August 11th, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Central

Organizational Design in M&A

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Molly Maymar, Kates Kesler

Lorraine Damerau, Kates Kesler

Brandon Curry, Work Arts

Join us for a conversation about the role of organization design in M&A, with org designers, Molly Maymar and Lorraine Damerau, from Kates Kesler and moderated by Brandon Curry of Work Arts.

They will share their experiences helping clients navigate org design challenges in M&A contexts and facilitate an interactive round table discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Articulate the important role org design plays in a successful M&A
  2. Understand the role HR plays in facilitating the process
  3. Identify best practices from real-life examples


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

Molly Maymar

Functional Strategist, Kates Kesler


Molly is an Organization Designer with Kates Kesler, part of Accenture Strategy. She works with CXO teams across industries to help them realize their companies’ growth potential, often through strategic integration of newly acquired entities. Prior to joining Kates Kesler, Molly built and activated talent strategies for Accenture globally. Molly holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

Lorraine Damerau

Strategy Manager

Kates Kesler

Lorraine is NYC-based org designer with Kates Kesler with a background in economics and engineering. She has worked with a diverse range of companies (from VC-backed tech startups and PE portfolio companies to Fortune 10’s) on the intersection of organizational health and business strategy. Lorraine has an MBA from London Business School, MSc in Economics from University College London, and a BA in Physics / Theater from Georgetown University.

Brandon Curry


Works Art

Brandon is the founder of Work Arts, an advisory partner helping clients transform their work and enable talent to produce their most inspired and fulfilling performance. He is a creative, global executive and advisor to management teams in the areas of organization design and development, people, and talent management to deliver performance improvement, increased capability, and large organizational change initiatives including M&A diligence and integration.

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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.