Reports to COO
Full-time, Raleigh-based.

Portfolio Operations Associate / Manager

The Portfolio Operations Associate / Manager will design an efficient working framework to drive project execution and accountability, work diligently to ensure collaboration, keep initiatives on track, and more.

  • Be part of building a $100M+ revenue company from the ground up.
  • Work closely with founders / CEOs across dozens of companies and a range of vertical markets.
  • Work in an entrepreneurial environment that prioritizes creativity, learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Report directly to the COO and be part of building out a world-class portfolio operations team.


  • Ensure successful onboarding and execution of value-creation plans for newly acquired companies.
  • Design and manage a project management framework that drives execution and accountability while ensuring buy-in and collaboration.
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting on project status, as well as leading and lagging indicators, in a manner that facilitates the identification of opportunities, challenges, trends, and root causes.
  • Contribute to a continuous improvement culture.


  • Coordinate operational assessment (in collaboration with subject matter experts) of potential acquisition targets.
  • Develop (with subject matter experts) preliminary Value Creation Plans (VCPs).
  • Work with management teams and subject matter experts to refine VCPs and develop detailed work plans (including targets and deliverables).
  • Develop tracking framework and reporting cadence.
  • Oversee execution of VCP work plans – organize steering committees and working groups, oversee weekly and monthly reporting, and document and follow up on action items.
  • Identify and surface initiatives that are off-track or at-risk.
  • Coordinate onboarding of newly acquired companies onto the Cordance platform.
  • Help design and manage implementation of an annual operating calendar.
  • Support planning and execution of summits of portfolio company leaders.
  • Assist with preparation of Board reports.


  • 2+ years professional experience
  • Strong EQ
  • Collaborative, strong team player
  • Strong business acumen and ability to prioritize
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Analytical, metrics driven
  • Strong work ethic and sense of urgency
  • Self-starter and ability to work with limited direction in unstructured environment
  • Prior experience managing projects highly preferred
  • Experience in a post-merger situation (e.g., leading or supporting a post-merger integration) a strong plus
  • Proven ability to work directly with C-level executives a plus
  • Experience in a B2B SaaS company a plus
  • Experience in management consulting, investment banking or private equity a plus
  • Experience working with project management tools (e.g., a plus

About Cordance

  • Cordance ( is dedicated to accelerating the growth of vertically focused business-to-business (B2B) software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies through acquisition and long-term tactical and financial guidance. We’re experienced operators and subject-matter experts with a passion for software and building businesses. We partner with founders to help them scale their businesses and realize their companies’ full potential. We look for businesses with strong leadership and high potential for profitable growth, and work together to increase year-over-year revenue, company efficiency, and impact.

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