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Director of Operations

Saguaro Capital Management
Chandler, Arizona (US)
$90K-$110K, per relevant experience; equity ownership negotiable
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

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Job Function
Compliance/Regulatory, Corporate Finance, Operations
Industry Sector
Asset Management
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: Director of Operations

Company: Saguaro Capital Management

Location: Chandler, AZ

Compensation: $90K-$110K, per relevant experience; equity ownership negotiable

Benefits: Full Medical, Dental, Vision; additional workplace benefits available

About Us

At Saguaro, we fuse classic investment discipline with hypermodern technology to produce world-class investment results for our clients and partners. Our relentless pursuit of excellence fuels our technological innovation and execution of a time-tested investment philosophy. We plan to build an enduring firm for value investing’s next generation.


Build Trust: We prioritize the creation of enduring relationships by embodying transparency, reliability, and integrity in all our dealings. We treat others with the respect and honesty we expect for ourselves.

Live Generously: As stewards of our success, we happily offer our time, talent, and capital to enrich the lives of our clients, families, and communities. (10% of profit given to charity)

Act Courageously: We embrace our core values and investment discipline with unwavering determination and objectivity, even in the face of uncertainty. Courage is the cornerstone of achieving exceptional long-term results.

Pursue Joy: While we take our work seriously, we intentionally cultivate a culture of joy and positivity in our daily operations. Joy is not just a byproduct but an essential element of our success.

Great Isn’t Good Enough: Through relentless learning, insatiable curiosity, and meaningful innovation, we are committed to perpetual improvement. We strive to be better tomorrow than we are today, setting the standard for excellence in our industry.

Job Description

As the Director of Operations, you will play a pivotal role in translating strategic priorities into actionable goals that support our vision of amplifying the impact of our investors and partners. Reporting directly to the Managing Principal, you will oversee all aspects of our operational infrastructure by executing and coordinating business functions performed both in house and by third-party service providers. Functional oversight areas include but are not limited to:

  • Financial Accounting and Administration
  • Tax & Audit
  • Business Entity Law
  • On and Offshore Fund Regulatory Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Administration and Management

Because Saguaro is a later-stage startup, this position also offers a unique opportunity to help shape and direct the future of the business while giving you the space to advance your operational, financial, and leadership skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Operational Oversight: Perform, manage, and coordinate all operational aspects of running an investment firm. Help run the business while the Managing Principal grows and propels the business forward.
  • Strategic Planning: Help shape and implement firm-wide strategic initiatives that match current business priorities and support long-term growth objectives. Collaborate with the Managing Principal to align operational priorities with the firm's overarching vision, values, and goals.
  • Financial Management: Oversee forecasting, budgeting, as well as financial reporting processes. Monitor monthly financial metrics and cash positions to identify and capture cost savings.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Work alongside Managing Principal to provide consistent leadership for staff members. Co-labor with the Managing Principal in casting vision, establishing business priorities, and fostering a culture of trust, collaboration, and accountability. Mentor and develop team members to reach goals, achieve their full potential, and contribute to overall firm success.
  • Risk Management and Compliance: Continuously oversee risk management frameworks and compliance protocols to ensure adherence to regulatory requirements and industry best practices. Proactively identify and mitigate potential risks that could negatively impact firm reputation or performance.
  • Client Relations and Service Excellence: Champion a client-centric approach to operations, ensuring that the needs and expectations of our investors are met with the highest level of professionalism and integrity. Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with service providers, clients, and stakeholders, serving as a trusted advisor and facilitator of mission-critical work.  


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or a related field; advanced degree or professional certifications in compliance, tax and audit, or human resources, preferred.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience in financial services or business operations; proven record of leadership and accomplishment in a hedge fund or investment management environment preferred.
  • High degree of integrity, professionalism, with a history of upholding core values and ethical standards without compromise.
  • A keen ability to adapt in a dynamic and fast-paced industry and work environments; familiar with financial markets and products as well as hedge fund compliance and regulatory requirements preferred.
  • Strong analytical and computational skills along with a strategic mindset; ability to synthesize complex information and formulate and articulate meaningful ideas and recommendations.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills, with a demonstrated ability to build trust and collaborate effectively across all levels of an organization.

Proven leadership capabilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate teams, drive performance excellence, and foster a culture of continuous learning and growth.  

Join Us
We are looking for a seasoned and reliable leader who shares our passion for excellence, innovation, and investing. If that’s you, we invite you to join us on the journey of building a world-class investment firm. At Saguaro, you will have the opportunity to contribute to a meaningful mission, grow personally and professionally, and work in partnership with remarkable colleagues. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Supporting Documents for Director of Operations


Saguaro Capital Management is a Phoenix-based equity-focused investment firm. We compound capital through deep fundamental research, long-term thinking, meaningful innovation, and a structure that acknowledges human bias. We are modern value investors - a fusion of classic investment discipline and hypermodern technology designed to produce world-class investment results. We manage three capacity-constrained and ultra-concentrated equity portfolios of 5-15 positions. Founded in 2021, Saguaro currently has ten team members.  

Please see the materials on our website to learn more. 

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Suite 425
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