Today we’re joined by Lisa Marchese, Head of Corporate Development of American Express, where she is responsible for all venture investments, joint ventures and M&A activities. Previous positions at American Express include SVP of International Business Development, VP Corporate Development, and VP Strategic Planning Group within the last 20 years. Lisa holds an MBA degree from Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College.
This episode is about all things strategic M&A. Buckle up because we’ll discuss:
- What Corporate Development / M&A means for Amex
- Lisa’s path into M&A
- How Amex identifies great targets
- How Venture Development fits into their overall strategy
- The path from prospecting to closing great deals
- The importance of integration and how Amex deals with that
The episode is filled with a ton of frameworks and practical tips for M&A practitioners and professionals interested in the space alike.
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