GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Rowland Chen

Rowland Chen


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Rowland Chen

Professional Background

  • Rowland directs merger and acquisition integrations, bringing to private equity and corporate clients experience dating back to 1987. He began his M&A work in the oil & gas industry and now focuses primarily on technology.
  • Concurrently, Rowland is a part-time adjunct faculty member at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science where he researches artificial intelligence and creativity.
  • Rowland is an alumnus of the M.I.T Sloan School of Management MBA program. He holds an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Bioengineering from Johns Hopkins University.  Rowland is a Certified M&A Specialist.

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • A management consultant, scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur. As a consultant, delivered billions of US dollars in bottom-line benefits to clients across numerous industries and geographies.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in integrating business combinations (mergers, acquisitions, roll-ups, consolidations), building and leading global cross-cultural teams, guiding organizational transitions, teaching entrepreneurship, mentoring CEOs of early-stage tech companies, and empathetic listening.
  • Contributor to Cisco Systems’ acquisition integration playbook considered by some to be the gold standard of integration playbooks.
  • Published author in artificial intelligence, global business growth, and pulmonary physiology.

Project Highlights

  • Private Equity: Crescent Capital, Brockway Moran, North Castle, Temasek
  • Software: Symantec, OpenDNS, Adobe, Netscape, Agile Software, Audacity, QueryPie, SecureLink, Coding Robot-Lab, Integromat, DataLobby, Coconut Silo
  • Hardware: Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Tandem Computer, Xerox, Teradata, NetApp, BARCO
  • Manufacturing: 3M, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, DuPont, Boeing, Hughes Aircraft, USX
  • Consumer Products & Retail: H.J. Heinz, Quaker Oats, Fisher-Price, National Convenience Stores
  • Energy: Texaco, Exxon, Shell Oil, Conoco, Unocal, Mobil, Chevron, Pennzoil
  • Financial Services: Charles Schwab, Citicorp, First American Financial, Prudential Insurance
  • Professional Services: Gemini Consulting, Electronic Data Systems, Hitachi Consulting, Viant
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare: AstraZeneca, Schering Plough, Neurosyntek, g.Root Biomedical, Kaiser-Permanente, King’s Health Trust

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