Bani Bedi is a Senior Vice President at Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR) where she leads the Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Partnerships and Pricing/Packaging teams. Previously, Bani was a Director on Amazon’s Corporate Development team where she led strategy and M&A for multiple Amazon business units. Prior to Amazon, Bani was a founding employee at Catamaran Ventures (a $1BN+ AUM investment firm) where she invested in high-growth companies. Bani started her career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers based in NYC and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA, cum laude, in Physics and International Relations from Wellesley College.
M&A is one of the most powerful tools to transform your business instantly. If done right, your organization will reach new heights that otherwise would not have been possible. Before you can reap its benefits, you must build a good M&A function. In this episode, Bani Bedi, SVP, Head of Corporate Development, Strategy, and Monetization at Smartsheet, shares the secrets to building an M&A function.