Lion People Global Adds Two Key Positions to its LPG M&A Team

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Dublin, Ireland 21 November 2021 – Lion People Global (LPG) is a leading global growth boutique agency assisting LSP founders, C-level executives, and senior managers achieve their growth goals. LPG provides this service by focusing on long-term partnerships and a blended delivery of Talent, Executive Search, Strategic Consulting, M&A Advisory and Intelligent M&A Match. Today, Annette Lawlor (Founder and Owner of the company) formally announced the hiring of Sharon McKimm, Director M&A and Amber Straka, Manager M&A. 

As a citizen of the world, Sharon McKimm was born in Jamaica and currently celebrates Ireland as her home. Sharon is a positive manager, communicator, and professional with more than 25 years working with industry leaders such as RWS Moravia, and end-client IT brands such as Microsoft. Her focus at LPG M&A is to assist clients in achieving their growth and value creation objectives. She enjoys working with clients in tackling merger and acquisition challenges such as long-term strategy and planning, as well as staffing, organic growth, acquisitions, diversification, or innovation.

McKimm commented, “I know from my 25+ years of localization experience that LPG is well-positioned to support businesses in their growth, value creation and exit strategies. While many organizations in this industry are going through a lot of internal changes related to consolidation and investor ownership, LPG’s stability, focus, integrity, and clear commitment to support businesses truly stands out. I am more than delighted to join the team that specializes in listening and partnering with their clients. With my keen interest and qualifications in diversity and inclusion, working for a female management team is a huge career bonus.”

Sharon McKimm and Amber Straka join Lion People Global as , Director M&A and Manager M&A respectively
Sharon McKimm and Amber Straka join Lion People Global as , Director M&A and Manager M&A respectively

After 10 years in the localisation industry working for LSPs specializing in Life Sciences, Marketing, Education, and Government content, as well as experience managing accounts in the OPI/VRI/Onsite interpretation space, Amber now finds herself as the newest member of LPG M&A. Her experience across roles of Account Management, Client Management, Process Improvement, and Project Management bolsters her unique perspective on organic and inorganic growth in the language and technology spheres, with an intimate understanding of the needs of top name end clients. Amber brings her enthusiasm and energy to LPG as a lifelong learner and eager contributor to the LPG company vision, execution, and value creation.

Amber remarked, “It’s refreshing to work alongside female titans in the language industry who share my personal values of honesty and compassion in the world of business.” She is an outside-of-the-box thinker and passionate member of our team.

Annette welcomes these two key members of her team: “Sharon is an expert in localization with a keen interest in technological innovation. She has a long track record of delivering solutions and customer success stories, and we are lucky to have her. In addition, Amber is clearly a valuable addition to our growing team, her presence in the USA means we can provide more effective and comprehensive coverage as well as service to language services and tech businesses in this strategic market. We are delighted to have both Sharon and Amber on the LPG M&A team.”

About Lion People Global M&A

Lion People Global M&A specializes in supporting language services and languages tech businesses prepare for M&A, navigate the complex process, and integrate after closing. LPG M&A is the ideal partner to ensure that whether buying or selling, your B2B transactions meet and exceed your objectives. 

About Lion People Global (LPG)

With almost two decades of experience and a team of over 20+ members, Lion People Global (LPG) is the premier provider of specialized Growth and Talent services for the language services and language tech industries, 

For more information, please contact Jagoda Krzyston, Director Marketing, Lion People Global,