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VP Corporate Development: are you going to make the ripples?

Ref:CrossingsPeople0608- Vice President Corporate Development

Crossings People is specialist in recruitment and interim management of executives in the areas of Strategy, M&A, Business Transformation and Restructuring. Currently we are looking for a: Vice President Corporate Development. Are you going to make the ripples?

The company:

Our client is not the usual startup incubator. Started initially from a disruptive idea of creating startups from scratch by focusing first on the team and its potential. This turned out to be a leading, fast growing and highly effective startup incubator in Europe. They invest in the best talents and make it their mission to find them.

The opportunity:

Next to initiating and facilitating startups, our client is launching several funds that will look into investing in Hi-tech startups around areas like AI, Digital Health, Fintech etcetera.

Do you want to be part of this adventure? Do you want to be the one leading this entrepreneurial and challenging expansion?


Areas of responsibility

You will be leading the Corporate Development Department and further develop the team.

This includes:

  • Initiate and identify investment proposals and manage the expansion;

  • Set the strategic direction for corporate financing and investment vehicles of the company’s investment funds;

  • Explore new geographic opportunities for expansion;

  • Analyse potential investment opportunities;

  • Prepare project proposals and financial investment cases to be presented to top management and board of directors for potential transactions;

  • Develop documents, information memoranda and terms sheets necessary for investment decisions;

  • Manage the (financial part of) deal transactions with support of internal departments and third party advisors during due diligence process and negotiations;

  • Expand relationships with relevant players in the (deal) market including investment funds, funds of funds, family offices and public institutional investors.

You have:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience of working for investment banks, asset management, private equities of venture capital firms;

  • A proven track record of in corporate development, fundraising, deal structuring and negotiation;

  • Independent, passionate, self motivated and proactive approach towards opportunities and potential investments;

  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative skills;

  • Problem-solving skills and interdisciplinary approach to organizational meetings whether it is with functional managers or stakeholders;

  • Ability of communicating across all organisational levels, functions and multicultural environment.

Great remuneration in a pleasant working environment

In addition to a competitive salary and appropriate fringe benefits, you will have the development opportunities, the possibility of flexible working days and working remotely.

Our client believes in profesional people and casual dress code. They offer team building and recreational activities and are a baby friendly environment.


London, United Kingdom.

Are you interested in this role as VP Corporate Development?

Please contact Harry Bruintjes of Crossings People through or call +31 (0)6 19407782.

You can also upload your CV through the following link:

If you believe you align with these values, we look forward to meeting you!


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