Director Corporate Development and Long-Range Business Planning

Mountain View, CA /
Wisk – Finance /
/ Remote
At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flight for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

The Director of Corporate Development will be responsible for leading the development adoption of a long-range commercial business plan for the company. This individual will be a critical strategic resource for the executive, operations and go to market teams. The Director of Corporate Development will work closely with Wisk Global Partnerships to identify and secure commercialization and supply chain partners that will become strategic partners.  
This position will work with existing teams across the company, including our Go-to-Market, Strategic Marketing, Supply Chain, Program Management and Engineering Operations teams, amongst others.  
This position will work closely with the CFO and the executive team to:
Lead M&A, investment and joint venture processes, including sourcing, evaluation of business model attractiveness, strategic/financial analysis, valuation, due diligence, negotiation and closing.
Attract additional growth capital to compliment Boeing commitments on the path to entry into service and commercialization.
Coordinate transaction processes across teams including engineering, product, design, finance, accounting, legal and business development
Work with CTO to identify, research and recommend industries, companies and technologies for Wisk to evaluate from an M&A, investment or joint venture perspective and analyze the company's objectives and identify, recommend and pursue technologies that can accelerate those goals
Work closely with Boeing Strategy and Corporate Development 
Build relationships with leaders at emerging and established companies as well as with investment banking and venture capital firms
Develop and maintain models and dashboards to keep Marketing Requirement and Objectives, final engineering design and long term commercial business models aligned
Track and analyze our industry, as well as prospective M&A opportunities.  

Candidate Characteristics:

    • The successful candidate will have a proven track record in negotiating and managing strategic partnerships, launching new businesses, optimizing new revenue steams and driving improved operations. The ideal candidate will have a combination of new technology and aviation experience. 
    • The ideal candidate will be capable of influencing across all levels of the organization. This individual will have strong interpersonal communication capabilities to develop trust and strong relationships with strategic corporate partners and targets.

What you have done:

    • 10+ years of experience in technology industry and aviation preferred
    • B.S. in relevant discipline required
    • MBA preferred
    • Consulting or Investment Banking experience helpful

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance (company pays 100% of employee premium), alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 10 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching (no vesting period), commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, gym membership subsidies, snacks, drinks, fruits, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and many more.

In order to protect the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, as a condition of employment, we require that employees  are fully-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccination against COVID-19 as permitted by law. Exceptions/accommodations are considered for employees with disabilities or sincerely-held religious beliefs, practices, or observances that prevent them from being vaccinated against COVID-19.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.