An organization’s workforce, though not reflected on the balance sheet, is its most important asset. When it comes to successfully executing transactions, the workforce should be at the forefront of preclose planning, as this “asset” is critical to achieving synergies postclose. The most successful transactions leverage the workforce to drive transparency and unlock embedded value. Cultural-fit synergies, talent-retention models, compensation leveling and benefits, and overall target operating-model leadership are just a few of the factors to consider.
- Learn how to maximize workforce utility preclose and postclose to ensure deal success.
- Identify key qualitative and quantitative measures to inform and potentially affect deal valuation.
- Explore how to ensure postclose workforce alignment to deal rationale and other key measures of success.
- Understand how the new human capital disclosure requirements could potentially impact your transaction.
Chris Wright, from Protiviti’s New York office, is the firm-wide Managing Director of our Business Performance Improvement solution, which includes our Public Company Transformation and Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance groups. Chris is also the Regional Managing Director for Protiviti’s Northeastern United States region. He has over thirty years of experience serving clients as an external auditor, including 6 years as a partner at two global accounting firms (Arthur Andersen and KPMG), and as an internal auditor and financial reporting risk consultant.
At Protiviti, Chris has provided internal audit out-sourcing and co-sourcing, Sarbanes-Oxley readiness and compliance services, and significant assistance to companies experiencing restatements, regulatory inquiries, stock compensation and other financial investigations and difficulties in implementing new accounting pronouncements, including revenue recognition and lease accounting. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Accounting from Franciscan University and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University.
Chris serves on the boards of several charitable, civic, educational and business organizations. His work in Financial Reporting Remediation and Compliance has also involved a significant commitment to public speaking and the development and delivery of internal and external training.
David transforms complex corporate operations to increased profitability and competitiveness in dynamic and rapidly evolving market conditions. Having led significant merger, acquisition, divestiture, integration and restructuring transactions for global organizations in highly regulated industries, David is a sought-after M&A leader. With a commitment to the highest of ethical standards and a genuine approach, David gains confidence and instills trust with all stakeholders while directing companies through volatile environments to value creation.