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Grand Ballroom - 4th Floor Session A

All-Attendee M&A Roundtable

Presented By: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

A quartet of regional business executives and investors explore current trends in dealmaking, share personal anecdotes about recent transactions and discuss the implications on their organizations. They will also offer insight on how to face unforeseen challenges and take advantage of opportunities in today’s economic environment.


Andrew Sinclair
Managing Director Midwest Regional (Middle Market) Investment Banking
Bank of Americasin

Andrew  co-heads Midwest Regional Investment Banking coverage for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He provides a broad range of corporate finance and M&A advisory services for companies across industrial sectors. He is responsible for client development, management and transaction execution leadership, and works in partnership with companies pursuing significant strategic expansions via acquisition, conducting recurrent and transformational financings or implementing changes in corporate form.


James S. Metcalf
Chairman & CEO
Cornerstone Building Brands

James is chairman of the board and CEO of Cornerstone Building Brands, the newly merged NCI Building Systems and Ply Gem Building Products Co. Previously, he joined the NCI Building Systems Board of Directors, serving on the Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Compensation committees. Prior to joining the NCI board, he served as chairman, president and CEO of USG Corp.

Tim Simonds
Merrick Pet Care

Tim is CEO of Merrick Pet Care Inc. He joined Merrick in 2016 with a proven track record of growing and leading organizations to improved performance. He served as vice president of marketing and president before assuming his current role in October 2018. A skilled general manager and innovative marketer, he is adept at brand strategy, customer experience and new product development.

Michael A. Teplitsky
Managing Director
Wynnchurch Capital

Michael joined Wynnchurch Capital in 2008 and serves as its managing director. He has more than 15 years of experience in private equity investing and corporate finance, as well as in investment origination and portfolio management. He focuses on the diversified industries sector, including business services, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and natural resources. Previously, he was with Lime Rock Partners, the $6 billion global private equity fund.

Genevieve Thiers
Sitter City

Genevieve is a disruptor, entrepreneur, speaker and investor. Her company,, is America’s first company to take caregiving services online and has millions of users and locations in the U.K. and Canada.
She was recognized at the White House as the Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Champion of the Year for 2006. Her companies have won over 18 major awards, and she has been featured thousands of times in the press.

Conference Location

17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: 312.726.7500