Merrick Bernstein is the founder and CEO of Dragonfly based in Durham, NC. Merrick has been a Corporate Business Executive, a Lawyer and a Professor and is a recognized expert in global negotiations. He has led in numerous large, global acquisitions and other complex business transactions and lectures on comparative international negotiations at Duke University School of Law.
Before starting Dragonfly, Merrick worked at Lenovo, the global, China-based, consumer-electronics company as a senior business executive. At Lenovo, Merrick helped Chinese executives and business leaders and their Western counterparts overcome the obstacles inherent in doing global business and getting to a mutually beneficial outcome. Merrick was involved with developing the strategy for, negotiating and subsequently managing the execution of multi-billion dollar acquisitions and numerous IT and technology transactions. Merrick also started the Vendor & Contract Management function for Lenovo to manage hundreds of millions in vendor and partner spend.
Prior to Lenovo, Merrick was an attorney with the technology division of McKesson, where he was responsible for customer and partner contracting as well as providing legal advice on the intersection of the healthcare and technology industries.
Merrick lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and two boys.