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 began writing code at age 13 selling his first technology by age 18 for one million dollars. In his first three transactions, he developed key relationships and began working with Investors and Chief Technology Officers collaborating and building products in Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fitness.

Today, Joel is a Chief Technologist volgging the process of building a company Joel is an author of the book Modern CTO a #1 New Release on Amazon and a #1 Technology Podcast with 70k active listeners. Joel has a clear vision and passion for modern technology, placing him as one of the most exciting Chief Technology Officers to watch out for.

Joel is the President of a charity that designs STEM related children’s books Back to the Moon and Princess Physicist. These books are then donated to orphanages, homeless pregnant woman and in-need children. Beasley Foundation was formed in February 2017 after Joel, Mitch and Valerie lost their Mother to Leukemia after being diagnosed 6 weeks earlier. Joel and his siblings wanted to do something unique with her life insurance money and the Beasley Foundation was formed.

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