The Director, M&A Integration reports directly to the Chief Transformation Officer and will be part of the Transformation Office that is responsible for leading Sterling’s strategic initiatives including M&A Integration. The Chief Transformation Officer works in close partnership with the Corporate Development team on M&A activities and other new business opportunities. Our group is looking for a Director, M&A Integration to lead the program management of confirmatory diligence, integration planning, execution, and synergy realization. This leader will serve as the glue across various internal and external stakeholders throughout the M&A process.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a bridge and support for the Strategy team through confirmatory diligence and day one readiness.
  • Provide the structure, operating rhythm, and execution methods to drive progress towards successful M&A Integrations (often simultaneously).
  • Partner closely with the People & Culture team to ensure the employee experience is positive throughout the M&A integration.
  • Leverage program management best practices to ensure we achieve the strategic and operational objectives of each transaction.
  • Nurture strong stakeholder relationships across the C-Suite and Workstream Leads for each deal to ensure appropriate visibility and support is there to attain goals.
  • Be proactive and define the long-term integration roadmap to stay ahead of day-to-day tactical activities and communicate vision to all stakeholders
  • Provide weekly updates to appropriate Steering Committee members.
  • Staff each program appropriately based off deal assumptions and transactions goals.
  • Own the synergy realization process in partnership with FP&A and People & Culture, forecasting earnout trends quarterly.
  • Ensure continuous learning is incorporated into the evolution of Sterling’s M&A Playbook incorporating industry best practice and prior experience.
  • Directly leads the client migration team ensuring appropriate change management methods are applied to attain retention goals and client satisfaction.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of overall experience leading major cross-functional initiatives with C-Suite visibility
  • Prior experience in M&A Integration within a publicly traded company or a top tier consulting firm.
  • Strong program management, planning, and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership experience with the ability to communicate clearly across all levels of our organization.
  • Focus and composure when faced with ambiguous situations.
  • Initiative as well as desire to continuously learn.
  • Motivation and be driven to actively seek out ways in which to solve complex business problems.
  • Understanding of how to rapidly iterate and prioritize, quickly filtering what is urgent versus important.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to lead cross-disciplinary virtual project teams, driving key business development initiatives from creation to implementation in partnership with stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team-building skills; ability to collaborate with a diverse team and influence/drive change across functional and business boundaries.
  • High Emotional Intelligence.
  • Strong focus on data analysis and problem solving with a penchant for data-driven decision making.
  • Continuous improvement mindset: Ability to seek out and implement internal or external best practices.



The pay range for this position is $150,000 to $170,000.

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