Corporate Development Manager

Business Operations & Programs Jersey City, New Jersey


Rackspace is seeking a Corporate Development Manager with 2+ years of investment banking or comparable experience who is passionate about cloud technology and IT services. The Corporate Development team at Rackspace works closely with Rackspace’s business unit leads, C-Level executives, and private equity ownership and broad members to implement corporate strategy through potential mergers and acquisitions (M&A), divestitures, investments, and strategic partnerships. You will be an integral part of a small team, tasked with identifying and evaluating potential acquisition targets, working collaboratively across the organization (including Product, Operations, Finance, Legal, HR, and other teams) to perform due diligence, and helping to drive strategic decision making.

In this role you will:

  • Help identify new M&A opportunities, screen potential M&A targets, perform due diligence, prepare financial and valuation models, and assist with internal presentations to senior leaders.
  • Analyze M&A, investment and strategic partnership opportunities through rigorous financial and strategic analysis.
  • Research relevant industries with a focus on market size, competitive landscape, and valuations
  • Help identify potential M&A transactions through idea generation, industry research, attending conferences, proactive outreach, and screening of inbound leads.
  • Maintain corporate development databases and transaction logs, and work with Finance and third parties to gather relevant industry and operational data to support our evaluation of transactions and new business opportunities.

Basic Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience.
  • 2 to 3 years of specific work experience in investment banking, strategy consulting, venture capital, private equity, or in a strategy or corporate development function at a technology company.
  • Excellent financial modelling and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong work ethic, integrity, mature personality, and comfortable working with and presenting to senior executives.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly, evaluating relevant context under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills; written, verbal and presentation.
  • Ability to develop and deliver messaging, presentations, and communications to varying audiences, adapting deliver methods and styles.


Rackers are fanatical about growth, innovation and collaboration. We are constantly striving to improve and better ourselves so that we can better support our clients. If you have a growth mindset and thrive under pressure, you are probably a great fit for our team!

If you like being challenged and want to continue to learn and grow while bringing your best every single day - then being a Corporate Development Manager at Rackspace is for you! Join us at a company that has an award-winning culture and a set of core values that you can stand behind. Come to Rackspace and be a Corporate Development Manager.





About Rackspace
We accelerate the value of the cloud during every phase of digital transformation. By managing apps, data, security and multiple clouds, we are the best choice to help customers get to the cloud, innovate with new technologies and maximize their IT investments. We have been honored by Fortune, Forbes, Glassdoor and others as one of the best places to work. Join us on our mission to build the world’s best technology services company.

More on Rackspace
Rackers aren’t all alike. We look different. We think uniquely. We are from many places and our beliefs & backgrounds vary. But, being a Racker — a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission – is what connects us all. Rackers are encouraged to bring their whole self to work every day, as we know that unique perspectives fuel innovation and enable us to best serve our customers & communities around the globe. We welcome you to apply today and want you to know that we are committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender reassignment or identity or expression, genetic information, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity status, military or veteran status, nationality, ethnic or national origin, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or any legally protected characteristic. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.