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75% of acquisitions fail to achieve expectations. From setting the strategy to providing adequate oversight, the board plays a critical role in ensuring the success of M&A activity before the ink is even dry. This session will give members a deep dive into M&A principles and processes, led by experienced board directors Carol Coughlin (board director at University of Maryland Medical Center,, Hamilton Bancorp (former), and more) and Kathy Miller (board director at Tecsys & Teleco Business Solutions and CFO Energy Exemplar). They will describe the board’s oversight role to ensure the acquisitions are accretive to the bottom-line of your company.


Kathleen Miller Chief Financial Officer


Carol Coughlin CEO/Founder

Carol is an experienced public company board leader, board and audit committee chair, and is highly skilled in corporate governance, including board refreshment, strategic alternatives and M&A for growth and highly regulated companies. She is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD) and sits on the boards of the University of MD Medical Center and Trusty Care. Following an IPO and after nomination to board chair, she led the board through acquisitions that doubled the size of the company, followed by a merger with a larger company. A qualified “financial expert”, she is an accomplished healthcare CFO with a track record of achieving profitability through growth, highly successful turnarounds and M&A. She is known as an energetic, collaborative leader and a quick learner in both organizational and board settings. In 2006, Carol launched BottomLine Growth Strategies, Inc., a growth advisory firm helping CEOs of privately held companies to transform enterprise value through best practice financial and operations strategies. Carol is a graduate of Loyola University in MD (MBA) and Towson University (BS Business), is a Board Leadership Fellow (NACD), and a Certified Public Accountant.

Key Details

The Board’s Role in M&A to Ensure Success

Wed, Nov 04 @ 9:00am PT (1 hr)

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