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VP, Corporate Development & M&A (Boston or San Francisco)

| Greater Boston Area
Boston, USA
Circle is a global internet finance company, built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value.
We’ve already made sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology with Circle Pay. With Circle Invest, we’re expanding our offerings with a cryptocurrency investment product, enabling anyone to buy and sell crypto assets. Through Circle Trade, we’re market makers for the top crypto coins and offer OTC trading services. In March 2018, Circle acquired Poloniex, one of the world's leading token marketplaces.
As VP of Corporate Development, you’ll lead Circle’s growth through M&A practice, including a deep understanding of the crypto ecosystem. You’ll drive the research, company evaluation, sourcing, due diligence, financial modeling, valuation analyst and deal structuring and execution to support Circle’s growth.

What you'll work on

  • Accelerate Circle’s growth through leading disciplined corporate development and deal execution
  • Define framework for how Circle evaluates acquisitions, investments, and other resource allocation decisions
  • Collaborate cross functionally to evaluate how corporate development can execute business goals and strategies
  • Partner with leadership to drive the success of Circle’s M&A strategy by combining deep knowledge and understanding of Circle’s business and the cryptocurrency ecosystem to help guide strategy
  • Research industry participants and competitive landscape, conduct in-depth company evaluations to uncover risks and opportunities, and investigate industry trends
  • Evaluate target companies for financial, operational and strategic fit and the impact of the potential transaction on business strategy
  • Lead cross-functional deal teams consisting of members of various business leads, finance, legal, people, engineering etc. to ensure the timely completion of valuations, diligence and integration planning
  • Drive business and economic standards, return on investment, advising leadership, investors and the Board of Directors on deal financial risks and return, making financial recommendations and efficiently executing the transactions
  • Execute all aspects of strategic acquisitions from inception through due diligence, valuation, negotiation, closing, and integration
  • Coordinate internal approval and communication processes for completion of a transaction

What you'll bring to Circle

  • 10+ years of finance experience in the technology sector, including 5+ years experience in M&A, investment banking, private equity or strategy consulting
  • Experience running due diligence on acquisitions, drafting and evaluating term sheets, purchase agreements, financial statements and other relevant materials
  • Results oriented, ability to prioritize and deliver key initiatives and build organizational capability
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to present to senior management and other internal clients
  • Comfortable working under pressure and able to multitask and manage competing priorities
  • Problem solver with the ability to overcome roadblocks and other obstacles to proactively pursue and close complex deals

Circle was founded in 2013 by internet entrepreneurs Jeremy Allaire and Sean Neville. We’re backed by $250 million from investors including Jim Breyer (Facebook), Goldman Sachs, IDG Capital (Baidu, Tencent), General Catalyst (AirBnB, Snapchat), Accel Partners, and Bitmain, with offices in Boston, New York, San Francisco, Dublin, London and Hong Kong. Check us out at circle.com and download Circle Pay & Circle Invest for iOS and Android today. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Circle. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. About your personal information We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal information. Please refer to our candidate privacy notice here. for more information on how we will be using your personal information. By submitting your application, you agree that you have read and understood the candidate privacy notice.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases


Boston, MA

An Insider's view of Circle

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We have a team-oriented, open concept, collaborative office. I love working with people who are incredibly passionate about what they do.


Office Experience Coordinator

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

If I can, I walk over to them, but I typically message them on Slack about an idea or contextualized piece of customer feedback. With that info, we can better understand how to enhance overall customer experience and how we can improve it.


Customer Experience Specialist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Coming to Circle from a law firm was a huge change for me, but I’ve learned so much in just a few months. From learning about cryptocurrency to employment law to stock options, I love that I get to work on something new every day. I’m excited to continue working for a company that gives me an opportunity to learn something new every day.



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Circle has been an ideal place for to gain technical knowledge from pros with deep expertise in their fields. Working alongside seasoned engineers and data scientists, a younger professional can learn the ins-and-outs of complex frameworks that would take years to master elsewhere. Circle has taken my technical skills to the next level.



What are Circle Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Covered 100% by Circle
Dental Benefits
Covered 80% by Circle
Vision Benefits
Covered 100% by Circle
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Circle offers group-term life insurance with a payout of the employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Circle's 401(k) retirement plan is administered through Vanguard and matches employee's contributions up to 3% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
Circle offers generous stock options, including vesting over a four-year period and options refreshes every three years.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Circle has a 'take what you need' flexible vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Circle offers relocation assistance to assist with moving costs and travel expense reimbursement.
Fitness Subsidies
Circle reimburses up to three months of any fitness program/gym membership, in addition to an annual gift card of $300 for a clean bill of health!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

$150 per month for your cell phone bill!
Free cell phone upgrade every 18 months!!
$200 monthly stipend for lunch!!!

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