Title:  Business Strategy Lead


New York, NY, US


Company Overview

Arcesium is a global financial technology firm that solves complex data-driven challenges faced by some of the world’s most sophisticated financial institutions. We constantly innovate our platform and capabilities to meet tomorrow’s challenges, anticipate the risks our clients encounter, and design advanced solutions to help our clients achieve transformational business outcomes.   

Financial technology is a high-growth industry as change and innovation continue to disrupt the status-quo and prompt major transformation. Arcesium is at a particularly interesting time in our own growth as we look to leverage our successfully established market position and expand operations in pursuit of strategic new business opportunities. We value intellectual curiosity, proactive ownership, and collaboration with colleagues, and we empower you to meaningfully contribute from day one and accelerate your professional development.

Position Summary

As the Business Strategy Lead, you will play a crucial role in identifying growth opportunities to enhance our competitive positioning, analyzing market trends and staying connected with the broader peer and investor ecosystem, and driving the company's strategic initiatives. Working closely with senior leadership, you will lead projects that assess the viability of potential partnerships and market expansion efforts, including acquisitions, if they make sense for our organization. Your insights and recommendations will guide key business decisions and contribute to the overall growth and success of the company.


Corporate Development and Market Intelligence

  • Partnerships and Acquisitions: Formulate our stance towards M&A, as well as partnerships. Should we choose to pursue M&A in the future, lead the evaluation and due diligence process for potential acquisitions, and partnerships. 
  • Market Research and Analysis: Conduct in-depth market research to evaluate industry trends, competitive landscape, customer needs, and emerging technologies. Use data-driven insights to identify market gaps and potential opportunities.
  • Competitive Intelligence: Monitor and analyze activities of competitors and peers, as well as industry trends, and market shifts. Provide regular updates to senior management on market dynamics and competitive threats.
  • Networking within our ecosystem: Make and maintain connections within our broader ecosystems, including potential partners, acquisition targets, and investors.
  • Complex financial modeling: Perform complex financial modeling, including Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) analysis, to evaluate the financial viability of potential acquisitions, partnerships, and expansion efforts.

Corporate Strategy

  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with FP&A and other cross-functional stakeholders to develop and implement the company's long-term strategic plan. Identify and assess strategic growth opportunities and initiatives aligned with the organization's objectives.
  • Financial Analysis and business case development: Prepare comprehensive business cases for proposed strategic initiatives, presenting well-structured analyses, financial models, and risk assessments to support decision-making processes. 
  • Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of strategic initiatives. Continuously track and report on the progress of ongoing strategic projects, providing actionable insights for continuous improvement.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with various teams, including Sales, Marketing, Product, and Finance, to ensure seamless execution of strategic projects and alignment with overall business goals.


•    Bachelor's degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, or related field
•    5+ years of work experience in Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Investment Banking, Management Consulting, or related roles
•    Preference will be given to those with corporate finance experience and demonstrated strengths in financial analysis
•    Prior experience in a high-growth technology company, especially a B2B SaaS company, is advantageous
•    Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to articulate complex ideas in a clear and concise manner.
•    Strategic thinker with a proactive and innovative mindset, capable of driving change and influencing stakeholders at all levels.


The expected annual base salary for this position is $180,000-$225,000. Our compensation package includes variable compensation in the form of a year-end bonus, guaranteed in the first year of hire, benefits including medical and prescription drug coverage, and 401k contribution matching.


The applicable annual base salary paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including without limitation the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.


The applicable annual base salary or hourly rate paid to a successful applicant will be determined based on multiple factors including without limitation the nature and extent of prior experience and educational background.

Arcesium and its affiliates do not discriminate in employment matters on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, military service eligibility, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other category protected by law. Note that for us, this is more than just a legal boilerplate. We are genuinely committed to these principles, which form an important part of our corporate culture, and are eager to hear from extraordinarily well qualified individuals having a wide range of backgrounds and personal characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City