Achieving Your M&A Goals with eknow Integrator Webinar

Please join Jay Chatzkel and senior leaders of eknow for the Achieving Your M&A Goals With eknow Integrator Webinar on Tuesday, November 12 at 2 PM ET.  Whether you are a veteran of dealing with these complex and thorny initiatives or someone just learning the ropes, this conversation will provide new ways to more effectively and successfully take your organization through these critical transitions.


Achieving your M&A goals with eknow Integrator

If your company is actively acquiring or planning future acquisitions, this free, interactive, one-hour webinar is not to be missed.

Tuesday, November 12th at 2:00pm ET

We invite you to hear noted M&A pundit and author of Beyond The Deal, Jay Chatzkel, interview eknow’s top executives on how the eknow Integrator™ solution tackles the universal impediments to successful M&A execution. They will discuss how eknow Integrator™ enables its users to track and control all phases of the M&A process, manage risk, and achieve synergies and other value drivers faster and more effectively than ever before. They will also highlight how eknow Integrator™ users and M&A experts have contributed to the evolution of eknow Integrator™ for nearly 15 years.Join Jay Chatzkel, along with Alan Croll, eknow’s CEO, and Manuel Sanches, eknow’s President /Chief Product Architect, for an in depth look at eknow Integrator™ and learn why it has become an indispensable solution for Corporate Development, Due Diligence, and Integration professionals.  Attendees will also learn how they can Test Drive eknow Integrator™ for their organizations.Our Moderator:

  • Jay Chatzkel, Principal, Progressive Practices; Co-author, Beyond the Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions that Achieve Breakthrough Performance Gains

Our Panelists:

  • Alan Croll – Chairman and CEO, eknow inc.
  • Manuel Sanches – Founder, President, Chief Product Architect, eknow inc.

M&A may be the most valuable yet riskiest corporate activity a company might ever undertake. So please join our panelists as they discuss and demonstrate:

  • Why relying on traditional productivity tools will increase your risk and cost you money – today
  • Why leading companies have already migrated to M&A specific solutions to achieve better results
  • How to effectively “kick the tires” and test drive eknow Integrator™
  • Why choose eknow Integrator™ vs. the competition

Whether your company is contemplating a deal or already active in M&A, we hope you will join us. Please also forward this invitation to others who have responsibility for leading your company’s M&A activities.

Jay Chatzkel – Principal, Progressive PracticesMr. Chatzkel is Principal of Progressive Practices, where he assists organizations in transforming themselves into knowledge-based, intelligent enterprises. This includes working with organizations to develop skills and practices in the areas of merger and acquisition integration, intellectual capital, knowledge management, social media, leadership and collaboration, business process management and performance measurement.He is the author of three books: Beyond the Deal: Mergers and Acquisitions that Achieve Breakthrough Performance Gains (Co-Author with Hubert Saint-Onge, McGraw-Hill, 2009) Knowledge Capital: How Knowledge-Based Enterprises Really Get Built (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Intellectual Capital (John Wiley & Sons, 2002). Mr. Chatzkel is North American Editor, Journal of Intellectual Capital, and Editor for Conferences and Events, Journal of Knowledge Management. He has written numerous articles and conference reviews. Mr. Chatzkel has a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University and has Masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Alan Croll – Chairman and CEOMr. Croll has over 35 years of experience leading businesses through M&A, reorganizations, and other strategic transformative activity to achieve sustainable profitable growth.Mr. Croll’s change management and organizational transformation skills were honed during 21 years at Digital Equipment Corporation where he was instrumental in the growth of the global professional services business to over $2B. He was one of the principal executives in the planning and implementation of the internal merger of two services businesses into a single, multi-billion dollar organization. While managing a $450M line organization, he also served as leader of the Quality Leadership initiative across the North American services organization.After leaving Digital, Mr. Croll served in a series of executive roles including VP of Professional Services at SAGA Software, President of CSSi, a subsidiary of Nichols Research Corporation, and COO at eMotion. In these roles, he worked on both sides of M&A transactions, strengthening his skills in post-merger integration and gaining experience in the sale and divestiture of an operating division.He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University, his MS in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and completed executive programs at Columbia University Graduate School of Business and Harvard.

Manuel Sanches – Founder, President, Chief Product ArchitectMr. Sanches’ career spans nearly 25 years in technical, management and executive roles based in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. But the common thread of Mr. Sanches’ career has been applying software design and cognitive science to enterprise management challenges of increasing scope. Mr. Sanches founded eknow with Lawrence Dell (in late 1998) and began operations in 1999. Mr. Sanches developed the company’s then-radical “software-as-a-service” or “cloud-based” business model, and is responsible for the design, engineering, and management best practices behind eknow Integrator.To Mr. Sanches and eknow, restructuring and M&A – particularly complex post-merger integration – represent the greatest management challenges most organizations attempt, yet they are the most poorly served by technology. Existing software and methods are grossly inefficient, difficult to use, require inordinate IT and/or M&A consulting expense, are not tailored to critical elements of M&A and large-scale initiatives, fail to integrate every contributor into the process, and reflect false assumptions about users, processes, and value drivers in the real world. Mr. Sanches’ vision has been to address these shortcomings in an easy to use, highly automated and flexible web-based tool. Mr. Sanches’ vision is realized in eknow Integrator, the first and only such application a decade ago, and now the most mature and easy to use in 2013.At eknow, Mr. Sanches also personally supports many of the company’s key clients, helping them leverage Integrator to better execute their mergers, acquisitions and other large-scale initiatives, sometimes over several years. This repeated long-term collaboration has given Mr. Sanches unique real-world insight and continues to drive the evolution of eknow Integrator.Mr. Manuel Sanches is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he studied cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence and computer science, and received the Honor of Highest Distinction from the University.