Investment Director – Growth Credit

  • Established Australian Alternative Investment Manager
  • Strong growth trajectory in the technology enabled emerging company space
  • Opportunity to help lead and shape the platform as it broadens it’s investing mandate

East Partnership are proud to be partnering with GCI Funds, who are looking to hire an Investment Director for their Growth Credit strategy, Leap Capital.

Leap Capital
Leap Capital provides growth capital in the form of flexibly structured loans to help founders and owners realise their vision while maintaining their ownership position. The Leap Capital team thinks like business builders rather than lenders and aim to work with owners to provide innovative financing solutions, advice and access to the broader GCI network when required.

This is a rare senior opportunity to step into an active and relevant investment platform, building on a successful track record in the raising and deployment of growth capital. The team are active investors and take a holistic view on the businesses, technologies and leadership teams they invest in, which should appeal to candidates from an equity / M&A background as well as credit. 
Critical to the role will be the ability to forge new market relationships and assess businesses and management teams in emerging businesses in Australia and New Zealand. The position will afford the successful candidate unparalleled deal exposure and access to seasoned and very well credentialed investors.  The culture is dynamic, innovative and extremely collaborative.

Suitable candidates will be VP or Director level and could come from a range of backgrounds, but ideally will have foundational experience in Growth Capital or Corporate Finance. The ideal profile will demonstrate experience of investing in or working with early and growth stage businesses, ideally including the technology sector. They will be a natural networker, collaborative in the way they
work with colleagues and entrepreneurially minded. They will also display natural curiosity, intellectual rigour, structured thinking, and attention to detail.

Preferred Experience

  • 9+ years’ post-graduation experience with time spent in VC/VD/PE or Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Experience with emerging businesses, either in the capacity of an adviser or alternatively as an investor or in corporate development
  • Genuine stakeholder relationship development and management capabilities

Successful candidates will enjoy a generous yearly cash package together with the potential for profit share in Leap and equity participation in the broader GCI platform.

GCI provides Value Added Credit through four innovative solutions, Asset Backed Lending, Lending to Lenders,
Special Opportunities, and Scale Up Finance through Leap Capital. GCI was founded in 2015 upon the realisation that post the GFC, regulation on banks would create opportunities for non-bank lenders which were yet to be fully explored in the Australian market.

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East Partnership are mandated exclusively on this search. Any CVs submitted to GCI directly will be forwarded to East
Partnership. If you are interest
ed in discussing this opportunity please contact James Durey –

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