Coaching firm iPEC acquires Verus Global

Dawn Furnas//March 1, 2023

Coaching firm iPEC acquires Verus Global

Dawn Furnas//March 1, 2023

Shrewsbury-based iPEC, a certified coaching firm, announced March 1 it acquired Verus Global, a consulting and training group based in Littleton, Colo. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

“Beyond the obvious operational and marketing synergies, the merger will give us the ability to awaken more potential by engaging with two complementary halves of the education and coaching spectrum,” iPEC CEO Joan Ryan said in a statement. 

Verus Global CEO Craig Ross added, “The move was representative of the company’s aspirational philosophy to ‘Do Big Things.’ We needed a bigger stage to continue and accelerate our growth to serve our clients, and iPEC wanted to add a complementary new profit center of real-world collaborative impact in organizations.” 

With the acquisition, Ross’ new title within iPEC will be chief impact officer. 

A consulting and training group, Verus Global launched more than 30 years ago delivering parenting workshops, according to its website. Its focus is equipping companies with resources to help their employees work together to achieve success. 

iPEC also was founded nearly 30 years ago by Bruce Schneider and was one of the first coach-training programs to be accredited by the International Coaching Federation, according to the company.  

Through its eighth-month course curriculum, iPEC’s coaching certification program has trained more than 25,000 adults, who move on to careers such as life coaching and transitions; health and wellness coaching; executive and leadership development coaching; and sports and performance coaching. 

Ryan and Ross will host a webinar at 1 p.m. ET March 8 called Leading Teams Into the Future, where they will discuss 2023 workplace trends and why the two companies have joined forces. To register, visit go.ipeccoaching.com/verus-global-merger. 

In other M&A news