Clark Sandlin, President/CEO, Zyrka to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Clark Sandlin, President/CEO, Zyrka will speak at its webcast entitled, “IT in M&A Transactions: Strategies to Conquer Complexities LIVE Webcast.” End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 25, 2021 - This event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET).

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    About Clark Sandlin
    Hailing from Texas, Clark Sandlin has 31 years of professional technology and business experience, the seeds of which were planted when his mother bought him a Commodore 64 in the early 80’s. Working his way from his first computer job as a Help Desk Analyst at the University of Memphis, Clark now owns Zyrka, which is a technology services company that caters to Private Equity Groups, Hedge Funds, and Family Offices. As a seasoned executive, Clark is known in the industry for maximizing operational excellence and delivering trusted advisory services. Most recently, Clark has been asked to provide several due diligence reports to portfolio companies assessing potential hidden costs cybersecurity gaps and ailing infrastructures.

    Clark’s Culture Index work trait assessment has measured him as an “Enterpriser” in the Visionary category: “an assertive self-starter” who “spends their waking moments on future oriented thought” and “excels at accomplishing goals that begin conceptually at first.” Clark’s talents are in seeing the big picture of private equity deals due to his ability of grasping abstract concepts, ideas and possibilities.

    Clark holds a degree from the University of Memphis, specializing in Professional and Technical Writing, as well as several professional certifications. He is based out of the Hartford building in downtown Dallas, Texas.

    About Zyrka
    As a technology partner for Private Equity, Hedge Funds, and Family Offices, Zyrka was formed by Clark Sandlin in 2004 while working with the international Private Equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst in Dallas, Texas. As a trusted partner with a proven track record Zyrka quickly began helping our PE clients with their portfolio companies, whether through cybersecurity assessments, technology due diligence, or support services.
    Providing IT support services for 17 years, Zyrka is uniquely positioned to advise our PE clients with field tested due diligence and cybersecurity remediation. Zyrka does not just take a financially analytical approach; Zyrka speaks directly to the hidden technology problems lurking behind potential deals. Zyrka’s is well equipped for the velocity of change by offering field experience, not textbook.

    Today Zyrka has expanded their support capacity to include Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and support for many other professional service firms, incorporating the ROCC of Trust from the very beginning. Trust is at the top of the company’s core values which provides the foundation for navigating complex environments, collaboration that is critical to innovation and lasting successful partnerships. Zyrka delivers firm-wide protection and strengthens investors and regulator trust. In addition, their cybersecurity platform in infrastructure is agnostic and will compliment any existing IT environment. Zyrka partners with their clients and act as their trusted technical advisor and MSP by providing customized solutions.

    Due diligence in merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions does not only involve the financial aspects of the deal. Although often overlooked, information technology (IT) is also a critical part of the process. With industries’ growing implementation of various disruptive technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, and big data, IT due diligence has never been more relevant.

    Prudent companies know this and take the role of IT in M&A seriously. They understand that any merger or acquisition plan should include a comprehensive technology due diligence strategy that would help them mitigate potential risks and ensure successful IT integration.
    In this LIVE Webcast, M&A and technology strategists Clark Sandlin (Zyrka) and Kempten Schwab (STS Capital Partners) will provide an informative and helpful discussion on the increased importance of IT in every M&A transaction. Speakers will also give particular focus on the most common IT integration complexities and how organizations can respond to these challenges.

    Key Issues:
    • The Increasing Role of IT in M&A
    • IT Due Diligence: Recent Trends and Developments
    • Addressing Common Challenges
    • IT Due Diligence and Integration: Best Practices
    • An Outlook

    About The Knowledge Group
    Founded in November 2006, The Knowledge Group has been at the forefront of providing quality continuing education programs for lawyers, accountants, financial executives, risk and compliance specialists, human resources professionals, technology officers, and business consultants in a wide range of industries.

    The Knowledge Group strives to be the best-in-class provider of continuing education by bringing forth relevant content you can’t get anywhere else.

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