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Director VC Job at Amex Ventures

The AMEX Ventures team plays a key role in developing and executing long-term corporate strategic initiatives which contribute to American Express’ market leadership and growth. Team members work with senior management, C-level executives and business leaders across the company to execute equity investments, both domestically and internationally. The team also initiates and executes non-organic business development and strategic initiatives. The Director, Amex Ventures is a Principal level position. In this exciting opportunity, the candidate will be an integral part of the Ventures group and will play a key role in the day to day evaluation and execution of transactions including strategic rationale analysis,  due diligence, valuation, structuring, and negotiations through to closing.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Developing theses around strategic areas and conduct market and industry analysis.
  • Actively involved in the full lifecycle management of the deal pipeline including sourcing, evaluating, transacting, and managing.
  • Responsible for managing an active pipeline database and internal communication of the same.
  • Evaluating potential target companies and business cases from strategic, operational and financial valuation perspectives.
  • Providing key analysis and support for transactions and working closely with internal and external partners to execute investments.
  • Developing detailed financial models and related valuations.
  • Preparing and communicating recommendations to the investment team.
  • Responsible for maintaining and managing the Venture Portfolio database and support Finance/Legal teams.
  • Will have extensive exposure to and be expected to develop strong relations with the venture community.

Qualifications

The role is a multi-faceted one and requires both analytical and strategic skills sets.

  • 5 – 10 years previous experience in venture capital, investment banking or strategic consulting; experience with equity transactions is preferred.
  • Strategic skills, with the ability to identify and assess key points, implications and recommendations and to provide thought leadership.
  • Strong financial, analytical and valuation skills; modeling experience preferred.
  • MBA strongly preferred.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others and (delete: ability to) drive results.
  • Interest in financial services and the payments industry.

Please email Rohit Bodas at rohit.bodas@aexp.com to follow up.

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Written by John Gannon

September 15, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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