Iron Mountain CFO, Data Center in Boston, Massachusetts
At Iron Mountain we protect what our customers value most, from the everyday to the extraordinary, while helping them bridge the physical and digital world. Our people have the opportunity to bring their creativity to a workplace that thrives on change. Here, you will be part of a team that doesn’t just embrace what’s exceptional. It creates exceptional.
CFO, Data Center
The Data Center business unit CFO, working directly for Iron Mountain’s CFO, and working closely with and sitting on the Leadership Team of the Data Centers EVP and GM, will drive business partnership and decision support, as well as financial planning & analysis, assist with capital deployment decisions, customer decision support and partner with Iron Mountain colleagues to drive data centers corporate development and real estate development, accounting, controls, and shared services all with a goal to build this business globally and ensure sustainability.
She/He will be a strategic financial leader and thought partner who can effectively execute deals, including greenfield development, asset level equity and debt financing, and regional JV structures, etc. She/he will also partner to manage the fundamental controls and accounting of the organization, and the integration of new organizations which require fluid adoption of the financial process and controls. By the nature of the role, the successful candidate will play a significant role in developing investment analyses as Iron Mountain seeks to “recycle” capital, principally of stabilized data center assets; as such the role will have exposure to potential funding sources (e.g. joint venture partners, etc)
Key member of both the CFO and Data Centers leadership teams helping to develop the Iron Mountain finance organization, and set strategy and lead expansion efforts for the data center business unit
Working with the CFO and Data Centers GM, help effectively deploy and manage investments in excess of $300 million annually of investment globally, in addition to the $2.5B invested in the segment over the last 3 years to continue to build the Data Centers business
Working with Finance and Strategy organizations, as well as Corporate Development, manage multiple simultaneous acquisition and/or partnering projects, to include due diligence, program management of financial integration, and deal making with sophisticated executives and private equity owners
Oversee financial aspects of site selection for new development, construction cost/return modeling and associated financing activities
Participate in and partner with the Accounting, Tax, and Internal Audit organizations as to the financial accounting, controls and compliance, in accordance with REIT standards and requirements
Pricing and yield management for ongoing business and key contract development
Investor relations support, with ability to present the business to both debt and equity investors, and analysts
Preparation of materials for ongoing business unit review and presentation with Data Centers GM and CFO to the Iron Mountain Board
Financial planning & analysis, business analytics, analysis of customer and real estate investment and management
Lead a lean, global team of financial professionals to effectively build and manage the business
Key Skills, Requirements and Competencies:
Global Outlook – ability to operate in a global business, understanding the importance of cultural diversity while at the same time being able to drive effective change across different cultures. Ability to navigate a complex business & highly matrixed organization
Compelling Communication and Influencing Skills – able to address a variety of audiences in a credible and powerful fashion e.g. the Board, investment community, senior management
Drive Change – in the face of resistance and conflicting views, have the ability to push through new ways of thinking and work both within their team and the wider finance organization
Anticipate the Future – act as a true leader, maintaining industry awareness, and anticipating future opportunities and challenges, and ensuring the team is lined up against them
Results Leadership – ensure customer focus, optimize execution, drive organizational success, and lead boldly
Personal Leadership – operate as a respected and trusted leader with a proven track record of achievement, adept management skills, reputation as a leader of change and passion about speed and simplicity. Ability to rapidly develop strong rapport and build relationships with individuals and teams at multiple levels of the organization
People Leadership – ability to develop, motivate and grow a vibrant, optimistic and high performing team --energizing the organization
15+ years proven track record of financial management leadership preferably within a global technology, telecom and/or data center environment, preferably with experience working for a REIT
Possess a broad financial management background to include in-depth experience in examining, developing, and recommending Finance/Accounting policies and procedures including real estate development
Must have strong collaboration skills and a demonstrated capability to partner functions/departments in order to effectively work within the Iron Mountain structure
Preferably exposure and/or direct experience with Corporate Development and/or deal making with sophisticated executives and/or private equity owners
Prior experience in building growing a new business through M&A development and organic growth, across multiple regions and continents.
Management of a comprehensive, global business unit financial organization to include reporting, strategic planning, and compliance
Superior critical thinking, analytical and quantitative abilities, technology and software savvy
BS in Finance, Accounting or similar required
Advanced degree and/or CMA, CPA strongly desired
Strong communication and persuasion skills are essential for partnering with the leadership team.
A team-oriented executive with broad credibility capable of consistently motivating his/her team toward timely, actionable, purposeful tasks
The position will be dependent on cooperation and support from internal departments.
Performance-driven and the ability to provide measurable results. The successful candidate will be resourceful, action-oriented and possess a proactive sense of urgency to drive costs from the business, improving overall productivity
Proactive self-starter with “roll up your sleeves” lead by example style, and the ability to shift gears when necessary and work autonomously
Responsible for fostering a culture of accountability and results, through talent development, hiring and improved processes
Preference is for the successful candidate to be located on the East Coast of the US, however willing to consider candidates located Western Europe
US : Iron Mountain is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or other legally protected classifications under applicable federal, state, or local laws in making employment decisions.
CAN : Iron Mountain Canada Corporation (“Iron Mountain”) is an equal opportunity employer and employs qualified individuals based upon job-related qualifications regardless of race, religion, colour, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under applicable provincial, federal, or local law.
Ontario : Iron Mountain complies with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
Category: Finance Group
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