Pachama

Restoring nature to solve climate change.

Director of Capital Markets (Remote)

Location
San Francisco, CA / Remote
Job Type
Full-time
Experience
6+ years
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About the role

The Role

Pachama is looking for a Director of Capital Markets to drive the creation and execution of our capital strategy to finance high quality forest carbon projects, reporting to the Head of Finance. Pachama is starting to develop the next generation of nature-based restoration and conservation projects using technology, which involves mobilizing billions of dollars from financial institutions and corporations to landowners around the world. You will be digging into various financing structures and raising capital integral to scaling our reforestation and conservation efforts.

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated interest in climate tech and a track record of structuring innovative financing in complex industries.

Location

This role is fully remote. However, being within 3 hours of Pacific time is preferred for this role given cross-functional communication responsibilities.

Who we are

Pachama is a mission-driven company looking to restore nature to help address climate change. Pachama brings the latest technology in remote sensing and AI to the world of forest carbon in order to enable forest conservation and restoration to scale. Pachama’s core technology harnesses satellite imaging with artificial intelligence to measure carbon captured in forests. Through the Pachama marketplace, responsible companies and individuals can connect with carbon credits from projects that are protecting and restoring forests worldwide.

What You Will Help Us With:

  • Develop capital markets strategy by investigating the full range of innovative financial mechanisms (e.g. debt, project financing, and asset-backed facilities, funds) to support forest carbon development
  • Partner with strategic finance and supply teams to project short and long-term capital needs and provide funding recommendations
  • Build strong relationships with a variety of financial institutions, investors, and LPs across the capital markets ecosystem
  • Own end-to-end fundraising efforts including financial modeling, investor presentation materials, structuring, negotiation, due diligence, and legal documentation
  • Manage draws, paydowns, and ongoing operational reporting with financing providers
  • Lead development of financial dashboards to improve data visibility for cross-functional decision-making

Experience & Skills We're Looking For:

  • 8+ years of related experience in capital markets, investment banking, or structured/ project finance
  • Experience in a related field like alternative energy, infrastructure, or real estate that involved large capex projects
  • Expert level knowledge in the capital markets space with a strong network of institutional investors, lenders, and LPs
  • Superb communication and negotiation skills with external stakeholders
  • A thoughtful work style that can think about hard problems from first principles and creatively structure solutions
  • Exceptional analytical and financial modeling capabilities
  • Highly self-motivated with ability to prioritize and project manage in a fast pace environment
  • Carbon markets and forestry knowledge is a nice-to-have, but not required
  • Absolute passion for Pachama’s mission and a belief that we can make an impact to solve climate change

Why you should join Pachama

Pachama's mission is to restore nature to solve climate change. We are using technologies such as machine learning applied to satellite data to measure and monitor carbon sequestration and deforestation risk on forests worldwide. We then use this data to help originate, certify and commercialize carbon credits to fund reforestation and conservation projects that sequester carbon, enhance biodiversity and support local communities.

Pachama
Founded:2018
Team Size:70
Location:San Francisco
Founders
Tomas Aftalion
Tomas Aftalion
Founder
Diego Saez Gil
Diego Saez Gil
Founder