Post-merger integration consultant, John Martin, GPMIP UK

John Martin

United Kingdom

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John Martin

Professional Background

  • M&A Director, PMI, business transformation, portfolio, programme and change management expert with over 27 years experience in Financial Services, Banking and Technology sectors
  • Accomplished and experienced senior leader in major global organisations, business strategy, M&A integration, and managing complex Regulatory and Compliance change programmes
  • A ‘hands on’ Finance/ Risk SME and Team leader with broad exposure to Banking, Asset Management, Risk, Trading (buy / sell), Corporate Finance platforms and systems
  • Based out of London with global experience working out of the UK , USA, EU, Asia and Southern Africa
  • Chartered Accountant, MBA (Stanford), Post Grad. Risk / Portfolio Mgt, B Comm (Hons)

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Collaborative approach to successful M&A integration, business transformation and change leadership, engaging with all levels of stakeholders to deliver ‘fit for purpose’ business- and Regulatory / Compliance-driven solutions
  • In-depth understanding of the end-to-end deal life cycle (pre/post) and factors influencing the execution of integration and transformation from Day 1 and beyond (Due Diligence, Valuation, Pricing, Financing, Negotiation and Post-Deal integration and review)
  • Expert at driving organisational and process change, business integration/divestment, operational performance improvement, cost reduction, business and strategy execution
  • Strong experience of applying best practice frameworks and methods in M&A scenarios, Digitisation and Automation techniques
  • A persuasive, engaging and collaborative leader

Project Highlights

  • M&A lead-Barclays Bank divestment of Global Investors Division to Blackrock
  • UK and European acquisition lead – Calvin Klein Europe acquisition from Warnaco Inc.
  • M&A lead for Barclays acquisition of ABSA Bank (South Africa) – £3.4bn
  • Programme lead for Lloyds Banking Group acquisition of HBOS – Consumer Banking / Credit cards / Loans
  • Integration / Acquisition Programme lead for Barclays acquisition of Gerrard Asset Management, Barclays Stockbrokers, Charles Schwab Europe and others
  • Finance and Risk Integration Director for Family Investments / Engage Mutual merger
  • Acquisition and migration lead of Woolwich Building Society by Barclays International / Offshore banking
  • Programme Director for the merger of Barclays Wealth and Barclays Capital front and back office systems
  • M&A lead for Virgin Media acquisition of ntl
  • Commercial Strategy Director for London 2012 Olympics

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