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11 September, 2018 | (01 hr)

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With a growing economy and a rise in deal activity throughout 2018, companies are merging with one another at a rapid pace. However, not all mergers work and many acquisition strategies, even at top companies, have failed.

So, what makes an effective merger work? Gain insights from our 2018 Merger Integration Conference, where 150 M&A practitioners met to discuss what makes a winning integration strategy.

Join our panel of experts from Google and Mercer to discuss:

  • How to build your HR M&A capability and preparedness
  • How the right leadership and serious attention to proper cultural alignment are crucial to a successful integration strategy
  • How to protect your investment by retaining and engaging key talent during the integration process
  • How to effectively respond when your integration reaches an impasse or circumstances change for the worse

Who Should Attend: Business and human resource practitioners involved in the M&A landscape


Jeff Black

Jeff Black
Partner, Global M&A Transaction Services Leader

Jeff Black is the North America M&A Transaction Services business leader at Mercer. Prior to this role, Jeff served as the Central Market M&A Transaction Services business leader. In addition to these leadership roles,

Jeff has provided service as an Engagement Manger in all types...Full Bio

Justin Smith

Justin Smith
Director, Corporate Development-Integration

Justin serves as Director, Corporate Development-Integration at Google. In this role he is responsible for integrating acquisitions and helping to accelerate new business ventures at Google/Alphabet. He has been involved in managing integrations, JVs and other new business incubation activities s...Full Bio

Lisa Welker-Finney

Lisa Welker-Finney
Vice President, Human Resources
Boston Scientific Corporation

Lisa Welker-Finney is the Vice President of Human Resources for Boston Scientific Neuromodulation and Boston Scientific Canada for all divisions.   

As an experienced Human Resources and Organizational Development professional, she is responsible for human resources strategy and...Full Bio

Ellen Hexter

Ellen Hexter (Moderator)
Program Director, Chief Audit Executives Council, IT Audit Leaders Council, Mergers & Acquisitions Executives Council, Strategic Risk Management Council, and Strategic Risk Management Council (Temp)
The Conference Board

Ellen Hexter is senior advisor, enterprise risk management at The Conference Board. She has served on the faculty of The Conference Board Directors’ Institute and worked with boards to provide director training in risk management practices and the role of the board in ERM oversight.

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