What is ArK?
ArK is a precision financing company that empowers tech companies with a combination of financial solutions and know-how, utilising our artificial intelligence platform AIM. AIM uses big data and machine learning to analyse and predict companies’ current and future performance to be used as a foundation for our frontier credit decision making. ArK also shares daily updates of its analytics and insights in a borrower dashboard and through rest APIs for continuous business optimization.
ArK started in 2021 by a six-time-founder/entrepreneur, a world-class AI technology developer, and the veteran banker you always wanted. ArK is headquartered in Stockholm but our employees balance their time between being at the office and working remotely.
Chief Credit Officer
As Ark’s Chief Credit Officer you would be responsible for the operative side of credit risk management, which includes being part of ArK’s credit committee, which makes investment decisions on all our larger loans globally, as well as approves new products, policies and guidelines. Together with ArKs Chief Risk Officer and founding team the Chief Credit Officer helps for ArKs view on risk, which in turn determines which companies we can engage with, and what new products and markets we enter. You will be supported by your fellow credit committee members with decades of experience in startup lending, as well as a cutting edge structuring team, and our novel AI-driven company analysis.
We do not have a seniority threshold on the role in terms of years of experience, but the right candidate will be very comfortable to argue and support their position, and to challenge people who are experts in their own field.
Apart from applying traditional credit work to a new industry and business model, the role of Chief Credit officer at ArK requires a keen interest in technology, and a willingness to challenge existing ways of working to push the boundaries of how data can inform financial decisions.
Who are you?
Experience of working as a head of credit or investment manager at a bank, investment bank, venture debt fund, private debt fund or similar
Experience from lending to at least one of the following: technology driven companies, e-commerce, scaleups.
Strong communication skills and a team player who is willing to leave their ego at home
You thrive in a fast-paced environment and when you see things that are broken you fix them
What’s it like to work at ArK?
We believe that the key to a great team culture is great people having a great time together. Our team is one to be part of for the long run, because you won’t want to leave. Our unique combination of startup mentality, experienced team and ambitious vision make ample room for both personal and professional development. We’re entrepreneur-first, continuously innovative, and responsible global citizens.