Pepper Foster Consulting launches M&A and growth practice led by Lisa Yu

08 February 2024 2 min. read

Pepper Foster Consulting, a Portland, OR-based management consultancy, has hired veteran transaction consultant Lisa Yu to lead its new M&A and growth acceleration practice.

Based in the firm’s Atlanta office, Yu brings more than 20 years of strategic M&A consulting experience across several large firms. She most recently spent four years with Tata Consultancy Services, where she was a managing director in the M&A practice. Before that, Yu spent five years as a senior strategy manager within Accenture’s M&A practice.

Earlier in her career, Yu worked on finance and M&A engagements at Deloitte Consulting, finance performance improvement at EY, and finance strategy at BearingPoint.

She has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and bachelor’s degrees in business and managerial economics from Tianjin University, China.Pepper Foster Consulting launches M&A and growth practice led by Lisa Yu“Lisa is not only an experienced M&A consulting practice leader, she is also a trusted advisor to senior executives and an M&A guru who will ensure that our M&A service offerings elevate value creation, push the boundaries of conventional norms, go beyond advisory, and focus on uncovering innovative solutions that maximize benefits,“ said Damian Smith, founder and CEO of Pepper Foster Consulting.

Founded in 2015, Pepper Foster has 45 team members, according to its website. The firm’s strategy practice has offerings in strategy planning, CX consulting, partner assessment and selection, supply chain consulting, and IT management consulting. Its execution practice delivers services in merger integration, agile delivery and DevOps strategy, change management, business process optimization, and PMO implementation and support.

Pepper Foster has offices in Portland, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.

“I'm thrilled to join Pepper Foster Consulting, bring our cutting-edge intelligent digital approach to M&A, and accelerate the growth journey of our clients,” Yu said. “We plan to redefine excellence, empower our clients to significantly accelerate their growth, and maximize ROI.”