Chief Operating Officer - NextCAT


NextCAT enables the next generation of biofuels by reducing the cost of producing biodiesel by at least $1.00 per gallon. NextCAT is an early stage company which has raised seed capital and attracted strategic manufacturing partners for our novel heterogeneous catalysts. As we prepare for market entry, we need an energetic CEO to maintain momentum, further develop our business plan to adjust to changes in the evolving alternative fuels markets, and attract additional investors.


NextCAT is seeking a motivated individual who is willing to work with primarily equity compensation as CEO of a promising startup company with already established strategic partnerships, and over $1.3 M in initial seed capital, including NSF SBIR Phase I and II funding.

Develop additional investment sources

  • Explore Angel Funding opportunities
  • Develop Venture Funding relationships
  • Federal and state funding
  • Foreign Investment

Develop and implement strategic business plan to attract sales channel partners:

  • Identify preferred partner(s)
  • Identify and close first customer for each partner
  • Support partner sales and marketing activity
  • Maintain partner relationship(s)

Lead company to customers via Market Research:

  • Represent the voice of the customer and articulates customer needs internally
  • Conduct customer primary research to supplement partner sales forecast
  • Develop extensive knowledge of the competition in order to support partners
  • Maintain an understanding of current products, markets, industry practices in order to leverage existing knowledge, and optimize development of customer opportunities

Job Requirements:

  • Experience as a startup CEO preferred
  • orporate product/channel marketing experience preferred
  • Experience in biofuels industry preferred
  • MBA with engineering background preferred
  • Exercise time management skills in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work efficiently while meeting tight deadlines
  • Ability to execute in international context
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate ideas clearly in both oral and written communication
  • Work both independently and in a team oriented environment


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