LOCATION: The successful candidate can choose between working remotely or in the San Mateo, CA office.
DEPARTMENT: Corporate Development
Based in Silicon Valley, Bridgepointe was founded in 2002 on the principle that businesses need a strategic partner and advocate when procuring, implementing, and maintaining IT services and infrastructure. The Company’s IT Strategists offer business leaders direct access to a large portfolio of vendor-agnostic solutions, employing a six-step model that starts with getting to know a client’s business, challenges, and goals and culminates in recommendations and support around supplier selection. Bridgepointe’s expert IT Strategists help clients achieve optimal IT results without costly consulting agreements.
In January 2022, Bridgepointe announced a strategic growth investment from Charlesbank Capital Partners, raising more than $100 million as part of the transaction to fuel organic growth and fund acquisitions. Following this investment, Bridgepointe is building a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and highly successful corporate team.
The Corporate Development Analyst position is a unique opportunity to join a high-growth, nationwide IT Strategy firm that is quickly scaling to become one of the nation’s largest IT channel platforms. Since January, the firm has acquired ten other firms and anticipates another ten acquisitions this year.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The ideal candidate will be excited to take responsibility for driving M&A initiatives, supporting strategic planning, and driving Bridgepointe’s M&A machine while shaping the future of the IT channel industry. Key responsibilities include defining Bridgepointe’s acquisition strategy working with the Co-Founders and Board, sourcing priority acquisition targets, evaluating investments, conducting due diligence (including business analysis, e.g., customer trends, revenue/cost analysis), closing transactions, and integrating acquisitions.
Given the importance of M&A to Bridgepointe’s strategy, the Corporate Development team will have day-to-day interaction with the Co-Founders, Board, and Charlesbank team, as well as potential acquisition targets, Bridgepointe’s partner community, financial and legal advisors, etc.
Candidates can choose between working remotely or relocating to San Mateo, CA.
This position will report to the Director of Corporate Development.
QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFICIENCIES
The ideal candidate will have the following core experiences along with a positive, open, and a growth mindset:
Bachelor’s degree required.
2-4 years of experience in financial services, ideally with buy-side or sell-side M&A experience (banking, consulting, private equity, venture capital, etc.).
Relentless work ethic and passion to continuously improve and win.
Knowledge of and/or experience in technology, internet, data infrastructure, cloud services, SaaS, and/or communications is ideal – familiarity with the IT channel partner community is highly beneficial, but not required.
A high degree of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, with experience performing robust data analysis and presenting synthesized recommendations.
Experience driving M&A processes including relationship building, sourcing, business diligence, legal diligence, and contract negotiation.
Ability to prioritize multiple workstreams in a fast-paced, self-directed environment.
To apply for this position please send your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and fit for this role to Ryan Weilheimer, email@example.com.