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VP of Information

Coral Springs, Florida
Job ID: 2693
BFS Capital, champion of small business, provides financing solutions to small and mid-size businesses through a network of agents and partners.  BFS has built a successful corporate culture based upon its customer service, financing options and commitment to excellence.  BFS reached the $1 Billion funding milestone in July of 2015.  The Company is expanding rapidly and has over 300 professionals now working in FL, CA, MA, NY, Canada and the United Kingdom. 
In this cycle of growth, BFS Capital seeks a VP of IT to spearhead important IT initiatives at BFS, direct and guide technology development to benefit BFS networks and customers.  Guided by industry best practices, the VP IT will optimize BFS’s infrastructure and processes, supporting productivity and customer satisfaction. 
Reporting Relationships
The VP of Information Technology (“VP IT”) will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with BFS executives to keep BFS at the forefront of the small business lending community, in terms of its technical and customer service skill.  The VP IT will oversee all aspects of Information Services and Security for all of the BFS operating entities, including the US based and international operating subsidiaries. 
The Opportunity
BFS seeks a knowledgeable, hands-on IT leader immersed in the best technology practices available to support BFS’s expansion and related technology and security needs.  Specifically, the VPIT will take charge of key technology decisions, manage software development and support the implementation of SalesForce.com on a company-wide basis.  At the core of the VPIT’s activity, will be the charge to keep BFS current, applying best-in-class practices to small business lending.    
Primary Responsibilities
The VP IT will:

  • Collaborate with the COO and other executive management to develop a strategic and innovative development roadmap designed to both anticipate and exceed the technology needs of a rapidly expanding BFS
  • Manage current and ongoing software development at BFS
  • Support the implementation of SalesForce.com
  • Oversee the management of all existing and future infrastructure, web development, database, network operations, and telecom support
  • Ensure all applications, architectures, technologies, and infrastructures are compliant and meet data security best practices
  • Analyze and recommend critical build/buy decisions, identifying necessary upgrades and managing critical vendor relationships
  • Attract, motivate, and retain the additional critical IT talent to encourage professional development
  • Ensure that BFS meets its corporate IT objectives and that all system function at optimal levels with maximum security at all times

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field; Master’s Degree a plus
  • 5+ years senior level experience
  • 10+ years in Information Services, preferably in a Financial Services company
  • Software development and SalesForce.com experience necessary
  • Strategic, team player with the ability to translate corporate goals into active IT tasks
  • Embraces change and thrives in an energetic, growing organization
  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills
  • Creative, pro-active planner; will address both existing and emerging IT needs
  • Brings a sense of urgency and prioritization to the tasks at hand
  • Excellent communication skills in speech and in writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service emphasis  

Compensation and Salary
Compensation includes a competitive base salary, performance based bonus, 401 (k) with company matching, and medical/dental/vision benefits
Application Process
Direct your resume to [email protected] with a letter of interest and recent writing sample.