Manager of Corporate Development

Salary: $90,000 - $130,000 annually
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Other
Publish Date: Posted August 31, 2022
Applications have closed

About Christy Sports:

Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado, Christy Sports is one of the leading Winter & Outdoor specialty retailers in the nation with more than 60 locations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico Washington, and Montana.? We are a family of multiple specialty retail brands, all dedicated to delivering an outstanding guest experience in our stores, online, over the phone, and through all of our rental and delivery services. We love what we do and where we live and want to share it.


Summary Description:

The Corporate Development team focuses on M&A, strategic growth opportunities in real estate & partnerships, plus the development of our corporate strategy and major cross-functional enterprise growth initiatives. This position offers a great opportunity to work closely with the leadership team and internal cross-functional stakeholders to assess and develop strategic opportunities that drive Christy Sports’ growth. You will be responsible for analysis, pro format, and modeling of M&A and real estate expansion, plus helping with M&A deal flow from inception to integration and value realization.


Essential Functions:

Lead all aspects of M&A and Real Estate deal analysis, including detailed financial statement analysis, valuation, scenario modeling, and pro forma development

Analyze and understand Christy Sports’ strategic objectives, as well as industry trends to identify, recommend and pursue companies that can meet those objectives

Support the prioritization of corporate strategic initiatives

Identify trends and markets, and recommend high-potential acquisitions and investments

Build relationships with internal cross-functional teams for integration, expansion, modeling & strategy development

Operationalize acquisition sourcing and handling processes to help the team scale

Manage document flow & process work for all acquisitions & real estate expansions, including Non-Disclosure Agreements, Letters of Intent, and Purchase Agreements

Conduct research on market trends, competitive landscape, reimbursement, and other indicators of business viability to inform organic and inorganic expansion opportunities

This position will be responsible for developing comprehensive presentations, financial models, valuation analyses, and ad hoc data analyses to facilitate the evaluation and execution of M&A transactions

Assist in various aspects of the deal as necessary: qualification, initial rationale/pitch, financial modeling, due diligence, and closing & integration activities.


Bachelors or equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or a related field

CPA or CFA preferred

M&A transaction experience through relevant experience in investment banking, corporate development, private equity, consulting, and/ or transaction advisory services

Strategic thinker with business acumen, good judgment, and common sense

Minimum of 5 – 7 years of corporate development, and competitive analysis

Minimum of 5 – 7 years of financial statement analysis

Robust analytical, financial, valuation, quantitative, and critical thinking skills

Demonstrated familiarity with corporate strategy models and processes

Adept with financial statement analysis, transaction deal levers in M&A and Real Estate, and a strategic thinker

Experience structuring various types of deal terms

Support all aspects of M&A deal execution including developing investment theses, sourcing actionable transactions, creating financial and valuation analyses, terms to be negotiated, and leading due diligence

Skilled in corporate valuation, risk management, financial modeling, and integration

Excellent judgment, mature personality, and experience working with executives

Demonstrated experience in constructing varied deal consideration structures and integration plans

Proactive and action-oriented anticipates needs

Demonstrated track record of consistent high-level achievement

Own the maintenance of existing industry transaction comps, trading comps, and benchmarking analyses

Lead regular updating and reporting of the Corporate Development Pipeline

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

You share our values and live them

Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects cross-functionally with strong organizational skills

Demonstrated analytical and data-led decision-making

Self-starter and team player with the ability to achieve or exceed their objectives while working independently or in concert with others


Travel – up to 40%
Hybrid work for the near term

The Perks and Benefits:

Free Employee Ski Pass
Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
Voluntary Life Insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)
Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match
Paid Time Off
Paid Parental Leave
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
Employee Discounts (ski, retail, the outdoor industry, and much more!!)
The budgeted range starts at $90,000 – $130,000 annually. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

**Bonus eligible based upon company performance indicators




The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. (Request help with heavy or awkward boxes/products). Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and ladders, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Mental Health Resources
  • Pet Friendly
  • Retirement
  • Ski Pass
  • Wellness

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