M&A

Sally A. Thurston

Sally A. Thurston is a strategic business partner who recently retired from global law firm Skadden Arps. Ms. Thurston was a results-oriented tax advisor to Fortune 500 companies on multi-billion dollar transactions for 35 years and is an expert on combinations between US and foreign multinationals, cross-border structures and post-acquisition … Read more

Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Fortune 50 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), is a seasoned executive and former U.S. Senate-confirmed political appointee with 25 years of private and public sector experience, focusing on helping publicly traded companies increase their … Read more

Sue Meng

Sue Meng is a corporate partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Her practice focuses on advising public companies, boards of directors and special committees in connection with mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other significant corporate matters.

Ms. Meng was selected as Dealmaker of the Year by The American Lawyer Read more

Laura Heltebran

A seasoned C-suite executive and international leader, Laura Heltebran has 30 years of global experience in technology, outsourcing, hospitality, franchising, travel and aviation. She is a highly collaborative and trusted business advisor to Fortune 500 public companies with worldwide operations as well as smaller entrepreneurial companies. She has spent years … Read more

Lora D. Blum

Lora is an accomplished C-suite executive and boardroom advisor with 20+ years’ experience. She has expertise in corporate development, SaaS, tech, consumer internet, privacy and security, corporate governance and shareholder activism, compliance, risk management, and policy. Lora spearheaded the teams that took both Momentive (formerly SurveyMonkey) and LinkedIn public, advising … Read more

L. Scott Askins

Scott Askins is an expert in scaling disruptive technology companies, driving strategy to lead organic and acquisitive growth and international expansion. Scott has successfully executed over 50 strategic deals valued in aggregate at over $15 billion, including as a key contributor to billion dollar exits/valuations, in three industries – FinTech, … Read more

Jennifer I. Ansberry

Jennifer I. Ansberry is an accomplished C-suite executive who serves as a boardroom advisor and has broad leadership experience in corporate strategy, corporate governance, crisis management, M&A, post-acquisition business integration and restructuring, enterprise risk management (ERM), compliance, regulatory affairs, environmental, social and governance (ESG) oversight and strategy and environmental, health … Read more

Karen King

Karen King is a Managing Director of Silver Lake, the world’s leading large-scale technology investment firm, with over $80 billion in assets under management and committed capital. Silver Lake differentiates itself from other firms of similar size by focusing its resources on investing in and cultivating market leading businesses specifically … Read more

Julie Jacobs

Julie Jacobs is General Counsel of Verizon Media, a global technology and digital media company with a dynamic house of brands that reach over one billion people around the world. Yahoo (Yahoo Mail, Yahoo.com, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo News and Yahoo Sports), AOL (AOL Mail and AOL.com), TechCrunch and MAKERS are … Read more

Maxine Lum Mauricio

Maxine Lum Mauricio is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience primarily in the mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services industries. She brings key expertise and proven leadership in corporate governance, compliance, cybersecurity, financing, strategy development, and M&A transactions. Ms. Mauricio currently serves on … Read more