I'm joined today by my Global PMI colleagues Michael Scherer and , Jon Burke and we are listening to Jon as he walks us through his personal and somewhat accidental journey into M&A integration.
Jon's story like many of us starts with his corporate career in an organisation that was making multiple acquisitions. Somewhat disillusioned by the limited communication, Jon stepped in and proposed a communication strategy that could help 'sell' the acquisition both internally to employees but also externally. Before too long, Jon was being asked to help finance quantify some of the likely benefits and regularly being in the wrong place at the right time, he found himself bit by bit getting more and more involved in the acquisition integration process.
There are several lessons from Jon's story, but the one fact that stands out is that Jon's M&A experience is built on solid corporate experience, meaning he's not afraid to roll his sleeves up and get involved in making things happen.