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Co-Founder - Just 3 Things

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive + Equity

Location: London or Bristol

Team: Just 3 Things


Co-found and launch a new software business helping large companies think like startups; develop commercial strategy alongside founders of Ovo Energy. We are looking for an entrepreneurial co-founder to help to launch and grow an exciting new software business.

You’ll work alongside the founder of OVO Energy to develop and execute against a commercial strategy. The ideal candidate will be a strategist and a leader able to steer the company on the most profitable direction - while also implementing its vision, mission and long term goals.

About Just 3 Things

We’re building a cloud based software platform to help bigger organisations think like start ups.

The existing co-founders have scaled one of the fastest growing businesses in the UK, OVO Energy, from 1 to 1,200 employees in 8 years. Using the lessons from this experience we have developed a software platform, which increases productivity and engagement of employees.

The product increases focus, transparency and alignment of individuals and teams within a business. We rolled out the platform to OVO Energy 18 months ago and have seen demonstrable productivity increase equating to over a £2m annualised saving. We have developed this product in an agile way, using data and user feedback to inform roadmaps and to create a product, which is truly user centric in design whilst providing leaders of the organisation with real-time decision making around resource allocation.

We are now ready to launch the product to the market.

Current Team

  • Co-Founder and Chairman: Stephen Fitzpatrick founded OVO Energy in 2009 and has grown the business to 850,000 customers. He was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the National Business Awards 2015 and won the ‘Scale Up Business’ Award a year later.
  • Co-Founder and CEO: Kim Atherton is a chartered Occupational Psychologist who has spent her career helping global CEOs create performance oriented cultures. She has spent the last 5 years with OVO Energy as Chief People Officer overseeing the rapid employee growth and taking the business from 172nd to 20th in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work. Kim will be overseeing product strategy and development.
  • Product Development Team: Product Manager, Two UX Designers and six Software Developers


You’ll be taking on an existing high-quality product and developing the commercial strategy, building the sales channels and growing the team. You will take responsibility for the operations of the business and have a strong input into all areas including product development.

  • Develop and execute the company’s commercial and marketing strategy
  • Oversee the company’s financial performance and run the P&L
  • Develop sales channels and build a team to execute

Experience and Qualifications

We’re looking for an ex-consultant with strong commercial understanding. Ideally they will have experience in really driving the sales and marketing of a product or service; ideally, a b2b software solution. You will have;

  • Demonstrable experience in developing strategic and business plans for a tech / software based solution
  • Experience in commercialising and selling a business to business product
  • Understanding of how to manage the financials of a business
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • At least a 2:1 degree from a top tier University
  • Experience with products or companies dealing with organisational behaviour, productivity or human capital a distinct advantage
  • Experience in launching / early stage development of a tech based company a distinct advantage

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