• Business Development Leader, US Remote

    Location US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Aliso Viejo | US-GA-Remote | US-WA-Seattle
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    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Business Development Leader, Quest/One Identity


    This is a unique opportunity to lead and enable corporate development and strategic partnerships across Quest Software and its affiliate One Identity (collectively, Quest), working collaboratively with the company’s five Business Units (BUs). Reports to the SVP of Strategic Initiatives.


    As a leading enterprise software company with 130,000 customers, including 95% of the Fortune 500, Quest has an opportunity to accelerate growth through strategic transactions such as acquisitions, GTM partnerships, and technology collaboration partnerships.  The Business Development Leader will have broad responsibilities researching, developing, and implementing investments and partnerships.



    This is a senior individual contributor role that will collaborate with BU leaders, product and marketing teams, and shared services leaders.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


    Acquisition Sourcing and Development

    • Partner with selected BU leaders to understand the BU strategy and provide market mapping, research, and sourcing for investments that complement or fill gaps in Quest’s BU solution portfolios.
    • Evaluate fit and vet prospects in partnership with Finance and BU leader, track status of inbound and outbound opportunities, and coordinate diligence activity across functions.
    • Establish, own, and continuously improve Quest’s processes to increase the velocity, quality, and efficiency of sourcing, evaluating, and managing the transaction cycle through close.
    • Define integration strategy in partnership with the BU executive sponsor and integration leader. Provide overflow and backup coverage for integration program leadership where needed.

    GTM Partnership Development

    • Partner with BUs to research and recruit GTM partners, including Global System Integrators.
    • Engage with prospective partners to interview, evaluate, and coordinate negotiation and agreement. Define and oversee the post-sign activities required to make partnerships productive.
    • Identify programmatic actions to improve the productivity of existing partnerships.

    Technology Collaboration Partnership Development

    • Work with BU product and architecture leads to understand their roadmaps and the profile of third party technologies that would accelerate roadmaps and add value to the customer base.
    • Research and recruit potential collaboration partners.
    • Engage in operationalizing new technology partnerships as needed.



    • 10 + years marketing strategy, business development, go-to market leadership experience. Executive level overseeing and executing acquisition sourcing or M&A at a senior leadership level in an enterprise software business.
    • Software GTM or product management leadership experience, preferably with a SaaS provider.
    • Excellent teamwork, negotiation, presentation, and problem solving skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication.
    • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline preferred.
    • May require travel up to 50%.

    Company Description

    Quest Software enables organizations of all sizes to better secure, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze information and infrastructure in order to help fuel innovation and drive their businesses forward. With over 3,500 team members around the globe, we intend to continue to grow revenues and add value to customers.


    When you join our team, you will have the opportunity to build and develop products at a scale few others can provide. Our product portfolio serves a large base of customers and we are addressing the strategic imperatives for enterprise businesses. Working with some of the most talented employees the industry has to offer, we provide enhanced career opportunities for team members to learn and grow in a rapidly changing environment.


    Why work with us?

    -        Life at Quest means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.

    -        When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.

    -        Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.

    -        We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.

    -        Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.


    Quest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Quest is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Quest are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Quest will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Quest encourages applicants of all ages.

    Come join us. For more information, visit us on the web at https://www.quest.com/company/careers.aspx



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