Head of Corporate Development

| Chicago
We are Relativity. A market-leading, global tech company that equips legal professionals with a powerful platform to organize data, discover the truth, and act on it. The U.S. Department of Justice, 198 of top 200 U.S. law firms, and more than 70 Fortune 100 companies are among our customers who trust Relativity during litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects.
 
Our SaaS product, RelativityOne, has become the fastest-growing product in the company's history and we have consistently been named a great workplace. As we grow, we continue to seek individuals that will bring their whole self to our team atmosphere.
 
Join us in the transformation of the legal industry and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of the practice of law and beyond.
As Head of Corporate Development you will build and execute investment and acquisition strategy to create significant value for our customers and help Relativity expand our presence within our current Legal Tech market and to adjacent markets. Relativity is a fast-growing leader in Legal Technology and your role will be to help further accelerate this organic growth and expand Relativity’s market via acquisitions and investments.
You will lead strategic thinking on acquisitions and investments and will own those opportunities end to end. In this role you will lead sourcing, evaluation, deal thesis, negotiation and execution of those deals. Your work will be very cross functional, cooperating closely with the Executive Team, strategy & biz ops team, finance team, product teams, and sales teams.
This role requires Executive Presence and Leadership, ability to be decisive and keep other leaders accountable, ability to work across the organization and ability to drive forward an ambitious agenda.

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead strategic thinking on how we further accelerate our organic growth with Investments and Acquisitions within Legal Technology and in Adjacent Markets.
  • Evaluate and build a deal thesis for highly attractive targets within Legal Technology or in adjacent markets
  • Work closely with the Strategy and Product teams to build and keep evergreen a comprehensive factbase of up and coming technologies in our space
  • Own end-to-end deal management: create a target list of potential acquisitions, validate fit for terms, product roadmap, and other criteria, value the companies in a financial model, negotiate terms of the deal, prepare all acquisition related documents such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Letters of Intent, and Purchase Agreements with our legal team and legal counsel, integrate the acquisition into the company
  • Provide project management leadership over the pre-LOI validation and due diligence stages of the acquisition process with cross-functional teams, including communication of diligence findings
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders across Executive, strategy, finance, product, engineering, and sales teams to ensure close alignment on deals before, during and after deal sign
  • Establish and measure key performance indicators to determine the ultimate success of the deal

Minimum Qualifications

  • Corporate Development:
  • 7y+ of experience in investment banking, venture capital, private equity or Corporate Development.
  • Significant experience on the buy-side and proven track record of executing deals (end to end)
  • Experience structuring various types of deal terms
  • Strong negotiation abilities
  • Successful track record of sourcing, executing, and nurturing strategic acquisitions
  • Leadership:
  • Executive Presence
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in indirectly managing senior leaders across the organization
  • Strong analytical, leadership, intellectual curiosity, and partnering skills
  • Demonstrated ability to independently and logically frame a problem, provide the analysis required to answer the question, and drive the resolution is mandatory

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in technology with some experience in SaaS enterprise software
  • #LI-MA1

At Relativity, we live our core values and we thrive on solving complex problems. We’re dedicated to continually improving our product and providing relentless customer service. We seek professionals that will bring their authentic and unique experiences to our teams.
 
We understand career choices are a big decision, and we thank you for considering Relativity.
 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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An Insider's view of Relativity

How does your team reward individual success?

Rewarding success is one of my favorite parts of my role. Formally through annual bonus plans, thank you notes in our HR system and of course through promotions. I also like to submit nominations to be recognized at company meetings and spotlights in department newsletters. We move fast at Relativity it’s nice to slow down and just say thanks!

Jessica

Operations Manager, Customer Success and Support

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Certification team, I develop exams and study content for our end users. To ensure that our exams are valid, I work with almost every team embracing their expertise and industry knowledge into the development process. It takes continuous interdepartmental collaboration to keep exam content accurate as the Relativity platform evolves.

Sean

Certification Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

As an Application Support Specialist, I have increased my technical knowledge in SQL database management, Network Administration, and Server Infrastructure. Prior to coming to Relativity, I had zero knowledge of e-Discovery, and now provide On-site training to our clients teaching them about the various e-Discovery tools Relativity has to offer.

Kamal

Application Specialist II

What are some social events your company does?

Our annual user conference, Relativity Fest, is such a tremendous opportunity to get one on one face time with our partners. Fest draws 2,000 platform users and practitioners from all different facets of the industry and being able to connect with them and hear their stories is extremely powerful.

Michael

Platform Account Manager

What are Relativity Perks + Benefits

Relativity Benefits Overview

We have a great selection of benefits from very competitive insurance plans to fun office perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Bonuses are based on a combination of how the company performs as well as how the individual performs.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Everyone starts with 18 days of PTO, plus 11 paid holidays every year. Our office is also closed between Christmas and New Years, which does not take away from your PTO balance.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Tax-free transportation opportunities.
Company Outings
We have our annual Summer Jam (picnic that includes friends and family), our User Conference - RelativityFest, and a holiday party each year.
Game Room
Our Cafe houses ping-pong, foosball, and a variety of arcade games - including Killer Queen (a multi-player game that is one of few in the country).
Stocked Kitchen
We have tea, coffee (including fancy espresso machines), a variety of LaCroix, soda, and many other things. We also have fresh fruit delivered twice a week in our pantry areas.
Some Meals Provided
Meals are often provided during morning or afternoon training sessions. There is also always plenty of leftover food from such meetings that employees can dive into after the attendees are finished.
Happy Hours
Different for each team, but always a great time!
Recreational Clubs
RelWOW (Relativity Women of the Workplace), Several Intramural Sports Teams (kickball, softball, volleyball, etc.), Vertikal (climbing group), Working Moms Group, Queeries, and several more.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
All full-time employees (non-contract) receive $3,000/year to pursue professional development opportunities.
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

We also offer a Divvy bike share discount, have Fooda discounts in the office, and offer DRYV Laundry Service for those who have workout clothes that need washing!

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