GPMIP Post Merger Integration consultant, Tarisa Parrish

Tarisa Parrish


People profiles

Tarisa Parrish

Professional Background

  • Professional Management Consultant with 25+ years of experience
  • Executive Consultant for Best Buy working with the executive team on the company turnaround and strategic growth
  • Business transformation and integration experience for both large and small corporations
  • Degrees in Business Management, Marketing, and IT.  Professional certifications from Harvard and University of Minnesota
  • Professional certification in business coaching, change management, and organizational design.  500 E_RYT Yoga Instructor
  • Published children’s book author on topics of nature, ecology, biology and conservation

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Professional consultant with proven expertise in business transformation, M&A integration, change management, operating model design/effectiveness, innovation, and leadership development
  • Industry roles: Consumer Goods, Technology, Health & Wellness, Medical Device and Mass Media
  • Led several integration & multidisciplinary transformation projects such as strategic growth multichannel fulfillment optimization, customer experience and marketing transformation, acceleration of online growth, digital transformation, enterprise cost reduction and margin optimization, end-to-end process reengineering 
  • Led both large and small M&A integrations. Experience working with the US DOJ on pre-merger HSR notification, reporting and compliance

Project Highlights

M&A Integration/business transformation leadership: 

  • Works side-by-side with executive leadership to set company strategy, approach and plan for enterprise-level transformation in order to the shift culture and associated behaviors/mindsets to support enterprise growth
  • Led the Best Buy Renew Blue turnaround and transformation including the $800M acquisition of Great Call  
  • Led multiple Harvest Health & Recreation acquisition integrations including a complex $850M acquisition subject to the US DOJ HSR process

change management/organizational effectiveness:

  • Provides change management to build stakeholder maps, readiness assessments, change impact assessments, engagement and communication plans, leadership alignment, and change advocates
  • Designs and implements company-wide operating models to integrate and optimize the organization

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