• Location
    • San Francisco
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 3, 2021
  • Function
  • Operations
  • Sector
  • Entertainment

Do you believe that creators should have the ability to get paid for the value they give to their fans?

We do, which is why we’re building Patreon, a platform that powers membership services for creators with established followings. Patreon strives to provide creators with insight, education, and tools that make it possible to retain creative control while running their creative business, so creators can focus on creating and energizing their fanbases.

Our user base has doubled in the last year alone, and we have paid over $2 billion directly to creators on our platform. In order to support this level of growth, Patreon is looking for a  Director / Senior Director  to join our Corporate Development team.

What you will do:

  • Partner with executives and product leads to develop and refine our M&A strategy
  • Establish relationships with executives from startups, VCs, and leading technology companies to inform company strategy and our understanding of the current competitive landscape
  • Drive the entirety of the M&A process including strategy, sourcing, diligence, negotiation, execution and integration
  • Conduct rigorous financial analysis to assess build vs. buy vs. partner alternatives

Skills and experience you possess:

  • 10-15 years of experience in investment banking, corporate development, private equity, venture capital, or management consulting with a strong preference for someone with prior experience in a corporate development role at a high-growth technology company
  • Deep knowledge of the M&A process with relevant experience leading deals
  • Generalist who can excel across a diverse range of work (strategy, sourcing, analysis, negotiation, execution, integration)
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills with fluency in performing rigorous financial and valuation analyses
  • Ability to drive projects cross-functionally
  • Technical acumen to engage with product and engineering leaders on tech roadmaps
  • Deep knowledge of the creator economy ecosystem

Projects you may work on:

  • Acquisitions
  • Acquihires
  • Equity investments
  • Strategy
  • Build vs Buy vs Partner assessments

Who You’ll Work With:

At Patreon, you’ll join a high-performing and highly-empathetic team of people who proudly work on fulfilling our mission of funding the creative class. Our culture of creator-first, thoughtful teammates keeps work creative, stretching, and rewarding.

Our Core Behaviors:

  • Put Creators First. Patreon is nothing without our creators.
  • Achieve Ambitious Outcomes. Set, measure, and accomplish goals that deliver massive value to our creators and patrons.
  • Cultivate Inclusion. We want an environment that retains and engages the diverse teams we build.
  • Bias Towards Action. When in doubt, we take the next best step, then course correct when needed. We go out of our way to fix problems when we see them. We take ownership seriously.
  • Be Candid and Kind. Be extremely caring and extremely direct in all you do at Patreon, especially when it comes to giving positive and constructive feedback.
  • Be Curious. You don’t know it all, and that’s the fun part. Everything gets better when you’re curious. Things get more interesting, more clear, and more approachable. When you bring curiosity into the workplace, you’re growing yourself, your teammates, and Patreon as a whole.
  • Want to Learn More About Patreon?
  • Check out TechCrunch’s article about our focus on membership
  • Listen to our CEO Jack and Co-Founder Sam chat with Guy Raz on NPR’s How I Built This
  • Check to see if you know a Patreon teammate on LinkedIn