Uplift has closed $123M in our Series C Equity Financing Round led by Madrone Capital Partners – Press Release

Head of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Lending & Finance

Menlo Park, CA



Uplift was founded by a passionate team of travel industry veterans to provide a better way to shop, book, pay and experience travel. Our mission is to make travel more accessible, affordable and rewarding for everyone. By offering simple, flexible payments, Uplift benefits consumers who are able to book now and pay over time. Uplift is a well financed Series C startup serving the $1.4 Trillion consumer travel segment.

Uplift Pay Monthly is used by top travel brands such as the vacations sites of United, American, Southwest, cruise lines such as Norwegian, theme parks such as Universal, and many more. Learn more at www.uplift.com.

We are looking for a Head of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives who will build our Business Operations function from the ground up. As Head of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives, you will partner with the executive team to drive cross-functional decision-making and execution. You will also apply great leadership, analytical skills, and business judgement to define strategic priorities, deliver operational excellence and promote innovation and growth.


  • Work closely with the executive team to identify and prioritize new opportunities and innovation that grow Uplift’s business
  • Lead and execute on key strategic initiatives, working cross-functionally to successfully move projects from idea to implementation
  • Structure complex problems and deliver deep data-driven and competitive insights to build consensus and influence decision making
  • Develop and execute on a long-term plan for Uplift’s fintech differentiation and competitive advantage
  • Be a leader in Uplift’s fast-growing organization and build a high-performing business operations team over time


  • 8+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
  • 3+ years in top-tier management consulting or business operations at a leading technology company
  • Exceptional problem solver, with an ability to investigate, solve, and build consensus on hairy problems
  • Attention to detail and focus on executing results - drive initiatives and projects beyond strategy and analysis
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills, with experience building and coaching teams
  • Demonstrated understanding of or passion for fintech and travel
  • Entrepreneurial, persistent, with the desire to go deep in details
  • Comfortable working in a startup culture with the ability to earn trust


  • Company will provide either a MacBook or Windows laptop
  • Free daily catered lunches and fully stocked kitchen
  • 10 company paid holidays and unlimited PTO
  • Medical and dental insurance, vision reimbursement program
  • Pre-IPO stock options
  • 401K Plan
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Professional development allowance
  • Commuter benefits program
  • Easy commute: Menlo Park - across from Caltrain station
Uplift is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

Note: Uplift does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to any recruiting alias or employee. Uplift is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.