Toast: Director, Corporate Development & Strategy
401 Park Drive
Boston, MA 02215

Employee Testimonials

Maura Grimes Toast
Edmund Korley Toast
Kendal Austin Toast

Office Tour Photos


Toast Overview:

We are a rapidly growing company thats revolutionizing the way the restaurant industry does business by pairing technology with an unrivaled commitment to customer success. We help restaurants streamline operations, increase revenue, and deliver amazing guest experiences through our platform that combines restaurant point of sale, guest-facing technology, and award-winning customer support. As a Toaster, you will be challenged to take on meaningful projects that will help shape the future of the company. Join us as we empower the restaurant community to delight guests, do what they love, and thrive.

The Finance & Strategy team is responsible for providing data-driven insights to inform strategic, financial, and operational decision-making across the company. Were seeking a Director of Corporate Development & Strategy that will help shape our organic and inorganic growth strategy through market research and analysis, and execute on that strategy by partnering cross-functionally to source, evaluate and structure acquisitions and partnerships. This is a high-impact role that will offer substantial senior leadership exposure and the opportunity to drive long-term shareholder value in a hyper-growth environment at scale.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate across all levels of the organization to develop build / buy / partner analyses based on the companys strategic objectives and build cross-functional strategic priority alignment
  • Build and nurture the corporate development pipeline, including the identification and sourcing of new opportunities
  • Lead market research and analysis to holistically assess the restaurant tech landscape, including TAM sizing, market share analysis and competitive benchmarking
  • Lead the transaction execution process from end-to-end, including cross-functional business due diligence, third-party due diligence, deal structuring, financing and negotiation
  • Build and lead a high-performing team
  • Develop, implement and maintain corporate development processes and decision-making frameworks based upon industry best practices

Do you have the right ingredients?

  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA is a plus
  • 8+ years of experience in a combination of investment banking, private equity, venture capital, management consulting or corporate development
  • Strong market research and analysis skills; ability to evaluate market dynamics and leverage findings to inform company strategy
  • Expert Excel skills; experience building merger models and analyzing large data sets
  • Experience building strong teams through active development and recruiting incredible talent
  • Excellent communication, presentation and project management skills; ability to lead investment committee meetings with executive team and translate complex analyses into structured recommendations
  • Strong negotiation skills; ability to effectively build relationships with and negotiate deal terms with potential M&A targets, investment bankers and lenders
  • Ability to think creatively and critically, and thrive in a dynamic and often ambiguous work environment
  • Restaurant, SaaS or FinTech industry experience preferred
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python or R is helpful
  • Acquisition integration experience is advantageous

Employee Testimonials

Maura Grimes Toast
Maura Grimes
Field Service Coordinator

"Ahh toast is awesome! The people, the culture, the bouncy balls, the crazy customers, the killer POS system, and the incredible talent floating through the air. "

Edmund Korley Toast
Edmund Korley
Software Engineer

"I've been participating in the Toast2Toast mentoring project. As a relatively new engineer at Toast, getting the opportunity to discuss technical (and other) topics with a mentor has been really valuable."

Kendal Austin Toast
Kendal Austin
Sr. Marketing Manager

"I have a degree in Marketing Communications and have worked in B2B technology my entire career. My background ranges from social media to paid programs to product marketing. I heard about Toast from a mentor and was connected with the co-founder on LinkedIn. As the second Marketing hire at Toast, I've had the opportunity to be a generalist as well as a specialist, moving where I was needed as the team grew."

Archie Grace Toast
Archie Grace
Engineering Manager

"I looked at a lot of start-ups during my last job search and Toast was by far the most exciting. It was instantly obvious to me how the product is useful to people and why someone might want to buy it. The proof of that has been in the way we have grown and the excitement we have already generated. However, what really excites me about the company is that I feel like we are just scratching the surface in terms of what we can accomplish. There are SO many untapped opportunities around our product and as we continue to grow, I am excited about being able to explore them more.​"