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October 08, 2020 | Virtual Event
Financial transaction management has never been harder. Corporate teams, already juggling multiple strategic priorities, expanding numbers of stakeholders, and tough new data privacy laws, now face an environment transformed by COVID-19.
Register to watch our latest corporate roundtable on-demand, and hear how some of the top minds in corporate development are navigating the new landscape, facing key workflow challenges head-on, and devising best practices in keeping it all together.
As always, our webinar roundtables include plenty of Q&A and live polling, so you can benchmark yourself against your peers.
Vice President and General Counsel, Alfresco
Sally is General Counsel and head of business development for Alfresco, an open source document management provider which was recently acquired by Hyland Software. She has spent most of her career leading the legal function for software companies backed by private equity firms including Goldman Sachs, Thoma Bravo, Apax Partners and T.H. Lee. She has led three majority recapitalizations as well as several acquisitions representing a combined value in excess of $3.2 billion.
In March 2017, Sally was appointed by Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney as a Commissioner on the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. She is also a Board Member of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia.
Sally holds a JD as well as BS in Computer Scient from Temple University. She is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and is a registered patent attorney.
LinkedIn: Sally Baraka
VIce President, Corporate Development, Presidio
As VP of Corporate Development at Presidio, Carlos dedicates his time defining, executing and communicating the company’s growth plan. He is an investment banking and private-equity-trained corporate development executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic initiatives for notable companies such as Verizon Communications, Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup, dentsu Aegis and CIBC/Oppenheimer. Carlos led a variety of transactions that included principal – and advisory-level engagements, venture capital, private equity investments, joint ventures, and commercial arrangements.
LinkedIn: Carlos Cesta
Vice President, Corporate Development, AeroVironment
Justin Gans joined AeroVironment in July 2019 as Vice President of Corporate Development, leading M&A and the development of long-term strategic planning, with a focus on analytics, insights, strategy and business growth.
Justin came to AeroVironment from Elbit Systems, where he was Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, and led the M&A team for the $350M acquisition of Harris Night Vision.
Prior to Elbit, Justin worked at Northrop Grumman, where he was the Director of Aerospace Sector Portfolio Development and oversaw mergers, acquisitions and alliances. While there, he played integral roles in the acquisition of several domestic and international companies including the $9.2B acquisition of Orbital-ATK.
Before joining the Aerospace and Defense industry, Justin Gans worked in the investment banking industry and served as a U.S. Navy SEAL with multiple deployments. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with distinction, and earned a Master of Business Administration from the Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland.
LinkedIn: Justin Gans
Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Datasite (moderator)
Abby Roberts is responsible for developing Datasite's corporate product marketing strategy. Prior to Datasite, Abby was VP, Strategy at Pearson and Head of Business Development & Innovation at Acuris. She received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and BA from Bard College.
LinkedIn: Abby Roberts
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