Episode 50

September 21, 2023

The Impact of Mergers and Acquisitions on Technology Investments w/ Niels Haagsman

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Welcome back, to another exciting episode of the Professional Services Pursuit podcast! On this episode business transformation expert Niels Haagsman joins us to talk about current trends in mergers and acquisitions and how service organizations can mitigate common headwinds when accessing and adopting new technology.

Other topics included in this podcast include:

  • The 4 biggest post-acquisition challenges and how to solve for them
  • How to rationalize and standardize your tech stack
  • Decision factors that go into selecting new technology after a merger
  • Beyond ROI, assessing the impact technology selection has on retention, adoption and overall business performance
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Banoo Behboodi

Vice President, Success Engineering

Banoo Behboodi is a 20+ year software and services leader with extensive experience executing change initiatives with oversight of Customer Success, Professional Services and Delivery and Consulting functions. Banoo’s earlier experiences with AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola Company and Ernst & Young leading key transformational and compliance projects, provided the foundation needed to be an effective leader and a change agent with a customer first mindset. Banoo is passionate about driving continuous improvement through sharing best practices and empowering resources through technology and analytics to optimize performance and job satisfaction while driving business outcomes.


Brent Trimble

Vice President, Value Engineering

Brent brings more than 15+ year’s of leadership experience in Management Consulting, Strategic Delivery, Marketing services and product development firms to his technology role at Kantata. As the VP of Value Engineering and the Managing Director of Marketing Service & Agency Vertical, he specializes in identifying process improvement potential, business optimization and key health metrics for alignment and orientation.

With deep business understanding through an operator lens - Brent works with Kantata partner firms to refine intrinsic and extrinsic value drivers - giving firm principals the focus required for adoption, mobilization, value realization and ultimately - success.

Prior to joining Kantata, Brent was a client of the platform and held positions at Interpublic Group, Accenture, WPP, and independent marketing consulting firms.