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The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Presents: M&A Part II - Integration Strategies
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M&A Part II: Integration Strategies Presented by: The Orange County CFO Leadership Council Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:15A to 8:00A Networking | 8:00A to 9:30A Program

When: November 13, 2019
7:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: KPMG | Irvine
20 Pacifica, Ste. 700
7th Floor
Irvine, California  92618
United States
Contact: Debbie Dunn & Stacy Hall
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Whether a merger of equals to gain economies or to enter into new markets, an acquisition must be properly planned and executed to ensure a smooth transition. This panel will explore the integration of processes, people and the organizational structure of successful acquisitions.  


Hear from our experienced panelists who will examine and discuss the pitfalls, challenges and creation of a roadmap for managing the alignment of a new vision for the combined company.


Learning Objectives:

  • Gain insights into the 'people elements' of post-merger integrations, including merging different cultures and retention of key people.
  • Learn some of the benefits of detailed good pre-merger strategies for post-merger integrations and the difficulties that arise from poor planning.
  • How and when to start planning and engaging relevant stakeholders in your post M&A integration strategy.
  • Communications tactics and best practices that ensure transparency and foster trust throughout the transaction and integration.

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All CFO Leadership Council workshops are FREE for members. Non-member senior financial executives are welcome to attend this program for $65.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CFOLC EVENTS ARE EXCLUSIVE TO SENIOR FINANCIAL EXECUTIVES ONLY.  (CFOs, Vice Presidents of Finance, Controllers, Directors of Finance, etc.)  Service providers, business development and sales executives are restricted from attending. The CFO Leadership Council reserves the right to decline any registration.


Instructional method: Group-Live

Recommended CPE Credits: 1.8 Credits in Finance

Experience Level: Basic

Prerequisites/advance preparation: None

The CFO Leadership Council is registered with the National Association of State Boards-of-Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (Sponsor ID 109063). State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Website:


For more information about this program or The CFO Leadership Council, please contact Debbie Dunn, SoCal Marketing Director, The CFO Leadership Council at, or Stacy Hall, Regional Director, The CFO Leadership Council, at


If you would like to cancel your ticket or request a refund, please contact Debbie Dunn at email above. Refunds are available up to 48 hours prior to the program.



Adnan Qamar, Managing Director, Strategy, KPMG - With more than 15 years of experience across a range of industries, Adnan has led case teams in growth strategy, market and competitive strategy, M&A strategy, commercial and operational diligence, operating model design and integration strategy development, and post-deal value enhancement projects.  Adnan has experience working with both corporate clients and private equity investors.  He has performed strategic and diligence assessments for cross-border transactions across a range of international markets.  In 2016, Adnan was a recipient of the “Top 40 Under 40” Emerging Leader award given by The M&A Advisor, an industry publication.  

Prior to joining KPMG, Adnan’s experiences include working at another global business consulting firm, a boutique biotech consulting firm, and The Dow Chemical Company.  Adnan earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkley, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Eric Bauer, CFO/COO/Board Member, International Vitamin Corporation - Eric Bauer is a seasoned operations, finance and strategy executive with over 25 years of experience with a variety of consumer facing organizations.  He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of International Vitamin Corporation – the largest global private label nutraceutical manufacturer – supporting such clients as Costco, Walmart, Walgreens, GNC and Kroger – with operations in the US, Europe and Asia.

Prior to that, he held senior roles in operations and finance as the Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of several large apparel retailers including Gap, The Children’s Place, and True Religion Jeans where he had responsibility for all operating, financial, and business development aspects globally.

He has held senior management positions for PepsiCo’s Taco Bell division, Choice Hotel International and   He began his career in consulting and banking.

Bauer has an MBA from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.  He has served on the boards of several non-profits and corporate organizations.  He, his wife and three daughters reside in Manhattan Beach, California.


Ravi Bhagavatula, CFA, Innovatus Capital Partners - Mr. Bhagavatula has over 25 years of experience in deal sourcing, deal execution, asset management, operations consulting and C-level management.  Prior to joining Innovatus Capital Partners, LLC in February 2019, Mr. Bhagavatula was a Founder and Managing Partner at Excelsior Capital Partners for eight years, that invested in distressed debt, special situations, and specialty lending across commercial real estate and operating companies. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director in the Special Assets Group at Republic Financial Corporation, and from there, advanced to becoming a Principal at Marlin Equity Partners, a $4 billion private equity firm focused on corporate divestiture, turnaround, growth equity and buy-and-build investment opportunities in the U.S. and abroad.

Prior to that, Mr. Bhagavatula was a Vice President at Resilience Capital Partners, a middle market special situations firm. He began his career in the Financial Services Group at KPMG / Bearing Point and held CEO & COO positions at a middle market companies.

Mr. Bhagavatula earned his MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management and an MS in Industrial Engineering from Cleveland State University. He also earned a BE in Chemical Engineering from BITS in Pilani, India.

Mr. Bhagavatula holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Management Accountant designations.


Scott Savoie, Chief Integration Officer, Allied Universal Scott Savoie is the Chief Integration Officer for Allied Universal, primarily overseeing all aspects of post-merger integration of large acquisitions. Mr. Savoie has more than 25 years of progressive and successful experience in high-growth, multi-industry companies ranging in size from early stage to Fortune 500 entities.


He has comprehensive experience across all financial and business functions including M&A, finance, accounting, treasury, capital raising (private equity market, bank and other debt), strategic planning, and human resources. His communication and leadership abilities have been refined through boardroom presentations, investor meetings, and directing company efforts on external banking and service relationships.


Previous to his current role, Mr. Savoie was Chief Financial Officer for Universal Services of America from 2005 to 2014 and Chief Administrative Officer from 2014 through 2018. As CFO, he provided financial leadership to the Company, helping to double the company’s size in both revenue and profitability. Before joining Universal, he held several leadership roles with such companies as Omnicom Group, IAC/InterActive Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Savoie received his MBA from the University of Southern California and B.S. in Accounting from California State University, Northridge. He also is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and is the recipient of the California Society of CPA’s and Orange County Business Journal CFO of the Year Award for 2012.


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