Vice President of Operations

Full Time
  • Seattle
  • Post Date: August 1, 2021
  • Apply Before: December 17, 2026
Job Description

Founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses (“EG”) shaped the history of esports with our long-running legacy. Our success is rooted in the freedom to choose our own path. Today, we seek people who share that same drive and dedication, and that same grit and passion that makes Evil Geniuses legendary.


Evil Geniuses is looking for a results-oriented Vice President of Operations to develop and lead the strategy, performance, and alignment of the organization’s Finance, IT, and Legal operations. This individual will provide strategic leadership on financial and related operational affairs of the corporation and will ensure EG continues to innovate and adapt to achieve its goals effectively.
Reporting to the CEO, the VP of Operations will have significant experience as a cross-functional leader with exceptional strategic, financial, and operational acumen and a demonstrated talent for the continuous improvement of organizational teams, systems, and processes in growth environments. They are a collaborative leader with strong interpersonal skills and a deep commitment to developing effective teams and building organizational capacity.


  • Own the vision and accountability for creating and implementing best-in-class organizational systems and structures that promote cross-team collaboration and communication as well as enable EG to deliver on its mission
  • Lead and drive the strategic planning to ultimately be able to develop and monitor the ongoing annual budget layout
  • Partner closely with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to effectively implement the organization’s strategic vision
  • Manage and execute the process for developing, implementing, and monitoring organizational and individual execution of objectives and key results/KPIs
  • Lead EG’s financial strategy, ensuring long-term sustainability and alignment to the organization’s mission and goals
  • Partner with CEO to oversee potential acquisitions and collaborations with external organizations
  • Direct the development and implementation of short-term and long-term fiscal planning including annual budgeting and multi-year forecasting, ensuring the highest levels of fiscal responsibility
  • Optimize EG’s finance and accounting policies, financial controls, and compliance systems; implement policies and systems that model best practices in each of these areas
  • Effectively present to external audiences including banking institutions, investment firms and other financial organizations
  • Lead ongoing efforts to increase financial literacy across the organization to promote effective budget management across the organization
  • Partner with the Culture and People Team to optimize the effectiveness of all internal managers, ensuring staff live up to the EG’s core values and are best supported to achieve Evil Geniuses strategic vision
  • Partner with investors and outside council on legal operations and strategy
  • Ensure effective communication of priority issues and projects and promote organizational learning across the organization
  • Oversee the IT function and ensure the ongoing maintenance and updating of systems and architecture to effectively serve the organization’s internal and mission-facing needs
  • Oversee the organization’s risk management and compliance responsibilities, implementing policies and systems to ensure the organization adheres to all relevant regulations
  • Ensure the necessary technology, security protocols, and office infrastructure is in place to support a growing organization


  • 10+ years of success in senior management working cross-functionally across finance and operations in high-growth organizations from the ground floor
  • This person must be entrepreneurial minded who has previously dedicated themselves to building processes within a start-up organization
  • Demonstrated expertise in implementing and managing organizational finances and systems, including budgeting, multi-year forecasting, modeling (including KPIs), accounting, and reporting
  • Understanding of investments and portfolio management
  • Strategic and detail-oriented systems-thinker with exceptional financial, analytical, and organizational acumen
  • Comfortable functioning in both leadership and contributor capacities to ensure maximum effectiveness and momentum
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects in a fast-paced environment while also navigating ambiguity and change inherent to a growing organization
  • Innovative, creative, and willing to think outside of the box to develop solutions that support EG’s vision
  • Effective and persuasive communicator, both oral and written, with exceptional emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills; comfort working in a highly collaborative environment that values open communication and transparency
  • Possesses unquestionable personal and professional integrity, unwavering commitment to equity, and a growth mindset

All Evil Geniuses are committed to the following:

  • Striving for excellence
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Respecting all
  • Seeking feedback
  • Collaborating
  • Operating with grit and integrity
  • Creativity
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Owning their roles