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Director, M&A Strategy and Integration
Los Angeles, CA
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Our client is expanding rapidly through both organic growth and business acquisitions. We are looking for a Director level M&A and Integration Lead to join the team!

You will be tasked with accelerating M&A efforts, working closely with senior leaders including the SVP, Strategy and Business Operation, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. As part of a lean corporate leadership team you will work at all stages of the deal process, including:

●     Growth strategy

●     Deal sourcing

●     Due diligence support

●     Integration planning and execution DSN w/ some

The integration planning and execution aspect of this role will have a heavy project management component. Prior merger integration or similar operational experience is preferred, including a baseline familiarity with integration requirements across a range of functions (e.g., HR/Finance/Legal/IT/Operations/Sales/etc.).

Day-to-day focus will shift in accordance with the business’s needs. We anticipate at least 50% of your time will be spent on Integration planning and execution, and up to 50% spent on growth strategy, deal sourcing, and due diligence support.

Integration responsibilities will include:

●     Ensuring that we stay laser focused on the deal rationale and translating growth strategy into specific operational decisions and outcomes

●     Making sure we have strong alignment across all functions to execute on the integration plan

●     Developing and owning the integration playbook

●     Working cross-functionally with executives, functional leaders, and their teams to ensure overall integration preparedness, resourcing, and alignment

●     Leading all technology, talent, and business integrations including day-to-day project management, execution through cross-functional integration teams, communication to various stakeholders, and serving as a guide/resource for acquired teams and leaders

●     Owning deal scorecards, milestones, and metrics reporting; track and own short- and long-term progress toward deal objectives

●     Building and managing relationships with founders and acquired teams. Digging into the details and working collaboratively with stakeholders across departments and levels.

This role requires a combination of skills and experience including:

●     Post-merger integration project management; willingness to directly project manage integrations

●     Strong quantitative abilities

●     Familiarity with financial statements

●     Strong interpersonal skills; ability to represent the company in top-of-funnel deal sourcing

●     Eagerness to learn nut-and-bolts operational practices of a productions services business

Successful candidates will also be:

●     Highly reliable; strong sense of follow-through

●     Versatile and adaptable

●     Biased to action

●     Happy to roll up your sleeves; no task is too big or too small

●     Collaborative, with a strong sense of fun

●     Structured, with great organization skills

●     Mission-driven, enthusiastic to learn and grow; team-oriented with a positive, can-do attitude

●     Able to excel in a fast-paced environment

Minimum Qualifications:

●     BA/BS degree or equivalent years of experience

●     6+ years of experience working in management consulting, investment banking, private equity, business operations, strategy, or other relevant operational roles

Preferred Qualifications:

●     Expert skills with Google Docs/Sheets/Slides and Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint

●     Prior merger integration or similar operational experience

●     A passion for entertainment, content production, and people

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