Corporate Development and Strategy Director

Aruba Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA
The Director of Corporate Development will report to Aruba's Vice President of Corporate Development in a role that touches Aruba's executive management, corporate development, technical, and product teams.

Key responsibilities include:

1. Work cross-functionally to identify strategic new business and growth opportunities

2. Evaluate incumbent, start-up, and future competitors

3. Build and present executive-level analyses

4. Formulate M&A strategies and target markets in service of corporate goals


A qualified candidate will be able to demonstrate:

1. Thought leadership and a passion for technology – especially networking, cybersecurity, software, and cloud

2. A minimum of seven years of strategic consulting, investment banking, VC/private equity, corporate development, or related experience

3. Strong experience formulating and presenting strategic frameworks and translating high-level strategies to practical, actionable plans

4. Refined analytical, financial, and quantitative thinking

5. Leadership, prioritization, and communication skills


BS technical degree and MBA strongly preferred