Director, Mergers & Acquisitions at CareerBuilder

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Location: Secaucus, New Jersey

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Job Description

Director, Mergers & Acquisitions

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "World's Most Admired Companies," Quest Diagnostics (
) is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. We are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, with 2020 revenues of around $9.44 billion.

Position Description

The Director of Mergers and Acquisitions provides financial, analytical and organizational support to Head of M&A in the evaluation and execution of strategic acquisitions, collaborations and investments. S/He is responsible for acting as Business Partner to selected Regions and Franchises, working collaboratively with the leadership teams in those businesses to identify and prioritize M&A leads and opportunities. The ideal candidate possesses strong experience in analyzing companies and markets, communicating effectively (written and oral) and building relationships internally and externally, preparing financial models and valuation analyses, and leading teams on acquisition due diligence. The Director reports to the Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions Frank Ferrante and is based at the Company's Secaucus, NJ, headquarters.

Key Accountabilities

  • Builds a deep understanding of Clinical Lab business and Clinical Franchises

  • Supports Business Development strategic planning initiatives through the researching and monitoring of companies of strategic value to Quest's growth plans; responsible for preparing pro forma financial analyses to screen and evaluate acquisition opportunities

  • Acts as business partner to South and Southeast Regions and Wellness, PDM and Sports Diagnostic Franchises: Works collaboratively with commercial and operations leaders to identify and evaluate potential M&A opportunities, and provide support on prospecting, meetings and development of business case for identified targets

  • Contributes to Business Development activities by preparing presentations on proposed acquisitions, strategic investments and alliances for senior management review; Also supports preparation of Board materials relating to M&A activities, pipeline, etc.

  • Assists M&A head in coordination and management of key internal and external activities within the transaction execution process such as due diligence meetings and Business Development Committee updates; responsibility for development of standardized templates for due diligence and integration planning that can be used by the various Quest business units in the execution of transactions

  • Works in partnership with cross-functional teams across the organization on the due diligence

  • Maintains Deal Pipeline Report and other similar reports that are used to organize the Business Development group's activities and to communicate with senior management


  • BA/BS in Finance, Economics or related field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Internet/Web applications

  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills

  • Excellent writing and communications skills

  • At least 7+ years in Finance or Investment Banking field, with M&A transaction experience preferred

  • Healthcare industry knowledge preferred but not required

  • In-depth working knowledge of company valuation methodologies including comparable company trading multiples, precedent M&A transaction multiples, and discounted cash flow valuation

  • Experience in building financial models to evaluate the financial impact of a given transaction on the parent company's earnings (i.e. accretion/dilution), balance sheet, and cash flow

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Facility in analyzing companies across a wide range of industry subspecialties including lab services, healthcare information technology, insurance, clinical trials, and molecular diagnostics / in-vitro diagnostics

  • Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and to work well with different cross-functional teams within the organization

Key Competencies

  • Financial analytics and modeling skills

  • Ability to work quickly and under time pressure

  • Research skills and experience using web-based screening tools

  • Resourcefulness and flexibility

  • Sound commercial / business judgment

  • Leadership abilities

  • Ability to think strategically and independently

  • Excellent writing and communication skills

  • Dealing with ambiguity

  • Comfort around senior management

  • Upbeat personality and team player who is results-oriented and able to work in a lean environment with autonomy

About Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnosticsempowers people to take action to improve health outcomes. Derived from the world's largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management. Quest Diagnostics annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals intheUnited States, and our nearly 50,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.


  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 7 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired statusin the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category.

  • Fortune magazine's Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes® Global 2000

  • Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

  • Forbes® 2020 America's Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

  • S&P 500

  • Barron's 500

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

  • Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

  • Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

  • Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Named Top 23 'Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality' in New Jersey

  • Named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by scoring a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year.

  • Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

  • Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests - such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count - to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.

About COVID-19 testing at Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics is at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, working to broaden access to laboratory insights to help us all lead healthier lives. We provide both molecular diagnostic and antibody serology tests to aid in the diagnosis of COVID-19 and immune response. Our COVID-19 test services are based on tests that have received FDA emergency use authorization and which also meet our high standards for quality. We are providing these test services under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act.

We provide data on COVID-19 testing to various federal and state public health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and participate in studies with government and private institutions, aiding COVID-19 public health response and research. Through our team of dedicated phlebotomists, air fleet team, couriers and laboratory professionals, Quest Diagnostics works hard every day to help patients and communities acrossthe United Statesaccess quality COVID-19 testing.


In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics' reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics' long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions

  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

To Apply

Please Log In or Register to Upload a Resume and complete the online Application by visiting, clicking "Job Search" and following the prompts. Because of the large number of applicants to job openings, Quest Diagnostics will only contact qualified candidates for interviews.

Quest Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Brian Kazan

Talent Acquisitions Partner

Quest Diagnostics, Inc.