GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Julian Bell

Julian Bell

United Kingdom

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Julian Bell

Professional Background

  • 20+ years’ HR experience across multiple global industries & HR functions
  • 10+ years as CPO/HRD for growth companies driven through M&A (up to £1bn T/O, 4200 employees, 8 countries)
  • FTSE100/250 experience with Mars, Diageo, Muller
  • Start-up/PE/Family experience with Cloud, SaaS, Mobile tech/e-tail, Travel/Tourism
  • Commercial grounding (ex National Account Sales Manager, £20m P&L)
  • HR conference speaker, Judging panel member for National HR Awards, visiting HR university lecturer, Degree in Economics​​

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Expert at leading HR workstreams for several DD/PMI projects
  • Highly skilled at working in high pressure environments with tight deadlines
  • Extensive HR leadership/project experience covering full Employee Lifecycle
  • Sector Agnostic with experience across Cloud, Tech (SaaS, Mobile), e-tail, Food & Drink, Travel/Tourism/TEFL
  • Supports and enhances in-house HR capability to achieve desired outcomes without need to change internal resources
  • Board level presence for HR Strategy/RemCo/CxO Talent Management/PE pitch support

Project Highlights

  • HR lead for Cloudreach acquisition & PMI of Relus Cloud (Atlanta)
  • HR lead for PMI of ETA (Virginia) & Cloudamize (Philadelphia) into Cloudreach
  • HR lead for Redeem DD on consumer tech acquisition (Belgium)
  • HR lead for PMI of Muller and Wiseman Dairies (UK)
  • PMO lead for Diageo acquisition of Gran Marnier (Paris)
  • HR lead for EC English DD on Education acquisition in Canada
  • Many HR Change projects (eg HR Strategy, Culture & Engagement, Talent Management, Performance Management, High Performing Teams, Org Design)

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