M&A

Dianne Ralston

Dianne Ralston is an experienced C-suite executive who has led international technology organizations through significant planned and unplanned strategic transitions, including mergers and acquisitions, board leadership and CEO transitions, crisis events, and cultural and strategy transformation. She is Chief Legal Officer for SLB, a $28 billion global technology company driving … Read more

Nora E. LaFreniere

Nora LaFreniere is an accomplished C-suite executive serving as the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Otis Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: OTIS), a Fortune 250 company with nearly $14 billion in revenues and 69,000 employees, servicing more than 200 countries and territories. She oversees the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate … Read more

Deborah C. Gordon

Deborah Gordon is the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Legal Officer for Memorial Hermann Health System, a +$7.5 billion integrated delivery system with over 30,000 employees based in Houston, Texas. Deborah joined the organization in 2014 and serves as the executive leader of several corporate divisions, including … Read more

Jen Fonner Fitchen

Jen is a highly regarded dealmaker, strategist and corporate advisor who has led hundreds of industry-changing transactions involving more than $230 billion in value for companies ranging from groundbreaking start-ups to global Fortune 500 companies. As a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley, boards of directors and executive teams rely on … Read more

Gina Beredo

Accomplished C-suite leader in Fortune®500/S&P 500 companies with 24 years of cross-industry experience including retail and consumer, business-to-business building and construction materials, and medical and industrial manufacturing sectors. An expert in creating and driving ESG strategy in public companies. Has led people, operations, legal, compliance, government affairs, and communications functions … Read more

Kerry E. Berchem

Kerry E. Berchem, Partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, has advised public and private companies, boards of directors, and C-suite executives across multiple regulated and unregulated industries, including (re)insurance, manufacturing and industrial services sectors, for more than 30 years. In addition to leading mid- to large-cap … Read more

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 Managing Director and General Counsel of Duquesne Family Office, LLC, the investment firm of Stanley Druckenmiller. Ms. Meng leads Duquesne’s private investments across multiple sectors, including technology, biotech, consumer and media. She is a member of the senior investment team reporting to Mr. Druckenmiller. In addition to … 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