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Marnie Seif led Legal and then People at Analog Devices over a 16 year period, the latter half of which the company grew 3x from 7,000 employees to 24,000. Her path from Legal to Chief People Officer was largely catalyzed by her deep involvement in 3 major acquisitions, each with massive ramifications for the business. It was through these that she came to understand how critical it is for HR to be involved EARLY in the M&A process. Issues from harmonizing comp and benefits structures across the globe, to optimizing talent both in dealing with redundancies and unique new skill sets, are just two of the critical features of HR involvement. Too often, HR is brought in late, but smart companies, modern companies, will increasingly bring HR in as one of the critical key players from the offset. Join Coco as she talks with Marnie about both the role of HR in M&A (early and all along) and how CHROs can position themselves not to be an afterthought.


Marnie Seif Chief People Officer

Marnie Seif is an accomplished technology business executive who has held a variety of C Suite roles, including Chief People Officer, Chief Legal Officer, and SVP of Communications and ESG at Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a leading semiconductor company with more than $10 Billion in revenue, operations in more than 40 countries, and 24,000 employees worldwide. Marnie is a graduate of Brown University (AB 1983) and she received her JD degree from University of Michigan Law School.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.

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CHRO Perspectives: The CHRO's Role in M&A

Tue, Aug 09 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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