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Insights Lead Co-Founder

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Chicago, Illinois ID# 2018-21921 Regular Full-Time Manager


TD Ameritrade’s Start-Up Studio is exploring business models that will enable investors to easily discover, learn, manage and invest in Alternative Assets in a radically better way than today. Join us as the Insights Lead Co-Founder based in Chicago. Your primary function is to explore strategic opportunities for the enterprise with an aim toward building a new growth business. Conduct fast, iterative experiments to discover the commercial truth. Each experiment clarifies our understanding of the consumer problem and aids in refining the solution concept.


Bring your knack for storytelling to the Start-Up Studio as the Insights Lead Cofounder and join us on our innovation journey. Demonstrate your ability to design, develop and execute customized research and play a critical role in validating the portfolio of products, services and/or business models with the team. Immerse yourself in the customer’s journey to truly understand their behaviors, motivations and needs. Play a critical role in validating new technologies, solutions, services and/or business models with the team and use their experience to look beyond the obvious for creative solutions.


  • Design and Executing Research Plans; Develop research plans and programs to test and validate hypotheses through an iterative series of experiments. Uses these plans to capture consumer insights and synthesize product learnings to drive successful outcomes
  • Data Synthesis and Reporting; Synthesize data and track validation metrics to understand team progress.
  • Gather Consumer Insights; Work alongside an external “Labs” team to design market fit testing, prototyping, and experiments, to unearth consumer insights.
  • Pitch New Business Ideas; Report to the Executive Sponsor on progress, hurdles, milestones, and spend. Pitch the Growth Board on new opportunity areas and potential solutions to invest in.


  • Previous experience as a startup founder and/or 5+ years in an analytics role
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive innovation
  • Passion for collaboration and mobilizing internal teams toward ambitious goals, and the desire to strategically organize team operations and processes.
  • Prior success leading teams through consumer experiments, including customer discovery, in-market testing, and product/market fit.
  • Design Thinking, Lean, and/or Agile experience
  • The ability to break down complex problems into hypotheses, develop clear plans for validation, and to tie results to insights and concept refinement.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Must have superior interpersonal, presentation and communication skills (verbal and written) across all levels of senior management, including the executive levels.
  • Translate technical/business jargon at the non-expert level to make it actionable and understandable
  • Superior influencing skills
  • Highly motivated and action-oriented with strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • High degree of comfort operating in ambiguous and unregimented environments
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills and information quickly to apply it in different ways

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A leader in brokerage and investment services for over 35 years, TD Ameritrade offers a full spectrum of powerful solutions and innovative tools for trading and investing. We're constantly expanding our knowledge and bolstering our capabilities, from a leading active trader program to intuitive long-term investment solutions and a national branch system. Combined with some of the industry's brightest minds, there's no limit to how big our accomplishments can be.

From first-time investors to sophisticated traders, TD Ameritrade is focused on helping individuals seek out their financial goals. And you're the ambassador to all that we do. Beginning with our trading platform and proprietary technology to our resolve to outperform, you'll maintain the high level of quality and integrity we're known for, each and every day. With the right opportunity, there's no limit to what you can accomplish.

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