Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Development at WeWork (Lexington, KY)
At WeWork, we provide inspiring and flexible workplace solutions to help businesses - small, medium or large - thrive in more than 150 cities globally. The future of work is happening right now, and we are leading this moment. United by a common purpose, here we will empower tomorrow’s world at work. Join us on our journey as we give our members the freedom and support to push boundaries in their industries, and work to redefine our own.
About The Opportunity
The Investor Relations & Corporate Development team works directly with the CEO and has a dual mandate to (1) develop and maintain relationships with existing and prospective investors and (2) lead strategic transactions, including capital markets and other corporate financing activity. The Director will play a critical role on a lean team reporting to the VP of Investor Relations & Corporate Development and will have frequent interaction with large institutional investors as well as our senior leadership team and the leadership teams of potential institutional and strategic investors. The right candidate will have a strong sense of ownership, initiative, willingness to take responsibility, and have excellent problem solving, analytical, and communication skills.
In this role, you will:
Develop and execute comprehensive investor relations function and strategy for the new public company
Communicate with current and prospective investors, lenders, landlords, and other external stakeholders
Prepare leadership team for quarterly earnings conference calls, non-deal roadshows, and other external investor presentations by creating investor presentations, analytics, scripts, and talking points
Assist with all aspects of due diligence and transaction execution workstreams, including developing detailed financial models and valuation analysis, identifying and quantifying sources of synergies and risk, and summarizing findings for the senior executive team
Analyze potential capital raising transactions and strategic initiatives to support senior leadership and owners in making key decisions
Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry, or economic conditions.
Assist with the development of board and leadership materials outlining broader strategic goals and specific strategic initiatives
Build relationships with internal functional groups including development, legal, accounting, treasury and corporate communications
Does the below sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you!
Bachelor’s degree required
6-8 years of relevant experience at a top investment bank, hedge fund, equity research, private equity, financial strategy consulting or similar environment
Experience in technology and/or real estate preferred, but not required
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated experience in financial modeling and analysis, as well as transaction execution
Experience with performing comprehensive analysis on a variety financing structures
Able to synthesize company KPIs and financial metrics into key takeaways and messaging for company leadership and investor community
Self-starter capable of working independently and collaboratively across functional teams
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment with quick deadlines
Ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, takes initiative and responsibility, and is driven by a new challenge
Life At WeWork
Being a WeWorker is more than just a job. We believe the magic of work is sparked by the passion you bring, the places you go, the people you meet and the purpose you follow. And it starts here. Here you will brush shoulders with those who dare to dream and do. Here you will be welcomed by a diverse community that embraces and inspires you—because together we can achieve more. Here we challenge ideas, and explore new ways of getting things done. Whether you are part of our Employee Community Groups, or part of a global project, we ask you to bring your open-minded attitude and collaborative spirit. In return, you will be part of a team where your unique perspectives are celebrated.
WeWork is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil status, pregnancy (or pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression, transgender status or gender reassignment, race, color, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including genetic testing and characteristics), military or veteran status, or any other grounds or characteristic that is protected under the law.
As part of our commitment to health and safety, WeWork -- like a growing number of employers -- is requiring all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent a legal exception for reasonable accommodation. We provide unvaccinated new hires a 45-day grace period after their start date to get fully vaccinated or, if eligible, obtain a reasonable accommodation. If you believe that a legal exception may apply to you, please still apply for any role(s) you are interested in and, if you are hired, you will receive instructions on how to request a reasonable accommodation after your start date. Please note that roles that require in-person work -- currently, within our Community (excluding Member Experience), Facilities Management (including Security), Sales (excluding Sales Ops), and Member Technology teams -- will not be eligible for work-from-home as an accommodation because it poses an undue hardship on our business.-