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Key Factors in Effective Succession Planning

key factors in succession planning

No matter what your industry, product or service, the foundation of every company is built on its people. From the C-suite to the frontline team, your people are your number one asset. But as essential as that frontline team is, there’s no denying that a company’s leaders are the least replaceable. They’re the ones with […]


CEO Q&A: Exploring What It Takes to Be a Successful Leader

exploring what it takes to be a successful leader

This post is the first in a series of interviews with leading middle market executives across the nation. We explore what helped them achieve success, what best practices they live by, and their thoughts on building highly effective teams.   Brian McSharry is currently President & CEO of RESA Power Solutions, a portfolio company of […]


The Rise in the Role of the Chief Strategy Officer

role of the chief strategy officer

As more industries are impacted by volatile changes to the business landscape, we’re seeing a significant rise in the role of the Chief Strategy Officer. It’s a position that has become far more prevalent in the C-suite within the last decade – often under the guise of a head of strategic planning – but is […]


Big Data in the Insurance Industry

Big Data in the Insurance Industry

It’s no secret that, since the moment the first email was sent in 1971, technology has been one of the most disruptive game changers in every industry, from manufacturing to financial services to consumer products. For the insurance sector, this is especially true; and, in particular, no technology has been – or continues to be […]


How Challenging Is Recruiting Executives for Family Owned Businesses

How Challenging Is Recruiting Executives for Family Owned Businesses?

What comes to mind when you think of brands like S.C. Johnson or Welch’s? We’re confident that one of the first things you think of is the slogan of each of these companies. S.C. Johnson’s slogan, “A Family Company,” and Welch’s “Family Farmer Owned” are two excellent examples of marketing campaigns that differentiate organizations as […]