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Vice President of Corporate Development (M&A)

UWorld, LLC
Dallas, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

UWorld is seeking a highly qualified candidate for the position of Vice President of Corporate Development (M&A). The Vice President of Corporate Development is responsible for identifying growth opportunities through acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures. Working closely with UWorlds executive team, the Vice President of Corporate Development will source, evaluate, and help to execute transactions that are aligned with UWorlds strategic priorities and that will drive significant long-term value for the company. This is a high-profile and challenging role with significant executive exposure. The VP is expected to bring substantial expertise, strategic problem solving, relationships and private equity experience. The ideal candidate enjoys diving deep into complex problems, works effectively with cross-functional teams, and thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Job Duties (including but not limited to):

Valuation & Deal Structure Planning/negotiation

  • Manage and coordinate acquisitions, including valuation, transaction structuring, due diligence, negotiation, and drafting of integration plan
  • Lead efforts with executive staff to identify potential strategic partnerships and M&A opportunities in areas critical to advancing UWorlds growth strategy
  • Research and analyze diverse industries and verticals, identifying trends and areas of strategic interest
  • Communicate with senior leadership to assess and prioritize transactions to best align with business strategy and growth plans
  • Perform detailed financial analysis as well as develop comprehensive pro forma financial models and valuation in support of potential transactions
  • Develop a standard process and framework to evaluate multiple M&A projects and prioritize target list
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with other corporate executives, PE/VC firms, target company owners and management teams as well as with industry and professional networks that can assist in corporate development initiatives
  • Drive proactive deal sourcing, including developing relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Develop a tight and rigorous target evaluation process with clear decision criteria and in-depth analysis
  • Present recommendations to senior executives and guide the alignment process for proposed M&A projects

Execution, Diligence & Cross-functional Planning/tracking

  • Coordinate financial due diligence
  • Ensure all key internal and external stakeholders are aligned and working to the transaction timetable
  • Work with key stakeholders across the business to ensure cultural and strategic fit
  • Independently verify deal drivers and risks prior to and during process
  • Track KPIs post-acquisition
  • Facilitate cross-functional teams in assessing, quantifying, and planning the project to deliver business benefits

Team Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively with team members to provide and receive feedback with tact and diplomacy
  • Serve as point person for assigned strategic initiatives
  • Be a thought leader within the organization, particularly with respect to the landscape of competitors and potential targets

Leadership and professional development

  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility by independently completing projects/assignments on time, holding self and others accountable for meeting objectives and adhering to company standards
  • Pursue opportunities for personal growth and development through meetings and educational programs

Position Requires Travel: 30-70% depending on deal stage.

Minimum Education Required:
Master of Business Administration and/or CFA

Minimum Experience Required:

  • Five-plus years of experience sourcing and evaluating/executing growth opportunities, including identifying key strategic themes, developing, and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, and driving the target evaluation process in a similar corporate development leadership role and/or in private equity; a combination of corporate development and private equity experience is preferred
  • Prior Industry/operational experience preferred
  • Demonstrated track record of leading all parts of the end-to-end M&A process for both large and small transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures, and investments
  • Experience in Ed Tech, E-learning, and K12 highly preferred
  • International experience is a plus

Required Skills:

  • Strategic and financial modeling skills, including the ability to structure the rationale for M&A recommendations and to support it with data
  • Data savviness with the ability to drill down and identify key drivers and communicate insightful, actionable recommendations
  • Persuasive and effective communication skills, with proven track record of developing relationships with senior executives, business owners, and key external stakeholders
  • Quick study with the ability to adapt to a changing and sometimes volatile environment

Compensation and benefits

  • Competitive compensation (contingent on experience)
  • Paid time off (based on sliding scale according to hire date and work hours)
  • Generous paid holiday schedule that includes the entire week of Christmas off.
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 5% employer matching (eligibility after 90 days of employment)
  • On-site group fitness classes & relaxed work environment

UWorld is an equal opportunity employer of all qualified persons. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, handicap or disability, or age in any of its policies, procedures, or practices in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pertaining to race, color, and national origin), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (pertaining to handicap), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age). This non-discriminatory policy covers hiring and employment at the Company.

UWorld, LLC


Dallas, TX



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