M&A | A People-Centric Approach

M&A Mergers Acquisitions People CentricDuration: 60-minutes
Previously Recorded

The internet is full of M&A advice, including millions of Google hits for mergers and acquisitions that focus on financial and legal analysis. Don’t let that fool you; the success of an AE industry M&A transaction most often comes down to people and culture – the primary value “producers” for both buyers and sellers.

Forbes recently reports, “While it’s true that there could be external circumstances that cause your M&A deal to fail, the most likely point of failure is the human factor.” At SN, we are comfortable helping you navigate the people side (the human factor) as we concurrently work through the financial/legal side of an M&A deal.

Join us for an in-depth conversation on why sellers and buyers need to be equally vested in cultural fit, the consequences of ignoring people factors during an M&A deal, and steps to prevent critically important human capital loss.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prepare to go beyond the financials and legalese when buying or selling a firm
  • Preserve key resources throughout M&A negotiations
  • Improve post-closing potential to retain human capital

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About the Presenters:

Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Stambaugh Ness

Kristi Weierbach, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP | Managing Director, Workforce Advisory Services

Kristi focuses her extensive expertise on helping clients design a workforce that is not only prepared for the future, but one that leverages disruption to thrive and succeed. Weaving together a unique blend of anticipatory tools and insights with practical solutions, Kristi provides clients with an organizational architecture that empowers them for the NextGen.



Brad Wilson, CMA, CDA | Stambaugh Ness

Brad Wilson, CMA, CDA, MBA | Director, AE Consulting

Brad’s 30+ year career spent working with architecture and engineering (AE) firms includes his most recent role as Partner with TWO CPAs & Consultants, Inc., as well as being a Consultant with PSMJ Resources for 17 years. Additionally, after serving as an outsourced CFO and controller for numerous firms, Brad has deep firsthand knowledge of how to develop and execute successful finance and accounting practices in the AE industry.