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Director, Corporate Development

Company: Lever
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Please note that this role is currently 100% remote through 2021, due to the pandemic. However, there is an option for this role to be remote or US office-based, based on the company policy and candidate fit. Position Summary Rackspace is a leading pure-play, multi-cloud solutions provider serving mid-market and major global enterprises. We are well-positioned for our next stage of growth by leveraging strategic partnerships, investments, and acquisitions. This role will partner with business and technical leaders internally to devise platform roadmaps, and identify new business opportunities for inorganic growth. The successful candidate will have in-depth banking/PE or corporate development experience in the technology industry with a preference of someone who has experience in the cloud or IT services business models--and leading at least 5-7 acquisitions. Prior experience in management consulting with a technical degree (e.g. Computer Science, EE) will be a big plus. Responsibilities

  • Evaluating and executing strategic opportunities for specific businesses including identifying and pursuing transformational M&A, partnerships, and alliances, and driving post-merger integration
  • Partnering with business units to develop the business case and own/drive the deal financial model
  • Proactively identifying and scenario-planning the implications of emerging market/geographic trends, competitor moves, disruptive technologies, and other innovative business model ideas to unlock value
  • Tracking Rackspace's overall portfolio of businesses and developing the future mission and strategy for the company
  • Working closely with the Executive Leadership Team and business leaders to explore new businesses and identify emerging opportunities to broaden and deepen the group's portfolio and create a competitive advantage.
  • Building and liaising with a strong network of internal and external experts, drawing on and leveraging business insights relevant to each situation and strategic priority. Qualifications
    • Undergraduate or graduate degree preferably in Computer Science or EE. An MBA is strongly preferred.
    • 8+ years relevant work experience in Investment Banking, Management Consulting, or Corporate Development, including at least 3 years directly working in Corporate Development leading at least 5-7 acquisitions for technology companies; public companies.
    • Cloud company, Services company experience a big plus.
    • Expert in executive communication, strategic thought leadership, and financial modeling (Powerpoint, Excel), including extensive experience in owning and driving deal models.
    • Domain experience and understanding of broader cloud and IT services business models and market opportunities
    • Substantial experience and skills in strategic and financial analysis, project management, and communication - Must be able to interact in a manner that gains trust and negotiate mutually beneficial business objectives with potential targets and within the organization.
    • Extensive experience working with matrix organizations and managing cross-functional projects, and ability build rapport with diverse stakeholders.
    • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and deal with ambiguity.
    • Have a strong network of founders, investors, bankers, ecosystem partners.
    • Willingness to travel (if and when normalcy resumes). #LI-IC1 About Rackspace Technology We are the multicloud solutions experts. We combine our expertise with the world's leading technologies - across applications, data and security - to deliver end-to-end solutions. We have a proven record of advising customers based on their business challenges, designing solutions that scale, building and managing those solutions, and optimizing returns into the future. Named a best place to work, year after year according to Fortune, Forbes and Glassdoor, we attract and develop world-class talent. Join us on our mission to embrace technology, empower customers and deliver the future. More on Rackspace Technology Though we're all different, Rackers thrive through our connection to a central goal: to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission. We bring our whole selves to work every day. And we embrace the notion that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers and communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. Position is available for remote work in the following states unless otherwise specified. Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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