Job Location:
Dallas TX

The People Group Mergers & Acquisitions Manager is responsible for leading the end to end People Group life cycle for mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other corporate transactions on a global scale. This includes project managing People Group due diligence, planning and participating in integration activities and execution for all M&A transactions. The Manager works and collaborates with multiple People Group functional teams, Practices and closely partners with the Corporate Development team.

Duties and responsibilities, as they align to Ryan’s Key Results


  • Evaluate the current culture of the new organization and monitor ongoing progression of assimilation for up to one year
  • Create, coordinate and participate in the logistics and delivery of on-site orientation and training programs for newly acquired employees
  • Develop and implement geographically tailored communication plans in support of the acquisition
  • Work with People Group team to identify lessons learned and process improvements to support continuous improvement of M&A activities
  • Support M&A capability building projects including development of training materials for HR teams supporting deal activity
  • Participate in external M&A conferences and round table discussions and share learnings/best practices with the M&A team


  • Assist in development project plans and tracking progress against plans and communicating updates to the project team members
  • Identify, track and monitor risks by managing report development across all People Group functions. Implement and oversight of terms, conditions and benefits of transferring employees
  • Manage multiple internal key stakeholders in ensuring alignment and effectiveness of functions related to ensuring completion of the transition plan and its key milestones
  • Develop and follow strategies for handling various aspects of the transition process, people and technology challenges
  • Provide hands-on guidance to the leaders of the new organization by connecting them with key Ryan team members and facilitating their onboarding
  • Present processes to capture talent data and facilitate the adoption of these tools and processes to measure team member turnover, performance and engagement


  • Primary People Group lead on due diligence and integration/separation activities, including providing project management support on multiple concurrent acquisitions, divestitures and other transactions
  • Assist with conducting cultural assessment on target companies to identify synergies or differences; make recommendations to ensure successful cultural integration.
  • Work with People Group functional leads to conduct employee-related data analysis (e. g. headcount, salary, benefits, etc.)
  • Make recommendations on appropriate risk mitigation strategies following completion of thorough due diligence review.
  • Conduct compensation and benefits analysis to support the absorption of acquired employees into Ryan
  • Evaluate and establish roles, titles and comp adjustments for each deal
  • Completes special projects as needed

Education and Experience:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in developing and implementing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activities on a global scale with a focus on human capital, human resources, organization design, talent selection and leadership assessments, talent management or change management
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Strong executive presence
  • Prior experience managing global merger and acquisition activities
  • Additional industry deal experience as part of a corporate development team with operational exposure across primary corporate functions (e.g. HR, IT, Finance, and Legal)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience project managing multiple complex initiatives within the complete M&A life cycle
  • Excellent foundational consulting skills: analytical, written and verbal communication, strong executive presence, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Expert skills in conducting HR Due Diligence Analysis
  • Must have excellent demonstrable Excel spreadsheet skills
  • Strong business orientation. A business problem solver with a proven ability to both conceptualize & deliver results
  • PMP Certification preferred

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Internet navigation/research. In addition, this position requires advanced experience with Workday.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver’s license required. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Indirect supervisory responsibilities, including managing employees and projects, training employees, assigning work, and making sound business decisions while representing the Firm.

Work Environment:

  • Standard indoor working environment.
  • Long periods of sitting while working at computer.
  • Occasional long periods of standing.
  • Position requires regular interaction with employees at all levels of the Firm and interface with external clients or sellers.
  • Independent travel requirement: 15-30%

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran