-edge technology, the fintech scale-up develops the safest and most customer-friendly digital KYC solution. After record growth in 2020, Fourthline is facing another step change this year. As the CTO’s right hand, the Chief of Staff plays a vital role in enabling this growth.
Fourthline is a RegTech scale-up that has been growing massively in the Identity & Verification (ID&V) space since its launch in 2018. Its intrinsic drive to protect the online financial system by fighting financial crime is what sets Fourthline apart from other successful fintech companies. The company has offices in Amsterdam and Barcelona and employs over 200 professionals – and counting – serving clients in the Netherlands, Spain, German, France, Italy and the rest of Europe.
At the foundation of the success lies a product that enables Fourthline to verify millions of identities for various high-profile customers such as N26, KPN, DEGIRO, Vivid, Solarisbank, Nationale Nederlanden and bol.com. Backed by a strong management team, the fintech is set to further develop a product with a positive impact on the world and, in doing so, leave its unique footprint on the financial sector.
Quarterly growth: 100 percent
Fourthline has been expanding at a record rate in 2020, fulfilling its commitment to helping clients meet their compliance requirements and protect their businesses against fraud attacks. Q4 of 2020 saw an impressive increase of 100 percent compared to Q3. The growth forecast for 2021 is even bigger. A large part of that growth is due to the company’s tech division. An exciting task for the CTO, Ralph Post.
Vacancy: Chief of Staff
The company finds itself at a tipping point:the tech team currently counts over sixty professionals and will hire at least another twenty people in the near future. The time has come to scale the organization and accelerate the next phase of its development. The Chief of Staff will facilitate this growth, which in turn is a great opportunity for personal growth.
The Chief of Staff acts as the CTO’s right hand and is able to offer him strategic and operational support. Acting as his strategic advisor and trusted project leader, the Chief of Staff joins the CTO in team meetings and strategy sessions, to immediately support or take over some of the CTO’s current activities. Overall, the focus lies predominantly on designing the organization for scalability. The Chief of Staff will take on responsibilities in the realm of project management, new product development (NPD) and HR. Furthermore, the role may also include driving technology due diligence projects for potential M&A targets.
The Chief of Staff doesn’t only draft strategic proposals or plans; they are responsible for their execution, too. This entails ensuring the right stakeholders, teams and people are on board and aligned, and plans are carried out effectively and in time. The Chief of Staff ensures every project is fully adopted by the organization. This requires solid project management and analytical skills as well as strong communicative and people skills.
Dynamic (scale-up) set-up
In a fast-growing, dynamic scale-up such as Fourthline, new topics, challenges and opportunities arise on a daily basis. The wide scope of domains and responsibilities is one of the USPs of the role. Fourthline has a culture of open communication and autonomy at all levels. The Chief of Staff is comfortable with this dynamic set-up and able to bring structure and focus when needed.
The role is a perfect fit for a current Associate, Consultant or Engagement Manager at a top-tier strategy firm. The role will provide them with a fantastic, broad learning curve, constant senior exposure and the opportunity to work alongside the CTO of one of Europe’s fastest-growing fintech scale-ups.
“The Chief of Staff is involved in every domain I deal with on a daily basis. This includes a wide range of topics, and I expect the Chief of Staff to support me across the board.” – Ralph Post, Chief Technology Officer
Fourthline is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Martine Francken at firstname.lastname@example.org.