Today we’re talking to Ryan Westwood, the Co-Founder and CEO of Simplus. And we discuss how to lead with example to reinforce the values of your company. How to find success as an entrepreneur by mastering your niche, and best practices for mergers and acquisitions that Ryan has learned from experience.

All of this, right here, right now, on the Modern CTO Podcast!

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About Ryan Westwood:

Ryan Westwood is a technology entrepreneur who has founded and successfully exited three companies. His most recent company, Simplus, was acquired for $250 million by Infosys.  Simplus grew from 0-600 employees in six years. 

Ryan is also a venture investor in more than 30 technology companies and has served on the boards of both private and public companies.

Ryan is also a best-selling author and national columnist for publications such as Forbes and Wall Street Journal.

About Simplus:

Simplus drives results that matter for modern organizations by accelerating strategic, industry-focused digital transformation in the Salesforce ecosystem, helping them become resilient, live enterprises.

Their services include customer experience and program strategy, platform implementation, organizational change management, data and systems integration, business platforms and accelerators, and managed services.

As a global team, Simplus helps customers reimagine and simplify their Salesforce journeys with innovative, end-to-end industry solutions to drive a seamless customer experience, operational efficiency, and profitable growth.

Joel Beasley

Joel Beasley founded the Modern CTO Podcast in 2017 while writing his book, the Modern CTO book, with the goal of interviewing CTOs and sharing their experiences with others in the tech community.

Joel’s conversational style and insightful questions quickly gained traction, attracting high-profile guests such as Microsoft’s CTO, Kevin Scott, and T-Mobile’s CIO, Cody Stanford. With each episode, the podcast’s popularity continued to grow, and soon, Joel found himself with a waiting list of future guests.

Today, the Modern CTO Podcast has become the number one leadership and tech podcast in the world, with over 150k active listeners, including CTOs, lead developers, and rising tech leaders. Joel’s commitment to creating a conversational atmosphere for his guests to share their experiences has inspired a new generation of leaders and innovators.

As the success of the podcast grew, Joel founded ProSeries Media, a podcast production company that helps companies worldwide create their own podcasts. With a team of producers, content creators, and podcast bookers, ProSeries Media produces over ten shows, providing a platform for companies to connect with their audience and share their expertise.

Through his work on the Modern CTO Podcast and ProSeries Media, Joel Beasley has become a respected voice in the tech industry, inspiring others to share their knowledge and insights with the wider community. His passion for creating engaging content that informs, inspires, and entertains has made him a sought-after speaker and advisor on all things tech.

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