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The Changing Role of an Insurance Industry CFO: From Accountant to Strategic Consultant

Accounting, budgeting, auditing, taxes and more have always been the traditional building blocks of the finance function. But today’s business landscape is rendering those blocks insufficient to the big picture. These elements are foundational to the health of the enterprise, but the role of the CFO has broadened significantly. Especially in the insurance industry, where […]


Hiring for the C-Suite in a Company Spin-Off

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The phrase “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts” is being challenged with increasing fervor by some publicly-held companies. In a growing trend, many small to mid-size, publicly-held companies are breaking up/spinning off  into multiple entities, supposedly allowing for greater agility, growth, and shareholder value for their individual lines of business.  Larger, […]


Slayton Search Partners Unveils Elegant Loft-Style New Office

Chicago, April 3rd, 2018 – Slayton Search Partners, a globally respected leader in retained executive search, has unveiled a newly designed headquarters located in downtown Chicago. Taking nine months to complete, the 12,000 square foot office was built from scratch and completely fills an entire floor of the building on South Wacker Drive.


Changing Insurance Distribution Models and Evolving Carrier Strategies

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As consumer shopping habits continue to shift, organizations are increasingly taking a hard look at how their products are sold and, ideally, adapting accordingly. For insurance carriers it’s no different. Whether it’s by embracing digitalization or improving direct-to-consumer models, the most successful carriers are the ones making attempts to evolve with the market. While those […]


How Alternative Food Ingredients Impact the Food Industry

No one has ever questioned the fact that you need cows to make cow’s milk. That is, until now. One company has discovered a way to 3D-print a cow’s DNA sequence, ferment it with genetically engineered yeast, and produce “real” lactose-free milk.