Russ Hartz is a corporate development leader at ANSYS, Inc. and former Vice President of Corporate Development at SAP. He is an experienced Corporate Development professional, with specific expertise in M&A and investments and post-merger integration. He currently manages a team of 10 M&A and integration professionals.
Bankers have a massive role in the M&A industry, and often, they help buyers and sellers connect and close deals. But regardless of popular belief, with the right amount of dedication and resources, a company can execute divestitures without a bank.
In this episode, Kison Patel speaks with Russ discusses the best practices he’s learned at SAP, how he was able to bring those best practices over to ANSYS, guiding principles he focuses on during a transaction, and how to begin building an integration process at a company that doesn’t have one.