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We’re challenging the status quo of the M&A industry through our blog & podcast, M&A Science. It’s unlimited access to our deal network in 100% uncut interviews from thought-leading experts. Experts across management teams, corporate development, advisory banks and more.
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John DeRusso, Director, Corporate Development Integration at Cisco (S1E10)
“This is the first time I’ve been acquired by a company that felt like it had a soul.” That’s what John Derusso was told after leading an integration. John is the Director of Corporate Development Integration with Cisco Systems and has been for the past four years. 0:00-0:10 John’s background with Cisco and supply chain 0:13-2:12 Successful acquisitions 2:12-6:42 Retaining people 6:42-9:36 Big picture view of integration 9:36-13:30 Excitement and adrenaline in integration (step-by-step process) 13:30-20:21 Planning considerations, diligence, and key indicators of success 24:22-30:20 Taking care of customers 30:20-42:19 Complexity, decision-making, and communication 42:19-46:37 Degree of integration (depth and speed) 46:37-52:25 Difficult aspects of integration 52:25-End Lifetime lessons learned and key traits M&A Science by Kison Patel (firstname.lastname@example.org) DealRoom: Data Science and AI for M&A (www.dealroom.net)