Managing Director of Private Equity

Position Purpose:
The Managing Director of Private Equity/Venture Capital will be accountable and responsible for establishing the structure, strategy, and market positioning of a new private equity entity, as well as hands-on leadership of all aspects of investment activity - from origination to exit - with the goal of investing a significant amount of capital annually into high-quality opportunities that meet the financial and strategic criteria. Provide expertise, advice and counsel on commercial contracting and structuring opportunities with potential portfolio companies and other strategic partners. The Managing Director will also be responsible for providing thought leadership within TASC, TASC Ventures and other Rashke Holdings enterprises related to investing and the markets targeted and/or explored by the private equity entity.

Role Objectives:
Advisory Responsibilities:

  • Serve as key resource to executive management on financial, deal and contract matters central to the investment, acquisition and divestiture process
  • Provide insights and recommendations on deal opportunities to executive leadership and core business stakeholders
  • Establish, develop and manage relationships with target companies, deal sourcing firms, and other company-specific stakeholders through all phases of the deal
  • Report quarterly to the Rashke Holdings Governance and Capital committees on portfolio performance by company (strategic, operational and financial) as well as aggregate performance metrics

Sourcing Responsibilities
  • Identify and source potential deal opportunities from internal and external networks, PE/VC partners, and investment banking to drive deal flow
  • Attend conferences/workshops to gather competitive intelligence, and identify market trends, partnership opportunities, and compelling investment ideas
  • Explore potential transaction structures in order to maximize potential economic outcomes while minimizing risks

Assessment Phase Responsibilities
  • Assess business and revenue/profit models of target companies, market dynamics, deal economics and financial potential of investments
  • Work alongside internal business executives and external advisors to assess acquisition, investment and commercial transaction opportunities
  • Understand opportunity/build case for opportunity with key core business stakeholders and corporate development team and assist in the delivery of the initial business case

Transaction Phase Responsibilities:
  • Develop and negotiate deal terms with target companies, VC sponsor or other relevant stakeholders
  • Manage external advisors to ensure transaction objectives and timelines are met
  • Manage all aspects of due diligence covering business, financial, tax, legal, operating, etc.
  • Work with various stakeholders to develop final business case with a specific emphasis on transaction and financial related matters
  • Act as a resource on post close matters related to the transaction

Performance Management Responsibilities:
  • Develop opportunities for portfolio companies to maximize the economic value of their businesses
  • Assist in any subsequent capital raise activities for portfolio companies
  • Willing and able to serve as a director or observer on portfolio company boards

Experience Requirements:
Hiring Requirements
  • 8-10 years of professional finance work experience with at least 3-5 years direct M&A transaction experience in investment banking, corporate development and/or venture capital
  • Undergraduate degree from accredited university
  • Ability to travel >50% of the time
  • Increasing levels of responsibility throughout career with experience managing complex transactions from inception to close
  • Direct experience assisting with deal and contract negotiations, as well as resolving complex business issues and structuring complex deals and serving as the principal liaison to senior business executives
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Strong communicator, able to negotiate and clearly articulate goals and objectives

Hiring Preferences

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration strongly preferred
  • Master\u0027s degree, MBA or JD preferred
  • Financial services experience preferred
  • Experience on the buy-side of transactions
  • Exceptional financial and analytical skills with command of valuation methodologies
  • Command of transaction structuring
  • Comfortable networking both internally and externally
  • Ability to make data driven decisions under strict time deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong team leadership and motivation skills
  • Works independently, with little guidance in complex situations
  • Guides others in resolving complex issues in specialized area based on existing solutions and procedures
  • Serves as best practice/quality resource within and outside own discipline or as technical expert on functional or cross-functional teams or projects
  • Provides innovative solutions to complex issues in specialized area

Corporate Core Competencies:
  • Adaptability - Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs
  • Initiative - Deals with problems as they arise, focusing energy and resources on those situations until resolved; identifies new opportunities and takes action; takes on new responsibilities when needed
  • Results Focus - Can be counted on to meet or exceed goals; pushes self and others for results; is a conscientious worker who can be relied upon to handle unforeseen obstacles
  • Customer Focus - Meets internal and external customer expectations; delivers upon commitments; build customer confidence; follows through on requests gaining trust and respect
  • Ethics/Integrity - Is seen as a direct, truthful individual; adheres to appropriate core values at all times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches

TASC is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, national origin, citizenship status, disability, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic partner status, military status, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. TASC participates in E-Verify.

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