VP Corporate Development

 Published 10 days ago
 225,000 - 300,000
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Welcome to Viant!


For over 21 years, Viant has been a leader in digital advertising, transforming the way marketers connect their brands with consumers. Our industry-leading software, Adelphic, is used every day by the world’s premier brands and agencies to plan, execute and measure the success of their programmatic advertising campaigns. With a culture built on our key company values of Live, Lead, Create and Figure it Out, we’re serious about investing in our employees and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and collaborative environment. At Viant, you’ll have the chance to make a big impact at an exciting time in our company’s history – we’re growing fast on the heels of our recent IPO. If you’re a strategic thinker and creative problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced industry, we want to hear from you.


About the Role


As VP, Corporate Development for Viant you will play a leading role in building an M&A strategy that aligns with corporate objectives, developing theses and strategic rationale for both opportunities in our core markets as well as in adjacencies, cultivating relationships with a broad ecosystem of investors, advisors, and executives, negotiating, and executing transactions, and partnering our acquisition integration team in post-acquisition integration. Reporting to the CFO, this role will support the CFO and the Executive Team and work cross-functionally across product, business development, sales, marketing, and customer success teams to lead all Corporate Development activities across the organization.  

Location: Orange Country, CA, or Los Angeles metro area preferred


What You'll Be Doing
  • Determine and pursue Viant’s M&A priorities based on corporate strategy, product vision/objectives and roadmap.
  • Identify, scope, lead, and socialize explorations of market sectors that align to Viant’s strategic objectives.
  • Advise on and assist in development of Viant’s corporate strategy in conjunction with executive management and other company stakeholders, especially with regards to identifying how strategy can be accelerated through acquisitions.
  • Maintain Viant’s brand of innovation and excellence through continuing thought leadership/strategic POVs and cadence of stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop and maintain a broad network of industry contacts, venture capital investors and financial advisors to assist in understanding market and industry trends and building transaction opportunities.
  • Manage and lead the M&A transaction process including financial analysis, valuation and transaction structuring, diligence, and executive and board presentations.
  • Help lead negotiations with Viant’s executive management, directly with target management.
  • Drive and manage cross functional teams across the organization necessary to diligence and complete deal execution and integration planning.
  • In conjunction with M&A integration team, define and coordinate the development of integration plans and assist with post-closing integration execution

Your Background
  • BS/BA degree required – candidates with an MBA preferred
  • 15+ years of combined experience in investment banking and the cloud software, services and/or advertising tech industry in a corporate development role
  • Experience in investment banking
  • Proven ability to gain trust and negotiate mutually beneficial business objectives with potential targets and within the organization
  • Based in prior experience, has an active strong network of founders, investors, ecosystem partners, and thought leaders to tap into for views on industry trends and market intelligence
  • Ability to quickly understand complex issues and develop/apply simplifying frameworks to facilitate broader organizational understanding, decision-making, and action
  • Proficient at leveraging analytics, data, financial models, and insights to drive decision-making.
  • Excellent project management skills: able to effectively manage multiple ongoing projects to meet deadlines
  • Outcome oriented with very strong ability to personally create high quality, customer-facing presentations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exhibits Viant’s company values of Live, Lead, Create and Figure it Out.
  • Open to travel as needed to support Corporate Development opportunities

Perks & Benefits
  • Competitive Salary and Bonuses
  • Paid benefits for the employees: Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, Life insurance/AD&D
  • Paid parental leave
  • 401k
  • Health and Wellness programs
  • Employee discounts – e.g. gym memberships, wireless plans, entertainment tickets
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Casual Office Atmosphere
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Ongoing Education & Training
  • Company Sponsored Events & Team Building Experiences

$225,000 - $300,000 a year
Base salary range: $225,000 - $300,000
In accordance with California law, the range provided is Viant’s reasonable estimate of the compensation for this role.  Final title and compensation for the position will be based on several factors including work experience and education.

About the Employer: Viant Technology


Viant® is a publicly traded (Nasdaq: DSP) people-based advertising software company that enables ad buyers to plan, create, execute, and measure their omnichannel digital advertising investments.  The Viant programmatic software is uniquely built on people-based data combining more than 70 people-based data partners to enable scaled and accurate audience targeting and advanced measurement. This allows for targeting consumers using real world identifiers rather than relying on cookies, from which the industry is moving away.


Adelphic® is Viant’s industry-leading omnichannel demand-side platform, empowering marketers and their advertising agencies to plan, execute and measure programmatic advertising campaigns across desktop, mobile, connected TV, linear TV, streaming audio and digital billboards -- in a single platform. Viant customers range across most verticals including automotive, entertainment, business to business, retail, consumer packaged goods, travel and healthcare. The Viant patented technology advances internet-connected household identification and overcomes the limitations of user identification in mobile and across networked devices, yielding rich, nuanced portraits of real consumers.


Based in Irvine, CA, Viant has more than 315 full-time employees in 10 offices around the U.S. Viant was recently recognized by Advertising Age as a Best Place to Work, and Adelphic is featured on AdExchanger’s Programmatic Power Players list. For more information, please see attached or visit us on the web at www.viantinc.com.


About Viant

Viant® (NASDAQ: DSP) is a leading advertising software company that enables marketers to plan, execute and measure omnichannel ad campaigns through a cloud-based platform. Viant’s self-service Demand Side Platform, Adelphic®, powers programmatic advertising across Connected TV, Linear TV, mobile, desktop, audio, gaming and digital out-of-home channels. As an organization committed to sustainability, Viant’s Adricity® carbon reduction program helps clients achieve their sustainability goals. In 2022, Viant was recognized as a Leader in the DSP category, earned Great Place to Work® certification, became founding a member of Ad Net Zero, and Co-Founders Tim and Chris Vanderhook were named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year. To learn more, please visit viantinc.com.

Viant is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Viant prohibits unlawful discrimination against employees or applicants based on race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, reproductive health decision making, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, military status, veteran status, uniformed service member status, sexual orientation, transgender identity, citizenship status, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.  Viant also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

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