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Shari Yocum  

Business Leader, Entrepreneur, and Speaker; Principal in Ernst and Young LLP's Principal Advisory Services Practice; Co-Founder of Tasman Consulting LLC

Shari Yocum is a Principal in Ernst & Young LLP’s People Advisory Services Practice. With more than twenty years of experience, Shari has successfully advised global companies on complex mergers & acquisitions, large corporate change initiatives, and HR transformations. Shari is often cited in industry publications on Human Resources Strategy and Post-Merger Integration issues. She contributes to a number of well-known business publications, and has published a number of her own articles. Shari speaks regularly at industry conferences.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young LLP, Shari co-founded Tasman Consulting LLC (2010), a Silicon Valley-based M&A human capital advisory offering a broad range of human resource integration consulting services, from due diligence and pre- announce planning, through to post close across virtually all deal types, both in the United States and across borders. Tasman’s team joined Ernst & Young LLP in April 2016.

Prior to forming Tasman, Shari was an executive at Cisco Systems, where she led their HR Mergers and Acquisitions organization, providing leadership and guidance in over US$10 billion of Cisco acquisition investment. Having managed over 50 acquisitions, Shari held a key role in building the next generation of integration strategy.

Prior to joining Cisco, Shari worked for PricewaterHouseCoopers and several Fortune 500 companies, including Nortel and Management Systems Associates.

At both PricewaterHouseCoopers and MSA, Shari was part of their highly technical Management Consulting organization and focused on the healthcare vertical providing system implementation and business process re-engineering.

Shari co-founded the original HR M&A forum in 2000 and later the Silicon Valley Human resources Mergers & Acquisitions Community of Practice in 2013. She is based in San Francisco, California.

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  • HR M&A and Successful People integration in M&A
  • Leveraging & Integrating Cultures and Diversity
  • Acqui-hires
  • Due Diligence
  • Post M&A Corporate Restructuring

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SILICON VALLEY: EY acquires former Cisco execs' M&A firm ...

Ernst & Young has acquired Bay Area M&A advisory firm Tasman Consulting, founded in 2011 by fromer Cisco executives Niki Lee and Shari Yocum.

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