Jim Ackerman is the Corporate M&A and Business Development Professional. Jim is a strategic and creative leader with a track record in developing competitive strategies to ensure a continual flow of corporate development opportunities through the "funnel". His specialties include creation and Execution of Innovative Strategic Growth Strategies; Mergers & Acquisitions, Acquisition Integration and Team Leadership & Development
Every deal is different, which means each and everyone will present unique challenges that teams have to overcome. Especially when dealing with smaller companies. There is no such thing as a perfect deal. However, with the right mindset and approach, deals can still close and bring value to both parties involved. In this interview, Jim Ackerman, recent Vice President of Corporate Development at Flex, and Steve Coghlan, Semi-recent Vice President of Corporate Development at Flex, discuss their experiences on M&A surprises and horror stories.