SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR – ACCENTURE STRATEGY, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS GLOBAL LEAD
J. Neely is senior managing director for Mergers & Acquisitions within Accenture Strategy. His role focuses on building Accenture’s global M&A client service capabilities and on working with clients on major M&A efforts to address the critical issues facing their businesses.
Over a 25+ year career, J. has supported many of the world's largest transactions in pharmaceutical, financial services, consumer goods, healthcare, building products, specialty retailing, and industrial sectors. He publishes regularly on M&A topics, e.g., Does your talent approach fit your deal, Merging M&A and cloud journeys and NGOs: M&A for innovation and impact, on Accenture.com. He is regularly cited in the press such as WSJ, The Deal, CNBC.com and others, and presents at conferences including Dealbook, The Deal, Transaction Advisors and The Conference Board.
Before joining Accenture, J. was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton, Booz & Company and PwC. He was also a researcher with the International Motor Vehicle Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a founder of a contract research company, and a technology commercialization consultant at an MIT startup, IBIS associates.
J. holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Alfred University, and a Ph.D. in technology, management, and policy from MIT, where he also earned a master’s degree in materials engineering. J. is based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States.