peerTransfer was founded as a direct result of the issues experienced by its founder and former international student, Iker Marcaide. As he experienced first-hand the difficulty and frustration of transferring funds from a European bank to MIT, paying high fees and not having his money arrive on time, he envisioned a solution that alleviate these issues. He then developed and launched the peerTransfer solution. Today, it is helping many leading universities and their students find an easier and more efficient way to transfer funds.
peerTransfer helps universities to receive payments from international students while providing secure, seamless, and easy-to-navigate system for students that not only enables them to pay in their home currency, but saves them a significant amount of money (thousands of dollars) when doing so.
We have a fast-paced, creative, high energy, informal and demanding start-up atmosphere, where everybody and their work are important, and the work is done together in a fun and flexible environment. Take a look at our company values if you are curious.
peerTransfer has been featured in the New York Times , Wall Street Journal and is backed by international investors, including Spark Capital, a $1B Venture Capital Fund, and former executives from companies such as PayPal, Western Union, Microsoft and IBM. We have also received several innovation awards such as winning the HIT Barcelona 2010 Innovation Summit, MITX awards for 'Best Consumer Tech That Makes Life Easier' and the 'Innovative Business Model' as well as being named as one of the “5 big ideas in Boston” by Xconomy. We have offices in Boston, (USA) and Valencia (Spain). You will find more information about us at www.peerTransfer.com.
Your exciting role will include:
1. Strategy and Planning: You will understand our market and build a good operational and regulatory framework to identify opportunities and make sound decisions. You will conduct market research, landscape and competitor analysis, and will explore new markets, new segments and new products.
2. New Product Development: From opportunity to implementation, you will work closely with the rest of the company in validating our needs, structuring a solution and impacting our company´s bottom-line.
3. Partnerships: You will detect opportunities within the higher education or payments space and execute on them to maximize value creation. This will include the end to end process of pitching, negotiation, product and workflow integration, project management and relationship building and monitoring (i.e. responsible to make it happen)
You will be working very closely with the CEO, Product Management, Sales and Marketing and be part of the management team.
Entrepreneurial MBA from a top business school with proven experience launching businesses or new products. You will:
Be a big picture thinker while being able to pay attention to details and get your hands dirty
Be able to implement and interact with all levels of the organization and wear multiple hats
Like to work hard and play even harder, with failure not being an option
Be a self starter, resourceful, organized and with a ton of initiative who needs low oversight
And we’d love you even more if you have
Experience in payments within higher education
A background in payment processing, merchant acquiring, money transmission, transactional banking or foreign exchange
Experience in management consulting, business development or product management (nice to have but not required)
We offer you the opportunity to
Be part of a highly dynamic, passionate, talented and international team
Be able to improve the life of people by making their international money transfers lower cost and less painful
Substantial equity based compensation (stock options) in addition to base salary and full benefits
If you would like to be part of our team and are capable of taking on this highly demanding but rewarding role please send us your resume and cover letter, telling us what makes you special and why you want to join peerTransfer.