Manager, Corporate Development, M&A
Posted on: September 11, 2021
At Leaf Home Solutions people are at the heart of everything we
do, and we’ve crafted a team of the very best to ensure we make a
difference… both to the homeowners we support and the staff that’s
at the heart of it all. We are driven by the hard-working and
creative individuals that are passionate about their careers and
what they do. LeafFilter Gutter Protection seeks to provide the
best gutter cover solution paired with an outstanding customer
service experience from beginning to end. Leaf Home Safety
Solutions installs accessibility solutions like stair lifts,
walk-in tubs, and walk-in showers to enhance the safety of our
customers in the homes they love. Leaf Home Water Solutions offers
home water purification and water softener systems to protect and
preserve the longevity of the home and the people living in it.
Leaf Home Enhancements provides home upgrades including custom
cabinet restyling, one day bathroom renovations, and high-quality
windows and doors. Leaf Home Solutions believes that home is where
the heart is and our team strives to make each home a safer and
more livable space.
The Associate/Manager will work closely with potential target
companies and partners, and third-party firms (including buy-side
banks/brokers). Work closely with the entire senior leadership team
when analyzing and implementing acquisitions to perform financial
analysis on targets, support diligence efforts and close
transactions. The candidate will also work collaboratively with the
LHS team and Gridiron Capital to assess strategic fit, branding,
product development and other strategies to ensure successful
post-acquisition integration into the LHS platform.
The Associate/Manager will be expected to develop a “playbook”
to standardize and simplify the integration of acquired companies
and will be assist with implementing the playbook for each
acquisition made. The Associate/Manager will also take an
active role in leading partnership efforts with third-party
vendors/companies to potentially add RMR and other revenue streams
that LHS does not plan on making an in-house offering (security and
monitoring, PERS, etc.). This position may also be called
upon to assist with potential IPO preparation, including
preparation of financial models, projections and other matters
directed by the CFO.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Acquisition Screening and Identification. Lead
identification and initial screening of possible M&A targets
with Gridiron Capital, the CFO, COO and relevant Division
Presidents. The candidate will work with executive team members to
identify targets and work with banks / buy-side brokers and
directly through LHS’s network to source acquisition
- Manage the M&A Process – Work
collaboratively with executive team and Gridiron Capital to manage
the M&A process on behalf of LHS. Key tasks include
development and implementation of M&A playbook, executive team
and board reporting, diligence, financing support, coordination and
communication with target, and development of post-close
integration and strategy plans.
- Manage the Integration Process – Lead a
cross-functional team to successfully integrate targets from an
operational, sales and marketing, financial, strategy, IT, and
human resources perspective. This will involve development
and execution of 100 days plans with key milestones and synergy
targets and a regular cadence of reporting progress to the
executive leadership team and board.
- Identify and Execute on Partnership
Opportunities – The Associate/Manager will work with the
executive team to identify revenue-driving partnerships with
outside companies in areas that LHS finds attractive to generate
additional revenue and profitability streams. Partnerships include
the addition of RMR streams in connection with services sold
through existing verticals as well as identification of these new
services and potential partnership companies.
- Facilitate and Support IPO Preparation – The
position may be called upon to support the finance team and sponsor
with IPO preparation as needed, particularly around crafting the
story and developing proof points around diversification and
- Foster a Collaborative and High-Performance
Culture – The Associate/Manager will need to work
effectively within the Company’s high-performance “TNT” culture and
will need to work collaboratively and effectively across all
- Work Closely with the Private Equity Sponsor –
The Associate/Manager will gain significant exposure to, and will
work closely with, Gridiron Capital who actively supports the
capital markets and M&A strategies of LHS. The Director will
interface regularly with a dedicated Gridiron Capital team to
execute objectives and will be able to learn from Gridiron during
his or her career progression.
Experience and Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or equivalent combination of
education, training, and experience.
- 2-5 years of experience planning, developing, and managing
- Working understanding of legal contracts, documents,
transaction terms, negotiation and deal closing proceedings
- Excellent communication ability to interface with potential
targets/partners and third-party banks/brokers while keeping the
executive team updated in a succinct and timely manner.
- Ability to juggle various work activities and shift their
attention from one task to another to meet the demands of different
stakeholders without “dropping the ball”.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-energy, team-oriented
environment and have a “roll up your sleeves” and “today not
- Apply active listening skills through the ability to comprehend
information presented and respond thoughtfully.
- Detail-oriented and can focus on the task at hand, no matter
how minute, by finding the most efficient and effective pathway to
- Ability to logically connect ideas, scrutinize and evaluate
arguments, find inconsistencies and errors in work, solve complex
problems, and engage in reflection.
- Ability to provide timely and empathetic help through
in-person, phone, email, and social media avenues that keeps the
co-worker or customer’s needs at the forefront of every
- Ability to communicate effectively, to recognize, understand,
and manage one’s own emotions as well as others, and foster
positive working relationships across all levels of the
- Holding oneself responsible and being self-driven in
accomplishing business goals, adhering to policies and being
responsible for one’s own actions, performance, and decisions.
- Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Project, and/or Access).
- Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment
without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or
- Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance or related
- MBA a plus but not required
- 2-5 years of some combination of investment banking, private
equity, corporate development and/or M&A diligence and
- Occasional overnight travel required
Overtime/Additional Hours Requirements
- Additional Hours May Be Required (Exempt Positions)
- Normal Office Environment
- Indoor work in a climate-controlled environment.
- Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally
and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift,
carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human
body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Leaf Home Solutions Core Values
Our vision is to be the leading innovator of direct-to-consumer
home safety and improvement solutions. To accomplish this goal, we
look for the following qualities and values in our employees:
- TNT - Today, Not Tomorrow. By being cognizant
of the present, attacking problems, and presenting ground-breaking
solutions today, our team strives toward a better tomorrow.
- Teamwork - To present the very best home
solutions on the market, our culture revolves around teamwork.
Individual success is important to the Leaf team, but the way the
team works together to deliver excellence is at the heart of the
- Ingenuity - Ingenuity and innovation are the
factors that drive success for any brand, whether it’s exploring a
new product market or connecting consumers with something familiar.
These are valuable qualities that we strive to exemplify at
- Compassion - Home is where the heart is, and
we understand and celebrate that. We strive to make each renovation
or home upgrade stress-free and friendly, and we provide the best
end-to-end service to inspire confidence in homeowners. Are we your
Leaf Home Solutions Company Overview
Why Work at Leaf Home Solutions?
Solutions has cultivated a passionate and inspired team with the
support of an excellent workplace culture. People are at the heart
of everything we do, and we’ve crafted a team of the very finest to
ensure we make a difference…both to the homeowners we support and
to the staff that’s at the heart of it all. Are you looking for a
workplace with excellent culture, benefits, and opportunities for
advancement? How about weekly pay, casual dress, and a fun work
environment? Because we’re looking for someone just like you to
make our team extraordinary.
Are we your company?
Leaf Home Solutions is dominating the home improvement industry as
we continue to grow. We work hard and play harder. We’re a big
company with a small company feel. We have ambition and drive and
we’re in constant development. For us, we strive to be better than
the best and we want you to join in our success! Now with over 100
offices across the U.S. and Canada, our team is diverse and strong.
From marketing to sales, installation, and service, we have the
best team, right along with the best home solutions.
What do we offer?
- Industry leading compensation package
- Full Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits after 90 days
- 401k Savings Plan
- Paid Time OffHealth, Wellbeing, and Financial Wellness
- Endless opportunity for growth and advancement
Leaf Home Solutions Awards and Accolades
- Leaf Home Solutions has been recognized as a top workplace by
Ohio Business Magazine and The Plain Dealer
- For a full list of awards earned by our brands, please visit
Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Leaf Home Solutions is committed to creating a diverse environment
and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to
create an environment that embraces differences and fosters
Equal Opportunity Statement
Leaf Home Solutions will recruit, hire, train, and promote
persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, ancestry,
national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
marital status, religion, age, results of genetic testing, veteran
status, or physical/mental disability (except where the disability
prevents the individual from being able to perform the essential
functions of the job and cannot be reasonably accommodated in full
compliance with the law).
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