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.
CEOs say they are still concerned with the volatility and uncertainty of global and domestic politics but find confidence in stable macroeconomic fundamentals and remain hopeful for progress on China-U.S. trade talks.