"The only constant in business life is change," says Bill Crawford, CEO at United Financial. "Changes in management are not entirely unusual in business."

Abrupt Executive Exit Highlights Challenges with Mergers of Equals

They look great on paper, but mergers of equals are always difficult to integrate due to cultural issues. United Financial in Glastonbury, Conn., is learning that lesson with Jeff Sullivan's departure less than six weeks after the company's merger with Rockville Financial.

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