Finance & Accounting

Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development

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Manager, Strategy & Corporate Development
Finance & Accounting
Scottsdale, AZ

Join Axon and be a Force for Good.

At Axon, we’re on a mission to Protect Life. We’re explorers, pursuing society’s most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.

Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you’ll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.

We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We’re committed to hiring the best talent — regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances — and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.

Your Impact
Axon’s Strategy & Corporate Development team focuses on evaluating and executing acquisitions, investments, partnerships and other strategic initiatives. The team also plays a critical role in formulating the company’s long-term strategic direction as well as in capital and resource allocation decisions. We develop informed positions on big questions that drive the value and long-term competitive advantage of Axon’s business. We are a small but high-impact team and are currently seeking a Manager on the Strategy & Corporate Development team. You will work closely with Axon’s executive team and key product leaders across the company on high impact projects including M&A, investments, and other strategic initiatives.

Your Day to Day

  • Develop deep understanding of Axon’s existing product offering and roadmap, competitive landscape, and broader ecosystem constituents
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on potential M&A and investment areas and specific opportunities, including market analyses and financial modeling
  • Partner with Axon’s executive leadership to formulate and articulate sound and objective theses, as well as determine relative prioritization, for M&A and investment opportunities
  • Drive end-to-end M&A and investment diligence and execution processes, as well as help manage Axon’s growing investment portfolio
  • Join forces with key stakeholders including Product, Sales, Finance/Accounting, Legal, and People Operations to perform thorough diligence and seamless deal execution
  • Help develop seamless M&A and investment processes into a core competency and center-of-excellence at Axon
  • Build quarterly presentations to Axon’s Board of Directors highlighting relevant Strategy & Corporate Development updates and opportunities
  • Perform ad-hoc corporate finance analyses supporting Axon’s capital structure roadmap and quarterback execution of capital market transactions
  • Tackle hard, ambiguous questions with rigor and independence, owning projects from problem definition to final recommendation
  • Take on high degree of ownership, directly framing and influencing Axon’s most strategic decisions with a “win right” attitude

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of experience at a top-tier bulge bracket or boutique investment bank with focus on M&A and/or capital raising
  • Passion for Axon’s mission to Protect Life and having a meaningful impact on society
  • High energy with low ego and a “can-do” attitude
  • Proven M&A and investment process execution experience
  • Expert Excel skills including advanced proficiency with financial modeling and valuation
  • Advanced PowerPoint skills including comfort with presenting to internal and external executive audiences
  • Excellent hypothesis-driven problem solving skills, bringing structure to quantitative and qualitative insights
  • Adept at quickly grasping software and business technology markets, trends, and dynamics
  • Ability to work across teams and with external partners to solve challenging problems
  • Strong understanding of markets, competition, and how to leverage core competencies to create defensible strategies
  • Experience in synthesizing and communicating complex analysis and ideas with ease both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and advance numerous mission critical projects simultaneously combined with exceptional organizational skills

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary and 401K with employer match
  • Discretionary paid time off
  • A supportive parental leave policy
  • An award-winning office/working environment
  • Ride along with police officers in real life situations, see them use technology, get inspired
  • And more...

Don’t meet every single requirement? That's ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you’re excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


NOTE: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.