ACA Compliance Group Holdings, LLC

  • Director of Client Development - (Cybersecurity & Risk) - Aponix - Europe

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    Risk (Cybersecurity) Division
    Regular Full-Time
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    Director of Client Development - Cybersecurity & Risk - Aponix - Europe


    About ACA/Aponix:

    ACA is a management consultancy providing compliance, cybersecurity, risk, and technology solutions to financial services firms. ACA works with 84% of the largest hedge funds, 70% of the largest private equity firms, and 64% of the top 100 asset managers (by AUM). We are now the largest management consultancy firm of our kind (700 employees), we have the most former regulators on staff, and we are considered the gold standard in our sector.

    Aponix, ACA's Cybersecurity & Risk practice group, was named "Best Global Cyber Security Advisor" by Hedgeweek Magazine and "Due Diligence Firm of the Year" by M&A Advisor. Aponix is looking for a Director of Client Development to lead business development and sales efforts for the practice group in the UK/Europe market. Aponix provides cybersecurity risk assessments, network testing, penetration testing, WISP, training, data privacy and GDRP advising to our clients.


    Position Objective:

    This position is responsible for proactively identifying and developing sales opportunities for ACA/Aponix products and services in the UK and Europe. This position is also responsible for working with ACA/Aponix’s Sales and Marketing teams to develop sales and marketing strategies as well as identify and assist with developing new products and services.


    • Identify and respond to requests for bid and proposal opportunities on behalf of ACA/Aponix
    • Devise selling techniques to drive the business forward and create a large volume of prospects and inquiries
    • Lead and coordinate all aspects of the sales process to guide prospect opportunities to successful close
    • Manage a sales pipeline of pending opportunities and outstanding engagement agreements
    • Professionally and confidently present ACA/Aponix offerings, services, and pricing to financial services industry prospects and clients
    • Negotiate engagement terms with prospects and clients
    • Provide support to ACA/Aponix’s consulting team to amend revenue and budgets as necessary for successful completion of projects
    • Assist with ACA/Aponix’s marketing efforts, including participation in conferences and creation and maintenance of marketing materials 
    • Assist with the identification and development of new product and service offerings
    • Improve sales performance by training and familiarizing other ACA personnel with service offerings, CRM system, and sales process
    • Partner with ACA/Aponix executives on business development priorities and key sales initiatives
    • Meet or exceed sales and other business development goals
    • Enhance ACA industry partner relationships to generate additional sales
    • Understand the market, competition, and trends for compliance services
    • Perform ad-hoc work/special projects as necessary to support ACA on various client and internal initiatives


    • Bachelor’s Degree preferred – major or concentration in business, finance, or related field preferred
    • Previous sales experience and experience with the regulatory compliance or financial services industries preferred
    • Entrepreneurial attitude with the proven ability to negotiate, influence, deal effectively and successfully close sales
    • Astute in identifying and exploiting new business opportunities within specific niches of the market
    • Experience developing and implementing sales and marketing strategies for market creation, penetration, and protection
    • Demonstrated professional integrity
    • Dependable, flexible, and adaptable to new ACA initiatives and changing client needs
    • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, small-team environment
    • Ability to work independently, multi-task and prioritize effectively
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
    • Highly motivated and goal oriented; proactive in one’s own education and career progression; volunteers for and shows initiative on both internal and external projects and tasks
    • Dedicated to upholding ACA’s high quality standards and customer service focus
    • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail  
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat, and the Internet
    • Willing to travel – up to 25 percent
    • Available for client work and/or travel Monday through Friday on a general basis, including outside of normal business hours and/or weekends

    ACA is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against current or prospective employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, pregnancy, child birth, or a related medical condition, familial status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status, citizenship, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.


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