Minneapolis-Based Datasite Leaders Recognized with National and Local Awards

May 16, 2023 | Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – May 15, 2023 –  Datasite, the leading SaaS-based technology provider for global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) professionals, today announced that two of its Minneapolis-based executive leaders have been recognized by the 2023 American Business Awards® and by  Women We Admire. Patty Elias, Datasite General Counsel & Secretary, won a  Silver Stevie® Award from American Business Awards for Achievement in Management – Legal category, while Deb LaMere, Datasite Chief Human Resource Officer, is among the Top 50 Women Leaders of Minnesota, curated by  Women We Admire

The American Business Awards are among the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 21 years. More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were considered by the judges this year across all categories.

“It’s an honor to receive this recognition,” said Patty Elias, Datasite General Counsel & Secretary. “Changes in regulations, hybrid work rules, supply chain interruptions, and environmental, social and governance requirements has required legal teams to be ever more agile and nimble. I’m proud to help guide Datasite in continuing to provide innovative technology to M&A professionals in an ever-changing business environment.”

The Top 50 Women Leaders of Minnesota by Women We Admire recognizes change-makers within some of the most well-known companies in the United States. The award recognizes the women of Minnesota and their dedication and commitment to the industries they serve, as well as their leadership in educational fields such as activists driving social change and breaking barriers for future generations.

“I’m honored to be named to the Top 50 Women Leaders of Minnesota list alongside so many industry disruptors,” said Deb LaMere CHRO at Datasite. “Datasite operates in a highly competitive environment, and we know that supporting diversity and inclusivity, including equal access to career development opportunities and closing the gender pay gap through our EDGE participation, are actions we can and must take to remain innovative.”

Dealmakers in more than 170 countries make their deals in Datasite, including 74 of the top 100 legal firms and all the top 20 global financial advisory firms. In 2022, the company facilitated a quarter of the top 100 global deals.

Datasite leaders has been recognized with a string of awards in 2023. Datasite Chief Customer Success Officer Deven Lindemann and Datasite Global Chief Revenue Officer Todd Albright received Stevie® Awards for Customer Service Leader of the Year and Senior Sales Executive of the Year, respectively.

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