July 14th, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM UK Time

Leadership: The Key to Successful M&A

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John Nelson


BT&L Partners

Join the UK HR M&A roundtable to answer some of the key questions:

What do successful leaders do differently from the rest?

How do leadership and culture intersect through the M&A process?

How can you as HR can assess the readiness and engagement of leaders on both sides of the transaction and your role?

John Nelson has been working with executives and leaders on business transformations, change leadership, and M&A for decades. He will present his transformation model "PiVOT" and share how leadership, specifically "Enterprise Leadership", is key to M&A success.


We host global roundtables the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

John Nelson


BT&L Partners

John Nelson is an internationally recognized business transformation leader and architect of dozens of global transformations, complex restructurings, and M&A integrations. He brings 30 years of experience influencing and leading organizations through complex system-wide change and transformations. John has worked with and advised some of the most respected organizations in their industries: Apple Computer, AlliedSignal/Honeywell, American Family Insurance, ARAMARK, Baxalta/Shire, Best Practice Institute, Cargill, Hallmark Cards, IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), Medtronic, Northwestern Mutual Insurance, Reebok, The RBL Group, SCJohnson, and many more.

The culmination of John’s transformation work is published in his book “PiVOT: Transforming Organizations”. He has held internal roles with accountabilities for global strategy, leadership succession and development, talent management, HR development, organizational effectiveness, M&A, LEAN/Six Sigma, PMOs, and culture. He is passionately focused on transformations and has brought that experience and expertise to the M&A arena with an innovative and proprietary approach, “Intelligent M&A”.

John now leads BT&L Partners, where his mission is to bridge the gap between the transaction event and the integration transformation, with an emphasis on helping clients build M&A capabilities for future success. His focus is on solving for the disruptive surprises and organizational challenges that continue to drive unacceptable failure rates in M&A.

As a lifelong learner, he earned advanced degrees from University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a founding member of Best Practice Institute’s Sr. Executive Board. John has worked hand-in-hand with some of the world’s top thought leaders, has served on several corporate boards, and has advised thousands of leaders and executives. His creative juices are further filled as the founder, band leader and drummer for EXIT 131, a local Madison pop rock band. - All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy



What is the purpose of the roundtables?

Our virtual global and in-person regional roundtable discussions offer you a unique opportunity for networking, learning, and sharing your knowledge and experiences with your peers. At each session you’ll:

• Expand your network of professionals who share similar interests in Mergers & Acquisitions.

• Exchange experiences and know-how with other group members, allowing you to validate and share ideas, opinions, and best practices.

• Explore emerging practices and new trends in the HR M&A space

What is the HR M&A Roundtable?

The HR M&A Roundtable is a forum for Human Resources professionals and others managing the people, leadership, and culture issues in Mergers & Acquisitions. We offer roundtable sessions, training, tools, and an annual conference.

Who participates in roundtable discussions?

Participation is limited to HR or Corporate Development professionals who are either in a role with M&A responsibilities or who anticipate managing a transaction in the next 12 months.

Where are roundtable sessions held?

We host global virtual roundtable sessions every month. These 60-minute sessions focus on a particular topic of interest to practitioners. Discussions are led by a seasoned HR M&A practitioner who will help ensure what you share can be applied to your deal work. Past topics have included leadership retention, culture assessment, global deals, and total rewards alignment.

We also offer Regional Roundtable sessions in many cities, including Chicago, New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Denver, and London. These sessions usually take place face-to-face but have moved to a virtual format in response to the pandemic.