Meet the team

BTD work with leadership teams to redefine and deliver their plan for M&A, integration, divestment, separation, and alliance management. We believe 90% of deals should and can bring value within one year and deliver their goals within two. We look beyond the deal to provide continuity of thinking, advice, and support across the entire deal life cycle. We consider every business aspect from strategy to execution, management and organisational change to IT and cultural alignment. And we will consider how a deal will complement, challenge or conflict with your core business.

With offices in London and Tampa, BTD has helped more than 100 clients including: GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Coca Cola, E.ON and Unilever, as well as dozens of mid-market firms across the globe. We’re a team of passionate, dedicated, smart-thinking consultants. Meet the team.

Connected thinking.

Specialist focus. 

Long-term results.

BTD Advisory Board

BTD enjoys the benefit of an Advisory Board for our business. Working closely with the Partners, the BTD Advisory Board helps shape and support our strategy and team as we grow and strengthen our services going forward. Advisory Board Members include:

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Chairman of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and former VP of Alliance Management at Pear Therapeutics

Brooke Paige

Advisory Board Member, Boston
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Founder and CEO of Beacon and former CEO of Endava

Nigel Bridges

Advisory Board Member, London
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Chairman of British Airways Pension Scheme and the former Director of Investments and Alliances at International Airlines Group (BA/Iberia)

Roger Maynard

Advisory Board Member, London
Andrew BM

Former CEO of the NEC and Earls Court and Olympia Andrew is a hugely experienced and successful business leader at executive and Chairman level with a significant track record of success in all aspects of business.

Andrew Morris

Chairman, London

Our people

Experience. Flexibility. Independence. Objectivity.

BTD deploys a long-standing team of professionals, all of whom are experienced specialists in fields such as acquisition and integration strategy, target assessment and valuation, project and programme management, disposals, separation, business process integration, organisational design, HR, IT, branding, culture, communications, and risk management. If you need help buying, integrating, selling or separating a business, we’ve got it covered.

Carlos Keener

Carlos is an M&A integration expert and founding Partner of BTD. He has over 20 years of M&A, organisational change and project management experience.

Carlos Keener

Founding Partner, London
David Olsson

David has over 15 years of experience in business integration, development and M&A in small and mid-market private, corporate and PE backed enterprises across UK and EMEA Emerging Markets.

David Olsson

Partner, London
Nick Palmer BW2

Nick is a senior executive catalysing major organisational transformation for global clients with expertise in technical and business-model innovation through strategic alliances, joint ventures, outsourcing, and M&A.

Nick Palmer

Partner, Tampa
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Barbara is a senior M&A specialist experienced in organisational design, cultural alignment and delivery of new business models following acquisition or restructuring.

Barbara Vrdlovec

Director, Vienna
Charles Picasso BW2

Charles is senior leader renowned for inventive and transformative global business strategies. Clients include Xerox, AEDS, NCR/AT&T, Digital Island/Cable & Wireless, and IHS Markit. Charles also advises CEOs of technology companies (TMT, cybersecurity, cloud services) and private equity firms in the US and Europe, on operational excellence and effective growth.

Charles Picasso

Director, San Francisco
Louise Cooper

Louise is a dynamic, results-driven Programme Manager with over 15 years of experience in M&A, separation and organisational change across many sectors, and for FTSE250 and Global500 organisations around the world.

Louise Cooper

Managing Consultant, Melbourne
Toby Tester

Toby brings over 25 years of experience managing business transformation, integration, separation and IT projects across a wide range of industries in the United States, UK, India and Australia.

Toby Tester

Managing Consultant, Sydney
Kevin Knight

Kevin is a programme manager with broad technology and business change experience in multi-site, international environments, particularly large-scale retail, ecommerce, and supply chain programmes.

Kevin Knight

Managing Consultant, London
Mike Princi

Mike is an experienced advisor that has built his career helping companies grow by organic and acquisitive means. He has helped clients throughout the M&A lifecycle, from identifying a growth need through integration and scaling.

Mike Princi

Managing Consultant, Boston
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Sally has over 20 years’ experience accelerating growth and overcoming leadership challenges as a High-stakes Leadership Mentor. Her leadership development programmes achieve success that feels right for senior leaders and teams.

Sally Henderson

Leadership Mentor, London
John Palmer

John is a Consultant with experience in financial and operational modeling in a wide range of industries. John has supported multiple clients in operating model design, planning and programme office management.

John Palmer

Senior Consultant, Aberdeen
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Zijun Yong is a BTD Consultant who supports clients in both pre-close and integration initiatives. Zijun graduated from Imperial College Business School with a Master in Economics & Strategy for Business.

Zijun Yong

Consultant, London
Carina de Jager

Carina is the Practice and Network Manager for BTD. She has over 18 years of experience in office management, business development, administration and back office operations.

Carina de Jager

Practice Manager, London
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Jenna brings over 15 years of marketing communications experience working in strategic roles both agency and client side, Jenna leads BTD's integrated marketing strategy through targeted campaigns designed to drive growth and awareness in BTD's key areas.

Jenna Brooks

Director of Marketing, Bristol
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Josh brings over 10 years of experience in leading technology transformation initiatives, organisational models and operational process redesign. This work spans sectors including Banking, Call Centres, High-tech, Energy and Transportation.

Josh McGowan

Consultant, London
Tripti

A graduate of London Business School, Tripti brings several years of experience in line management, quality, and internal consulting roles in manufacturing and automotive.

Tripti Singh

Consultant, London