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Oct 26th, 2021

Corporate Development Principal


About Kraken

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. In our first decade, Kraken has risen to become one of the largest, most successful and respected crypto exchanges on the planet. 

We are changing the way the world thinks about finance and our range of successful products are playing a critical role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We continue to trail-blaze into new territory with the introduction of Kraken Bank, providing a more seamless integration between crypto and the traditional financial system. This makes us the first crypto company (ever) to be awarded a U.S. state banking charter. 

Our diverse group of 2,000+ Krakenites are distributed all over the world as part of our 'remote first' culture, united by a shared passion for delighting customers, upholding crypto values and achieving our meaningful mission. We attract people who push themselves to improve, are radically transparent and think differently in order to unlock their potential. 

Crypto is a rapidly evolving industry and we’re just getting started. We’re growing fast and you're invited to join the revolution!

About the Role

Are you ready to lead? Kraken is a market leader in one of the most innovative and fastest growing industries in the world. We are expanding in multiple dimensions, not least of which is through M&A and strategic investments around the world. The Corporate Development team is critical to Kraken’s growth as we look to remain nimble and opportunistic, seeking out innovative, leap-frog deals and new sources of competitive advantage.
As a Principal on our Corporate Development team, you’ll be responsible for executing M&A transactions that drive our strategic vision forward.  Working closely with a cross-functional team of stakeholders, you’ll lead discussions with target leadership, negotiate key terms, coordinate due diligence, identify sources of risk, and drive deals to a timely closing.  You bring a deep interest in the crypto industry, a deep familiarity with the M&A process, strong financial modeling and valuation skills, and the ability to work fluidly across multiple high-priority initiatives.

What you'll do:

  • Contribute to shaping Kraken’s M&A strategy and identify high-value opportunities
  • Drive M&A execution and develop recommendations that push initiatives forward
  • Spearhead the end-to-end deal process, from initial diligence to closing
  • Articulate key value drivers and considerations for potential M&A opportunities in concise deal memos; build consensus across Leadership and the wider organization
  • Oversee the development of pro forma financial models and valuation analyses
  • Coordinate the due diligence process in concert with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Build and maintain an extensive network in the crypto industry to stay on top of key trends and developments
  • Contribute to enhancing the Corporate Development function by identifying opportunities to improve processes and recruiting new team members

Who you are:

  • 8+ years of experience in Corporate Development, ideally in crypto or at a hyper-growth FinTech company (Investment Banking and PE experience also considered)
  • Experience building pro forma financial models and valuation analyses (DCF, comparable multiples, accretion / dilution, etc.)
  • Deep familiarity with the M&A process, including Legal matters and integration planning
  • Strong ability to drive consensus and coordinate process with a diverse group of cross-functional stakeholders in Legal, Finance, Product, Engineering, and beyond
  • An understanding of the global regulatory environment around crypto
  • Strong knowledge of and/or demonstrated curiosity for the cryptocurrency industry
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, writing, and storytelling skillsRigorous attention to detail and a reputation for “sweating the small stuff” 
  • Technical background or strong knowledge of software/internet products and services
  • Strong network in crypto and / or traditional financial services markets
We’re powered by people from around the world with their own unique backgrounds and experiences. We value all Krakenites and their talents, contributions, and perspectives.

Check out all our open roles at https://www.kraken.com/careers. We’re excited to see what you’re made of.  

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