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Mike Clement is the founder and managing partner of Strait Insights. Clement is arguably the country's most experienced merger and acquisition communications expert, having participated in over 35+ deals over 25 years. His unique perspective builds results for all audiences and stakeholders in mergers and other change initiatives.

Since founding Strait Insights in 2009, Clement has completed or is engaged in assignments that include:

  • Acquisition communications for a $2.5B oil refinery complex and 800 retail sites
  • Acquisition communications for a global medical device company
  • Acquisition communications for the merger of two large mid-western banks
  • Crisis management communications for financial institutions
  • Reputation risk audit for a U.S. based financial services industry firm
  • Development of large public relations platforms for a global financial services company
  • Design and execution for a CEO's participation in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos
  • Design and capability assessments for a large national insurance company
  • Development of a high-performing culture initiative for a major U.S. company
  • Executive on-boarding and support for a global company

Clement's corporate experience also included a 28 year career at Bank of Americas merging and acquiring banks. Clement led the Corporate Communications function from 2003-2008. During his tenure, Clement's responsibilities included:

  • Merger and Acquisition Communications
  • Media Relations
  • Internal Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Product Promotion
  • Leading the responses to high-profile crises
  • Developing the company's reputation crisis response processes
  • Re-engineering organizations
  • Culture Change Initiatives
  • Organizational Effectiveness Interventions
  • Senior Executive Development and Coaching
  • Implementing Culture Change
  • Public platform development

Clement's background includes experience in global markets with communications,public relations, and government experience. In addition, he has a deep human resources background in mergers and acquisitions.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, Clement has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a master’s degree in organizational development from Queens University of Charlotte. He also has completed a year of doctoral studies at George Washington University.

Clement currently serves as the chair of the Board of Trustees for the Urban Ministry Center, one of the most innovative homeless to housing non-profits in the United States. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous boards, including mayoral appointments to the Civil Service Boards in both Tampa and Charlotte and two terms on the board of the Catawba Lands Conservancy. Clement also served on the board of the Christian Medical Institute of the Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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