About Forward787

Forward787 is a movement focused on revitalizing Puerto Rico’s economy. By hiring great talent and investing in the growth of their technical and/or leadership skills, we are redefining our island as a premiere destination where technology and business thrive. As part of the Forward787 program, you’ll move to Charlotte, NC, to join the Red Ventures team. You’ll work in Charlotte for 12-18 months, and then return to Puerto Rico to work on Forward787 businesses. Ready to accelerate your career and make a real difference? Now accepting applications for future cohorts.

About Red Ventures

Red Ventures is a multi-billion-dollar U.S. marketing and technology company, founded by Puerto Rican CEO, Ric Elias. We own top brands like bankrate.com, creditscards.com and The Points Guy, and our businesses span a variety of industries including telecom, financial services, healthcare and energy. We marry the speed of a start-up, the DNA of a digital agency, the strategic thinking of a consultancy, and the analytical skills of a big data company. Red Ventures is headquartered in the Charlotte, NC metro area and has more than 3,500 employees in offices across the US as well as in Brazil and London. Check out our amazing campus and see what Red Ventures accomplished in 2018 below.

Questions about the program

Here's everything you need to know:

Q: What's the official job title?
A: Forward787 is looking for business and technology professionals at multiple levels. Some job titles include Associate, Senior Associate, Director of Business Management, Software Developer, Senior Software Developer and Director of Software Engineering.

Q: How do I learn more if I'm not ready to apply?
A: Reach out to the Forward787 team by sending an email to info@forward787.com, you can sign up to hear about future events, and you can check out our social media and contact us on Facebook or Instagram.

Q: What does this job entail?
A: Successful Forward787 candidates' first assignment will be to work for 12 to 18 months on teams at Red Ventures, a multibillion-dollar, high-tech digital marketing company in Charlotte, NC. You'll work alongside senior employees, leading key partner projects while learning in-demand business and tech skills on the job.

Q: When would I start?
A: Our first group started in October 2018. Our second one started on March 2019. Applications for future cohorts will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Q: What happens after 12 to 18 months?
A: Forward787 will work with program graduates to bring your skills back to Puerto Rico. Together, we'll identify the right role for you at new or expanding high-growth companies backed by Forward787. You'll be using the skills you learn at Red Ventures to build business that refuel Puerto Rico's economic growth!

Q: What's the compensation?
A: Compensation is based on Charlotte, NC market rates and will be commensurate with a candidate’s experience. Candidates will also enjoy a generous benefits package.

Q: Where will I live?
A: The Charlotte, NC area. We’ll help you get settled and find housing. Learn more about Charlotte.

Q: How many people will be involved in the program?
A: We expect a second cohort of 30-40 professionals, who are passionate about developing new skills to take back to rebuild the island

Q: Will Forward787 help with relocation?
A: Forward787 will provide relocation assistance for program employees.

Q: How do I apply?
A: It’s easy! Fill out the online application at: www.forward787/work-with-us/.

What are the required qualifications?
A: Visit the online application for the business and technology tracks at www.forward787/work-with-us/. For all roles, an ideal candidate will check all these boxes:

Meet Ric Elias

A native to Puerto Rico, Ric Elias attended Boston College and Harvard Business School before founding Red Ventures, a portfolio of fast-growing digital companies that employs over 3,500 people globally. Elias is also a survivor of Flight 1549, known as the miracle on the Hudson, which led to his widely viewed TED Talk " 3 things I learned while my plane crashed." His leadership style has earned him noteworthy recognition; in 2011 he was named an Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year and in 2016 he was inducted into the Carolinas Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.