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Director Technology and Innovation

Montreal, QC
Full Time
2 days ago

The Director, Technology & Innovation Banking is accountable to originate and manage a portfolio of Technology clients.

The role requires the individual to provide top level relationship and portfolio management including reviewing and recommending financial solutions while managing risk. This role also requires a strong sales and marketing focus for sourcing new and profitable technology relationships. Some travel is required.

The Director, Technology & Innovation Banking will apply effective and professional consultative sales and business development principles, practices and techniques to identify, negotiate, structure and provide the initial underwriting for unique, complex business transactions, making credit decisions and recommendations in accordance with sound credit-granting principles and ensuring compliance with internal and external requirements and regulations.

The Director, Technology & Innovation Banking will develop and execute a 1-2 year sales plan to significantly expand the Bank's market share and revenue base in the upper mid-market technology segment through the acquisition of profitable clients. This requires the individual to develop an effective internal and external network in order to identify successful opportunities and to grow the client relationship for further revenue generation.


Business Delivery and Operational Effectiveness
    •Lead the development, implementation, review and revision of 1 - 2 year Relationship Development and Sales Plan, focusing on identifying opportunities that will strengthen and build existing profitable relationships and obtain new sales that will result in meeting or exceeding revenue and service targets.
    •Manage the risk of the portfolio in a timely and precise manner, focusing on quality of information, analysis, profitability, and credit recommendations to ensure the profitable execution of sales of credit/non-credit products and services to technology clients. Directly manage the annual review process, interim reviews, specified quarterly reports and resolution of exceptions.
    •Maintain accurate documentation and manage the timely validation from the Portfolio Management Group that security continues to exist with all registrations to ensure adherence to prescribed policies and procedures and overall safety of the Bank's position.
    •Investigate, analyze and resolve client questions and issues in a timely, efficient and effective manner ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Sales and Service

    •Be highly visible in the marketplace to proactively, and with a long-term focus (i.e. 12 - 24 months), develop an internal and external network of sources to identify sales opportunities. This will include Venture Capital firms, Accelerators & Incubators, financial professionals & consultants.
    •Apply relationship selling and relationship management principles and techniques to a growing portfolio of Technology clients, reviewing and enhancing holistic financial solutions to meet all commercial, personal banking and wealth needs. Retain, and maintain existing clients to ensure organic and economic revenue growth within the portfolio. Find new sales opportunities, both inside the portfolio and with new clients.
    •Lead the deal team on new client acquisitions; establish a working relationship with key decision makers, seamlessly assuming accountability for risk and relationship management of the client into the assigned portfolio when appropriate.
    •Apply resourceful business development and relationship management skills and sales/service principles, practices and techniques, to support the achievement of target level revenues through the sale of customized commercial/senior debt products and services
    •Leverage technology and profitability tools to identify & refer sales opportunities to ensure optimal effectiveness in the profitable delivery of Commercial products and services


    •Review and monitor revenue, profitability and service performance against plan, identify gaps, address accordingly and share best practices
    •Manage a 1 - 2 year Sales and Relationship Development Plan focusing on identifying individual current and potential customer needs and opportunities that will result in meeting or exceeding revenue and service targets.
    •Work with the District, Commercial Banking, Wealth Management & Capital Markets in planning processes, as appropriate
    •Develop and co-ordinate individual relationship planning, implementation and review activities with key BMO Partner Groups (All Commercial Banking LOBs, Business Banking, IBG, PCG, etc.) identifying opportunities to ensure client's needs and expectations are profitably met and/or exceeded.
    •Review revenue and service plans on an ongoing basis to reflect opportunities and changes in assigned portfolio and competitive regional market environment; develop an action plan, and update Managing Director on any changes that may impact the Business Plan

Risk Management

    •Protect the Bank's assets and maintain portfolio quality by adhering to Commercial lending processes, policies & procedures, legal and ethical requirements and regulations, audit requirements, and established risk guidelines. Ensure all aspects of the business is in conformity with Bank Policies and prescribed guidelines
    •Ensure that accurate comprehensive investigation; analysis and due diligence is conducted in the documentation of acceptable transactions sourced for adjudication under the Commercial Lending Process.
    •Manage risk and minimize losses by ensuring compliance requirements, audits, and verifications are completed in accordance with Bank Policies & Procedures and all legal, regulatory and ethical requirements
    •Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of Commercial products, processes, and relevant legal, regulatory and technology requirements through audits and quality checks, to ensure decisions are adequately documented, and clearly communicated.
    •Initiate engagement of Managing Director & Head and Credit early in the process when significant deteriorating trends are evident, working with them to engage other BMO specialty roles &/or SAMU, as appropriate to ensure Bank assets are adequately protected.
    •Ensure credit decisions and recommendations are in accordance with sound credit-granting principles and in compliance with the Bank's policies and related procedures; completing analysis; confirming security valuations; completing and approving credit applications for authorizations under BMO's Lending Policy.
    •Adhere to Know Your Client Rules and Bank Policies & Procedures for the prevention of loss due to fraud, counterfeiting, money laundering, or defalcation; identify and report suspicious and other reportable transactions or patterns of activity that are suspected to be related to money laundering

Role Requirements

    •Minimum of 5-7 years of financial services industry experience in a corporate lending environment
    •Formal training and demonstrable skills in credit analysis, structuring and deal closing
    •Business development experience
    •In-depth understanding of Commercial Products, Commercial Lending Process, Commercial Lending Directive, supporting processes and technology
    •Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Desired Attributes

    •Relevant professional designation (i.e. MBA, CA, CFA, etc.)
    •Experience in the technology industry an asset
    •Possesses a consulting mentality and an ability to address client strategic issues
    •Proactive and self-motivated
    •Confidence, presence, and determination to succeed in a very dynamic and demanding business environment
    •Adaptable and flexible
    •Strong team-player mentality
    •Exceptional time management and personal planning skills
    •Excellent interpersonal skills
    •Strong sense of urgency and able to meet tight deadlines

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At BMO we have a shared purpose; we put the customer at the centre of everything we do - helping people is in our DNA. For 200 years we have thought about the future-the future of our customers, our communities and our people. We help our customers and our communities by working together, innovating and pushing boundaries to bring them our very best every day. Together we're changing the way people think about a bank.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We'll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we'll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

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