September 13th, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central

NOW WHAT? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions

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FEATURING: Jennifer Fondrevay

Chief Humanity Officer

Day 1 Ready M&A Consultancy

  1. Identify leadership traits necessary to lead teams through change and uncertainty.

  1. Describe the behavior and personality changes that emerge when fear is the operative emotion.

An M&A deal doesn’t just change the business... It changes the story for the people within it...

My work is about changing that story for the better. M&A can be an exciting, profitable, and positive arrangement. But when the people piece isn’t addressed, their mission - along with their job motivation - is hijacked and replaced with debilitating questions: Do I still have a job? What is my role? Will my team stay together? Are my projects still relevant? Am I still relevant? All people work better with their chins up and their backs straight. So the real question is - How do we execute an M&A deal that doesn’t bring them to their knees?


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

Jennifer Fondrevay

Chief Humanity Officer

Day 1 Ready M&A Consultancy

Jennifer J Fondrevay is the Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Day1 Ready™, a consultancy that advises forward-thinking business leaders, owners, and C-Suite executives on how to prepare for and manage the people challenges of business transitions, particularly Mergers & Acquisitions.

As a Fortune 500, C-Suite Marketing Executive who led teams hrough three separate multibillion-dollar acquisitions, Jennifer authored the satirical survivor’s handbook, “NOW WHAT? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions” which became a #1 new release on Amazon. Her NOW WHAT? audiobook was launched in March 2021 to similar acclaim.

She shares her M&A expertise as a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, and Thrive Global; is a sought-after podcast guest and keynote speaker for conferences and associations; and has advised numerous small and mid-market as well as Fortune 500 companies, on how to prepare for and lead through the multiple transitions of the M&A-deal journey. - 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.