Director, Investor Relations

US - MA - Boston

Location(s)

US - MA - Boston, US - Remote

Team(s)

Accounting & Finance, Business Support


Company Description

Rapid7 (Nasdaq: RPD) is advancing security with visibility, analytics, and automation delivered through our Insight cloud. Our solutions simplify the complex, allowing security teams to work more effectively with IT and development to reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. Over 8,900 customers rely on Rapid7 technology, services, and research to improve security outcomes and securely advance their organization. For more information, visit our website, check out our blog, or follow us on LinkedIn.
 

The Opportunity

Rapid7 is looking for an action-oriented, curious, and partnership-centric leader with a passion for the public markets to serve as a critical shepherd to help drive our long-term investor engagement.  This is a high visibility role that will engage closely with cross-functional leadership to frame Rapid7's growth story as we scale to become a $1-billion+ company.
 

The Role

Reporting to the Vice President of Investor Relations, the Director of Investor Relations will be an integral part of the overall Finance team and have substantial ownership of our communication strategy to the investor community, including but not limited to:

  • Leading our efforts to continually enhance our Investor Relations experience to broaden Rapid7's global investor exposure and engagement

  • Building and maintaining deep company and industry awareness to serve as a trusted advisor to internal stakeholders including senior leadership, legal, finance, public relations and product teams

  • Working alongside cross-functional leaders to define and evolve a compelling narrative that enables the investor community in understanding our large market opportunity and our strategy for capturing that market

  • Coordinating the quarterly earnings and investor engagement cycle including ongoing review of internal performance and metrics and development of key earnings messages, scripts, presentations, and other supporting materials

  • Monitoring, reviewing and summarizing financial research, key company events and industry updates to provide ongoing proactive feedback loop and insights to internal audiences

  • Supporting all public messaging and reporting requirements including ESG strategy, Proxy statement, annual report, etc.

  • Leading ad-hoc data exploration and initiatives as needed by executive leadership to support IR messaging or other key internal objectives
     

Qualifications and Traits

  • 8+ years experience in public-market facing roles (i.e. corporate investor relations, buy- or sell-side equity research)

  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Proven track record of building external relationships and a collaborative mindset to build exceptional internal networks

  • Excellent organization skills and an ability to be proactive and anticipate needs before asked

  • Sound analytical and financial modeling skills, with knowledge of equity and debt capital markets

  • Excel at operating in dynamic, fast-paced environments with the ability to execute on initiatives with limited structure or definition

  • High emotional intelligence and ability to interface directly with senior executives, finance, accounting, legal, public relations and others

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting or equivalent experience (MBA and/or CFA preferred)