Mark Herndon is Chairman of the M&A Leadership Council. He specializes in a broad range of strategic and business effectiveness initiatives, including:
- M&A strategy, due diligence and integration management
- Financing and capital formation for early-stage and mid-market companies
- Strategy formulation and execution
- Strategic communications of large-scale change; culture assessment and integration
- Business development and strategic planning for technology oriented start-ups
- Strategic marketing and positioning of new products and technologies
Mark formerly served as President of M&A Partners and U.S. Region Leader for Merger and Acquisition Services with Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a global consulting firm with approximately $750 million in annual revenue, where his clients included: American Express Financial Advisors, Amoco, Boeing, British Petroleum, Cessna Aircraft, Chevron, Dell Computer, Dow Chemical, Equistar Chemicals LP, First Interstate Bank, General Electric, Hoechst-Celanese, J C Penney, Komatsu-Dresser, Lyondell Petrochemical, Magma Copper, McNeil Consumer Products, Northern States Power, Occidental Chemical, Quaker Oats, Shell Oil, The Toledo Hospital, TRW, and Willamette Industries among others.
Mark is the co-author of “The Complete Guide To Mergers and Acquisitions: Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level,” (John Wiley / Jossey-Bass Publishers), Third Edition, which has been translated into five languages and is used as a foundational guide for various consulting firms and university programs.
Mark’s representative assignments with mid-market and mid-market companies include a private equity raise and ongoing financial advisory with a real estate financial services company; a strategic planning initiative with a transportation logistics provider; and a market repositioning and capital raise assignment with a provider of proprietary enterprise software, among others.
Mark earned the distinction of “Top Ten Graduating Seniors” at Oklahoma State University where he completed a Bachelor of Science degree. While in college Mark served as the National President of the Future Farmers of America, a 500,000 member educational organization funded by the United States Department of Education. He subsequently earned the Executive Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. In addition, Mark currently serves as an Executive in Residence for the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.