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Senior Business Partner, Investments


Reporting to the Director, Investment Services, the Senior Business Partner will perform due diligence and make investment recommendations on a spectrum of early to later stage enterprises, bringing together business and technical analysis of the industry as well as the individual opportunity.  This role requires a detail-oriented professional with a passion for impactful investments as well as the skills to analyze business plans and financial statements, develop proforma financial statements, and work with financial valuation models.  This role will work with all areas of Alberta Innovates and various client-facing advisors to help identify investments that support Alberta’s economic growth.


Are you our Senior Business Partner, Investments? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about supporting technological advancement and financial growth within Alberta’s innovation ecosystem.
  • Enjoy developing creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, combined with an ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, both internal and external.


We are game changers

Alberta Innovates is a provincially funded corporation with a mandate to deliver 21st-century solutions for the most compelling challenges facing Albertans. We do this by building on our province’s research and technology development strengths in the core sectors of health, environment, energy, food and fibre, and platforms such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology and omics. We are working with our partners to diversify Alberta’s economy, improve our environmental performance and enhance the well-being of Albertans through research and innovation.

Our subsidiary, InnoTech Alberta, offers a diversified range of scientific engineering and technological research and testing capabilities, and the facilities to support technology scale-up. Our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to health to food and fibre. InnoTech Alberta offers you access to research talent, technical expertise, and unique facilities that can help accelerate technology development that serves both the private and public sector.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:


  • Summarizing business, financial and technical in a timely due diligence into an investment recommendation
  • Financial analysis and modeling
  • Market assessments
  • Business plan analysis
  • Developing Market Intelligence reports for specific technology verticals
  • Liaising with internal and external clients to manage a portfolio of investments aligned with AI mandate and outcomes.
  • Developing and maintaining networks outside of AI, and with other funding conduits and professional service providers to ensure strong due diligence.
  • Analysis of contractual obligations related to technology deployment.
  • Understanding enterprise cycle from start-ups, scale and growth in technology businesses
  • Maintaining confidentiality of client information.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Commerce, Economics, Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent with emphasis on analytical skills.
    • MBA or CPA designation preferred.
  • Experience with fraudulent activities and financial anomalies would be considered an asset
  • Exposure to mergers and acquisitions in a consulting, corporate or private equity environment is an asset.
  • Minimum of four years in management consulting, private equity or venture capital, commercial/investment banking or working with or for a technology based SME.
  • Desmonstrated experience in analysis of financial information
  • Demonstrated business sense in a diversified set of industries.
  • Demonstrated track record of achievements and commitment to excellence.
  • Experience with growing and developing SMEs in the technology commercialization space.
  • Experience in communicating constructive feedback to help clients grow and improve.
  • Sharp strategic mind with a creative approach to business, able to work under tight deadlines in high-stake executive environments, with a passion for accuracy and quality.
  • Experience in Market Inteligence and Analysis to provide ad-hoc intelligence reports on various technology and market trends an asset.
  • Capacity to:  autonomously gather information, identify important and critical issues, synthesise and articulate findings and present complex issues in simple ways.
  • Understanding of lean startup, agile development cycles, minimally viable product lterations, redictable revenue techniques, taction metrics would be an asset.
  • Proven project management and organizational skills.
  • Comfortable working with incomplete information and ability to make intelligent assumptions to produce high level estimates.
  • Strong skills in technology commercialization.
  • Willingness to challenge, question and investigate facts.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 


Why Alberta Innovates?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance which includes flexible work and wellness programs.


At Alberta Innovates, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit, and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.