Brian Ford is a Senior Associate with the Dealmaking Team in our Atlanta office. Previously, he worked in consulting as a Manager within Accenture’s CEO & Enterprise Strategy M&A/Private Equity Practice with expertise advising clients across the M&A lifecycle. He played a key role in helping clients successfully execute several $10B+ transactions and has functional proficiency in diligence & target screening, pre-merger strategy, and post-merger integration & separation. Prior to Accenture, Brian was a key member of the Northrop Grumman Corporate Strategy team leading their M&AD, strategic partnerships & equity investment activities, and advising their operating sectors on growth, optimized operations, and strategic investments. He holds an MBA from the University of Kansas, with a focus in Strategic Management and graduated with a 4.0 GPA, and a bachelor’s in Finance & Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he received a merit-based scholarship and was a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta honors society.