April Taylor, a FOCUS Principal, has nearly 20 years of consulting, management, and M&A advisory experience. Since joining FOCUS in 2010, Ms. Taylor has worked on numerous transactions involving businesses in the healthcare and life sciences; federal government contracting; specialty or niche manufacturing; and technology and software fields.
Prior to joining FOCUS, Ms. Taylor worked in a variety of product marketing and business analysis roles at AOL. In her role as Director of Business Operations and Analysis at AOL, she led a team responsible for providing analysis, reporting, and strategic recommendations for products generating more than $150 million in annual revenue. She also managed 20+ cross-company initiatives which doubled the retention of canceling AOL subscription members as users of AOL’s free, advertising supported products.
Before that, Ms. Taylor was a management consultant and case team leader at Bain & Company, where she worked closely with client management teams, including C-level executives, to deliver measurable financial and operational improvements to businesses in a wide range of industries. Her engagements at Bain included identifying growth and cost savings opportunities, developing implementation plans, and performing investment due diligence. Early in her career, Ms. Taylor performed economic and competitive analysis for companies under antitrust scrutiny due to M&A transactions at LECG and Economists Inc.
Ms. Taylor received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.A. in economics from Wellesley College. She is also a CFA charter holder and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses.
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