Director of Creative Services

We are PEAK6, a leading investment firm. You'll find us headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where we first opened our doors in 1997. It's been over 20 years since we were one of the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology to use in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and e-sports, while always proving value to the customer. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms, and we continue to evolve. You'll find a bit of everything here, and we're always looking to take on new endeavors.

We are looking for an experienced, hands-on marketer to build and lead an in-house creative services team to support PEAK6 and its portfolio companies. In this role you’ll work across all our different businesses and have genuine opportunities to impact the firm and shape the future of our marketing efforts while reinforcing a growing, thriving culture. You will also partner with senior leadership to understand and express their vision, and increase brand engagement and awareness for PEAK6 and its operating philosophy, core businesses and associated investments.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Acting as a player-coach to build and lead a small in-house creative services team at PEAK6
  • Selectively hiring marketing professionals to build function while dynamically augmenting with network of freelance specialists
  • Implementing a process for project intake, prioritization and ongoing management that increases transparency and collaboration while minimizing confusion and competing initiatives
  • Working with the Creative Director to build on the brand identity of the parent company and extend brand guidelines to support founder profiles, recruiting efforts, capital management division and other areas, as needed
  • Providing creative services to other core businesses within PEAK6, including Apex, National Flood Services and Evil Geniuses, as needed
  • Working with Apex marketing team to build out brand guidelines to support the firm’s goals for new business expansion, sales, product management, scheduled software release cycles, and original content creation
  • Partnering with CMO and communications team to:
    • Develop and execute an integrated marketing strategy to drive brand development and awareness for PEAK6
    • Define culture and encourage employee engagement with tailored communications and events
    • Contribute to multi-channel marketing programs across: content development, media relations, digital and email marketing, events, and social media
  • Partnering with the recruiting team to deliver events with new ideas and approaches to reach PEAK6 objectives
  • Collaborating with marketing peers at other PEAK6 businesses to share resources, identify best practices and find efficiencies in the spirit of ‘One PEAK6’
  • Retaining and manage marketing vendors and agencies to defined and successful outcomes, including aggressive focus on timeline and budget management
  • Helping manage all digital, print and marketing communication assets for the firm, including the website and collateral
  • Building out  infrastructure and martech stack as needed to help company achieve goals and drive efficiencies across portfolio companies
  • Identifying and tracking benchmarks for marketing attribution and success including relevant dashboards and key performance metrics, as needed
  • Providing support to early-stage portfolio companies, as needed, including launch strategies, product packaging, budget creation and metrics

 

You’ll gain loads of experience in this role but before you do, you should have:

  • 10+ years of relevant marketing experience
  • A bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications or related field
  • A strategic mindset with demonstrated tactical abilities who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Ambition and drive to gets things done rather than relying solely on others to get things done
  • A passion for helping startups tell their story
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
  • The ability to work under pressure and proactively manage workload
  • Proven experience developing and executing integrated marketing campaigns and programs
  • Experience leading and executing multiple marketing initiatives independently
  • The ability to function in both a leadership and contributor capacity to ensure maximum effectiveness and momentum
  • The ability to give and receive objective feedback on projects and creative recommendations
  • Proven team and project management skills enabling you to balance multiple deadlines to deliver campaign objectives
  • Experience on agency side, with sensitivity to client relationship management, is a bonus
  • Experience in the financial/venture capital/startup industries is preferred but not necessary

All of our team members have these traits. You should, too.

Collaboration              Grit

Adaptability                 Ownership

 

Life at PEAK6

We want you to like coming to work so we work really hard to make your job fun and different from any other.

As a PEAK6 Director of Creative Services you can enjoy:

  • Generous medical, vision and dental plans
  • Matching 401(k) programs
  • Adoption assistance & family leave
  • Sabbatical program
  • Speakers Series
  • Massage days
  • Poker tournament with a grand prize of a World Series of Poker buy in
  • Sports leagues
  • Cornhole tournaments
  • Annual PEAK6 Party
  • Yoga classes
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Lasik eye discount
  • Philanthropy events
  • Annual wellness screens and flu shots
  • Bagel Fridays/expiration lunches
  • Birthday gifts
  • Charitable matching gift program

 

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