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Director, Corporate Development

Big Health

Big Health

Sales & Business Development, Education
Remote · United States
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023
Our Mission
At Big Health, our mission is to help millions back to good mental health by providing fully digital, non-drug options for the most common mental health conditions. Our digital therapeutics — Daylight for anxiety, and Sleepio for insomnia — are available anytime and anywhere to help people overcome their mental health issues.
In pursuit of our mission, we’ve pioneered the first at-scale digital therapeutic business model, in partnership with some of the most prominent global healthcare organizations, including CVS Health and the UK’s NHS. Through product innovation, robust clinical evaluation, and a commitment to equity at scale, we are designing the next generation of medicine and the future of mental health care.
Big Health is a remote-first company, and this role can be based anywhere in the US. We encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. To learn more about working at Big Health, visit Built In or Glassdoor. Join us.
Big Health is looking for a Director of Corporate Development to join the Finance team reporting directly to the CFO. This person will play a unique role in shaping strategic direction for the company. The person will have the unique opportunity to shape and build the corporate development function, not only in a growing company but also in an industry primed for disruption, innovation and growth.


  • Lead all aspects of the M&A process from sourcing, outreach, developing relationships, and evaluating opportunities to due diligence, negotiation, and execution
  • Identify, evaluate, and value acquisition and strategic collaboration opportunities, as well as analyze incoming opportunities while collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Research industry trends, competitive landscape, and internal product development efforts to influence decision-making and prioritize acquisition targets and opportunities
  • Develop network of industry contacts, venture capital/private equity investors, and investment banking/advisory executives
  • Conduct rigorous analyses, including valuation and business case modeling, to provide detailed guidance and insight regarding potential acquisitions and investments
  • Own tracking of pipeline, market outreach and deal flow for ongoing discussions with key business sponsors and stakeholders
  • Prepare transaction review and/or approval materials for Senior Management and the Board
  • Help design and build scalable Corporate Development processes
  • Support CFO through fundraising; drive process and diligence


  • 6+ years experience in corporate development, investment banking, equity research, or consulting, preferably in the healthcare/healthtech industry
  • Strong skill set in developing relationships, leading meetings, and evaluating opportunities for strategic fit
  • Direct experience in M&A identification and execution; experience identifying, assessing, and constructively addressing deal issues related to legal, regulatory, accounting, and tax
  • Deep financial modeling experience
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated intellectual and analytical rigor, including financial and valuation analyses
  • Demonstrable experiences in bringing structure and process in fast paced environments
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills that adapt to audience
  • Fundraising experience as plus

Life at Big Health:

  • Join a diverse team of all backgrounds, we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer
  • Autonomy over your work and freedom to input
  • Enjoy a clearly structured personal review and development program
  • Quarterly happiness survey that we use to ensure we’re creating a healthy and happy workplace for ourselves
  • Fund for spending on personal happiness
  • Regular team and company events
  • Generous vacation and maternity/paternity policy
  • Competitive salary and equity package
Because we are on a mission to bring millions back to good mental health, we believe it’s essential to reflect the diversity of those we intend to serve. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally and experientially diverse team that leads with empathy and respect.
Additionally, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. Big Health participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with Form I-9 information from all new employees to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. Big Health does not use E-Verify to pre-screen applicants.