Dena Jalbert is founder and CEO of Align Business Advisory Services, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business advisory firm. Align was founded in 2010 with a mission to break the mold of the traditional advisory firm, and is built on the core principles of service, diversity, innovation and value creation. Jalbert leverages her nearly 20 years of success in building, scaling and buying and selling businesses to accomplish her clients’ goals. Under her leadership, Align has facilitated nearly $1B in M&A volume, representing both buyers and sellers in successful transactions. A CPA and MBA, Jalbert’s career experience spans many years in “Big 4” consulting and holding executive positions with Fortune 500 and hyper—growth middle market companies. Jalbert holds a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts in public accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University.
Chief Executive’s most recent reading of CEO confidence in future business conditions slipped from 7 out of 10 in October to 6.9 in November. It was a new low for 2018 as business leaders begin to prepare for a possible downturn ahead.