Director of Corporate Development ACE, Playfly Sports, Access Portfolio Company

· Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Access Holdings Overview:

Founded in 2013, Access Holdings (“Access”) is a Baltimore-based private investment firm with more than $1 billion of Assets Under Management (“AUM”). Access makes direct investments in essential service-based businesses with enterprise values between $50 million - $1 billion. Access takes a research based, thematic approach to investing, looking to acquire businesses in niche service industries that are positioned to outperform. Access seeks to create value over time through active management oversight and support its portfolio company partners.  

Access Executive Development Program Overview:

Access is seeking outstanding candidates for its Access Creating Executives Program (the “ACE Program”). The position provides a hands-on experience, exposing candidates to the key operational best practices and tactics of Access’ portfolio strategy execution.

Candidates (“ACEs”) will join the ACE Program as a senior team member of an Access portfolio company, directly supporting and reporting to C-Suite executives in key operational functions, including, but not limited to, Finance, M&A / Strategy, and Marketing. ACEs are expected to improve, execute, and document best practices within the key roles, developing a meaningful operational skillset. Throughout this time, Executives will maintain meaningful dialogue with, attend, and participate in Access activities, training sessions, and summits with other executives and ACEs across the Access portfolio. Executives will be expected to work with Access to build skillsets, report out to other ACEs, develop playbooks, and train other executives where appropriate.

While no expectations are formally set, the portfolio Company and Access will jointly evaluate ACEs’ performance and may afford the Executive the opportunity to progress into other areas of the Access Holdings ecosystem, including the Access investment team. ACEs will be expected to leverage key learnings across the current and future portfolio, while also driving new investment opportunities and other typical work projects. This program will run 2 – 5 years, until the time of exit, at which time successful ACEs will be positioned to move into a C-Suite position within one of Access Holdings’ portfolio companies or on the Access Holdings investment team.

Access is headquartered in Baltimore, MD.


  • Join as an executive working directly with VP team and C-Suite as well business unit level leaders to execute upon mission critical initiatives
  • Core responsibilities spanning M&A, Treasury and Strategy
  • Support management in the modelling and analysis of new RPFs, acquisition and initiatives as well expected impact on the business
  • Directly supports the Company’s M&A function and senior management to facilitate the Company’s high velocity buy & build acquisition strategy
  • M&A responsibilities spanning due diligence, modeling, working with functional groups to underwrite synergies, and acquisition integration
  • Actively participate in company’s planning, budgeting and reporting processes
  • Reports directly to Chief of Staff

Company Detail:

Company: Playfly Sports

Industry: Sports Multimedia Rights and Marketing

Location: Philadelphia (Berwyn, PA)

Time Commitment: Full time


Company Description:

Playfly Sports is the full-service, leading sports marketing and media company that enables brands to engage with sports fans on a local, regional, and national level through scaled linear, digital, and experiential assets. Playfly Sports drives outcome-based solutions into 90-million households via more than 7,800 live U.S. broadcasts of MLB, NBA, and NHL games; and influences sports fans of all ages through the management of college and high school multimedia rights, uniform branding, and high-profile sports sponsorship platforms. The company introduces high school and college students to career development opportunities in esports through CSL Esports, operators of North America’s largest college esports league. Playfly Sports has the unique ability to partner, innovate, and advance the aspirations of athletes, brands, academic institutions, and sports fans across the U.S. Playfly Sports is Powered by Partnership. Visit Playfly Sports online at and follow Playfly Sports on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook: @PlayflySports.

Playfly Sports offers complete sports marketing solutions, providing full access to fans on a local, regional or national scale through customized brand integrations, branded-content platforms, live-game streaming, exclusive highlights, custom creative/advertising production, VIP hospitality experiences and more. Through our proud representation of ALL regional sports networks across the country, we provide game coverage of all MLB, NBA, and NHL home teams in the U.S., reaching over 90 million homes across our television and streaming platforms. Home Team Sports’ wide-ranging and expanding portfolio also enables advertisers to connect with fans through our exclusive media rights in major college conferences (B1G, Pac-12 Networks, the ACC, and the Big 12), college-owned multi-media rights across major universities/venues, and high-profile naming rights, title sponsorships and other major sponsorship platforms via highly-regarded sports marketing agency, Impression Sports & Entertainment.

We give brands unparalleled access to the most passionate home team fans across the country. The fans who, rain or shine, win or lose, are always there – standing by their teams until the very end. This enduring passion and support isn’t just another hobby for’s a part of their identity. Home Team Sports gives brands the unique and powerful opportunity to be a part of this phenomenon – to gain access to and engage with the most passionate fans in sports. We help fans extend their love for their home teams to the brands that associate with and support them.


Why You Should Join Playfly:
Playfly is a brand-new player in the sports and esports space and we are looking to expand our team! At Playfly you will work with a highly engaged and collaborative team. Join a company with a leadership team that values ideas, innovation and different perspectives. At Playfly, we recognize we are only as good as the people we have working here! We provide excellent benefits including a generous time off package, health and dental insurance, paid parental leave and a 401k plan just to name a few. We also provide you with an environment where you can demonstrate your strengths and gain knowledge to propel your career and continue growing.

Qualifications and Characteristics

Successful candidates will have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Fast learner with a desire to move with urgency, accountability, and intent
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication skills with an ability to approach all communications with a sensitive and empathetic approach
  • Ability to synthesize and convey complex business and marketing concepts effectively
  • Strategic planner with the ability to plan and execute upon a defined task or strategy
  • Innovative and creative thinker with the ability to derive best practices with demonstrated ability to express complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Proven track record of success collaborating in a fast-paced, results-driven team environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with an ability to drive change
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Demonstrated aptitude creating and maintaining complex financial models


  • Candidate must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Willingness and ability to work out of Philadelphia area and to frequently travel to business unit operations as required
  • Graduation (or upcoming graduation) from a top-tier MBA program or equivalent experience with top tier firm
  • Have a total of 3+ years of experience from a top-tier investment bank or consulting firm


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