July 5, 2024

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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July 5, 2024

Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Chief Operating Officer (COO)

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Location: Denver, Colorado
Reports to: CEO
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary: $170,000

About Elevate Quantum:

Elevate Quantum is a public private partnership  and registered 501c3 dedicated to making the Mountain West the global epicenter for quantum technology development. With a consortium that includes over 120 organizations spanning Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, Elevate Quantum is uniquely positioned to transform cutting-edge research into world-changing companies. Our mission is to ensure U.S. economic and strategic security and to establish leadership in the Quantum Century.

We are recognized as a Designated TechHub by the U.S. Department of Commerce, a testament to our role in advancing quantum technology. This designation has brought significant federal and state investments, including a $40.5 million Phase 2 award and $84 million in state incentives, to scale our operations and ensure sustained growth and innovation in quantum technology​.

Consortium Members:

Our consortium features leading names in the quantum industry such as Quantinuum, Atom Computing, Infleqtion, and Maybell Quantum. We are also partnered with market giants like Google, Microsoft, AWS, and Lockheed Martin.

We include leading research institutions like CU Boulder, Mines, NIST, Sandia, Los Alamos, UNM and more. This mix of leading startups, world class-research institutions, and established tech companies ensures we maintain rigorous attention to detail while navigating a fast-moving and dynamic environment​​.

Role & Responsibilities:

You will play a pivotal role in both the financial stewardship and operational excellence of Elevate Quantum. Your responsibilities will include:

Financial Management:

  • Oversee all legal, audit, and reporting functions.
  • Manage budget planning, financial projections, and analyses.
  • Ensure compliance with federal grant requirements and other regulatory standards.
  • Develop and implement financial strategies to support business growth and operational efficiency.
  • Manage and optimize up to $100 million in private financing initiatives.

Operational Management:

  • Streamline and optimize business operations to enhance productivity and effectiveness.
    Manage complex stakeholder relationships, including federal agencies, partners, and internal teams.
  • Drive the execution of strategic initiatives and operational plans.
  • Oversee administrative functions and ensure operational excellence across all departments.

Experience & Qualifications:


  • 7-10 years of experience in financial management and operations, preferably within a startup environment.
  • Your heart is with a startup – getting to ‘yes’ every time – but you also know the standards to operate with important, high-profile / government stakeholders.
  • Proven track record as a financial controller or accountant.
  • Experience managing multiple complex stakeholders and working with major federal grants is highly desirable.
  • The presence of being a safe pair of hands while having the hunger of a startup senior leader.
  • Hands-on experience in driving operational improvements and implementing best practices.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools.
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results orientation.

Why Join Us:

Career Growth:

  • This is a unique opportunity to get your foot in the door as a CFO/COO and prove your capabilities in a high-impact role.
  • Work closely with the CEO and other senior leaders to shape the future of the organization.

Dynamic Environment:

  • Be part of a vibrant startup culture where innovation and collaboration are key.
  • Engage in meaningful work that makes a difference.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit their resume letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are a good fit for this role to zach@elevatequantum.org.

Elevate Quantum is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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