HR's Role in Merger Integration, and 5 Myths Dispelled

  • Thursday, December 07, 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Keiser University, 1500 NW 49th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309


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HR's Role in Merger Integration, and 5 Myths Dispelled

Presented by Steve Nunn

Senior executives announce a merger, but the real work and challenges occur during the integration.  Unfortunately, it is claimed that over 70% of merger integrations fail due to many factors, including culture and talent management. This presentation given by Steve Nunn will provide a high-level overview of the post-merger integration process. It will discuss HR’s role within an integration, and move on to dispel 5 myths associated with Small and Medium sized Business (SMB) integrations.  More importantly, participants in HR and OD roles will have an opportunity to explore how to apply these best practices to develop their own business partnership skills.


This workshop will:

  • Highlight how M&A is typically a strategic response to the marketplace and a desire to achieve competitive advantage
  • Give insight into how the M&A and the Post-Merger Integration (PMI) timelines align
  • Explore the HR role through the M&A and PMI timelines
  • Reveal 5 myths associated with SMB integrations, providing insight into success factors

About Steve Nunn

Steve Nunn, owner of Nunn Better Consulting, helps small and medium sized businesses navigate the turbulent waters of M&A Integrations.

Steve understands the constraints upon the staff who execute the plan: the need to perform and the practicalities of what can be done. It is his business to mentor the experts in your business, achieving success by leveraging the human side of integration to deliver projects.

With over 25 years’ experience in Project Management, including almost 10 years’ experience in Post-Merger Integration and over a decade in training and development, he has led or participated in integrations in size from 5 to 38,000 staff.

Steve has worked in more than 20 countries throughout his career, including 25 integrations across 9 countries. His industry experience includes: Software, Healthcare, Staffing, Civil Engineering, Building Engineering / Architecture, Geospatial, Heavy Industry, Retail and Academia. Employers and clients include Boral USA, Bentley Systems, Cross Country Healthcare and Office Depot.

Mr. Nunn holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Liverpool, UK, and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an Adjunct Professor at Johnson & Wales University, Miami campus. He volunteers significantly in the community, with a focus on the environment and children’s music.

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