WNT Ventures' portfolio company, Foundry Lab, is seeking a CEO to join the innovative startup

4 February 2019
WNT Ventures' portfolio company, Foundry Lab, is seeking a CEO to join the innovative startup

Chief Executive Officer – Foundry Lab Limited (Petone – Wellington, NZ)

Foundry Lab is a venture-backed startup developing advanced additive-manufacturing equipment for metal component production.  As Foundry Lab prepares for global market entry, the technical founder and supporting team are ready to welcome a full-time CEO into the fold. Foundry Lab is intentionally seeking a CEO early to collaboratively shape the product and the business.

While candidates outside of Wellington will be considered – Foundry Lab values in-person engagement, and remote candidates will be expected to work from the Wellington headquarters regularly.

Candidates with a variety of backgrounds will be well suited for this role, and diversity of thought and behaviour is highly valued.

The successful candidate must have:

Track record of developing and delivering against a strategic plan

Synergy with founder and support team

Belief in and enthusiasm for our product

Commitment to collaboratively developing our tech, culture and mission

Values and integrity in business

The successful candidate will also have many of the following experiences and attributes (you are welcome to apply even if you do not meet every of the following criteria – Foundry Lab and its investor, WNT Ventures, are committed to developing the right candidate):

Sensitive to customer needs in big ticket/capex sales cycles

Product management and marketing for a global product

Experience in hardware-based technology commercialisation

A collaborative approach and a democratic or facilitative leadership style

Experience fundraising for a high growth startup

Specific responsibilities will include:

Collaborate with the team to develop and nurture high-value customer relationships, partnerships and other market opportunities

Lead sales and business development efforts to obtain a leading position in the marketplace

Refine and execute the Company’s strategy toward creating shareholder value

Ensure revenue growth is achieved in a responsible and profitable manner

Be the chief steward of the Company, ensuring the Company is financially robust and build relationships and credibility with investors

Motivate a high-performance, innovative and results-driven organisation

Remuneration to be negotiated and may include equity on a vesting schedule. While not required, the CEO will have an opportunity to invest in Foundry Lab as well.

Foundry Lab is committed to paying equitably for equal work and experience.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to join an innovative company and make a significant contribution. More details about the Foundry Lab opportunity to be provided under NDA with shortlisted candidates. To explore the role further, please get in touch with Laura (

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