Chief Executive Officer

San Diego, CA

Company Background

Our client is a San Diego-based battery technology company. To date, our client has successfully licensed their cutting-edge technology, and they are on the cusp of launching their first set of commercial products after spinning out from a larger, defense-oriented corporation. They are seeking a new CEO that can lead the company through this exciting next phase of growth.

The Position

The CEO will move the company forward by designing and executing an operating plan to launch their first set of commercial products. The CEO will oversee the expansion of the company, working with a lean team that is already particularly strong in marketing, licensing, and investor relations. An ideal candidate will have extensive experience in product management and commercialization, especially in related industries, and will be able to align the product and commercial teams.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Provide a company vision and inspire employees
  • Leverage experience in the consumer space and/or car manufacturing to manage commercialization projects end-to-end
  • Oversee the scaling of the company – specifically building out the finance and engineering teams as revenues grow
  • Partner with the Director of Technology and the legal team to develop new products and services
  • Define and continuously improve the processes to produce repeatable and scalable results 
  • Lead all operations of the business and effectively manage through data and metrics
  • Continually monitor the market, as well as customer and competitor activity
  • Hire, manage, motivate and develop the entire team to meet objectives as the strategic champion of the company’s culture

Qualifications and Candidate Background

The ideal candidate will have:
  • 12+ years’ work experience
  • Top-tier MBA 
  • P&L ownership experience and a demonstrated track record of growing both top and bottom lines for a company
  • Scrappy, hands-on “doer” that can catalyze others to action and lead by example amidst a small team
  • Strategic thinker with a data-driven approach to driving results
  • A background in problem-solving, with the ability to get creative and take on unpredictable challenges boldly
  • High EQ; able to build trust and gain alignment across the team and with the founder and other key stakeholders
  • Self-aware, open-minded, and understands the value of listening to others
  • Change leader that fosters a culture of feedback and accountability


This role will be based in San Diego, CA. Some travel will be required to meet with investors and customers.


The company offers a competitive compensation package, including base salary, performance-based bonus, and equity. There is a generous relocation package.


For more information, contact our Recruiting Coordinator:

Zab Ocampo
[email protected]

Please reference job number 2285 in your email.

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