GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Ellen Thornber

Ellen Thornber

United Kingdom

People profiles

Ellen Thornber

Professional Background

  • Broad experience across medium to enterprise scale engagements working at CxO board level
  • Retained by CFO for five integrations across two different acquirers
  • Particular focus on PE-backed SaaS M&A
  • Former Deloitte management consultant
  • In-house transformation experience as part of internal change teams at New Look (fashion retail) and John Lewis (general retail)

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Translating strategy into action in fast-paced, complex environments
  • Using visual aids and design-thinking to bring structure to ambiguity and to build stakeholder consensus. 
  • Expert at leading engagements either as the central IMO or Operating Model or People workstream lead
  • Sector agnostic with experience across multiple engagements in Media, Technology, Retail, and Healthcare.
  • Supports and enhances in-house capability to achieve desired outcomes without need to change internal resources

Project Highlights

  • Global Integration Program Lead for PE-backed SaaS e-commerce business, Episerver. Managed three consecutive front-to-back integrations within 12 months. Reporting to CFO & CIO. 
  • EMEA Integration Program Lead for PE-backed SaaS media communications business, Cision. Managed two back office focused integrations.
  • Other change and transformation experience:
  • Global data management transformation, Novartis. Operating model and organisational design consultant. 
  • Global operating model transformation, New Look retailers. Internal change consultant. 

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