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Director, Corporate Development

  • Department Corporate Development
  • Location United States - San Mateo, CA
Guidewire is seeking a Director to join their Corporate Development and Ventures Group. The individual will be part of a small but impactful team which interfaces with multiple departments with a high-level of exposure to senior-level team members, including the CEO, COO and CFO. 
The group’s mandate includes all aspects of corporate development; sourcing new opportunities and developing pipeline for venture investments and acquisitions; executing M&A strategy; and managing post-merger integration. In addition, the team is responsible for various strategic projects for the executive team that require cross functional collaboration.  You will have deep knowledge of Guidewire’s overall business, the industry landscape and trends to aid in developing the Company’s M&A and Venture strategy.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Lead deal execution and M&A strategy in a hands-on manner - develop our M&A strategy and playbook, lead diligence & negotiation of transactions as well as post-merger integration activities 
  • Develop a deep understanding of companies and trends in the insuretech space through research and analysis, synthesize findings and recommendations, and share regular updates with the leadership team
  • Develop and maintain a network of industry contacts, VCs, and investment bankers to identify industry trends and proactively build pipeline
  • Lead a cross-functional team involving Product, GTM, Finance, Legal, People, IT, and outside counsel during live deals to ensure timely closing
  • Define integration plans and assist with post-close execution 

You will be a great addition to the team if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA preferred
  • 7+ years of work experience, preferably a mix of technology investment banking, private equity/VC,  and corporate development at a technology company  
  • Prior experience leading all aspects of an acquisition, multiple deals a plus
  • Strong skills in strategic and quantitative analysis, project management, coupled with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Deeply curious, master researcher, passionate about technology and SaaS
  • Proven ability and willingness to learn and understand emerging trends in the insuretech landscape

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
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