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Mercer Appoints Three Key Leaders to its Global M&A Business Transformation Team


Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), has appointed Brent Heslop, Julie Van Waveren and Paul Kibbe to key leadership roles in Mercer’s Global M&A Transaction Services Business. Mr. Heslop (based in Seattle) is now Head of Global M&A Business Transformation, reporting to Jeff Cox, Head of Global M&A Transaction Services. Ms. Van Waveren (based in Miami) has joined the M&A team as a Principal and Mr. Kibbe (based in New York) has been named a Senior Principal in the business, both reporting to Mr. Heslop.

“We’re pleased to name Brent, Julie and Paul to their new roles,” said Mr. Cox, “Their diverse experiences and proven track records of success will aid us in providing exceptional service and solutions to our clients. At Mercer, we understand that questions of organization and leadership talent are at the core of driving deal value. Under Brent’s leadership, the Business Transformation team will help clients deliver on their deal thesis.”

Mr. Heslop has more than 25 years of relevant experience in both consulting and in HR leadership roles. Prior to joining Mercer in 2017, he worked in consulting for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and Novations Group Inc and has held HR leadership roles at Eli Lilly and Company, AT&T and Asurion. He holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.

Ms. Van Waveren brings more than 15 years of experience with a focus in talent strategy and talent acquisition. Previous to this role, Ms. Van Waveren led the Career Business for Mercer, Mexico. She holds a Master’s degree in Strategic People Strategy from St. Andrew’s University in Buenos Aires.

Mr. Kibbe has more than 13 years of professional services experience working with clients to drive business performance through organizational and workforce improvements. Prior to Mercer, he was a Director in Advisory Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Kibbe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Hamilton College.

About Mercer

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

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