Associate, Corporate Development- San Mateo, California at Cyence | Powderkeg

Location: United States - San Mateo, CA

Employment Type: Full-time

Team: Corporate Development

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Guidewire, the leading software platform for the global property and casualty (“P&C”) insurance market, is seeking an Associate to join their Corporate Development Group. The Corporate Development team is responsible for mergers & acquisitions, venture investments, and corporate strategy. The individual will be part of an impactful team which interfaces with executive and senior-level team members to facilitate long-term value creation and bolster our industry leading competitive position.

The group’s mandates include sourcing M&A and venture opportunities, developing and executing M&A strategy and managing post-merger integration as well as Guidewire’s portfolio of investments. The associate will be expected to scale quickly and develop a deep knowledge of Guidewire’s overall business, the industry landscape and trends to aid in developing the Company’s M&A and venture strategy.

We are looking for an intellectually curious, hard-working self-starter who combines strong quantitative abilities with effective collaboration and communication skills.

Skills & Ability

  • Strong analysis and presentation skills – ability to produce quick and high-quality analysis and presentation materials with strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Extensive modeling experience with ability to understand and construct financial models
  • Desire to cover the market through engagement with bankers, venture capitalist, corporate venture capitalist and startups
  • Detail-oriented with ability to prioritize work, navigate ambiguity and produce high quality product with limited guidance
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skill; ability to simplify complex concepts to an executive audience
  • Collaborative work ethic with ability to work in a team-oriented environment
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to create repeatable, efficient processes and recognize where improvements can be made
  • Must be a self-starter with strong intellectual curiosity and a hunger to learn

Education and Experience

  • 2-4 years of work experience in investment banking, corporate development, or private equity
  • Prior experience in software is ideal but not required
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.

Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Associate, Corporate Development- San Mateo, California
  • Company
  • Location
    San Mateo, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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