Schaumburg, IL

Director Corporate Development at Paylocity

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Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer.
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Paylocity's all-in-one software platform gives HR pros a way to easily manage daily tasks in payroll, benefits, talent, and workforce management.
What makes us different is that our technology is backed by a culture that cares about our team members, clients, and partners. People matter most and have always been at the heart of our business.
Since our founding, we have prided ourselves in partnering with our clients to build the workplace they and their employees crave. We want to help them with what they need today while also setting them up for success tomorrow.
Let's go Forward Together.
Location: Remote
Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer
Position Overview
Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer, the Director of Corporate Development will be a key leader driving the company's corporate development efforts, including strategy, M&A, capital markets, special projects/growth initiatives and business development activity in alignment with the board, CEO/COO/CFO and the executive team. The position will have direct communication with Senior Management as well as regular direct interaction with the CFO.
Performance Objectives
  • Work with the Chief Strategy Officer, in partnership with the CEO/COO/CFO/Product/FP&A team, to develop/refine strategic plans, and drive corporate development execution to fuel strategic growth
  • Partner with the executive team to identify and prioritize strategic initiatives, shape strategy, and identify areas of M&A focus
  • Lead research and analysis of key strategic markets to understand and articulate market trends, competitive landscape, and areas of opportunity
  • Lead the development of business cases for growth opportunities across cross-functional teams; develop and refine build/buy/partner analysis
  • Partner with FP&A team to model opportunities and create pro-forma views of acquisition opportunities
  • Collaborate with Chief Strategy Officer to drive alignment on M&A efforts and expectations and processes with cross functional deal and integration teams
  • Drive execution in all phases of M&A processes (pre-deal analyses and go to market strategy, high quality due diligence coordination and execution, integration planning and post-close integration)
  • Drive execution of all phases of capital markets execution including cross-functional team leadership across corporate development, accounting, finance and treasury
  • Manage investment banking and other industry relationships, in order to actively track the payroll / HCM software space, and to source acquisition opportunities.
  • Partner with Chief Strategy Officer to lead and drive key strategic partner/vendor discussions
  • Lead team in the development of additional ad hoc analyses and financial modeling
  • Independent thinker and self-starter with ability to prioritize work streams
  • Lead and mentor a team of manager(s) and senior analyst(s)
  • Operate at both the 50,000 foot and granular level
  • Attend potential industry events and Paylocity corporate events

Education and Experience
  • An undergraduate degree is required; MBA desired
  • 5-9 years of experience in corporate finance, investment banking, mergers & acquisitions, or strategy, preferably in the software / tech sector
  • Successful and demonstrable track record quarterbacking M&A transaction execution; ideally for software / tech companies. Corporate development experience is valued
  • 2+ years of experience in an investment banking role at a recognized investment bank, with significant M&A execution experience. Some public equity/debt financing experience also valuable - deal quarterback experience
  • Demonstrated strong project planning, deal ownership and cross-functional team management and participation skills
  • Experience preparing and delivering industry/company, strategy, financial, and operational presentations for the board and executive level
  • Driven, results-oriented mindset; history of perseverance and passion for achieving goals
  • Strong work ethic; accustomed to delivering results in a fast-paced environment in a structured and organized manner
  • Superior written / verbal communication skills, and quantitative and analytical skills
  • Financial modelling experience building acquisition models, pro-forma financials, growth models, etc. plus strong understanding of financial markets
  • Experience with technology and software industry; technical acumen, interest and ability to understand technical and financial concepts quickly
  • Advanced knowledge of MS office, especially Excel and PowerPoint

Our journey forward.
Paylocity strives to create an organizational culture where every employee has a voice, feels truly welcome, appreciated, and free to be themselves, and is empowered and enabled to do their best work. A strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to creating such a culture. We've made great strides to support diversity, equity, and inclusion. That being said, we realize there's still room for improvement. Our current focus is on the following initiatives:
  • Education & Awareness
  • Client Community
  • Company Representation
  • Advocacy & Support
  • Fairness & Equality
  • PCTY Gives
Want to learn more, click here to access our DEI flipbook.
This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of the work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.
Paylocity is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Paylocity is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.
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Where we are

Our office has modern workspaces, a cafe, and a gym. But since we're a talent-anywhere company, you may find our team members all over Chicagoland.

Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • AccessDatabases
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • OracleDatabases

What are Paylocity Perks + Benefits

Paylocity Benefits Overview

Our commitment to hiring the best and brightest employees with a “talent anywhere” strategy means that no matter where you’re located around the country, you can be a part of our growing tech department

• Enjoy an attitude of trust to work remotely, manage your own schedule and be productive
• Work in small, cross-functional product-oriented teams
• Showcase development progress in two-week sprints with strong executive involvement
• Embrace the freedom to innovate, voice opinions and share new ideas

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We have a talent anywhere culture, where employees can work anywhere in the US and/or work from one of three US offices located in Illinois, Florida, and Idaho
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available

An Insider's view of Paylocity

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Paylocity's work-life balance is better than any employer I have had previously. I have never been told that it's ok to take a mental health day, I needed that, just to be told that its ok to do is enough to let you know that Paylocity cares about our mental health. The happier we are the better we work. I am so glad to be a part of this team!


Support Specialist II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at PCTY right out of college as part of the New College Grad program which is part of the path to becoming a Software Engineer. I get to learn about and discuss the latest technologies and deepen my understanding of designing solutions for customers. I have seen myself grow into someone who has solutions to problems and brings ideas.


Associate Software Engineer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

I've never felt like I had to choose work over myself or my family. If I have to take care of something outside of work my manager is very supportive and the understanding that I'll get my work done is there. I have been able to set boundaries and "turn off" work when I need to. I love the fact that I have a true work family that cares about me.


Human Resources Business Partner

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