Dena Jalbert is founder and CEO of Align Business Advisory Services, a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and business advisory firm. Align breaks the mold of traditional advisory firms by bringing innovative solutions to growing and selling middle-market businesses. Align has a focus in the cannabis industry and has helped companies secure investment or acquisition by key players in the industry. Dena leverages her nearly 20 years of success in building, scaling, and buying and selling businesses to accomplish her clients’ goals. Her career experience spans many years in “Big 4” public accounting and consulting firms, in addition to holding executive positions with Fortune 500 and hyper-growth middle market companies. As an M&A expert, Dena has facilitated nearly $1 billion of buy and sell-side transactions. Dena is a CPA and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in public accounting from Illinois Wesleyan University.