Senior Manager of Corporate Development in CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, WI

CUNA Mutual Group’s (Linkedin, Crunchbase) insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and contributions, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded.

Assist in all aspects of the deal process, from origination to closing, for a broad range of transactions including acquisitions, divestitures, venture capital investments and other strategic transactions. Identify and source compelling investment opportunities independently and in partnership with the managing director and develop leads to maintain a strong pipeline of quality deal opportunities. Assist in a broad range of functions supporting the venture capital investment program of CMFG Ventures, LLC.  

FrameworkGeneral Profile and Scope

  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise
  • May lead teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity
  • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
  • Solves complex problems, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions where change is needed
  • Worksindependently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • May help lead functional teams or projects

Job Responsibilities:

Advisory responsibilities:

  • Serve as a key resource to managing director on financial, deal and contract matters central to the investment, acquisition and divestiture process
  • Provide insights and recommendations on deal opportunities to the managing director
  • Establish, develop and manage relationships with target companies, sponsoring VC firms, and other company-specific stakeholders through all phases of the deal

Sourcing responsibilities:

  • Identify and source potential deal opportunities from internal and external networks, PE/VC partners, and investment banking to drive deal flow
  • Attend conferences / workshops to gather competitive intelligence, and identify market trends, partnership opportunities, and compelling investment ideas
  •  Explore potential transaction structures in order to maximize potential economic outcomes while minimizing risks

 Assessment phase responsibilities:

  • Assess business and revenue/profit models of target companies, market dynamics, deal economics and financial potential of investments
  • Work alongside internal business executives and external advisors to assess acquisition, investment and commercial transaction opportunities
  • Understand opportunity / build case for opportunity with key core business stakeholders and other members of the Corporate Development team and assist in the delivery of the initial business case

Transaction phase responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing deal terms with target companies, VC sponsor or other relevant stakeholders
  • Work with external advisors to ensure transaction objectives and timelines are met
  • Work with other members of Corporate Development team to develop final business case with a specific emphasis on transaction and financial related matters
  • Act as a resource on post close matters related to the transaction

Job Requirements:

Hiring Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional finance work experience with a strong preference for 3-5 years of  direct M&A transaction experience in investment banking, corporate development and/or venture capital
  •  Increasing levels of responsibility throughout career with experience assisting complex transactions from inception to close
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong project management skills
  • Ability to make data driven decisions under strict time deadlines
  • Strong communicator, able to negotiate and clearly articulate goals and objectives

Hiring Preferences

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration strongly preferred
  • Master’s degree or MBA preferred
  • Exceptional financial and analytical skills with command of valuation methodologies
  • Comfortable networking both internally and externally with key stakeholders, including investment bankers, venture capitalists and internal and external executives

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