Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Development

Date:  Nov 17, 2023

Remote, Remote, US

Company:  Vail Resorts
Shift Type:  Year Round


As a leading mountain resort operator with over 40 resorts in sixteen states and four countries. We exist to create an Experience of a Lifetime for our employees, so they can, in turn, provide and Experience of a Lifetime for our guests. We are looking for leaders, innovators, creators, and ambitious professionals to join our talented team. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you!


Many of our Corporate function teams can now live and work in any of the states in which Vail Resorts currently operates* – enabling flexible remote work alongside a commitment to building and maintaining strong culture both in person and virtually. If you’re ready to pursue your fullest potential, we want to get to know you. Find your purpose with us at


Job Summary:


The Vail Resorts Finance Team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value.  Our Finance team is driven by top-tier talent to support and deliver against the Company’s strategic growth objectives as we continue to scale the business. As a public company with a market capitalization of approximately $8 billion, the team engages closely with the investment community on the underlying business model dynamics and the strategic growth drivers.  In addition, the team has led the acquisition of over 30 resorts in the past 10 years, including Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Stowe, three resorts in Australia and Andermatt-Sedrun in Switzerland. 


The Vice President of Investor Relations and Strategic Development will lead development of external messaging with key stakeholders and be essential to driving value creation by pursuing thoughtful network expansion opportunities. The role is focused on business strategy and strategic positioning of the company to deliver on the Company’s growth objectives. The role will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and play a key leadership role with the Finance Senior Leadership Team and the Executive Team.  This role will serve as trusted advisor to the CFO and be responsible for developing the Company's IR and Strategic Development priorities to shape, drive, and communicate our vision and strategy for creating shareholder value.  



Job Specifications:

  • Shift & Schedule Availability: Full Time / Year Round

  • Outlet: Corporate

  • Other Specifics: Remote

  • The expected range is $250,000 - $290,000 + annual bonus + equity 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Lead the investor relations engagement strategy to build relationships, engage new prospective investors and ensure the Company strategy and financial position is well understood with the investment community   

  •  Lead development of global IR strategy for communicating the Company business model and growth strategies, including proactive outreach and formal investor events (eg Annual Investor Meeting)

  • Oversee acquisition efforts globally, including M&A strategy and sourcing, due diligence and deal execution, and post-acquisition transition and integration efforts to drive strategic M&A activities, particularly across North America, Europe and Asia, to meet enterprise growth objectives. 

  • Actively develop the acquisition pipeline and maintain key relationships with prospective targets

  • Evaluate valuation and strategic benefits from network expansion strategy

  • Oversee the quarterly earnings process, creating communication materials, drafting earnings releases, call scripts, accompanying presentations, as well as preparing talking points and relevant Q&A for CFO and CEO 

  • Rigorously and consistently assess the relative positioning of the Company in the marketplace and track global market, industry and comparable company trends.  Provide strategic insights and market intelligence gathered to assist senior leadership in understanding relative performance and positioning

  • Assess capital needs and manage execution of capital raising initiatives (equity and debt offerings, lending facilities, etc)

  • Play a key role in corporate strategy initiatives, evaluating opportunities and risks of prospective organic and inorganic investment alternatives

  • Cultivate a high performing team and culture focused on driving value, delivering results, stakeholder influence and leadership development for career progression. 

    • Possesses energy, drive and an ability to execute.  Is flexible, agile and resilient, and has the ability to adapt quickly in a rapid-paced executive level environment.  Embraces personal leadership development, with an openness to stretch and pursue leadership range and flexibility.

    • Passion for Vail Resorts’ business strategy and product.

    • Strong learning agility.  Enjoys and excels in environments where s/he must tackle and solve new and increasingly complex strategic business challenges and issues—incorporating the newest ideas, technologies, and approaches to business.

    • A brave, ambitious, and passionate leader who is comfortable in his/her own skin while also demonstrating a high level of emotional intelligence and self-awareness.    


Job Requirements:


  • 15+ years of experience in senior finance leadership roles  

  • 10+ years in strategic or corporate development roles leading M&A strategy and execution 

  • 10+ years experience in people management and professional development, demonstrated ability to build, manage, develop and motivate a team   

  • Extensive knowledge of public market investing ecosystem   

  • Experience leading execution of corporate transactions, M&A, and IR core deliverables, etc



The expected Total Compensation for this role is $250,000 - $290,000 + annual bonus + equity.  Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.

The perks include a free ski pass, and a set of benefits including... 

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Hourly employees are generally eligible for accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) and Sick Time.  Salaried employees are generally eligible for Flexible Time Off (FTO) 
  • Paid Parental Leave for eligible mothers and fathers  
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts  
  • Life, AD&D, and disability insurance 


Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  At Vail Resorts, our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.  

*Remote work is currently permitted from British Columbia and the 16 U.S. states in which we currently operate. This includes: California, Colorado, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Please note that the ability to work remotely, and the particulars related to such work, are subject to change at any time; and, accordingly, the Company reserves the right to change its policies and/or require in-person/in-office work at any time in its sole discretion.   


Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID  499007
Reference Date: 10/31/2023 
Job Code Function: Investor Relations & Treasury