Elizabeth Meloy Hepding

Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development

Elizabeth “Liz” Hepding is senior vice president, Strategy and Corporate Development. In this role, she works with leadership to define Ingersoll Rand’s strategic vision and growth plans. Liz oversees the strategic planning process and all inorganic growth activities across the company, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and strategic partnerships.

When appointed in July 2021, Liz brought more than 20 years of experience to Ingersoll Rand in, M&A and strategy. Most recently, Liz was part of the team at PurposeBuilt Brands where she served as vice president of corporate development and guided the company’s expansion through acquisitions. Prior, Liz was senior vice president, strategy and corporate development at Essendant Inc., where she was responsible for all acquisitions, divestitures and partnerships, as well as enterprise strategy including transformational initiatives. Liz began her career in investment banking, spending more than a decade in the industry, primarily at UBS Investment Bank where she held roles of increasing responsibility. 

Liz received a master’s in business administration from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and bachelor’s degree from Washington & Lee University where she graduated cum laude.