Director, Corporate Development and Cisco Investments

5 - 10 years
Full Time
United States
San Jose, CA

What You’ll Do
The Corporate Development and Cisco Investments Group is seeking a Director, Corporate Development to drive and execute on Cisco’s M&A and investment strategy for the Data Center segment. Your responsibilities include all aspects of corporate development, including but not limited to strategy development, project and team management for deal sourcing and deal execution, working with internal partners as well as external venture/financial advisory and other partners.
Who You’ll Work With
Cisco has completed over 200 acquisitions and has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments. The Corporate Development and Investments team has unparalleled experience and visibility across the tech industry.

Who You Are

You have exceptional experience identifying new investment and acquisition opportunities, building the strategy and business case in close partnership with business unit leaders, leading all stages of acquisition and investment process, and negotiating deal terms.

You are able to lead discussions and develop influence with executives both inside and outside the company and make decisions that have a high degree of strategic and financial impact.
Your Responsibilities will include

  • Working with the business units and cross functional teams to develop segment and market strategies
  • Develop detailed technology and market analyses of key segments
  • Source, screen and propose investments, partnerships and M&A opportunities
  • Lead development of detailed financial models including projections, valuation and investment return analyses
  • Engage at CXO level to gain approval for investments & acquisitions
  • Lead business, financial and customer due diligence
  • Build highly effective relationships with the appropriate Business Units and functional teams

Our Minimum Requirements for this Role are

    • 7+ years of experience in the networking/data center industry and experience in consulting, investment banking, venture capital or corporate development.
    • Strong communication and analytical skills;
    • Standout colleague with strong collaboration skills and influence
    • Highly ambitious, passionate and ability to thrive in fast changing environments
    • Bachelors in EE or CS preferred
    • MBA from a premier program


Why Cisco


At Cisco, each person brings their unique talents to work as a team and make a difference.

Yes, our technology changes the way the world works, lives, plays and learns, but our edge comes from our people.

    • We connect everything – people, process, data and things – and we use those connections to change our world for the better.
    • We innovate everywhere – From launching a new era of networking that adapts, learns and protects, to building Cisco Services that accelerate businesses and business results. Our technology powers entertainment, retail, healthcare, education and more – from Smart Cities to your everyday devices.
    • We benefit everyone – We do all of this while striving for a culture that empowers every person to be the difference, at work and in our communities.


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