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Correlation Ventures

Human Resources M&A Lead, Sr Director



People & HR
Costa Mesa, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

Experian is the world's leading global information services company. During life's big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

As the world's leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world. We have been named by Forbes magazine as one of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" and ranked on Fortune's Best Companies to work for. Experian was ranked among the best HR teams in the US in 2021.

Job Description

The Human Resources Mergers & Acquisitions Lead will lead all Experian North America HR merger, acquisition, joint venture and divestiture activities, including end-to-end due diligence, integration planning and integration execution. This role will lead a cross-functional HR team to achieve the stated business objectives of each deal and will coordinate all M&A activities with internal and target stakeholders. This role does not have any direct reports but will project-lead cross-functional teams on a deal-by-deal basis and will establish Experian HR’s M&A center of excellence. This role reports to the SVP Total Rewards

Principal Responsibilities

  • Leads due diligence efforts by analyzing target's human resources information to determine risk factors, similarities/differences between Experian HR practices/services, cultural considerations, people costs and retention strategies.
  • In partnership with the acquiring business unit HR Business Partner, collaborates across functional workstreams (Corporate Development, Commercial, Finance, Legal, IT) and executive leadership to support successful and cost-effective due diligence and integration activities.
  • Delivers risk mitigation, cost and workforce integration recommendations while providing expertise to help guide people strategies during the M&A process.
  • Completes and is responsible for overall HR due diligence recommendations/decisions, and integration costs. Articulates and defends findings to internal stakeholders and third-party deal insurance underwriters.
  • Partners with HRBP and functional specialists on employee integration activities including communications, retention strategy, employee information sessions and total rewards integration.
  • Partners with Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and HR Operations to ensure seamless coordination of employee and contingent worker onboarding and open requisition migration.
  • Develops M&A guiding principles, process documents, project plans, templates and checklists used in the deal process. Runs retrospective sessions with internal stakeholders to determine areas for improvement.
  • Drives M&A skills development within the Experian HR team.
  • Manages third-party due diligence suppliers.
  • Partners with global M&A and HR teams to provide best practices guidance.
  • Supports other HR and Total Rewards projects.


  • 8+ years of experience directly involved in corporate M&A activity, including end-to-end HR due diligence and integration, with business and financial experience as well as hands-on Total Rewards experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Finance or a related field is preferred.
  • Expert-level understanding and application of U.S. Human Resources legislation (including local labor law), regulations and best practices, in the technology or financial/business services industry.
  • Ability to make sound due diligence and integration decisions using incomplete or disparate information, and with limited guidance from senior management.
  • Ability to assess and understand a target's workforce culture and its impact on deal integration.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple transactions and priorities against aggressive timelines, while being mindful of other deal team members' priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence employees and executives at all levels to support your due diligence and integration recommendations.
  • Ability to develop and deliver clear messaging to a variety of audiences
  • Expert-level project management skills.
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines