Director of Tax at Cogo Labs

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This position will work within the VC:  Link Equity Partners

If you enjoy a fast-paced environment in which you learn something new every day, this is the opportunity for you.  This full-time tax strategy role will be based out of Cambridge, but could be remote for the time being due to COVID-19.  You will report to Dominic Lloyd, a managing director of Link Equity Partners, LLC, but also work closely with Link’s CFO and executives of Cogo Labs, Inc. (“Cogo Labs”) and other Link Ventures portfolio companies.  The position will require a great deal of writing, so you need a strong command of the written language to be a successful candidate.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with members of the team to ensure that deals and equity plans are structured to maximize tax efficiency.
  • Help minimize tax risk (for individuals and entities) associated with equity investments, entity structure, incentive plans, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs and other transactions.
  • Develop a complete understanding of the structure of Link Ventures and its various investments and related entities, including Cogo Labs (a wholly-owned subsidiary).
  • Be proactively involved in transactions and proposed structures, anticipating how best to structure in tax-efficient ways.
  • Research and develop tax-saving strategies.
  • Plan, direct, and execute various tax projects.
  • Direct and work with outside tax consultants.
  • Be responsible for special projects as assigned by your supervisor and/or David Blundin, the founder and managing partner of Link Ventures.
  • Take ownership; recognize what needs to be done and make it happen.


  • Working familiarity, if not mastery, of partnership accounting and tax, corporate accounting and tax, equity compensation, personal tax and Section 1202.
  • 8-12 years of progressive tax experience.
  • Big 4 experience is highly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word and Excel. 
  • Resourcefulness, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Out-of-the-box thinking when analyzing problems.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment.

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Located in the heart of the renowned Innovation Mile in Cambridge, MA, Cogo Labs sits in a premier location ideal for entrepreneurs!

An Insider's view of Cogo Labs

What are some social events your company does?

Every year we have a Cogo cruise where we take the day off from the office and take a cruise around the Boston harbor. In addition, we have monthly women's dinners, LGTBQ centered events and much more!


Brand Marketing Coordinator

What does your typical day look like?

My top priorities are hiring for Senior level talent, looking into the recruiting funnel data to identify roadblocks, managing my team to help execute on goals, and continuing to build an efficient recruiting function to support Cogo as we scale.


Talent Acquisition Lead

What are some things you learned at the company?

I’ve always felt that my input is valued here, but also that I’m encouraged to use my voice and to make a difference in the growth of the business – whether that’s developing new partnerships or improving and owning new processes. People here are supportive, intelligent and kind. And fun. I’ve also enjoyed grabbing a drink with a colleague!


Account Manager

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

One of the most exciting things about working at Cogo is the incredible variety I see in the career paths of my peers. As an employee becomes more experienced their responsibilities shift to follow their interests, whether in building cool stuff, analyzing crazy amounts of data, or managing a team.


Lead Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I have never worked in an environment where individual contributors have been appreciated and encouraged as much as they are here, and it shows people’s energy and optimism. This success is also fueled by Cogo’s commitment to transparency and easy access to our leaders who consistently make organizational goals clear."


HR Coordinator

What are Cogo Labs Perks + Benefits

Cogo Labs Benefits Overview

Cogo built a people program to achieve efficiency, promote community, and spur innovation. This is root for our company perks that includes above-market bonus programs + generous PTO, community and employee outings, and employee stipends for child care, gyms, and home costs.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Cogo Lab's offers group meditation sessions, yoga sessions and encouragement for working out together outside of the office!
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Restricted work hours
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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