Dave Inc.
Short for David vs Goliath, Dave helps people avoid bank overdraft fees.
West Hollywood, CA

Director, Strategy & Corporate Development

| Greater LA Area | Remote
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Dave is a banking app on a mission to build products that level the financial playing field. To date, we've helped more than 11 million customers bank, budget, avoid overdraft fees, find work, and build credit—and we're just getting started. We believe in a world where everyone has access to financial opportunity and the ability to reach their personal financial goals. With a growing suite of tools and services, we provide a superior banking experience for anyone living paycheck to paycheck.

As a virtual-first company, there is no preference on where we get our work done. You are able to live anywhere in the United States, with the exception of Hawaii.

The Strategy and Corporate Development team is a growing and dynamic team responsible for the development of our long-term corporate strategy and leading transactions that allow us to deliver on that strategy. 

As Director, Strategy and Corporate Development, you will play an important role in expanding the department and enabling us to meet our growth objectives and execute upon our strategy. You will achieve these goals by partnering with the leadership team to define our corporate development framework and leading all aspects of our corporate development initiatives (e.g. strategic rationale, financial analysis, diligence, negotiation, process execution, etc.). 

What you'll do:

  • In partnership with executive and department leadership teams, establish corporate development strategy and M&A framework to support overall organizational goals
  • Lead development of investment theses across the consumer finance landscape including strategic fit and attractiveness for our business (e.g. thematic trends, competitive dynamics, asset positioning and growth potential, synergy definition & quantification, operational requirements, financial modeling, and valuation)
  • Build and manage the Corporate Development function as the department scales 
  • Source M&A, strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and other strategic opportunities (“Strategic Transactions”) to drive Corporate Development strategy
  • Lead analysis, financial forecasting, valuation modeling, and structural deal components for Strategic Transactions 
  • Lead negotiation of transaction terms and documentation, working closely with cross-functional teams (advisors, department leads, legal, accounting, etc.)
  • Lead cross-functional teams to complete due diligence and integration planning 
  • Build content to support a variety of strategy and M&A process work streams, including investment performance and other related reporting, board and executive meeting presentations, corporate planning activities, competitive analysis briefs/reports, other high-visibility materials involving C-suite internal stakeholders
  • Prioritize hiring, developing, and mentoring the team to ensure we have the roles and skill sets that we need to support company goals; with a commitment to inclusivity, diversity and employee engagement

What you'll need:

  • 10+ years of experience and a strong record of accomplishment in top-tier strategy consulting, investment banking, growth and/or private equity and/or corporate strategy and corporate development
  • Experience in consumer finance, financial services, or consumer internet industries preferred
  • Demonstrated profound understanding of corporate strategy, M&A, and transaction process execution
  • Experience with people management and demonstrated ability to build, manage, develop, and motivate a team
  • Ownership mindset: ability to take the initiative and leverage resources to drive successful outcomes
  • Strong problem-solving skills: the ability to break down complex problems into critical parts, identify the key causes and effectively prioritize and execute way forward
  • Strong critical thinking skills: ability to assimilate and understand new concepts in short time frames
  • Exceptional analytical skills: the ability to logically and systematically visualize and efficiently tackle tasks; understanding and mastery of tools and methods to effectively support the Strategy and M&A process
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills to positively influence outcomes and ability to work across functions and levels of seniority
  • Highly organized, excellent project management abilities

Benefits & Perks 

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability plans
• Generous paid parental and caregiver leave
• Voluntary Life Insurance
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Unlimited PTO and generous company holidays
• Company laptop and home office stipend
• Personal financial advisor

Dave Inc is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, medical condition, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance relating to an applicant's criminal history.


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Where we are

750 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Technology we use

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What are Dave Inc. Perks + Benefits

Dave Inc. Benefits Overview

• Premium Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance plans
• Insurance premiums 100% covered for you and 80% for your dependents
• Company provided Basic Life and Short-Term Disability plans
• Competitive salary and equity compensation packages
• Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
• 401(k) savings plan with matching contributions
• Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
• Generous and flexible PTO
• Flexible work hours
• Generous paid parental leave
• 1UP Wednesdays where you can teach or learn something new from a fellow Dave
• A collaborative environment with opportunities for learning and growth
• Virtual social events

Volunteer in local community
Partner with International Rescue Committee for annual gift drive. Host regular coding meetups with St Joseph's Center Code Talk
Partners with Nonprofits
Dave has planted over 8 million trees through its partnership with Trees.org. We've also recently partnered with Feeding America to help provide meals.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Dave's C-suite and extended leadership team is growing and focused on continuous improvement of our DE&I initiatives.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
#Los_Daves, #Davesians, #LadyDaves, #Gayves
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dave employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their Healthcare FSA and up tp $5000 annually for their Dependent Care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Guardian Dental and Dental BuyUp option
Vision Benefits
Guardian Vision
Health Insurance Benefits
Cigna PPO, Cigna EPO, and Kaiser HMO
Life Insurance
Voluntary Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability plans
Mental Health Benefits
Dave offers Guardian's Employee Assistance program for employees and their family members.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Remote Work Program
We are a virtual first company.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion. Optional happy hour after All Hands meeting on Thursdays.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

There is a lot of freedom at Dave to create and implement your own career plan. Management truly cares that Daves are developing as professionals.

An Insider's view of Dave Inc.

What's something quirky about your company?

We are now a virtual first company! It's been an adjustment for us all, but our values and sense of community have not been lost during this time. For example, I was able to gain full support from Leadership to provide our team with virtual coding training courses. Dave really cares in advancing our collective potential as a team.


Loss Management Analyst

What projects are you most excited about?

Working at Dave has been extremely rewarding because I am able to have my ideas heard and see them implemented in our technology/product! I've been able to design an analytics platform, perform feature engineering for the ML model that powers our main product, and build up our ML infrastructure to support faster iterations in model building.


Data Scientist II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting at Dave, I've been able to grow into a position I've been striving for in my previous roles fairly quickly. Hard work really does pay off at Dave because the team notices our dedication and recognizes us accordingly. I'm very proud to work for a company that acknowledges the work I do, making me feel empowered and significant!


Fraud Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

How to meet our members where they are in their financial journey. We achieve this by really focusing on being customer-first and working to deeply understand who our members are, what solutions they’re looking for, how they like to digest information, what they’re motivated by, what their interests are, and what goals they have.


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