Head of Marketing

San Francisco, CA or Remote within U.S.

about this role

The Head of Marketing role is an opportunity for an experienced marketing leader who is able to balance an analytical approach to marketing, while building a premium brand. You will have a solid foundation of assets to work with including an email list of >100K subscribers, a strong network of influencers, a product with an NPS of 70, a passionate community of over 2000 top performers, and a testimonial list a mile long. As part of the role you will be joining the center of our community of VP level leaders at the fastest growing tech companies including Credit Karma, Eventbrite, Instacart, Uber, Facebook, Pinterest, and many more.

You'll be joining as part of the foundational team of a profitable proven startup, doubling seven figure revenue year over year, that is led by experienced entrepreneurs. Reforge was founded by Brian Balfour (former VP Growth @ HubSpot, 3X venture backed founder) and includes key advisors (Andrew Chen, Managing Partner @ Andreesen Horowitz, former growth @ Uber) and Russell Glass (Former founder/CEO Bizo - acquired by LinkedIn). We are based in San Francisco, but welcome remote team members based in the US. We offer competitive salary, benefits, flexible vacation, minimal travel requirement, continuing education support and more.

about reforge

Our professional world is changing faster than ever. This accelerating change creates more opportunity, but how we capture this opportunity is lagging far behind. Professional development and masters level education is a lifelong endeavor, however there is a growing gap of what professionals want/need and the existing options available.

Reforge develops professional development programs for top performers. We work with the leaders of the fastest growing and most innovative companies such as Uber, Pinterest, Atlassian, and HubSpot to teach frontier topics to today's emerging leaders. Our programs focus on:

  • Results over certifications

  • Going deep, rather thank skimming the surface

  • Continuous learning, over static expertise

In just a couple of years, we've built a thriving community of emerging leaders solving problems at Airbnb, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Amazon, Facebook, New York Times, Peloton, Stitch Fix, and many more. Here are just a few comments from our alums:

In just a couple of years, we've built a thriving community of emerging leaders solving problems at Airbnb, LinkedIn, Salesforce, Amazon, Facebook, Stitch Fix, and many more. Here are just a few comments from our alums:

“I got my MBA at Berkeley, but this program has been more transformational for me then the entire two years I spent there. Thank you!”

“Reforge is easily the highest quality professional skills program out there. If I had to choose between attending an unlimited number of industry conferences, versus going only to the Reforge, I'd choose Reforge without hesitation.”

“Reforge has easily been one of the best investments of time and money I've ever made in my professional development. I love how the course codifies what I've been doing for the last four years as VP of Marketing.”

Why This Role Is Unique

  • Solid Foundation - We are profitable, doubling revenue year over year, NPS in mid 60's to low 70's, strong product/market fit, distribution based of 150K+ people, and a strong alumni and leadership community.

  • Quick + Massive Impact - The low hanging fruit is plentiful. We are rich with assets to leverage (Influencers, 150K+ email subscribers, large amounts of brand traffic, a growing alumni base, and a lot more).

  • First 10 - You will be part of the first 10 employees and help us shape the future of the company.

  • Blank Canvas - You will have the opportunity to define and own the marketing strategy from the ground up.

  • Reforge Network - The role will be plugged into the leadership and alumni Reforge network of product teams at the leading tech companies.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and Own The Marketing Strategy

    • Develop and own the marketing strategy across all Reforge programs and channels including virality, email, content, influencers, brand, and lifecycle marketing.

    • Define and execute a strategy to keep our growing alumni base engaged in the Reforge community.

  • Implement An Analytical and Technical Marketing Foundation

    • Define and lead the implementation of a marketing infrastructure that will enable a team of analytical, versatile, and fast moving marketers

    • Define, analyze, communicate, and own marketing metrics and goals.

  • Build and Lead A Team

    • Recruit, hire, and develop a top performing marketing team.

    • Manage a team of marketers that will be embedded in outcome oriented cross-functional teams.

  • Facilitate The Reforge Story and Brand

    • Participate in the development of the Reforge story and brand in conjunction with a 3rd party agency

    • Implement the Reforge Story and Brand across the various stages of the user lifecycle

What We Are Looking For

  • 8+ years of marketing or product marketing experience, with 2+ years leading a team.

  • Due to the scope and cross-functional nature of this role, we’re looking for an experienced marketing leader who has a passion for all aspects for marketing. Including:

    • A analytical performance marketing mindset with the ability to facilitate the creation and execution of a brand

    • Ability to have detailed conversations regarding analytics and metrics while balancing with consumer and creative insight.

    • Ability to build a marketing strategy across all touch points of the customer lifecycle.

  • Proven ability to recruit and hire top performing marketers.

  • You are a strategic thinker while able to get into tactical execution when needed.

  • Ability to play both player and coach in the mid term, with the desire to be a full time coach over the long term.

  • A passion for experimentation and creating a culture of learning


The internal mission of Reforge is to create an environment where you create the best work of your career. In order to do that we offer:

  • Flexible/Distributed Work Environment - Everyone does their best work in different environments. We operate as a distributed-first team and offer financial support that enables you to create the schedule and environment that fits to you. We offer financial support in creating this environment.

  • Professional Development - We focus on a culture of learning. We offer full financial reimbursement for almost all professional development interests and efforts.

  • Benefits - We offer top rated health, vision, and dental insurance. We cover 100% of monthly premiums for employees, and 70% for dependents.

  • Salary + Equity - We offer highly competitive salary and equity inline with top tier technology companies.

  • Flexible PTO - Having plentiful “off the grid” time is a key to doing your best work. We offer flexible PTO. Take time when you need it. Everyone must take at least 14 days per year, and we highly encourage more.

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