M&A

M&A

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Lan Harrington with Gravitas Consulting. Lan is the founder of Gravitas Consulting, an advisory firm focused on M&A, commercial diligence, and growth strategy. She has 20 years of experience in strategy consulting and investment banking.

Lan spent five years at Bain & Company, where she did a number of international M&A engagements out of Bain’s Dallas, London, and San Francisco offices. She then joined MHT Midspan, a startup investment bank serving middle market businesses and private equity clients. In the course of her 12 years in investment banking, she was Managing Director of Strategic Advisory and Managing Director of Buyside M&A. growing her firm from startup to a national bank with 3 US offices and a large PE book of business.

She lives in Dallas, Texas, and, through Gravitas Consulting, takes on both solo deals and team projects together with boutique consultancy partners. Lan has an MBA from Stanford Business School and an undergraduate degree from Rice University.

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Ryan Dipede with RPMD Advisory. Ryan is a former-BCG and McKinsey consultant with 20+ years corporate strategy, operations and M&A experience. Post BCG, Ryan served as Chief of Staff to the CEO and then Chief Operating Office at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund.

Ryan then went back to consulting, as an independent, advising Pfizer for 4 years as the Global Chair for their Optionality initiative to split the company and create a $100Bn new publicly listed company. Ryan then joined Genioo, a life sciences focused advisory firm founded by McKinsey alumni, leading their Client Services business in the US and managing their 1,500 person global network.

Ryan has been a problem-solver for some of the world’s most complex and challenging corporate issues / transformations, and an advisor to Private Equity and Corporate clients on ~30 healthcare transactions across USA, Europe, Asia. Ryan is an internationally experienced/globally minded strategic thinker (exp. in 5 countries, ~25 Fortune 500 firms).

Ryan splits his time between New York and Toronto, with his wife and son.