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Head of Investor Relations


The Head of Investor Relations (IR) will elevate and manage a best-in-class investor relations strategy for Tarsus.  They will collaborate closely with the executive leadership team and will present a clear and consistent message as a key interface to the investment community, articulating the financial and operational performance and business strategy to investors, shareholders, sell-side and buy-side analysts, and other key stakeholders.

This leader will have the presence, capability and intellect to represent the company to a sophisticated audience of investment professionals. They will be a strategic thinker with in-depth knowledge of the investor relations function and be responsible for all aspects of the company’s relationships with its investors. In addition to serving as the company’s spokesperson and relationship manager with the investment community, this leader will also provide insight, feedback, and coaching to the leadership team with regard to investor perceptions and expectations.

Let’s talk about some of the key responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer and executive team to develop and implement an actionable investor relations strategy.
  • Create a compelling storyline to succinctly describe Tarsus’ vision, mission, value proposition, business model, and competitive differentiation.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the investor relations strategy and execution, including day-to-day management of investor interactions and events (corporate calendar, non-deal roadshows, conference management, briefing materials, corporate presentations, bus tours, etc.).
  • Work closely with executive leadership to establish the optimal mix of shareholders at each stage of its evolution through strategic and thoughtful targeting initiatives.
  • Work closely with cross-functional leaders and colleagues to stay current on company progress to guide investor-focused communications and then work collaboratively on materials development such as press releases, backgrounders, fact sheets, website content, Q&As, presentations, call scripts, executive talking points, social media posts, and internal communications.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for all investor inquiries; cultivate and maintain strong relationships with investors (current and potential), sell-side research analysts, media and other key stakeholders. Provide timely, consistent, compliant, and accurate responses.
  • Effectively anticipate investor concerns, questions, and needs by keeping current on the industry and competitive landscape while maintaining a deep understanding of business progress.
  • Monitor and assess market and sector dynamics as well as all investment research (including models and estimates) on the company and its industry peers. Provide data and metrics-driven insights into the market and competitive landscape, using the information to counsel executive management and guide investor communications and activities.
  • Continuously evaluate business performance and use data, as well as keen observation and critical thinking skills, to continuously improve ongoing investor engagement.
  • Partner closely with Finance and Legal to ensure consistent and integrated presentation of information within quarterly and periodic SEC filings.
  • Oversee quarterly earnings call process (and other business event calls) in collaboration with the CFO and executive team. Specifically, lead the development, editing, and distribution of the earnings (business update) press release, executive scripts, and Q&A readiness with analysts.
  • Build a strong culture around executive communication effectiveness: meeting/call preparation; provide feedback and concrete suggestions for continual improvement.
  • Perform analytical comparison of peer group reporting and summarize significant events for senior management.
  • Create a competitive intelligence process to monitor, analyze, and distribute industry and competitor financial information to senior management. Track and manage analyst reports, earnings estimates, and financial models.
  • Manage external agencies and vendors that are supporting investor communications and activities.

Factors for Success:

  • The Head of Investor Relations will join a dynamic and fast-paced team. The candidate will have a strong work ethic, be a self-starter, and will be able to be highly productive in a collaborative environment. The candidate will be expected to have:
  • Demonstrated success in investor relations and having successfully developed and implemented strategic and proactive IR plans that have delivered results for publicly traded biotech companies (preferably within eye care).
  • A clear and thorough understanding of the financial modeling techniques used by analysts to project a company's operating and financial performance and the resulting value for its stock.
  • Track-record of building relationships with analysts and fund managers.
  • Hands-on experience managing a highly proactive corporate and financial communications strategy, with a solid reputation for integrity, transparency, and follow- through.
  • Ability to respond quickly and appropriately with a defensive communications strategy, as needed.
  • Ability to forge long-term trusted relationships quickly and effectively. Readily interact with and support C-suite executives, including accompanying the CEO, CCO, and CFO to investor/analyst conferences, and planning/producing investor events.
  • Knowledge of Regulations FD and G, Sarbanes-Oxley law, other SEC regulations.
  • Strong leadership presence; outgoing style with outstanding communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to project plan, problem-solve and deliver results.
  • Ability to translate and effectively communicate analytical data to non-technical professionals, and the ability to successfully influence even when holding a position contrary to the majority opinion.
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree required. Advanced degree in business-related discipline preferred.
  • 12+ years of IR experience within a publicly traded company or consulting firm, and/or relevant investment banking/capital markets experience.

A Few Other Details Worth Mentioning:

  • We are currently encouraging a virtual work environment due to COVID-19, but the position will be based in our beautiful Irvine, CA office.
  • This position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Travel required­.


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