Graeme Deans

Graeme Deans

Operational Transaction Services – Canadian Practice Leader

Graeme leads the Canadian Operational Transaction Services practice, focusing on merger integration planning and implementation, and divestiture management services. Graeme has over 25 years of management consulting experience in mergers and acquisitions and business strategy across several industries. Selected Transaction and Management Consulting Experience in the Financial Services Industry. Assisted a large Canadian property and casualty insurer to integrate a major acquisition.  Assisted all aspects of the integration program management office.  Specific areas of focus included integrating brokerage organizations across Canada, combining underwriting organizations and methodologies, and merging administrative functions, including Finance, HR, Procurement and IT. Assisted a leading US property and casualty insurance company to transform its distribution strategy by reducing the cost and improving the efficiency of its nation-wide sales force of over 10,000 agents.  Realigned the company’s regional management structure, implemented agent training and productivity improvement programs, and helped the client to launch a parallel direct channel and suite of auto and home insurance offerings. For a large Canadian bank, assisted with the integration of an acquisition of a global asset management and custodial business.  Integration comprised four major lines of businesses and over 30 countries worldwide.  Assisted client to identify and execute major synergy projects and to merge major administrative functions, including IT, Finance, HR and Risk Management.

Adjunct Professor of Mergers and Acquisitions at York Univerisity’s Schulich School of Business and co-author of “Winning The Merger Endgame” (McGraw-Hill, 2002).

International Experience

Lived and worked as a management consultant in China and Southeast Asia for seven years


  • M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College
  • B.Sc. From Queen’s University in chemical engineering

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