Corporate Development Director

San Francisco
We are looking for our first sole Corporate Development leader and strategic thinker to build out the Corp Dev function at Asana, drive end to end deal execution and integration, while bringing strategy and industry knowledge to the role.  This role will drive transaction activities such as identifying, evaluating, and executing M&A activity, in close partnership with the product and engineering teams. Candidate must exhibit extensive collaboration and coordination skills with both external parties and many cross organizational internal teams. We are looking for an organized self-starter who is able to think strategically, while executing on deals and building the long term roadmap for deal execution and corporate development at Asana. This role is not remote flexible and will be based out of our San Francisco office later this year.
What You’ll Achieve:
  • Working closely with business leaders and senior executives to develop strategy and identify acquisition opportunities that accelerate Asana’s mission
  • Research multiple sources for company, industry, and market information; proactively identify and develop new strategic opportunities; source and evaluate new opportunities
  • Support deal leads through the end-to-end M&A deal execution, including business case development, financial modeling, deal negotiation, due diligence, and integration planning
  • Lead comprehensive due diligence process; coordinate extensively with various internal and external business groups; evaluate product, go-to-market, and cultural fit of the targets
  • Coordinate a cross-functional deal team within Asana, and serve as a point of contact to target company management and advisors.
  • Analyze company financial statements, create pro-forma financial models, and conduct valuation analysis
  • Assist in refining playbooks that incorporate prior experiences and industry best practices across all key work streams.
About You:
  • Undergraduate degree with strong record of academic achievement; MBA is a plus, but not required
  • 5+ years in corporate development, investment banking, private equity, venture capital, or similar level of experience and skills; in house experience in the Tech/SaaS space preferred. 
  • Proficiency in crafting detailed, operationally focused financial models and performing detailed valuation analyses; strong accounting skills and understanding of key operational metrics.
  • Ability to distill target diligence findings into key value drivers; identify and assess key issues and model / value opportunities and risks.
  • Experience working with senior leadership; ability to build relationships quickly and cultivate trust at all organizational levels.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills critical; ability to build and maintain strong relationships with business leaders, corporate functions (e.g., Legal, HR, Finance) and external partners (e.g., investment bankers, VCs, startups)
  • The candidate must be a self-driven individual and team performer with exceptional organizational skills and keen attention to detail


About us

Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Millions of teams around the world rely on Asana to achieve their most important goals, faster. Asana has been named a Top 10 Best Workplace for 5 years in a row, is Fortune's #1 Best Workplace in the Bay Area, and one of Glassdoor’s and Inc.’s Best Places to Work. After spending more than a year physically distanced, Team Asana is safely and mindfully returning to in-person collaboration, incorporating flexibility that adds hybrid elements to our office-centric culture. With 11+ offices all over the world, we are always looking for individuals who care about building technology that drives positive change in the world and a culture where everyone feels that they belong.


We believe in supporting people to do their best work and thrive, and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive company is core to our mission. Our goal is to ensure that Asana upholds an inclusive environment where all people feel that they are equally respected and valued, whether they are applying for an open position or working at the company. We welcome applicants of any educational background, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, citizenship, socioeconomic status, disability, and veteran status.

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