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Director, NA Experian Ventures

Company: Experian
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Experian is looking for a Director of Corporate Ventures who will craft and execute the investments for the North America region. S/he will focus on sourcing and investing in information services, fintech and healthcare payments innovation while establishing a strong presence, particularly in the Silicon Valley and San Francisco tech hub. S/he will report to Alex Marquez, SVP and Global Head of Experian Ventures, and work along side various North America executives including the North America CEO to build a compelling investment portfolio that aligns with Experians corporate strategy and to develop the infrastructure and processes to identify and execute investments in targeted industry segments..About us, but well be briefExperian is the worlds leading global information services company, unlocking the power of data to create more opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. We are thrilled to share that FORTUNE has named Experian one of the 100 Best Companies to work for. In addition, for the last five years weve been named in the 100 Worlds Most Innovative Companies by Forbes Magazine.How you will make an impactPrimary responsibilities will include:

  • Understand Experians business as well as industry, competitive and disintermediation trends and the resulting implications for the Ventures investment program in North America.
  • Develop strategy around potential value of new products, services and technologies created by venture funded start-up companies in North America. Prepare decisions for strategic investments; work with relevant key decision makers to gain support for investments and undertake internal due diligence.
  • Identify the value proposition and positioning of Experian in the venture capital community.
  • Cultivate relationships to ensure competitive positioning of Experian as the preferred strategic investor.
  • Creatively source new investment opportunities and deal flow, capturing new strategic/business opportunities and innovations from early-stage companies aligned with the North America corporate strategy that could create significantstrategic value.
  • Network broadly within the entrepreneurial and venture capital ecosystem, enhancing Experians presence as a strategic investor in the investment community.
  • Identify and connect all relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Develop a pipeline of potential investments.
  • Work collaboratively with internal peers to manage due diligence and negotiation process.
  • Build trust and strong relationships with the North America CEO, business Presidents, and functional heads of portfolio companies in order to positively influence and affect the growth of the businesses.
  • Leverage his/her operational experience and knowledge to support entrepreneurs with value creation in newly formed portfolio entities and build effective management teams to maximize venture success.
  • Align with key internal stakeholders on investment decisions.
  • Manage the portfolio of investments in the region including quarterly reporting
  • Present investment opportunities for funding approval.
  • Regularly provide updates to executives and key stakeholders.What your background looks likeThe ideal candidate is an investment professional, who brings investing and/or deal-making experience and recognized credibility in the industries in which Experian services including financial services, healthcare payments, insurance, targeting, and decision analytics. Candidate must have prior experience as a venture capitalist, a corporate venture fund, a seed-stage investor/accelerator, or deal-making in a corporate or business development function. S/he is well versed in and proven successful in sourcing and consummating deals, ideally inclusive of pre-commercial asset deals. To be successful, s/he must have compelling interpersonal and negotiating skills to initiate and cultivate meaningful relationships within the entrepreneurial and investment community. S/he will have leadership, a balanced ego, strong work ethic and unquestionable integrity.The successful candidate will have:
    • A graduate degree in business, finance or other relevant area required
    • Global business experience
    • Minimum 5 years demonstrated venture capital investing experience
    • Strong understanding or direct experience in corporate venture capital
    • Investment banking or other corporate finance experience a positive
    • Experience with start-up companies, venture capitalists, commercial partnerships, and incubators
    • Successful track record of sourcing sound investments that yield strong returns
    • Proven experience creating and maintaining entrepreneurial relationships in the venture capital ecosystem
    • Broad, well-established network within Silicon Valley and North America in general
    • Strong data, analytics, technology experience and understanding
    • Financial modelling and superior analytical skills
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
    • Previous experience leading and managing a team
    • Must be able to think creatively and work in a casual and dynamic global team environmentPerks
      • Four weeks of vacation to start, five sick days and two volunteer days (plus eleven paid holidays)
      • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package
      • Flexible work schedule and relaxed dress codeExperian is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Our goal is to create a thriving, inclusive and diverse team where people love their work and love working together. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion is essential to our purpose of creating a better tomorrow. We value the uniqueness of every individual and want you to bring your whole, authentic self to work. For us, this is The Power of YOU (https://www.flipsnack.com/79B9EDC8B7A/the-power-of-you-report-external-2020/full-view.html) and and it reflects what we believe. See our DEI work in action (https://www.experian.com/diversity/) !If you live in Colorado, Connecticut or New York City, please contact us here for the salary range of this position (include this Job Title in your email). In addition to a competitive base salary and variable pay opportunity, Experian offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, life and disability insurance, generous paid time off including parental and family care leave, an employee stock purchase plan and a 401(k) plan with a company match.Experian Careers - Creating a better tomorrow togetherFind out what its like to work for Experian by clicking here (https://www.experian.com/careers/)

Keywords: Experian, Costa Mesa , Director, NA Experian Ventures, Executive , Costa Mesa, California

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