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How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott

In this podcast, Kison and Nichelle Maynard-Elliot discuss how to build a corporate development function start to finish. Nichelle gives advice based on her decades of experience on what to expect when creating such a function.

Jeff Desroches
VP of Corporate Development at Atlas Copco
Ivan Golubic
Former VP Corporate Development at Goodyear
Erik Levy
Group Head Corp Dev and M&A at DMGT PLC
Kison Patel
CEO at DealRoom

How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

5 Feb
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Nichelle Maynard-Elliott
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How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

How to Successfully Build a Corporate Development Function

What it Takes to Create a Corporate Development Function from Scratch

“The M&A cycle can sometimes ebb and flow, so there will be times where you have plenty of deals… And then times where they’re a little quiet. You have to staff your group appropriately so people are always busy and not sitting around waiting for the next deal to happen.”

Nichelle Maynard-Elliot is a corporate M&A Executive, public company board member, and corporate dealmaker with over 20 years of financial and legal experience in M&A business development and strategic partnerships at Fortune 300 multinational corporations and top-ranked international/boutique law firms. She’s a highly experienced corporate attorney lawyer, focusing on mergers and acquisitions. 

In this episode, they discuss how to build a corporate development function start to finish. Nichelle gives advice based on her decades of experience on what to expect when creating such a function. Learn best practices for hiring an effective team, how to start building out a corporate development team, and when to promote internally versus sourcing externally.

“You want to have limits of authority that are absolutely in place so you don’t get to a situation where a CEO can make a unilateral decision on whether this particular acquisition is the best opportunity for the company.”


special guests

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott
Corporate M&A Executive, Board Member at Element Solutions Inc.

special guests

Nichelle Maynard-Elliott
Corporate M&A Executive, Board Member at Element Solutions Inc.

Hosted by

Kison Patel
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