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Company: ExecuNet
Location: san jose
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company: Software Services, San Jose, CA



Company, the inventor and maintainer of open source Calico, delivers next-generation products for Kubernetes security and observability for on-premise, multi-cloud, and legacy environments. We believe in a truly cloud native approach to application connectivity, networking, and network security, and have experienced tremendous growth. Our rapidly growing customer base are all household names (AT&T, Bloomberg, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and more) that rely on us to secure their mission-critical, revenue-generating applications.

To continue this trajectory, we are searching for a Chief of Staff in our San Jose office who will partner closely with our CEO and executive team. From your first day, your responsibilities will be dynamic and vary depending on the business needs at the time, but your work will always impact and drive the rhythm of the business. For example, your work may include executing and communicating plans; defining and driving execution rigor; defining and tracking key metrics and action items; organizing and preparing for key meetings and offsites; and everything in between.

This is the first role of its kind in Company, and for this position to be successful, we need a fast learner who will partner with the executive team on operations and continue to help us plan ahead and operate effectively through our increasing growth and complexity.


In this role, you will understand and actively participate in the running of a global, rapidly growing start-up--both internally and externally. To do so, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing business plans and projects, from participating in planning to defining and tracking metrics to successful executing everything under the guidance of senior leadership and departmental heads
  • Building execution rigor and discipline as we scale rapidly across multiple countries
  • Serving as the liaison between our employees and the executive team regarding our company culture and work environment, employee engagement and surveys, communication, project updates, proposals, and planning
  • Organizing and managing the calendar, preparation, and agenda for weekly leadership meetings, monthly product strategy meetings, quarterly offsites, board meetings, and other key meetings
  • Overseeing daily operations through collaboration with executives and department leaders by performing an array of administrative tasks, such as managing meeting schedules; planning and coordinating meetings with internal and external audiences like customers, analysts, press, partners; etc.
  • Revamping, creating, and managing functional metrics dashboards
  • Driving data-driven insights across teams to standardize tracking and follow-ups on action items, and stay on top of project needs


  • 5+ years in a business or executive management role
  • Located in the Bay Area and able to commute to our San Jose office once it's safe to do so
  • Previous experience working in software companies, especially with startups
  • Prior experience as Chief of Staff
  • Bachelors or masters degree, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience executing strategic business initiatives and meetings across multiple stakeholders and teams
  • Ability to synthesize information and complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts plans
  • Very strong orientation around business metrics and analyticsyou understand the importance of metrics and the value they bring to companies
  • Strong project management and organizational skills, with an ability and passion around people management
  • Strong business acumen and mental agility to come up to speed quickly across our diverse departments and products
  • You thrive in a fast-moving, quickly changing atmosphere, and see possibilities beyond the surface level

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