Jones Partners Thought Leadership Series

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Thought Leadership Series
Jones Partners
An Acquisition Value Proposition; the Marathon After Closing
6:00 PM – Presentation (Shell Auditorium)
7:15 PM – Reception (Anderson Family Commons)
Jones Graduate School, McNair Hall, Rice University  
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Anne McEntee, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Flow & Process Technologies,
GE Oil & Gas

 Michael Grojean, Ph.D.
Professor in the Practice of Management,
Executive Director, Executive Education
Jones Graduate School of Business 

A significant number of mergers and acquisitions struggle to deliver their expected value in today's marketplace. The latest of a series of studies conducted by KPMG into M&A value creation suggest that many companies fail to pay enough attention to the people processes during diligence, let alone in post-acquisition integration. In fact, it is suggested that while the sprint race during diligence receives the lion share of attention, it is the integration marathon run after closing that truly delivers value. Dr. Anne McEntee, President and CEO of Flow & Process Technologies of GE Oil & Gas will share her experience in this area, providing insight into successful strategies for winning the race.

About Anne McEntee, Ph.D.

Anne M. McEntee is President & CEO of FPT (Flow Process Technologies) part of GE’s Oil & Gas Services organization. FPT designs and manufactures flow and process technologies solutions for customers in the power generation, oil & gas and industrial segments to enable cleaner, smarter and more efficient operations. For more than 130 years, customers have relied on FPT’s highly engineered pressure relief, safety relief and control valves, and its measurement, regulation and control solutions sold under the Masoneilan, Consolidated, Roots, Mooney and Becker brand names.

Anne is a 14-year GE veteran has worked and advanced through a series of increasingly responsible assignments in quality, manufacturing/operations and sourcing within GE Energy. Prior to her current role, Anne was the general manager of Power Services for Energy Services, where she led the division’s global growth and expansion into India, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. She has also held the role of general manager for GE Energy’s Quality organization where she was responsible for managing and deploying GE Energy’s quality strategy, including Six Sigma with a strong emphasis on Lean methodology. In March 2011, Anne was promoted to a Vice President and company officer of GE.

Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, a master’s degree in mathematics, and a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, each from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

About Michael Grojean

Dr Michael Grojean joins Rice University Executive Education as Professor in the Practice of Management and Executive Director, coming from a managing Partner’s position in an Executive Development Consultancy firm. Prior to that, Dr Grojean was a member of the faculty at Aston Business School in the United Kingdom where he served as Associate Professor of Management, Head of Executive Education and Associate Dean for Corporate Activities and Partnerships. Additionally, Dr Grojean’s broad experience base includes having served as the Leadership Policy Officer for the U.S Army as well as the Director of Human Resources for a 28,000 member organization. Of note, as the Leadership Policy Officer, he was responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing leadership and leader development policy and doctrine for the 1.4 million person active and reserve force in the U.S. Army. In this role, he also authored the Army’s mentorship doctrine, critically changing the organizational paradigm of developmental relationships.

Dr Grojean’s research interests and expertise lie in the intersection between organizational change, strategy and leadership. His research has been published in British Journal of Management, The Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Performance, Leadership Quarterly, the Journal of Business Ethics and The Reader's Guide to the Social Sciences, as well as numerous confidential internal organizational reports and publications. In addition to the publications noted above, Dr Grojean has made recent media appearances in the Guardian, the Scotsman, The Pat Kenny Show, RTE Radio, the Birmingham Post, Newstalk Ireland and BBC Radio. He also holds memberships in the American Psychological Society, Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology, British Academy of Management, Society of Human Resource Management, International Leadership Association and Center for Advancement of Research Methods Analysis. Dr Grojean was recently featured on discussing practical leadership.

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