Director of North America Partnerships

Sales Seattle, Washington


Ekata provides global identity verification via enterprise-grade APIs and a SaaS solution. Our product suite is powered by Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only cross-border identity engine of its kind. It uses complex machine learning algorithms across the five consumer attributes of email, phone, name, physical address, and IP to derive unique data links and features from billions of real-time transactions within our customer network and the globally sourced data of our graph. Businesses around the world including Alipay, Stripe, Airbnb, and Microsoft leverage our solutions to approve more good transactions, reduce friction, and find fraud.

The Director of NA Partnerships & Business Development, reporting to the VP of Global Partnerships & Business Development, is a key member of Ekata’s Go-to-Market Management team, and is responsible for executing our North American partnership strategy. This role is focused on growing revenue through our reseller and referral partner programs, joint ventures, and channel activities. Ekata, the global leader in frictionless identity verification solutions, partners with the leading fraud and risk software platforms worldwide to provide best in class tools and superior customer outcomes.  

In the Director of NA Partnerships role, you will:

  • Provide day to day leadership to a team of Seattle based Strategic Partner Managers and Business Development Directors, themselves responsible for growing revenue from established and newly formed business partnerships.
  • Assist VP of Partnerships & Business Development with team planning and in the development of strategic priorities.
  • Collaborate with internal and external teams for program planning and execution - creating strategies across developing and established partnerships
  • Assist in the development of reporting frameworks for internal and external stakeholders to understand progress against specific goals
  • Use data to drive program innovation, actively making recommendations to key partners and internal stakeholders
  • Lead partner training efforts to ensure proper information dissemination and awareness throughout relevant partner organizations
  • Work closely with partners and teams to define and document process workflows, ensuring proper implementation and optimal end-customer experience
  • Identify and drive process improvements within partner organizations to optimize channel sales efforts
  • Build and maintain extensive documentation on processes, workflows, and communication standards/requirements. This includes assisting in the development of sales collateral and internal process documentation.
  • Further establish Ekata as the Global Partner of Choice for identity verification data in North America and Globally.

The ideal Director of NA Partnerships will have:

  • 7+ years in partner management, business development and/or channel management experience
  • Experience managing a quota carrying sales or partnership team as well as the associated P&L
  • History of executing complex business transactions that result in mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Technical competency sufficient to communicate and work with experts in the fields of technology, data science, and payments
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred
  • eCommerce or Payments industry experience strongly preferred
  • Strong presentation, sales and relationship management skills
  • Experience in Salesforce and Tableau with advanced proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

Unwavering in our pursuit of standardizing global identity data, we are approachable, real people that genuinely care about the success of those we partner with. With a commitment to service, innovation, and ownership, Ekata is a dynamic place to work for folks who want to make an impact on a global scale. We provide learning & development opportunities for each employee and promote work-life flexibility through self-managed time off. Headquartered in downtown Seattle, Ekata is growing internationally with offices in Budapest, Amsterdam, and Singapore.

To learn more about the experience of working at Ekata, visit: https://ekata.com/careers/.

Ekata prides itself on celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and being an equal-opportunity employer.

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