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Cornerstone onDemand Director, Corporate Development, Remote (United States) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Director, Corporate Development- Remote (United States)

We are seeking a Director, Corporate Development to work with the Corporate Development team responsible for helping shape Cornerstone’s strategy by identifying industry trends, maintaining relationships with relevant external partners, as well as sourcing, modeling, negotiating, structuring, and executing strategic acquisitions/investments across all of Cornerstone's geographies and products. As the HR Tech industry landscape evolves, the Senior Manager, Corporate Development will partner with the product, finance, and strategy teams to evaluate, analyze, and execute all of Cornerstone’s M&A and strategic investments to help Cornerstone maintain and extend its leadership position in the industry. In this role, you will report to the SVP of Finance and Corporate Development.

In this role you will own primary responsibility for helping to build out our corporate development and integration functions, which will include (but not be limited to)…

  • Support Cornerstone’s growth strategy through identification, assessment and execution of potential mergers, acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures as well as divestitures by the company

  • Work with the FP&A team to build and analyze financial models for M&A and financing activities

  • Establish and lead a robust and comprehensive process to identify and evaluate potential opportunities, which includes a rigorous idea generation and screening process that will bring quality acquisition and investment ideas to the Cornerstone corporate development team

  • Collaborate with the Strategy team and the Senior Business Unit Leaders to think about corporate development opportunities in a progressive, systematic, and routine fashion. Build relationships with each business unit to keep an ongoing flow of ideas that is aligned with the business units’ objectives.

  • Participate in Cornerstone’s global industry engagement and deal/investment relationships with Investment Banking firms. Serve as an interface with all activities with our investment banking partners.

  • Partner with business leaders before, during and after the M&A processes, to ensure the deals make strategic sense, fit with the forward-looking business plans, and are integrated smoothly and fully optimized

  • Build strategic relationships with key stakeholders in the HR Tech ecosystem, including venture capital investors, corporates, and other startups, to stay on top of industry trends and the competitive landscape

  • Lead cross-functional teams in developing acquisition business case analyses and executing and interfacing with finance, accounting, legal, tax, HR and other departments of Cornerstone to ensure seamless deal execution.

  • Drive due diligence activities on all M&A prospects.

  • Play a key role in all of Cornerstone’s M&A activities and provide general transaction and analytic support to corporate development team including the creation of summaries and presentation materials to communicate recommendations to senior management and other internal stakeholders

  • Consideration for privacy and security obligations

You’ve got what it takes if you have…

  • Minimum of 5+ years’ work experience in corporate finance or investment banking experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in M&A

  • Ability to handle projects with multiple workstreams, with proven success over a wide variety of functional business problems

  • Ability to structure and manage complex cross-enterprise projects and processes with multiple stakeholders at both senior and junior levels

  • Advanced proficiency using Excel and PowerPoint, with demonstrated ability to build complex financial models diligence summaries, snapshots, and other formats used to support decision making

  • Strong research skills, pro-active problem-solving skills, and motivation to perform tasks above and beyond in a timely manner.

  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal).

  • Must be capable of working in fast and changing environment; be self-directed; and work well as a team player

Extra Dose of Awesome if you have…

  • Experience in the HR Tech/SaaS industry

  • Leading all aspects of M&A transactions – negotiations, execution, integration


Equal Employment Opportunity has been, and will continue to be, a fundamental commitment at Cornerstone OnDemand. All qualified applicants are given consideration regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class as provided in applicable Federal, State, or Local fair employment laws. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at