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Founding Corporate Development Associate

Step up and join us at SLP as a Founding Corporate Development Associate. We are seeking ambitious and entrepreneurial individuals who are passionate about gaining invaluable experience working for a search fund. Be a part of our creative process, conducting comprehensive vertical market research, and developing compelling theses behind each industry. As a founding role, you will take the lead in building the corporate development engine at SLP. Depending on your success and fit in the company SLP acquires, you will have the opportunity to transition into a meaningful operating role within the acquired company to continue your learning journey.

This is a unique opportunity for someone who wants to mature or build both m&a and operator skills in the b2b SaaS category. If you are looking for accelerated on the job training to amplify a career path in software investing or operating, this role provides a home for both.

The SLP family is made up of a group of current and former c-suite executives. Collectively we have decades of experience building and investing in software companies. We have led teams across all functional disciplines that have blazed trails leading to billions of dollars of enterprise value creation. If you want exposure to a track record of success, SLP can provide that for you.


Join the SLP team

Similar to raising a family, we believe it takes a village to build an enduring business. For that reason, we've cultivated a team of entrepreneurs with track records of success so that we can collectively acquire, then manage the next extraordinary company into one that withstands the test of time.

Career as a software investor

In this role you will be charged with building the mergers and acquisition engine at SLP. You will identify industries, build relationships with sellers, perform due diligence, facilitate the transaction process, and more. This experience will amplify your ability to be a differentiated software investor as a career path.

Career as a b2b saas operator

You will have the opportunity to transition into a meaningful role inside the company SLP acquires. If you want to learn and help implement operating playbooks that have created billions in enterprise value there will be a path for you to do so. We will use our track record of success to manage an exceptional company into one that makes a lasting impact on the world.

Does this describe you?

You find satisfaction in performing full cycle deal origination activities, including competitive landscape mapping, building contact lists, managing multi-channel outbound prospect campaigns, pipeline reporting, and technology stack administration. You desire a role that will be crucial in developing relationships for opportunity qualification and performing early company financial/operational due diligence to ascertain alignment with SLP’s investment criteria. 

We appreciate fast-paced, entrepreneurial thinkers who can solve problems creatively, are meticulous, and are passionate about forging relationships with company founders to learn about their businesses. We are particularly interested in candidates with a proven aptitude for sales, possess the ability to analyze financials statements, have strong excel skills, and can demonstrate proficiency in building financial models.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Forge and present industry theses that align with SLP's investment criteria. 
  • Map and perform due diligence on targeted companies in identified industries. 
  • Maintain and manage databases and build contact lists. 
  • Oversee and conduct outbound prospecting outreach across various channels including cold calling, email, social media, direct mail, and conference/event attendance.
  • Administer technology stack including outbound prospecting software, marketing automation, generative AI, CRM configuration, scheduling software, web scraping applications, and more.
  • Manage third-party contractors, brokers, or interns who support deal sourcing efforts. 
  • Report on the full funnel of prospecting outreach activity and effectiveness.
  • Build trusted relationships with company founders and inspire their confidence in SLP as a partner by communicating the story of our operating group.
  • Support in valuation work to facilitate pricing conversations with founders.


  • 3 to 5 years of relevant work experience in software sales, business development, corporate development, boutique investment banking, private equity, management consulting, or commercial due diligence consulting.
  • Proven interpersonal and written communication skills, with a knack for relationship-building and sales. 
  • Operate on a foundation of data-driven decision-making and experimentation.
  • Exhibit a growth mindset, entrepreneurial spirit, and authentic curiosity in learning about new industries and SaaS businesses. 
  • Open to feedback, believing in its importance for continuous improvement, and possessing a 'no task is too small' attitude. 
  • Prior experience with technology required to conduct large scale outreach campaigns including email prospecting/automation, database management, CRM, scheduling, web scraping, and a curiosity in how generative AI/other proprietary tools can aid. 
  • Demonstrated P&L fluency with the ability to evaluate a prospective company against the SLP investment criteria given raw sets of data for analysis.

Amplify your career through entrepreneurship

If you are passionate about accelerating the development of your own skills as a software investor and company builder, and this role seems like it would be a good fit, use the button below to send us an email with your resume to be considered for an interview, we'd love to hear from you!


SLP is an equal opportunity employer

Software Legacy Partners encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants with disabilities may notify us of any accommodation needed to support your participation in the recruitment process. We want to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. Please be aware that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for this position. SLP is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability, or protected veterans' status.