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Cybersecurity & Its Impact on M&A

Presented By: Aon / KeyBank

Every day, we hear about another data breach at a social media company or large financial services firm. The question is: How secure is your data? More important, what’s the impact of cybersecurity on your M&A deal? In this session, CEOs, investors, and M&A experts discuss recent trends around cybersecurity, why you should know the details, and how you can de-risk your transaction to ensure the deal doesn’t hit any cyber-snags.

Following a 40-minute panel discussion you will have the opportunity to meet the speakers and ask questions during a 20-minute video Q&A session.


Kathy Weaver
SVP & Managing Director

Kathy is a seasoned strategist with more two decades of experience bringing organizations innovative solutions on two of the most important issues facing them: risk and people. In her current role she leads Michigan’s Business Development team helping clients of all sizes, in every industry. Kathy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Northwoods University and holds the Certified Insurance Counselor and Certified Risk Manager designations. In 2019 she was named a Power Broker Finalist in Cyber by Risk & Insurance and in 2018 was named as an Automotive Power Broker Award by Risk & Insurance. She sits on the board and serves as the Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan, whose mission it is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.


Gregg Bach
Vice President Fraud Investigations

Gregg manages fraud investigations for KeyBank. He has directly overseen special investigations involving corporate identity theft, business email compromises, ransomware and account take-over. He manages a team of Investigators who close approximately 8,000 cases a month ranging from less that 1000 dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars. Gregg provides expert testimony in both criminal and civil litigation involving financial crimes. He also works closely with Key's relationship managers and clients developing fraud risk mitigation strategies.

Che Bhatia
Vice President Cyber Resilience & Engagement Management
Global Aon Cyber Solutions

Che is responsible for helping clients proactively manage the cyber and enterprise risk and leads digital forensics, cybercrime, data breach, compliance, electronic discovery and business intelligence and investigations matters.

Prior to joining Aon in 2017, Chetan served as the Chief Technology Officer at Data Partner, Inc. In this role, he was responsible for the technical vision, strategy and roadmap for the organization. He was also a cyber-security consultant for Advance Resources and Consultants, a firm made up of former senior-level government and military officers, where he conducted cyber security risk assessments for organizations awarded federal government contracts. He also worked for Nexum, where he served in a variety of roles such as business development director and practice manager and was responsible for the project management and network/security engineering teams. Before joining Nexum, he worked at Hewitt Associates and Aon, where he deployed and administered security controls and was part of a team that maintained the network security infrastructure protecting the PII of over 75% of the Fortune 500 organizations.

Christopher Naso
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments Team Lead, Great Lakes Region

Chris is the Group Head for KeyBank's Enterprise Payments efforts in the Great Lakes Region. He leads a group of 20 payments professionals engaging middle market companies with differentiated capabilities and value-added solutions across liquidity and risk management, financial technology, and working capital optimization.

William Shortt
Director, Cyber Security, M&A Advisory

Conference Location

Dealmakers Conference
Detroit, Michigan
Tel: (800) 988-4726