In episode 82, Coffey talks with Diane Gallo about people considerations for successful mergers and acquisitions.

They discuss the inevitable change of culture that comes with a merger or acquisition; questions leaders in the acquiring company should ask; the importance that leaders acknowledge change; when and how to communicate with teams during a merger or acquisition; conversations to help identify and preserve key talent; title and role management; and the importance of cultural due diligence from the acquiring company’s point of view.

Good Morning, HR is brought to you by Imperative—premium background checks with fast and friendly service. For more information about our commitment to quality and excellent customer service, visit us at

Please take a moment to rate and review Good Morning, HR on Apple Podcasts!

This episode is pre-approved for .5 hour HR (Business) recertification credit for HRCI-certified professionals and .5 professional development credit for SHRM-certified professionals. Slide down the page to claim your recertification credits!

Diane Gallo

Diane Gallo

Diane Gallo currently consulting in Human Resources, Culture, Coaching, and Executive Search. She is the former SVP of HR for McKesson Specialty Health, a multi-billion-dollar business of McKesson Corporation servicing many constituents in the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to McKesson, Ms. Gallo led human resources in multiple healthcare settings including delivery and physician practice management. In addition, she has worked in tech and financial services.


Ms. Gallo brings Fortune 5 and start-up experiences leveraging experience and practicality to help scale for profitable growth. She prides herself on strategic business acumen.


Her passion is talent management and growing individuals to grow companies.


Ms. Gallo holds a BBA in Management from the University of Texas in Austin and a Master of Management Science from Houston Baptist University. She has attended executive development programs at the University of North Carolina, Wharton, and Cornell. She resides in Houston, Texas with her husband and two Vizslas.


Diane Gallo can be reached at


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *