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VP Operations at UpGuard


Sydney, NSW

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UpGuard is seeking an experienced Operations Executive to join the executive team to oversee the financial, legal, and operations functions at UpGuard. Working directly with the Co-CEOs, the VP Operations will be part of the senior management team, working closely with department heads to help drive growth and performance within the company.

Our ideal candidate is an experienced operations professional with finance and legal expertise honed from previous startup experience. UpGuard is scaling rapidly and seeks an executive with a demonstrable track record of helping companies scale.


  • Oversee day-to-day company operations.
  • Define, implement and continually review/improve operations strategy, structure, and processes.
  • Manage the quarterly and annual budgeting process and P&L responsibilities.
  • Liaise with Executive Committee members on operating plan and budgets.
  • Monitor performance to proactively identify efficiency issues and propose solutions.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all phases of operations.
  • Coordinate support to operations throughout the business.
  • Manage company legal matters, and liaise with outside counsel where necessary.
  • Provide regular performance updates to the senior leadership team.
  • Ensure adherence to company, federal (the US and Australia), state, and local business requirements, enforcing compliance where necessary.
  • Work with sales leadership on compensation plan design, execution and audit.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, or a related field
  • 5-10 years of supervisory experience in operations or related field
  • Previous P&L responsibility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Bonus Experience

  • Experience within a venture-backed technology company.
  • MBA, MAC or equivalent graduate degree
  • International working experience
  • Detailed US/Australia corporate compliance and taxation knowledge
  • IPO experience in Australia or US Fundraising experience


  • High-level exposure to a fast-growing cybersecurity market
  • Directly contribute as a valued member of our leadership team
  • Generous compensation package including equity
  • Great perks including free lunches, flexible work arrangements and gym reimbursement program
  • A great team and working environment in Sydney's CBD

At UpGuard, we're building cybersecurity products that help organizations protect their information and prevent data breaches. Founded in 2012, we're a profitable venture-backed startup with hundreds of enterprise customers such as AT&T, NASA, NYSE, Xinja, First State Super, IAG and ADP.

Our threat intelligence capabilities have led to the discovery of data exposures cited by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, BBC and The Washington Post among other publications. With offices in Sydney, Hobart and San Francisco, we're a global team that takes great pride in what we do.

About UpGuard

Office address

  • 235 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW, 2000
  • Hobart, TAS, 7000
  • Melbourne CBD, VIC, 3000
  • Brisbane CBD, QLD, 4000
  • Perth CBD, WA, 6000

Company size

11-50 people

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