Mercedes LeGrand is a member of the firm’s Technology and Industrial Goods Sectors. She focuses primarily on defense-related technology companies and associated market and leadership trends. She is based in Washington D.C.
Prior to joining the firm, Mercedes was a Managing Partner at Watermark Strategic Advisors, a consultancy which connects emerging technology companies with federal government buyers specialized in security, defense and intelligence. At Watermark, Mercedes helped clients understand federal regulations and processes, advised on marketing and pricing strategies, provided access to growth capital and advised on merger and acquisition scenarios. Before that, while at Booz Allen Hamilton, Mercedes served as Acting Director of Strategic Planning for the Department of Homeland Security’s Preparedness Directorate. Prior to that, Mercedes was an associate with D.C.-based investment bank, Friedman Billings Ramsey.
Mercedes holds a B.A. in government and international politics from George Mason University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Business School and London Business School.
Technology, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Cloud, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Industrial, Executive Search, Digital