m a and corporate development advisor resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

10+ years of international M&A and corporate development experience working for global corporations. Strengths in deal-making, communication, finance, relationship building, negotiation, and project management backed by $100B of deals assessed and $12B executed. Versatile and driven, expertise operating in dynamic environments. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese

Work History
M&A and Corporate Development Advisor, 09/2017 to Current
Db SchenkerMemphis, TN,
  • Direct end-to-end execution support of M&A deals across various businesses of Shell's Integrated Gas, Renewable and Energy Solutions, and Upstream groups. Manage 4 to 7 transactions per year: values typically ranging from $100M to above $1B.
  • Collaborate across functions to source, value, run due diligence, negotiate, and close deals. Facilitate meetings, present regular updates, keep appropriate communication, and regularly engage with top executives, team members, investment banks, counterparties, and stakeholders. Develop proposals and built consensus among up to ten disciplines, securing support prior to submission for executive/C-Suite approval. Coach broad group of incoming and seasoned colleagues.
  • Shaped closing of transactions estimated at $1.5B and negotiated deals up to $3B.
  • Served as senior manager on business transformation, mentored finance deal team through complex negotiation, resulting in agreements yielding profits of $470M.
M&A and Corporate Development Finance Lead/Economist, 09/2015 to 09/2017
Royal Dutch ShellCity, STATE,
  • Directed finance workstream and M&A execution capability. Oversaw all aspects of financial modeling and valuation, risk, and synergy analysis. Advised on acceptable divestiture and acquisition price.
  • Nominated subject matter expert (SME) and consultant in merger and acquisition (M&A) management.
  • Executed $300M non-core asset divestitures.
M&A and NBD Senior Business Developer, 01/2012 to 09/2015
RepsolCity, STATE,
  • Led and supported end-to-end M&A execution, from strategy to execution. Coordinated cross-functional teams on evaluation and due diligence. Screened opportunities, managed opportunity funnel, attended management presentations, coordinated data room, publicized market insights, and steered financial analysis.
  • Managed opportunity origination work process to identify M&A targets internally and externally. Met regularly with investment banks and industry peers, cultivated relationships with potential partners and counterparties, represented firm in various industry events.
  • Coordinated senior experts to deliver high-quality screening and evaluation of 80+ companies ranging from $5B to $10B, presented recommendations paving way for $8B acquisition.
Senior Business Analyst, 10/2009 to 01/2012
RepsolCity, STATE,
  • Effectively partnered to successfully complete $1B acquisition of Mississippian Lime assets.
  • Established pricing and commercial structure supporting $1B acquisition of Alaska assets, positioning firm for most extensive onshore oil discovery in US in 30 years.
MBA: Finance and accounting, Expected in 2009 to Rice University - Houston, TX
Bachelor of Arts: Economics, Expected in XXX to The University of Texas At Austin - Austin, TX
  • CFA Charterholder, CFA Institute.
  • Advanced Negotiation Program [2021], Fundamentals of Negotiation [2017].
  • 3D negotiation
  • Flexibility and innovation
  • Motivation and coaching
  • Communication
  • Stakeholder management
  • Financial analysis and valuation

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School Attended

  • Rice University
  • The University of Texas At Austin

Job Titles Held:

  • M&A and Corporate Development Advisor
  • M&A and Corporate Development Finance Lead/Economist
  • M&A and NBD Senior Business Developer
  • Senior Business Analyst


  • MBA
  • Bachelor of Arts

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