Head of Data Governance - Vice President

New York City, United States

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iCapital is powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace. Our financial technology platform has transformed how advisors, wealth management firms, asset managers, and banks evaluate and recommend bespoke public and private market strategies for their high-net-worth clients. iCapital services approximately $180 billion in global client assets invested in 1,441 funds, as of February 2024. 


iCapital has been named to the Forbes Fintech 50 for seven consecutive years (2018-2023); a three-time selection by Forbes to its list of Best Startup Employers (2021-2023); and a three-time winner of MMI/Barron’s Solutions Provider award (See link below).  


About the Role 

iCapital is looking to hire a Data Governance Vice President to join the Data and Analytics team. This position will support the company's Data Governance and Data Management program throughout the organization. This individual will support one of iCapital’s strategic priorities focused on improving our core data assets.  The ideal candidate will be dynamic, adaptable, and be able partner with various leaders to drive change. The focus of this role will be to manage a data domain, establish it governance committee for that domain and be responsible for our data catalog. 



  • Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of the data governance framework. 
  • Help promote the data governance framework and drive adoption across all the company's divisions. 
  • Work with business partners to establish data quality standard and metrics.  
  • Build strong partnerships with business and technology stakeholders, work with internal stakeholders to complete various data projects.  
  • Create and maintain a data dictionary for assigned data domain. 
  • Play an instrumental role in monitoring the compliance and progress of data domain and work to make sure the data governance program goals are accomplished. 
  • Provide thought leadership to further develop processes, and companywide roles and responsibilities, to help the company meet the expectations of its data governance policy. 
  • Work with data consumers and producers to negotiate ownership of data. 
  • Support the system of record as a "single source of truth" for each data element; Resolve multiple sources of truth issues with key stakeholders via clear definitions of elements. 
  • Support management, manipulation, and capture of data. 
  • Facilitate multi-directional communication of strategies, priorities, and issues. Facilitate multi-directional communication of strategies, priorities, and issues 
  • Work with the business units to ensure data ownership and quality. 
  • Champion organizational behavior change as it relates to the use of data; Realizing vision of data managed as an asset. 
  • Effectively partner with divisions across the company with a focus on end-client value 
  • Lead or assist on ad hoc projects as assigned. 



  • Bachelor's degree in information technology/business administration or 10+ years experience in a related field  
  • 5 years of relevant hands-on data governance, data quality, or data management 5+ years of relevant hands-on data governance, data quality, or data management  
  • Proficient with spreadsheet, presentation, dashboard tools and able to learn quickly and adapt to new changes and new challenges experience 
  • 3+ years working in the insurance or financial services 
  • Credible across both business and IT 
  • Understanding of operational processes, data, and systems landscape 
  • Proactive and works well in a collaborative environment 
  • Good attention to detail and analytical thinking 




The base salary range for this role is $150000 to $190000.  iCapital offers a compensation package which includes salary, equity for all full-time employees, and an annual performance bonus. Employees also receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes an employer matched retirement plan, generously subsidized healthcare with 100% employer paid dental, vision, telemedicine, and virtual mental health counseling, parental leave, and unlimited paid time off (PTO). 

We believe the best ideas and innovation happen when we are together. We offer most employees the flexibility to work in the office three or four days.  Every department has different needs, and some positions will be designated in-office jobs, based on their function.  

For additional information on iCapital, please visit https://www.icapitalnetwork.com/about-us  Twitter: @icapitalnetwork | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/icapital-network-inc | Awards Disclaimer: https://www.icapitalnetwork.com/about-us/recognition/ 


iCapital is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. 

Tags: Data governance Data management Data quality FinTech

Perks/benefits: Equity Health care Insurance Parental leave Salary bonus Startup environment Unlimited paid time off

Region: North America
Country: United States
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Category: Leadership Jobs

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