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VP Finance



Accounting & Finance
Palo Alto, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 3, 2024


Anvilogic is a Palo Alto-based AI cybersecurity startup founded by security veterans and data scientists from Fortune 500 companies. In 2019, we started building an AI-based SOC platform to lower the barrier to entry for detection engineering and threat hunting skill sets desperately needed in cybersecurity.

Our mission is to democratize threat detection and hunting for today’s SOC teams to easily be done across hybrid, multi-clouds and security data lakes without needing to centralize data or rip and replace tools. Further, with our investments in AI-powered automation of detection-as-code to create, test, tune and deploy detections, SOC users can implement high-efficacy detection and hunting techniques without writing a single line of code nor manually wrangling data.

Anvilogic’s AI-powered Multi-Data Platform SIEM is used by many of the industry’s most advanced security teams.

LOCATION: HQ is Palo Alto, CA. This position can sit anywhere in the U.S.


Company Overview:

Founded in 2019, Anvilogic is a Series C, AI, cybersecurity cloud enterprise company. Anvilogic is the industry’s first AI-powered multi-data platform SIEM company that is shaking up the legacy hold of platforms like Splunk at F1000 companies and becoming the modern SIEM of choice at these companies. Our customer connection is strong, our platform is enterprise-grade, and we have a promising growth year ahead of us. Our team is a collection of industry veterans and domain experts, with experience in building companies. Our investors & Board members are tier 1. Revenue has doubled in 2023 and is expected to double in 2024. More about us and our customers: https://www.anvilogic.com/customers.

Job Description

As a member of the company’s leadership team leading finance and accounting, you will play a critical role in driving strategic, operational, and financial decisions that will impact the overall trajectory of the company. In addition to managing and building out the ideal finance function, you can expect to dive deep into problems and work closely with team members across the entire business. We're a team of entrepreneurial problem solvers across all levels that get excited about making the lives of our customers better.

Key job responsibilities:

  • Reporting to and partnering with the CEO to drive business success.
  • Collaborate with the VP of Sales & CEO on sales/revenue tracking and management, including the development and execution of go-to-market strategies.
  • Plan compensation and commission structures to align with go-to-market objectives and sales targets.
  • Develop pricing and discounting strategies
  • Oversee the review and management of contracts
  • Provide support in HR functions
  • Dive deep, plan, and execute on projects across the organization to drive business improvements both in the marketplace and internally
  • Collaborate with various teams, including product, sales, and strategy and operations, to ensure financial strategies align with company objectives
  • Maintain a pulse on the markets, public and private, to track how the company is performing relative to its comps and also to stay in front of potential corporate development opportunities that could accelerate strategic objectives
  • Communicate, engage, and interact with broader leadership team and company Board of Directors to formulate and achieve strategic goals
  • Manage members of the broader finance and accounting team
  • Provide ongoing mentorship, training, and development of direct and indirect reports
  • Provide thought leadership on major initiatives directed at driving cost efficiencies in support of long-term planning
  • Bring new thinking and ways of doing things to the function, as appropriate, including analyzing and pushing new metrics and performance indicators to help identify trends
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and ASC 606
  • Create a financial backbone and roadmap that enables our continued hypergrowth
  • Serve as a member of the leadership team. Continually partner cross-functionally to formulate and achieve our strategic goals.