Dr. Cheyenne Currall is a seasoned cross‐border merger and acquisition (M&A) advisor and a corporate psychologist. She advises companies in cross‐border business development, facilitates international negotiations and communications, identifies strategic business partners and bridges investors with investment opportunities between US and China. She also works with senior executives to establish a high‐impact public image and increase their effectiveness in their cross‐border business and M&A integration.
Dr. Curral has over 27 years of international business and management consulting experience across U.S., Asia, and Europe in several industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, financial services, higher education, and professional services. Her extensive international experience enables her to bring creative and actionable solutions for her clients on complex cross‐border business and management issues. Particularly, with her first‐hand experience and a deep understanding of both US and Chinese business dynamics, she has been sought after by many in addressing a large range of US‐China cross‐boarder business and management challenges.
Dr. Curral’s diverse global experience includes: the co‐founder of cross‐border M&A integration practice at Arthur Andersen, a global consulting firm, where she was instrumental in leading several multi‐billion dollar cross‐border M&A integrations; an executive recruiter for life sciences and healthcare industries at Heidrick & Struggles, a top global executive search firm; and a corporate psychologist at YSC in London where she provided assessment and coaching to C‐suite executives across Europe, Asia, and US.
Dr. Curral also held several senior level executive positions, including Chief Executive Officer for London‐based UCL International Medical Services company; Executive Director of International Business and Patient Services for Memorial Hermann Health System in the Texas Medical Center; Executive Director of Global Organizational Development at Sauer‐Danfoss, a German‐US‐Danish‐Japanese merged company; Executive Director of International Development for University of California Davis Health System, and the Senior Advisor for international fundraising for University of California, Davis. Currently, Dr. Curral is President of Cognoscere, a cross‐border M&A advisory group, actively bridging investment opportunities and investors between US and China.
Dr. Curral holds PhD and MS from Cornell University in global business strategy and organizational behaviors; BA in English and Foreign Literature from Liaoning University in China. She is a certified mediator for international business conflicts by Harvard Law School and Kennedy School. Dr. Curral is a US citizen. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.