VP of Corporate Development

East Coast /
Everything Else – Business Support /
Full-time
What We're About
Aerion is on a mission to revolutionize global mobility by building the next generation of high-speed global transportation networks. We are committed to a vibrant and connected world where distance is no longer a barrier, and to innovation that is kind to our planet. Working at Aerion is so much more than building the world’s first carbon-neutral supersonic aircraft – it’s about bringing humanity closer together. 


Here's the deal
At Aerion, we are looking to change not only the world but the future of global mobility at scale. We are seeking a VP of Corporate Development to assist the CEO, CFO, and Leadership team, and play a lead role in supporting efforts on strategy, business and corporate development, partnerships and fundraising. This position will be a key leader within our organization. We’re seeking to help drive Aerions business and corporate development efforts, including partnering with the best and most innovative companies in the world to enable new opportunities for our business and customers, particularly in the new tech and defense space.

On any given day you might:

    • Provide strategic advice to Aerion leadership regarding overall targeted growth, operation efficiency, and capital strategy initiatives
    • Research new markets, identify key trends, and translate data into impactful insights
    • Build business cases to summarize and support opportunities to facilitate decision-making
    • Represent partner opportunities and discussions within cross-functional working groups
    • Build and nurture long-term relationships with Aerion strategic partners
    • Facilitate partner outreach and discussions upon request from Engineering and/or Marketing groups
    • Regularly update Executive team on Business Development Strategic Initiatives and opportunities
    • Quickly assess inbound opportunities in both business and corporate development
    • Represent Aerion, our brand and products, within the industry including at relevant industry events

We are looking for someone who has:

    • A minimum of 10 years of experience in technology companies, including least 5 years in a role in corporate strategy and business development
    • Experience leading teams and strategic initiatives
    • Deep network of relevant companies and industry contacts
    • Experience presenting to, communicating with, and reporting to C-level executives
    • Ability to work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders and teams, and lead cross-functional initiatives and working groups, including Aerion Marketing, Engineering, HR, Finance, Legal and other groups
    • Strong analytical capabilities and problem-solving skills, including business case modeling, market intelligence and opportunity assessment
    • Detail-oriented with strong project management and organizational skills, but comfortable with ambiguity and adept at solving problems creatively
    • Ability to juggle multiple initiatives and conversations while focusing on key priorities
    • Superior communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to clearly articulate complex situations and opportunities
Let's Build a Company Together
We are looking for creative, courageous pioneers and innovators; people that are committed to having a profound impact on our world. We are looking for people who believe in a bold vision and can back it up with successful execution. People that love the beauty of flight and are deeply committed to protecting our planet. People that have unquestionable integrity and are committed to building a company the world can trust, and products that our customers know are safe.