The Role: Director of Corporate Investment

Cerilon is looking for a Director of Corporate Investment to join an energetic, entrepreneurial, and environmentally focused group. The team at Cerilon thrives on working with people who want to make a difference, are comfortable with some risk, and be a part of something bigger than themselves. The Director, Investment reports to the CFO with their immediate peers being the Controller and General Counsel.

The Director of Corporate Investment has an excellent grasp of the North American capital market climate, and existing relationships with both the investor as well as investment brokerage communities. The successful candidate will lead private capital fundraising (debt and/or equity), valuation, or project financing initiatives.

The Director of Corporate Investment will also develop business relationships to achieve the financial and fundraising goals of the organization. Further, the Director must work in tandem with the Finance team to ensure cash flow, debt, and risk are appropriately managed. The Director must have outstanding communication and mentoring skills with expert-level knowledge of large-scale energy projects, ideally in the GTL industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide effective, practical recommendations and help lead the necessary financing and fundraising activities required by Cerilon for the development of its GTL projects through to final investment decision and into the operational phase.
  • Develop effective collaborative working relationships internally and externally (latter with both institutional investors as well as investment brokerage firms).
  • Provide guidance and input in commercial arrangements for Cerilon’s GTL projects.
  • Create and deliver presentations for potential client investors.
  • Assist with negotiation and structuring of financial deals with ELT/CFO oversight.
  • Develop complex data analysis and capital budget forecasts; make strategic financial decisions that will promote long-term financial gain.
  • Oversee the financial model and outputs to support financing presentations and scenarios.
  • Manage risk and provide recommendations on driving revenue for the business.
  • Ensure that the ELT’s decisions support the GTL project lifecycle and delivery of a successful project.

The Person

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field. CFA Designation or Master’s in Finance or MBA is desirable.
  • Ten+ years of successful track record in the financial or energy sector with a strong financial vision and insight to match and/or five-seven years of Investment firm experience.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining business relationships with equity investors, brokerage firms, and capital market advisors, ideally in the US but also in Canada.
  • Experience overseeing and advising on valuation.
  • Advanced MS Excel & PowerPoint, and other financial modelling tools.
  • Project Management experience/knowledge, commercial mindset.
  • High personal accountability but low ego, with strong internal and external stakeholder engagement and communication.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks are essential.
  • Proven ability to apply a fact-based approach to problem solve complex issues and find resolutions.
  • Adaptable and able to work effectively in a team environment and consistently maintain a professional and respectful demeanour/attitude with co-workers, financiers, contractors, vendors, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to create strong working relationships, excellent communication and analytical skills to solve problems in a collaborative manner.
  • Self-motivated, works well independently in a work-from-anywhere environment.


A competitive compensation package will be provided including an attractive base salary, PIP, LTIP and benefits. Further details will be discussed in a personal interview. Cerilon team members work remotely but most are based in Calgary and can meet as needed.

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Email a convincing cover letter and tailored resume (PDF or Word) to Shalini Bhatty or Allan Nelson at indicating the job title in the subject line of the email.

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About Cerilon

Cerilon is a world-class company with experience in developing and operating global multibillion dollar facilities in the energy, petrochemical, and industrial sectors with a goal to deliver sustainable, long-term value within a framework of stakeholders, community and the environment. Its subsidiary, ND Ventures, works with key stakeholders to provide critical integrated project execution through a team of about 40 people (employees and consultants) across the world.

In 2021, the State of North Dakota expressed its strong interest and support (including initial financial support) for Cerilon to develop a major gas-to-liquids (GTL) complex in Trenton ND, with the initial phase estimated at $3 billion. The North Dakota Development Fund Board and the Clean Sustainable Energy Authority have specifically approved initial developmental capital to Cerilon for the GTL complex, with further financial support anticipated. The GTL state-of-the-art GTL facility will be the lowest carbon footprint facility of its kind in the world, and supports North Dakota’s strategy to diversify the energy industry and support clean, environmentally responsible energy development. The primary outputs of the Phase 1 GTL facility will consist of 24,000 barrels per day of ultra-low sulfur diesel and other specialty products. Additional phases and locations for future GTL facilities are also anticipated.

In Spring 2022, Cerilon also signed an agreement with the MD of Greenview to acquire about 200 acres of land in the Greenview Industrial Gateway. On this site, in the future Cerilon plans to build a GTL facility that will manufacture ultra-low sulphur diesel and jet fuel.

The executive team at Cerilon consists of generalists who have built, operated and dismantled large facilities in energy and other industrial sectors. With this pragmatic operational perspective, the proprietary project management methodology that Cerilon uses is both unique and holistic in its

approach. The executive team also brings expertise leveraging proven technology and operational know- how from successful GTL projects in South Africa and around the world.