Director of Business Development

Los Angeles, Californa
Business Development
About Originate
Originate was founded in 2007. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have over 150 employees across our offices in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Las Vegas, and Newport Beach. We are the on-demand accelerator for companies across the world. Regardless of industry or location, companies looking to explore new ideas and new opportunities turn to Originate as their trusted and capable innovation partner.

Who are We?
Originate is a concept-to-launch software company. We partner with enterprises and mature startups to accelerate their time from ideation to market. Our goal is to help our people and our partners to realize their potential faster in an evolving, uncertain world. Whether it's enabling a business to lead in an existing market or to enter into a brand new one, we have the experience and we want to help.

At the heart of Originate is a deep appreciation for ideation and innovation. We are continuously curious and thrive on making impossibilities possible. Our practice consists of technology-agnostic experts specializing in rapid prototyping and agile methodology. We love bringing prototypes to the end user and using their feedback to iterate on the product.

Who Works at Originate?
Originators are talented, creative, and motivated self-learners. New and emerging technologies inspire us to create not only new products but new kinds of products. We thrive on collaboration and have teamed up with countless partners to resolve complex technology and business challenges across a diverse set of fields. Individually we are unique, collectively we are inventive, and in partnership we are unmatched.

Originate is seeking senior consultants with 5-10 years of experience selling and delivering strategic/management consulting, digital agency services and/or custom software development solutions. Consultants are responsible for finding, shaping, closing and facilitating the launch of new and existing Originate partnerships.  This is a diverse role that requires a combination of selling, executive relationship management, technical competence, communication skills, and a deep understanding of how complex, modern technology products are built and delivered.

We have had great success creating value for our partners in financial services and are looking to press that advantage.  We are seeking candidates with strong relationships with senior leaders of firms in wealth management, payments, consumer finance, private equity, capital markets, real estate, insurance, or other areas of financial services.


    • Actively seek out new partnerships.
    • Work with engineers, designers, product managers, delivery team members, management, and the rest of the Business Development team to propose on and win new accounts for Originate.
    • Assist in preparation of pre-sale, scoping, proposals and contracts for prospective Originate partners.
    • Consult with C-suite and other senior leadership roles to develop and implement an effective enterprise wide strategy that maximizes the value delivered by Originate‚Äôs services.
    • Forecast potential revenues in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Increase revenue and retention rates for specified key account(s).
    • Create alignment around business problems and potential solutions.

Required skills and experience

    • At least 5-10 years of work experience in top level technology advisory or consulting firms.
    • 3-4 years of work experience owning proposals and frequently interacting with current and potential clients.
    • Strong relationships with senior leaders at a variety of financial services firms.
    • Business development, sales, sales engineering, and product management backgrounds are preferred.
    • Experience with digital transformation in mid-to-large enterprises is preferred.
    • Knowledge of/ exposure to agile methodology.
    • A strong track record and a close network of high level professional contacts.
    • Deep experience in a particular industry vertical is a big plus.
    • Undergraduate degree from an accredited university
    • Graduate of a leading engineering or business school is a plus

Personal Attributes

    • Willingness to travel frequently and to work remotely on client sites
    • Excellent communication and persuasion skills
    • Flexible, curious and creative, open for new things and able to propose innovative ideas
    • Independent and autonomous judgment
    • Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic
    • Intercultural competence and experience of working with diverse personalities
    • Driven, hard-working, entrepreneurial, proactive and productive
    • Highest ethical standards
    • Passionate about delivering an exceptional customer experience
If you think you would be a good fit, we'd love to hear from you!