Establishing M&A Strategy, with Ryan Lee

IT Matters | Tech Solutions and Strategies for Every Industry

14-09-2023 • 46 min

Today we are joined by Ryan Lee, who is the newly appointed Director of IT at Allegiance Group. He has an extensive background in M&A and is a wealth of knowledge for any IT leader challenged with integrating disperse technologies and IT teams. In this episode, we discuss strategies and tips to streamline this process and the power of the words “Yes ... but” as it relates to the relationship with business leaders.

Conversation Highlights:
[00:16] Introducing our guest, Ryan Lee
[02:00] Discussing learning platforms
[02:38] Favorite childhood video games
[07:22] Discussing Lee's funniest day in IT
[10:44] Lee's exposure to M&A
[19:27] Navigating difficult conversations
[23:26] Discussing the Language of Business
[24:24] Approaching a new team
[25:55] Impactful new technologies
[30:41] Adopting the "Yes ... and" mindset
[33:09] The cycle of cloud adoption
[38:44] Lee's message to the IT community
[44:03] How to connect with Lee

Notable Quotes:
"'Yes, but' makes a huge difference when you're trying to build relationships and when you're trying to have these discussions." Ryan Lee [17:24]

"Let's have a little bit of empathy for what it is that others are good at, and not expect them to know everything there is to know about IT." Ryan Lee [42:26]

Connect With Ryan Lee
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-lee-it-leader/

The IT Matters Podcast is about IT matters and matters pertaining to IT.

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