Vice President and Chief of Staff - Office of the CEO

Posted Apr 21

We are seeking a Chief of Staff reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer. This position will act as both an advisor to the CEO and a delegate on his behalf. You will partner closely with the executive and extended leadership team(s) to develop, align and execute strategic plans across the business, on a global scale. You will help identify opportunities and avoid unnecessary distractions that potentially limit our ability to deliver and scale. Day-to-day responsibilities are dynamic and will vary greatly based on the candidate & the business needs at the time.

What You'll Do

  • In partnership with CFO, drive the annual business planning and prioritization process and work intimately with the executive leadership team to shape strategic priorities
  • Own content, strategy and agendas for executive team meetings, executive offsites and Board of Directors meetings
  • Act as thought partner and trusted advisor to the CEO on all aspects of corporate strategy
  • Build collaborative relationships with other members of the executive team; assist in the alignment of priorities and acceleration of decision making
  • Lead and/or participate in cross-functional projects and/or strategic initiatives, as assigned by the CEO
  • Partner and/or lead Fastly Transformation Initiatives
  • Drive monthly operations dashboard process and reporting
  • Manage, govern and provide oversight and direction to the Fastly Executive Assistant Community ensuring consistency in the delivery and application of administrative support
  • Partner with Internal & External Communications team to build, integrate and manage the annual Fastly calendar, effectively prioritizing and sequencing competing events and business rhythms (ie, Board Meetings, Customer engagements, Speaking events, Conferences, etc)
  • Collaborate with Chief People Officer on development and execution of specific talent and/or team related priorities
  • Elevate the team’s focus on the competitive landscape keep us current on various trends, key metrics and potential new business opportunities

What We're Looking For

  • You are an excellent communicator, conveyor of information across multiple channels (written and verbal), capable of translating complex strategies into actionable processes and outcomes
  • You are an experienced business leader with a customer-first’ mindset
  • You have a knack for helping leaders and companies build more global AND local business practices
  • You are a change agent. You have excellent leadership skills including the ability to set direction and vision, drive innovation and manage change
  • You’re a natural at building relationships, collaborating with and influencing others
  • You think creatively and see constraints as challenges that can be solved
  • You’re as comfortable driving strategy as you are rolling up your sleeves
  • You have a proven track record of leading global initiatives and strategies
  • You are an exceptional planner and project manager, synthesizing all inputs and balancing needs of multiple stakeholders
  • You are a trusted confidante who role models integrity, discretion and confidentiality
  • You’re highly skilled in diagnosing issues, identifying systemic and/or root causes and applying effective solutions


  • BA/BS degree in relevant field or equivalent experience required; MBA strongly preferred
  • 12+ years of professional experience in financial management, business planning, operations management, strategy, project management, or other business-related role
  • Director-level operating experience (e.g., marketing, product, business development) in similar Technology and/or high growth and dynamic company/industry (global industry experience is a must)
  • Strong program management skills to drive multiple initiatives in a changing environment with limited supervision
  • Experience in small and large scale mergers & acquisitions
  • Experience navigating complex / matrixed business organizations and negotiating optimal solutions across cross-functional teams
  • Analytic, strategic and structured thinker with entrepreneurial drive
  • Clear and effective communicator via virtual and in-person
  • High integrity, trusted advisor with high EQ and low ego
  • Exercise sound judgment, tact, diplomacy, integrity and professionalism at all times
  • Ability to react with appropriate urgency to situations and requests
  • Experience in digital transformation in process, tooling & communication

Fastly is proud to deliver a strong total rewards program to our employees. This role is eligible to participate in the following benefits:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
    • Medical: Cigna or Kaiser available
  • Retirement benefits and employer match
  • Life Insurance (Basic and Voluntary Life)
  • Short & Long Term Disability with a buy-up LTD option
  • Voluntary Accident & Critical Illness benefits
  • Flex Spending Accounts & Mass Transit benefits
  • Open Vacation Policy
  • Sick Time
  • Generous leave benefits (medical, maternity, paternity, and personal)
  • Paid wellness days
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Learning & reimbursement program stipend
  • Mobile and internet allowance
  • Wellness stipend
  • Pet insurance

Fastly reserves the right to amend or modify for any reasons in accordance with applicable law.

Why Fastly?

We have a huge impact.Fastly is a small company with a big reach. Not only doour customershave a tremendous user base, but we also support a growing number ofopen source projects and initiatives.Outside of code, employees are encouraged to share causes close to their heart with others so we can help lend a supportive hand.

We love distributed teams.Fastly’s home-base is in San Francisco, but we have multiple offices and employees sprinkled around the globe. In fact, 50% of our employees work outside of SF! An international remote culture is in our DNA.

We care about you.Fastly works hard to create a positive environment for our employees, and we think your life outside of work is important too. We support our teams with great benefits like up to 20 weeks of paid parental leave, options for free medical/dental/vision plans, and an open vacation program that enables our folks to take the time they need to recharge (some benefits may vary by location).

We value diversity.Growing and maintaining our inclusive and diverse team matters to us. We are committed to being a company where our employees feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work and have the ability to be successful -- every day.

We are passionate.Fastly is chock full of passionate people and we’re not one size fits all’. Fastly employs authors, pilots, skiers, parents (of humans and animals), makeup geeks, coffee connoisseurs, and more. We love employees for who they are and what they are passionate about.

We’re always looking for humble, sharp, and creative folks to join the Fastly team. If you think you might be a fit, please apply!

Misc Info For This Position:

Remote Mix: 100% Remote

Position Level: Executive

Job Type: Full-Time

Regional Restrictions: USA Only

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