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Correlation Ventures

SVP Corporate Development, Mergers and Acquisitions (US Remote)



Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Company Description

Ready to make a difference? Experian has evolved into a global tech company and leader in data and analytics. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We’re a constituent of the FTSE 30 and for more than 125 years we’ve helped economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Discover the Unexpected - Our 22k amazing employees in 30+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. To do this we employ ‘big-thinkers’ and ‘can-doers’ that share our purpose #uniquelyexperian

Job Description

Role Summary

As the SVP of Corporate Development, you will be responsible for leading mergers and acquisitions projects supporting Experian’s North America region ($5bn of revenues). There is considerable visibility and variability within the role and a commercially insightful, technically strong and well-rounded professional with significant M&A experience is essential. This is an outstanding role for an experienced candidate looking to take their next career step within a fast-paced and acquisitive FTSE 100 listed company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Interface with Experian’s regional and business unit leadership teams to drive inorganic investment strategy and identify attractive acquisition targets.
  • Manage the North America M&A pipeline and prioritization.
  • Meet with potential acquisition targets and create relationships with management teams and investors.
  • Advise senior finance team members on preparing detailed financial projections, financial models and scenario analysis.
  • Oversee development of complex valuation models and preparation of complete valuation analysis.
  • Determine deal structuring options.
  • Present and negotiate deal terms and key legal documents including definitive purchase agreements.
  • Oversee preparation of key documents for the internal deal approval process, including investment cases and papers for Board-level review.
  • Manage due diligence processes with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Create strong personal networks with investment banking and other deal sourcing contacts, management teams of potential targets and Experian business leaders.


  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in M&A, Corporate Development, Investment Banking, Private Equity, or closely related financial experience, having worked on M&A transactions of various sizes, types and complexities in the US and internationally.
  • Minimum 10 years of leadership experience
  • MBA is preferred
  • Solution oriented with proven experience in negotiating and completing complex M&A transactions.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills – comfortable engaging in robust debates with C-level executives in an energetic and influential manner.
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous environment with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Prior experience in financial technology, information services or business services sectors with solid network of contacts at companies, investors and intermediaries.
  • Experience managing cross-functional and cross-regional teams through an entire M&A process.
  • Proven ability to formulate informed positions and influence internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership, interact with executive management, and work with a variety of clients & stakeholders.
  • Proven success in attracting and developing talent. Ability to mentor, manage, grow and develop a small team.
  • Available for 15-20% travel

Additional Information

Our uniqueness is that we truly celebrate yours. Experian's culture and people are key differentiators. We take our people agenda very seriously and focus on what truly matters; DEI, work/life balance, development, authenticity, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering... the list goes on. Experian’s strong people first approach is award winning; Great Place To Work™ in 24 countries, FORTUNE Best Companies to work and Glassdoor Best Places to Work (globally 4.4 Stars) to name a few. Check out Experian Life on social or our Careers Site to understand why.

Experian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Innovation is a critical part of Experian's DNA and practices, and our diverse workforce drives our success. Everyone can succeed at Experian and bring their whole self to work, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, religion, colour, sexuality, physical ability or age. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.