“The idea of bringing people together with different backgrounds and perspectives does get us to a better outcome in our decision making,” commented Heather Faust, co-founder and managing partner, Argand Partners LP. “It’s not actually just what it does within our firm but also the impact that it has in our portfolio companies.”

Kate Faust, partner, business development, Rockwood Equity Partners leads a panel of speakers for the Most Influential Woman SPEAK event. This panel discusses the improvement of diversity in mergers & acquisitions and the growth of DEI and ESG efforts in the industry.

Watch the video to hear fromHeather Faust, co-founder and managing partner, Argand Partners, Ivelisse Simon, managing partner, Avante Capital Partners, and Deb LaMere, chief human resources officer, Datasite.

See the full list of the 2022 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A here.