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Senior Director, Finance

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​About Us:

Wabash Marketplace ( is a groundbreaking joint venture between Wabash and Fernweh Group LLC and presents an exciting opportunity for talented professionals to pioneer digital innovation in the logistics and transportation sectors. This strategic collaboration is dedicated to creating new capabilities that cater to all customers in our marketplace, encompassing an enhanced Trailers as a Service (TaaS) model, an extensive e-commerce platform for parts, and other value-added services. We are seeking ambitious individuals to join us in building a true marketplace that efficiently serves both suppliers and buyers, fostering a transformative impact on the industry. Join our team to help set new standards and develop integrated solutions that significantly improve business processes and customer interactions across the ecosystem.


Join our pioneering team set to transform the industrial sector with an inventive digital marketplace. We are on a journey of fast-paced and innovative growth, and we seek a Senior Director - Finance who is prepared to drive financial excellence within our organization.

The Senior Director - Finance will play a crucial role in the formulation and execution of our financial strategy, harmonizing with our bold company vision. This position will involve close collaboration with executive leadership to ensure financial plans are robust, strategic, and align with our expansion objectives. The successful candidate will lead the financial oversight of various business units, secure funding for growth initiatives, and ensure the financial health and compliance of the organization.

Key Competencies:

A Senior Director - Finance at our company needs an extensive set of skills to excel in our dynamic and fast-paced startup environment:

  • Strategic Financial Planning: Develop comprehensive financial strategies that support the company’s vision and growth ambitions, managing detailed budgets and forecasts.

  • Financial Acumen: Strong grasp of financial principles, with hands-on experience in financial analysis, modeling, and reporting to inform decision-making.

  • Leadership and Collaboration: Ability to lead a finance team and work cross-functionally, fostering a culture of financial awareness and strategic thinking.

  • Communication Mastery: Exceptional communication skills to articulate financial concepts to stakeholders across the company.

  • Analytical Problem-Solving: Address complex financial challenges with thoughtful, data-driven approaches, balancing risks and opportunities.

  • Market and Industry Insight: Maintain a deep understanding of market trends and financial regulations to guide sound financial management.

  • Agility and Adaptability: The flexibility to navigate a changing business landscape, adapting financial strategies to meet evolving organizational needs.

  • Experience in Digital Marketplaces: Prior experience in finance within a digital or logistics marketplace is highly valued and considered an advantage.


  • Financial Leadership: Provide strategic financial direction and insights, ensuring alignment with overall business goals. Supporting multiple Business Line Leaders in the financial analysis of their business with scenario modelling and pricing sensitivity analysis.

  • Budget Management: Oversee the development and management of budgets, forecasts, and financial models.

  • Funding Strategies: Identify and secure funding opportunities to support business growth and strategic initiatives.

  • Risk Management: Implement robust financial controls and risk management strategies to safeguard the company’s assets.

  • Reporting and Compliance: Ensure timely financial reporting and compliance with all regulatory financial requirements. Build and present with leadership board level output needed to guide the business through growth.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with investors, board members, and financial institutions.

  • Team Development: Build and mentor a high-performing finance team capable of supporting the company’s growth.

  • Strategic Partnerships: Work closely with other senior leaders to drive operational and strategic decisions from a financial perspective.


Candidates in or near Chicago preferred; open to remote and travel arrangements for the right individual.