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Job Opportunity: Managing Director of our Revenue Based Financing

 

Employer: Deetken Impact 

Location: Canada office: Suite 500 – 210 Broadway St. W, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Y 3W2.
Remote work is available.

Hours: Full Time, Permanent
Start date: Immediate
Annual salary: $139,360 CAD
Vacation: 4 weeks per year
Benefits: Access to extended health benefits
Language of work: English and Spanish

 

About us

Deetken Impact specializes in impact investing – we make a positive social and environmental impact in the Americas, with a deeper focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in emerging economies to generate long term returns while helping communities grow and prosper.

Impact investing is about supporting entrepreneurs and communities. The  businesses we select are poised to provide essential services in their respective countries, from health care and education to clean energy. They are businesses that significantly improve the lives of
under-served communities, giving them opportunities for growth and development that would otherwise be unavailable.

Job Duties:

  • Lead Deetken Impact’s Revenue Based Financing (RBF) initiative in Latin America encompassing the full deal cycle, from origination, screening and analysis of investment opportunities, to due diligence workstream management, and active portfolio management through eventual exit;
  • Provide input to determine Deetken Impact’s strategic direction, and build and
    maintain region-wide, high-trust working relationships in a manner congruent with the company’s mission and values;
  • Identify and source impact-focused businesses that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals with a sector agnostic outlook centered on businesses that can contribute to societal and/or environmental wellbeing and deliver attractive financial returns
  • Screen and evaluate investment opportunities in Deetken Impact’s priority countries, including Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Chile, and Central America
  • Manage multi-country comprehensive operational, legal, accounting, compliance, and tax due diligence processes by coordinating multiple institutional service providers;
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary regional team of professionals (including the Chief
    Information Officer, Portfolio Manager, Investment Officers and Investment Analysts) by proactively prioritizing workloads to ensure clear deliverables and roles;
  • Identify and hire middle management and executive staff as required;
  • Drive an active investment oversight approach to portfolio value creation by
    participating on portfolio company boards and tracking impact and performance metrics defined to each investment
  • Provide guidance on all communication at both an asset and investor level, including Investment Committees, LPABs and fundraising
  • Generate thought leadership around the importance of tailored, self-liquidating financial structures for impact-focused enterprises;
  • Represent Deetken Impact at public gatherings, conferences, panel sessions, and other official functions.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in finance and/or private equity investing, with prior work experience in impact investing required;
  • Verbal and written fluency in Spanish and English;
  • Solid investment track record in Latin America with proven experience directly
    sourcing, negotiating and closing multi-country investments;
  • Working knowledge around creating self-liquidating investment structures (i.e., other than traditional debt or equity), with a strong preference for prior experience using Revenue Based Financing (RBF) structures;
  • Proven record of success investing in limited resource settings;
  • A genuine passion for impact investing and promoting the growing Latin American
    ecosystem is very important.

Apply

Interested applicants can submit their cover letter and CV by email to: ablain@deetken.com
or by mail to 1455 Clifford Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1M1.

Suite 500 – 210 West Broadway 
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3W2

impact@deetken.com

+1 (604) 731-4424 ext.110

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Magali Lamyin, Director of Communications and Development for Deetken Impact

MAGALI LAMYIN

Director of Communications and Development

 

Magali brings extensive market intelligence, business development and marketing experience from her work at the Central Bank of Mexico, the Canadian Institute for Market Intelligence, and the IESE-PWC e-Business Centre in Barcelona. She also co-led national marketing campaigns for businesses in the hospitality and early childhood education sectors for almost a decade before joining Deetken. In her current role, she is responsible for leading Deetken Impact’s communications, marketing and branding strategy. She is also involved in the due diligence process for project selection with an emphasis in Mexico.

Magali holds a BA in Economics from Mexico's ITAM and a Master's degree in Economics from the University of British Columbia.

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Jose Lamyin, Managing Partner Deetken Impact

JOSE LAMYIN

Managing Partner

 

José has extensive experience as a business advisor for clients throughout Canada, Europe and Latin America in mining, telecommunications, and finance. Prior to co-founding The Deetken Group, José worked for Teck Cominco in Peru and Canada and Deutsche Bank in London (UK). José has spearheaded much of the strategic growth of Deetken Asset Management since inception and is currently focused on investment selection.

José received his BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and MBA from IESE School of Business (Barcelona). Born in Peru, José is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Alexa Blain, Managing Partner Deetken Impact

ALEXA BLAIN

Managing Partner

 

Alexa is responsible for finance, operations and investor relations at Deetken Impact. She brings over 10 years of experience in financial consulting and asset management, with specific expertise in company and investment analysis, business valuation and securities/corporate finance. Prior to joining Deetken, she spent three years with African Alliance, a pan-African financial services group, where she focused on expanding the firm’s retail financial services operations as well as on the origination and negotiation of new capital. In addition, Alexa has six years of asset management experience with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, the Macquarie Group and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

Alexa is a CFA Charterholder. She has also completed an MA in Financial Economics and an Honours BA in Economics, both at the University of Toronto.

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Fernando Alvarado, Head of Deetken Impact Sustainable Energy

FERNANDO ALVARADO

CEO

Honduras Renewable Energy Managers (HREM) and Caribbean Renewable Energy Managers (CAREM)

 

Fernando Alvarado leads the General Partner and Investment Advisor of two clean energy and energy efficiency project finance and venture capital funds: Honduras Renewable Energy Financing Facility (H-REFF) and Caribbean Basin Sustainable Energy Fund (CABEF), which he structured and runs with a combined target capitalization of $100m.

Development Investment Banker with 28 years of international credit and investment experience and 18 years of direct experience assessing diversified renewable energy portfolios in Latin America & the Caribbean. He has participated in more than 50 syndicated credit and investment transactions for renewable energy projects in excess of $250 MM. He led the creation, structuring, fundraising, legal closing and portfolio construction of several specialized renewable energy funds.

Costa Rican, based in San Jose, Mr. Alvarado has an MBA in Banking and Finance cum laude from Universidad de Costa Rica.

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Carl Black, Portfolio Manager Deetken Impact

CARL BLACK

Portfolio Manager

 

Carl is a Portfolio Manager with Deetken Impact focused on analyzing and working with MSMEs, social enterprises, and renewable energy developers in Latin America and the Caribbean. His main responsibilities include supporting business development, managing technical assistance projects, leading investment due diligence, and monitoring portfolio performance. Prior to joining Deetken Impact, Carl worked for five years as a consultant, advising public sector clients an non profits in Canada and financial services companies in Latin America. He started his career at the Bank of Canada, where he researched issues related to household and business credit. 

Carl completed an Honours BA in Economics at the University of British Columbia. He also holds an MSc in Economics & Development from the University of Oxford, where he earned distinctions in quantitative and development economics.

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Cristobal Aguirre, Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact

CRISTOBAL AGUIRRE

Investment Analyst

 

Cristobal has over 6 years of experience in the asset management industry, where his responsibilities have ranged from asset allocation and portfolio management to risk analysis and software development. Before relocating to Canada, Cristobal worked as a senior investment analyst in AFP Habitat—Chile’s largest pension fund—where he led the tactical asset allocation and macroeconomic research for emerging markets.

Cristobal is a CFA Charterholder, and completed a BA in Economics at Universidad de Chile.

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Chad Parsons, Senior Investment Analyst at Deetken Impact

CHAD PARSONS

SeniorInvestmentAnalyst

 

Chad has worked as a consultant in business and technology for 20 years – often helping clients with their business transformation initiatives.    He has worked with start-ups, government, and established businesses to further their product and service offerings with a balanced approach.   After pursuing a research degree on leveraging technology for social and economic development; Chad has found a valuable alignment of his background with Deetken’s innovative impact investments. 

Chad completed a BS in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and has a MSc with distinction from the University of Manchester (UK).

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