Podcast Appearances

As a Chief Humanity Officer, Jennifer is obsessed with helping companies, their workforces and individuals navigate our data-driven, mergers and acquisition era, by helping them tap into the human side of business. Catch her on recent podcast guest appearance sharing insights and action steps for thousands of listeners.

Mergers and Acquisitions

THE PANDEMIC PLAYBOOK
WITH DOUG FARREN

Leaning on her deep understanding of companies in transition, Jennifer Fondrevay joins Doug Farren and the National Center for the Middle Market to share what business leaders have done to lead their organizations through COVID-19 and the uncertainty of 2020, and how these lessons can help others grow.

BUYING AND SELLING A BUSINESS
WITH MIKE MICHALOWICZ

Whether you're a small business or a big company, each element of the process of M&A can present numerous obstacles that can undermine the success of the deal. Jennifer Fondrevay joins Mike Michalowicz on  the Entrepreneurship Elevated Podcast to explain what you need to do for the best possible transition.

WHY EMPLOYEE INTEGRATION IS A CRITICAL ASPECT OF M&A
WITH DOMINEC RINALDI

Integration of employees is such a critical aspect of any M&A transaction, yet most entrepreneurs spend too little time planning for and executing this element. The planning for this phase should start the moment you decide you’re going to pursue an acquisition, not when you’re already in due diligence. 

PEOPLE BUSINESS
WITH O'BRIEN MCMAHON

Jennifer and O'Brien McMahon discuss how forward-thinking business leaders, owners, and executives can prepare for the human capital challenges of M&A transactions. 

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MIDDLE MARKET GROWTH CONVERSATION
WITH ACG

Jennifer Fondrevay spoke with MMG Editor Kathryn Mulligan about her research into why so many mergers and acquisitions fail, and how acquirers and investors can address workforce considerations earlier in the M&A process.
She discussed the “us v. them” dynamic that can emerge in the wake of a transaction, the common mistake of trying to hold on to key executives while neglecting other employees, and practical steps investors and acquirers can take to address common causes of M&A failure.

The Middle Market that Moves America Featuring Jennifer Fondrevay

FEAR NOT: HOW TO MANAGE BIG CHANGES
WITH TOM STEWART

Jennifer Fondrevay, talks with Tom Stewart, executive director of the National Center for the Middle Market at the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, about company culture, and in particular, about what happens to the feeling of a place after a merger or acquisition. That's often a bad news story. But it doesn't have to be.

MISSION MATTERS
WITH ADAM TORRES

 Adam Torres and Jennifer J. Fondrevay, Founder and Chief Humanity Officer at Day1 Ready and Author of NOW WHAT?: A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions, explore Jennifer’s book and how it’s helping individuals navigate the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) process.

THE GAME CHANGER NETWORK
WITH CHICKE FITZGERALD

Companies around the globe are increasingly pursuing M&A as a growth strategy. Odds are, at some point in your career, your company will be one of them. Jennifer J. Fondrevay and Chicke Fitzgerald, CEO of soluntionz INNOVATIONS, discuss how Jennifer's book helps those in the middle of it all, from C-suite executives to team leaders and players, come out stronger on the other side to help their companies do the same. 

WHAT COVID-19'S UNCERTAINTY CAN TEACH US ABOUT M&A INTEGRATIONS
WITH TRICIA FORBES

A fair amount of attention has been devoted to what will happen with M&A deal-making once we are on the other side of this pandemic. Fairly consistently, the theories on what’s next end with something to the effect of, “This is unprecedented, and no one truly knows how it will all play out.” Despite the unknowns, there is a lot that we can learn from this crisis to better prepare us for M&A deals moving forward.

THOUGHT LEADER LIFE
WITH MITCHELL LEVY

Mitchell Levy discusses with Jennifer how she helps forward-thinking business leaders, owners and C-Suite executives on how to prepare for the human capital challenges of M&A. 

Workforce 2030 Podcast with Jennifer J Fondrevay


WORKFORCE 2030

WITH SILKROAD TECHNOLOGY MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE WORKFORCE

Jennifer Fondrevay joins Alexandra Levit to explore Mergers & Acquisitions and its effect on the Workforce. Jennifer works with forward-thinking business leaders, owners and executives to pre-plan their people strategy through the phases of M&A so their employees can contribute from Day1.

GEXP COLLABORATIVE
WITH RYAN TANSOM

Jennifer talks about her experiences with M&A and how she has met a need that many businesses don’t think about until after the fact. That need, of course, is keeping your employees and more importantly middle managers in the loop about their future with your company once it is sold.

SPIRAL DYNAMICS LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 
WITH NATASHA TODOROVIC

Jennifer talks with Natasha about critical mindset tools to help lead through uncertain times. 


MASTER COMMUNICATOR PODCAST 
WITH STACEY MCKIBBIN

Stacey McKibbin of the Master Communicator Podcast asks 6 questions in 9 minutes, gleaning Jennifer's advice on going through major transitions as an organization, workforce or individual.

IF YOU'RE TALKING, THEN YOU BETTER BE WALKING
WITH REX NEW

Jennifer and Rex New, of Managing Editor's Magazine, discuss how mergers and acquisitions often create crises of trust at businesses, and so do difficult economic periods — our present one included. 

WORK FROM THE INSIDE OUT
WITH TAMMY GOOLER LOEB

"Jennifer Fondrevay told me something that I have never before heard from a guest. As a young child, she wanted to become the Ambassador to France and even more remarkably she continued to have that goal throughout her college years into graduate school." ....


GOING SOLO
WITH DAVID SHRINER-CAHN

I discuss strategies for listening for important clues about gaps in the marketplace with David Shriner-Cahn.

PART 2: MASTER COMMUNICATOR PODCAST 
WITH STACEY MCKIBBIN

Jennifer returns to Stacey McKibbin's Master Communicator Podcast to answer a fast-fire another 6 questions in 9 minutes.

CONVERTING A BUSINESS TRAUMA INTO A BOOK
WITH PAT IYER

Some of the most helpful books develop from the author’s painful experiences. Three traumatic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) drove Jennifer Fondrevay to embrace the opportunity to help others successfully handle such crises. She has received very rewarding feedback from her readers and ended up with a career as a consultant. In this episode of Writing to Get Business, you will learn how becoming an author can be a life-changing experience.


AN EXPERT CONVERSATION ON MERGERS & ACQUISITION
WITH THERESA CARAGOL

In this episode, you’ll also learn why M&As fail, and you’ll walk away with relevant insights and best practices to help you successfully lead your employees, customers, and partner ecosystem through an M&A. 

HORSESMOUTH - LIVE CONVERSATION WITH ELLEN ROGIN
WITH ELLEN ROGIN

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THE HUMAN SIDE OF M&A DEALS
WITH LAURIE BARKMAN

WHAT NOW? HOW M&A CAN IMPACT YOUR ZERO TO TEN JOURNEY
WITH BRETT TRAINOR

The whole transition process of mergers and acquisitions could really be painstaking, especially for employees who are worried of what’s to come next for them out of the M&A deal. In this scenario, it helps to assume the worst so you can be in line with the mentality of your workforce to get them onboard and motivated.

If you fail to effectively communicate what you really want to do and where you aim to go with your mergers and acquisitions deal, the new setup that you’re going to be dealing with is surely to take its toll on you.


THE HUMAN SIDE OF M&A DEALS
WITH LAURIE BARKMAN

Did you know that 80% of mergers and acquisitions fail? An often overlooked yet critical aspect of M&A deals and transitions is the people factor. Jennifer Fondrevay, Founder of Day1 Ready, advises senior executives on how to plan for expected challenges. Listen in as Laurie Barkman talks with Jennifer about the emotional aspect of business transition, and how those emotions come into play for a newly merged organization. If you’re anticipating a company transition in your future, listen in to learn more about how strategies around the human factor can drive greater success in M&A deals.

HEALTH LAW HOT SPOT
WITH ERICKA ADLER

Following a health care practice merger or acquisition, it’s important to remember that there will be significant changes that impact the workforce and the workplace culture going forward. Join host Ericka Adler, Roetzel shareholder and Health Law Practice Group Leader, and guest Jennifer Fondrevay, Founder of Day1 Ready™, as they discuss why it’s important that all of the parties involved have conversations early and often to set expectations and ensure a successful transition.

CHANGING M&A DEAL TRENDS
WITH DHARMENDRA SINGH

Our Featured Guest for this Podcast was Jennifer J. Fondrevay, the Founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Day1 Ready M&A Consultancy. Dharmendra SINGH, CEO - MergerWare had an insightful discussion with Jennifer on relevant M&A aspects like the impact of the past year on M&A, the recent M&A trends, and how companies are getting prepared for Post-Merger Integration.

As Jennifer says, "One trend I hope continues [since the pandemic] is the greater emphasis on employees & the workforce. The workforce itself is saying "No, this doesn't work for me". Many people are re-evaluating what work means for them and the workforce is having a greater influence on what happens in an organization."


WHY M&AS FAIL AND HOW TO FIX THIS
WITH ANDREA PETRONE

One of the primary reasons that a merger may fail is less about strategic, operational, or financial fit. Rather, it may be that the two companies’ embedded cultures cannot be easily aligned. Some issues may surface during the due diligence phase but identifying how the cultures are going to work together is paramount.

MEET THE NEW BOSS
WITH VINCENT CATANZARO

A fun conversation with Jennifer, Vincent Cantanzaro and Jeff Niebhur as they discuss the characters that emerge in M & A - that's right we said fun and M&A. They review the pitfalls in M & A and discuss the music associated with the process.

Turning Uncertainty To Competitive Advantage- Controlling Your Destiny In Uncertain Times 
LINKEDIN LIVE SERIES WITH MERIDITH ELLIOTT POWELL

Human Capital Specialist, Jennifer Fondrevay, and Sales Strategist Amy Franko, join Meridith Elliott Powell to talk about what it takes to adapt and remain a rock star in business today.


The Teller: Your Bank Merger is On Hold ... Now What? 
WITH CHRIS MCGUIRE

As part of The Teller’s continued content series on mergers and acquisitions in banking, Chris McGuire spoke with Jennifer on the added complication of what marketers should do when they find themselves in limbo as governmental restrictions keep their bank’s merger or acquisition from moving forward. Chris and Jennifer discuss typical M&A timelines, the “stages of grief” for employees, how to future proof your bank marketing career during an M&A and more. 

Going Solo: Feeling Grief After Losing A Job 
WITH DAVID SHRINER-CAHN

Feelings of grief are common when you lose a job. In this Going Solo episode with David Shriner-Cahn, Jennifer shares her strategies for overcoming the grief you feel when you lose your career identity. 

GRACE under Pressure
WITH JOHN BALDONI

Jennifer joined John Baldoni on LinkedIn Live for GRACE under Pressure, where he interviews thought leaders and doers whose ideas and actions are helping us come to a greater understanding of ourselves and the greater opportunities that await us. 


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Addressing Corporate Culture in Mergers and Acquisitions
WITH JOHN CARVALHO  

Jennifer discusses navigating corporate culture in mergers and acquisitions with John Carvalho of Divestopedia.

How to Survive (and Thrive) a Merger 
WITH DAVID BOOKBINDER

Jennifer joined Dave Bookbinder on his podcast, Behind The Numbers, where they discussed why more than 75% of M&A transactions don't actually produce their planned synergies and how to make M&A more successful. 

The Courage to Thrive through Transitions 
WITH COACH HARLAN

Jennifer joined Coach Harlan on his podcast The Courage to Lead, where they discussed  how to prepare for and manage the people challenges of business transitions.


Preparing for and Managing the People Challenges of M&A 
WITH DR. VINCE MOLINARO

Jennifer joins Dr. Vince Molinaro on Lead the Future to discuss how senior leaders can prepare for human capital challenges when undergoing a merger or acquisition, as well as how leaders themselves can navigate the changing and often ambiguous environment that arises post M&A.

The Human Capital Challenges of M&A
WITH ALEX DROST

Jennifer joins Alex Drost on the Branch Out podcast whey they talk about rediscovering the humanity in business.

Leadership

ON THE SHMOOZE
WITH ROBBIE SAMUELS

A discussion on what defines leadership, the benefits of team trust building, how writing a book is only Step ONE for true impact and the benefits of a pay it forward philosophy (“Always look for how you can give to others.”)

:30 SECONDS CHANGES EVERYTHING
WITH KRISTIANE KATES

Jennifer Fondrevay, talks with Mark Potter, Publisher of Canvas Magazine, about the human side of mergers and acquisitions, and how to best manage the overall employee experience through the changes that inevitably occur.

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PARADIGM SHIFT
WITH CHRISTINA MARTINI

Christina Martini and Jennifer Fondrevay discuss how Jennifer transitioned from advertising to marketing and her experience with being part of leadership teams through a series of mergers and acquisitions and the human capital issues that arise during significant inflection points in an organization.

Managing Disruption

MANAGER MOJO
WITH STEVE CALDWELL

Understand The Human Side of Mergers & Acquisitions
– Having survived numerous mergers, Jennifer Fondrevay guides companies through the human impact of M&A

CANVAS
WITH JENNIFER FONDREVAY

Jennifer Fondrevay, talks with Mark Potter, Publisher of Canvas Magazine, about the human side of mergers and acquisitions, and how to best manage the overall employee experience through the changes that inevitably occur.

HORSESMOUTH.COM
WITH ELLEN ROGIN

Selling your business or trying to acquire one yourself? Get insights on the costly mistakes all too common in the M&A process.

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MANAGE YOUR MESSAGE
WITH JIM KARRH SURVIVING & THRIVING THROUGH M&A

The wrong internal message--especially "marketing jargon"--can derail the success of an acquisition. Messaging has a particularly important role in the effectiveness (or lack thereof) in a merger. Leaders need to know how to communicate the deal internally as well as externally, so that the integration is set up for success.

THE BEANCAST MARKETING PODCAST
WITH BOB KNORPP

Join Jennifer as she shares insights on how communication and being human can make organizational disruption not so disruptive.

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HUMAN CURRENT
WITH HALEY CAMPBELL-GROSS

Haley Campbell-Gross Co-Host of Human Current speaks with Jennifer Fondrevay where they dig into mergers and acquisitions and how organizations can make a difference by rediscovering the humanity in business. 

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