Our Special Guests

Bill Blandford

Board of M&A Standards

A former M&A Manager for Nokia, Bill has participated in over 50 transactions including the de-merger of Motorola, which led to the creation of two separate companies within Motorola.  He successfully integrated more than 25 acquisitions and led the divestiture of 15 businesses. Bill also has extensive experience in divestitures, spin-offs, and internal reorganizations across the globe with a primary focus on IT.

Len Gray

Board of M&A Standards

Len Gray currently serves on the Board of M&A Standards. He is a former head of international M&A practice at Mercer, offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.

Dan Menge of Cisco

Dan Menge

Cisco

Dan leads a team of experienced Integration Leads, responsible for extracting maximum value from strategic transactions to enable new business models, expand technical capabilities, drive financial results, and acquire and enable new talent for Cisco. Dan is a member of the Board of M&A Standards. 

Carole Spink

Baker & McKenzie

Carole Spink is a global employment lawyer who advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. She advises clients on domestic and cross-border employment matters, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.