Manager, Partner Success

Rev1 Ventures

Rev1 Ventures

Administration, Customer Service · Full-time
Columbus, OH, USA
65,000 – 70,000 USD per year
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

About Rev1 Ventures

Rev1 Ventures accelerates innovation with connections and capital that help entrepreneurs build high-growth tech companies in software, healthcare, and more. Its flexible startup studio platform serves entrepreneurs at their earliest stages while aligning with corporate and research partners to validate customers, build teams, and access funding. Rev1 is changing the equation for startup success and putting Central Ohio on the map as one of the fastest-growing innovation ecosystems in the country.

About the Right Candidate

Manager, Partner Success is a critical member of Rev1’s Partnership team, a diverse team driving connectivity between startups and corporates. You’ll join our Columbus South Campus Gateway office (hybrid working model) on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will be passionate about entrepreneurship – someone who thrives in a fast-paced customer/client-facing role. In this role, you will play a crucial part in managing key program initiatives, and facilitating effective connections between startups and relevant corporate partners. Reporting to the Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships, this team member will be highly organized and an excellent communicator and can work cross-functionally with entrepreneurs, Rev1 team members and executives, Corporate Partners, and startup community peers.


Lead Rev1 Vetted Service Providers Program that delivers quality services for startups at an affordable rate

  • Manage flow and tracking of introductions between startups and providers.
  • Maintain strong relationships with existing partners and seek new partners, where needed.
  • Collaborate closely with Rev1 accounting team to continually monitor engagement status and invoicing.
  • Manage data integrity via and coordinate with internal resources to provide regular reports for Rev1 team and external partners.

Prepare regional startups for meaningful corporate connections:

  • Act as a liaison between startups and corporates, facilitating smooth communication and collaboration.
  • Work collaboratively with the Rev1 team to capture and update all relevant connections within our data systems.
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of connections and partnerships.

Support curation of startup deal flow for corporate innovation partners:

  • Lead deal flow sourcing via discovery conversations with founders, entrepreneurs, and partner engagement.
  • Work cross-functionally with Market Intelligence & Data Analytics to synthesize industry and startup data to help guide partner opportunity.

Act as a key project manager supporting the Rev1 Partnerships team in the execution of internal initiatives to promote contract adherence, data consistency and other projects as needed.

Attend targeted industry events to network and identify startup and partner opportunities.

Be a credible spokesperson for Rev1 externally (conferences, business to business meetings, community stakeholders, etc.).


The ideal candidate is passionate about business process and client relations.. We believe success in this position requires a healthy mix of left-brain (detail-oriented and analytical) and right-brain (charismatic and collaborative).

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience working with entrepreneurs, strategic corporate relationships, or venture capital.
  • Project management expertise: ability to take detailed notes, manage timelines, stakeholder activities and communication to achieve project and partnership objectives.
  • Excellent relationship management skills. Ability to tactfully engage with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Self-starter with ability to own a project and/or a partner account from end to end.
  • Willing to explore new ways to approach problems and opportunities. Optimistic, always questioning how it can be done better, understands risk mitigation and above all, ability to execute.
  • Comfortable working within an established, yet evolving system to identify, develop, mature and harvest startup-corporate opportunities.
  • Comfortable developing opportunities and making decisions with limited data or information.
  • Experience understanding where and how technology or new business models can address key challenges and present new opportunities for customers.


  • Experience and connections into the Columbus region’s entrepreneur and innovation ecosystem.
  • Competitive compensation package comprising a base salary plus performance-based bonus
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Access to the hottest tech startups and trends
  • Generous paid time off
  • 401(k) matching
  • Health, dental, vision benefits

Schedule: Full-time Location: Rev1 Ventures - Columbus, Ohio

Rev1 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or terms and conditions of employment based on an individual's race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We value diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business: the startups we support, our partners, our programs, and our team. We work hard to source a diverse pipeline of candidates for every role. We know that talented people often come from a variety educational backgrounds, experiences, and connections that typically aren’t found in our industry. We cut through that. We want to know who you are, what you can do, and what you can become regardless of what your resume might say. We look forward to connecting with you about this role.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and able to work 8am-5pm Monday – Friday with some night and weekend availability to attend related events. COVID-19 Vaccinations are mandatory and are a condition of employment at Rev 1 Ventures. Reasonable accommodations will be considered.

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Rev1 Ventures is an equal opportunity employer.

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