M&A IT Playbook & Integration Checklist
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At Ensunet, we cherish and respect:
Accountability. We deliver as promised. We take ownership of our responsibilities and successes. We admit and learn from our shortcomings. We strive always to improve.
Integrity. Ours is an open book. We value honesty and candor and expect each team member to do what they say and reach out for help if needed.
Team oriented. Two heads are better than one. We believe in the power of collaboration for finding the best customer-focused solutions.
Service. There’s no traffic on the extra mile; that’s where we really accelerate our efforts. It’s what empowers us to surprise and delight.
Growth. We strive always to become smarter and wiser, to build upon our experience, and to show up for life ready to add more value each day.
In hindsight, it’s impossible to imagine Paul Robinson not founding the respected source for enterprise IT architecture and post-merger IT integration: Ensunet. Looking back, it’s easy to see that the drive for entrepreneurship—rising to seemingly impossible challenges, and carving a path forward that no one else had seen—was already in his genes: His great grandfather was the pastor at one of the first African American churches in San Diego. His grandmother, born in 1916, was a self-taught real estate investor. His mother holds a Ph.D. His father is U.S. Olympic legend Arnie Robinson, who brought home both Bronze and Gold medals from Munich and Montreal, respectively.
Not surprisingly (again, in hindsight), the school didn’t challenge Paul. It wasn’t until college, when he got his first taste of then-new information technology, or IT, that he saw a future for himself—and, as it turns out, for many others. A self-taught IT prodigy (a voracious reader, he earned all his certifications on his own, without training), he led a meteoric rise in his first IT role, accomplishing in just six months what often took others six years to do. It was here, too, that he got his first taste of mergers and acquisitions—the M&A world—when the company he worked for was itself merged with another. This was in 2007. The next year, Paul struck out on his own and founded Ensunet.
Ensunet’s beginnings were humble (read: “Paul’s living room”), but they quickly grew. Parlaying relationships he’d built over the years, not to mention ancillary experience in sales and commercial investment real estate, he was able to grow the business and its contracts. By 2010, the company was growing in size, billing, and headcount (read About Ensunet here), well on its way to becoming the IT powerhouse for post-merger integration and enterprise architecture that it is today. Paul’s certification as an NLP trainer has helped him to empower his team, build client relationships, and achieve goals, as well.
Paul’s Olympian father once told his son that he wasn’t able to rise to the world stage until he surrounded himself with world-class competitors; today, Paul follows a similar philosophy as the leader of Ensunet: “My job is to build the ‘stadium,’ and fill it with the best players in the game.”
When he’s not helping global enterprises solve their most pressing IT problems, Paul likes to “pay it forward” on the streets of his hometown: San Diego. There, he mentors at-risk youth; he’s also certified as an elder-care volunteer. Always rising to new heights, he also makes time to go off-roading at dizzying elevations in the High Sierras, as the organizer of a group that’s now nearly 500 members strong.X
Involved in M&A transactions with a total deal value of $20 Billion, and led 50 Transformations with a solid history of providing management consulting services to diverse companies across multiple industries. Proven success managing large programs with multiple parallel projects to optimize organizational synergies and achieve desired outcomes. Collaborative problem solver proficient in driving organizational change management (OCM) activities and tracking changing business models impacted by disruptive innovations.
Areas of Expertise
M&A Strategy & Execution | M&A Integrations & Divestitures | Business Strategy & Execution | Business Transformation | Digital Transformation | Corporate Financials | Program & Project Management Change Management | ERP Implementations | Global Business Services.
I am a Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant for Ensunet with over ten years of experience, specializing in M&A integration & Day 1 preparation. I have over 20 years of business and IT experience, and over 11 years of cross-functional consulting experience in a diverse range of industries including technology, professional services, telecommunications, and energy. I have developed deep M&A subject expertise through many mergers and acquisition-related initiatives spanning all aspects of program management across the entire M&A lifecycle, functional, cross-functional, and global requirements, change management, program execution, and tracking. I went to school at Dallas Baptist University and attained a Bachelor of Business Studies degree. In my free time, I like to travel and play golf, and I currently live in Dallas, TX.X
As Commercial Account Executive, I bring over 20+ years of Technology Solutions experience and enjoy building long-lasting relationships. My open-minded approach to problem-solving and listening to customers’ needs has grown the company’s most important asset – our customers. I have earned many awards from a variety of MFG’s such as VMware’s Top Dawg to HP’s All-Star Team, and am known as one of the best-trusted advisors in the industry. I am a devoted husband, proud father of three, and enjoy fishing, surfing, and music.X
I am Ensunet’s Corporate Development Lead as the company strives to achieve excellence through the implementation of sophisticated strategies. I have worked in the Internet, Software, and IT industries with several companies in lead C-Suite team roles, where I helped build successful partnership agreements, acquisitions, M&A, and IPO events. I am a servant to fatherless inner-city children and a church reserve elder.X
A former Creative Director of a New York ad agency for over five years (where I even served as a judge of the Clio Awards), I bring more than two decades of experience to my role at Ensunet, where I am “vetter in chief” of all marketing and advertising activities and deliverables. My expertise transcends the creative and into the strategic while ensuring that all tactics are executed flawlessly. I have won, and continue to win, numerous awards for my work. When I’m away from the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children.X
As Ensunet’s Director of Operations, Christine Ibrahim ensures that the operation runs smoothly and efficiently, benefitting the company’s clients, partners, and employees alike. Her roles and responsibilities span everything from finance to process improvement to business-development. Her interesting—and unique—background as a sociologist influences her work in developing company culture and team dynamics.
Christine has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Sociology, focusing on Criminology and Social Justice. These stem from her larger worldview passion: Bringing awareness and justice to the issues of immigration and human trafficking.
For Christine, this is hardly an academic pursuit. She’s served on mission trips to Nicaragua to bring aid to the under-served. She mentors a dozen girls from her local church. You can often find Christine, in her non-Ensunet time, being an activist for survivors of human trafficking and performing volunteer service.
The roots of Christine’s passion about immigration are personal: She’s an immigrant herself. She speaks three languages, and understands the story firsthand. “Debunking the stigma against immigration,” she notes, “comes from not being silent. It starts with small conversations that translate to a wider awareness.”X
I am the company’s payroll clerk with over 20 years of accounting experience. I am currently attending Palomar College to strengthen my accounting skills. I was born and raised in Orange County, California, but have been calling San Diego home for the past seventeen years. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and doing things outdoors.X
I am a Talent Acquisition Specialist with Ensunet. I’ve been specializing in helping people reach their career goals for about 2 years. I currently live in Fayetteville, NC with my husband and two-year-old daughter. We love living only 2 hours from the beach! I spent all of my younger years in Northeast Arkansas then moved to Northwest Arkansas to finish school. I graduated from MSSU with a BS in Biology. In my free time, I love going with my family to Kure beach. We also like staying close to home and exploring different hiking trails.X
I am a Talent Acquisition Specialist specializing in helping people find an incredible career fit meeting their every need. I am currently living in Fayetteville, NC with my husband and our dog. I’m in school getting my AS in nursing. I am very adventurous and love the outdoors along with calligraphy which is what I do in my free time.X
As a Sr. Project Manager, I have over 30 years of IT experience in multiple disciplines. I am currently supporting Mergers & Acquisitions for a major Healthcare provider and previously worked for a leading Aerospace corporation as Sr. Manager, IT for Space & Defense. I have received numerous awards, including NASA Silver Snoopy, Chairman’s Award, Excellence in Leadership. I am a native Californian and CSULB graduate.X
I am a Jr. Network/Systems Administrator with over 9 years of experience in Information Technology. With every issue, I believe in putting customer service first. My background in the military has instilled a mentality to seek responsibilities and be accountable for my actions. I take pride in training and mentoring colleagues as well as gathering any wisdom I can from those around me. When I am not working, you can find me with my family, traveling, or at the beach.X
I am one of the Senior Helpdesk Analysts for Ensunet. I am a goal-oriented and forward-thinking technical professional with over 20 years of experience. I have hands on experience in voice, data network laboratory information systems, service desk, and desktop deployment. I have earned many awards from a variety of projects and performances. I split my time between the High Sierra’s and Temecula, but Temecula is home. In my free time, I do woodworking and enjoy spending time with my three children and two grandchildren.X
I am currently working as an SAP Basis Administrator at Ensunet, acting as primary support for SAP-integrated applications, such as BusinessObjects and Opentext. I have 15 years of experience in this field. I'm originally from Staten Island, but moved to San Diego when I was eight and have lived here since. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with the family, going to the beach, hiking, and general hanging-out activities in San Diego.X
I am a Helpdesk Specialist at Ensunet Technology Group with 20 years of experience in the industry. Currently, I like to paint miniature figures for board games and war games. I’m hoping to get back into roller hockey and I'm a super fan of ArnoCorps, Pioneers of Action-Adventure Rock 'n' Roll.X
I am an SAP Consultant and ABAP Developer for Ensunet with 23 years of experience in the industry. I’m originally from Ohio but San Diego is home where I attended San Diego State University. In my free time, I enjoy taking advantage of this beautiful place and go Kayaking.X
I have been working in the IT Systems Administration and Engineering field since 1997. I specialize in Windows Engineering. I also am skilled in many other technologies including AS/400, DellEMC VXRail, VMWare vSphere including vSAN, and most DellEMC storage arrays. I have an MCITP:SA and I am an MCT alumnus. My favorite technology to discuss is DNS because it's so misunderstood. I live in Baltimore, Maryland with my wife, daughter and three cats. In my spare time, I enjoy PC gaming and model trains.X
I am a Network Engineer bringing over 20 years of experience and have managed large projects from inception to completion. I went to college at ARC, Cabrillo, and UCSC and concentrated on Micro-Computer Management with a minor in music. I have certifications in many technologies, MSP from Microsoft, A+, DSL, Infrastructure security, I am a Dell certified tech, I graduated from the William McCovey School of Management, I am also a registered Minister, and recently I completed my certification in Behavioral Therapy. I grew up in the forest of northern California. I love the country and I love being around nature. I would rather be on a tractor in a field than on a freeway in traffic. I am about 300 pages into writing my first book and I love to sail. I am a guitar player and singer, I write music and I have played in bands over the years doing original rock and roll music.X
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