The Roadmap to Creating a Hypergrowth Executive High Performance Team

Building a high-performance executive team is essential for businesses looking to achieve hypergrowth. However, it requires more than just assembling a group of talented individuals. To unlock the full potential of your team and drive exceptional results, you need a well-defined roadmap. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating a […]

Unleashing Potential: How Executive Coaching Supports Hypergrowth in Organizations

In today’s fast-paced business landscape, organizations are constantly under pressure to achieve hypergrowth and outperform their competition. To stay ahead of the curve, many companies are turning to executive coaching as a powerful tool to unleash the potential of their leaders and drive growth on a whole new level. Executive coaching goes beyond the traditional […]

How Radius Recycling Became The World’s Most Sustainable Company

Radius Recycling (SCHN), recently named the world’s most sustainable company, is a $2.5 billion organization with more than a century’s expertise in metals recycling. As one of North America’s largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products, the company’s integrated operating model advances a circular economy where metals never become waste and are redesigned into […]

Fivetran’s Evolution As A Data Movement Company

George Fraser is the CEO and co-founder of Fivetran, an automated data platform focused on movement out of, into and across cloud data platforms. The company automates the most time-consuming parts of the process of extracting, loading and transforming (ELT) data so data engineers can focus on higher-impact projects. With 99.9% uptime and self-healing pipelines, […]

NewStore: Bridging The Gap Between E-Commerce And Retail

Stephan Schambach, CEO of NewStore, has been helping physical retailers build online stores for the last 35 years. Schambach founded Intershop and built the first standard software for online shopping; he’s the engineer/entrepreneur behind Demandware, which put retail in the cloud and was acquired by Salesforce for $2.8 billion. NewStore, Schambach’s latest venture, brings the […]

Product-Led Growth: The Atlassian Way To $2.8B And Counting

Atlassian is known for keeping software developers and operations people organized. The company, with approximately 10,000 employees and 250,000 customers, has focused on collaboration and information management tools that track bugs, customer complaints, documentation, and source code. Atlassian CRO Cameron Deatsch discussed the organization’s origins and the product-led growth success story of this $2.8 billion […]

Persistent Systems: Balancing Culture And Values With Rapid Growth

Persistent Systems is a leader in digital engineering and enterprise modernization, working alongside independent software vendors to develop products and platforms like SaaS and cloud technology. The company has annualized revenue of approximately $1 billion, a market cap of $4.6 billion and more than 20,000 employees globally. I recently spoke with Sandeep Kalra, the company’s […]

Ethisphere’s 2023 Culture Insights Report: Supporting Ethical Leadership In Business

Ethisphere is a global leader in promoting ethical business practices through research, resources and an ethics-based community. Their recently released report, the 2023 Ethical Culture Insights Report, collected data from over two million employees worldwide from 2016 to the end of September 2022. I talked with Erica Salmon Byrne, the CEO of Ethisphere, about the […]

Keeping The Customer In Mind: Verizon’s Approach To Business Markets And SaaS

Business Markets and SaaS, a division of Verizon Business, supports small to medium-sized businesses through their digital transformations by offering services and solutions to help them grow and thrive in today’s ever-changing market. I recently spoke with Aparna Khurjekar, the newly appointed Chief Revenue Officer for Verizon’s Business Markets and SaaS division, to discuss her […]

HCLTech’s Culture Of Innovation Propels Growth

HCL Technologies (HCLTech) is a $12 billion global technology company with 220,000 people in 54 countries, offering services in digital transformation, engineering, R&D and software products. I recently spoke with C. Vijayakumar (CVK), CEO and Managing Director, who shared his thoughts on business shifting to digital services, leading a global organization, and transforming the fan […]

Using Technology And Culture To Simplify Data Storage

Pure Storage’s mission is to help organizations around the world “to uncomplicate data storage, forever.” Charles Giancarlo, CEO and Chairman at Pure Storage, shared his insights on innovation in the data storage industry, leading through hyper-growth and fostering culture in a hybrid environment. Simplify Data Storage Data storage is a critical component of any organization’s […]

Leading Lenovo’s Move Toward Solutions And Services

Lenovo, a leading technology provider with roughly 80,000 employees worldwide, has made a significant move into the services and solutions business with the establishment of Lenovo Solutions and Services Group (SSG). I recently sat down with Ken Wong, the President of SSG, to discuss the company, making the shift to solutions and services, leading a […]

Daniel Schmid Crafts A Sustainability Playbook For SAP

Software giant SAP is a global leader in many social responsibility realms. Daniel Schmid, SAP’s Chief Sustainability Officer, discussed how the company became a leader in international corporate sustainability efforts, why he’s optimistic and what’s next. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Karen Walker: Daniel, you were in a senior management role for […]

McGraw Hill’s Simon Allen: An Accidental CEO Leads Global EdTech

McGraw Hill, the 130 year-old educational publishing company, is now a leading global provider of digital products and services in education, medical, business and trade sectors. I recently met with president and CEO Simon Allen and discussed McGraw Hill’s decades old shift to digital from print. We also spoke about topics including M&A, the broader macro impact that […]

David Chubak: Leading With Humble Hustle At Citi

David Chubak, Citi’s CEO of Retail Services, which services 78 million co-brand and private label credit card accounts ($92 billion in purchase sales), partners with a diverse group of merchants to support their commercial growth. We spoke recently about how the bank is responding to changes in the industry and consumer behavior, and his career […]

Lessons From Formula E Racing For High-Performance Teams

Most Americans are familiar with Formula 1 racing, popularized by the Netflix show Drive to Survive. Much less well-known is a fascinating analog, Formula E racing, which was created in 2012 with a mission to show “just what sustainable mobility was capable of, driving electric vehicles to the fore in the race for a better, cleaner future.” […]

Innovator Ayse Birsel: Design The Long Life You Love

As our lifespans have increased, so have the opportunities to use those additional years in a creative way. Ayse Birsel – author, award-winning industrial designer and innovator, creates products and systems with Fortune 500 companies and has turned her talent to designing life. We spoke recently about her new book, Design the Long Life You Love: […]

Tom And Darr Aley’s Aidentified: The Relationship Cloud Reimagining Sales Ops

Tom and Darr Aley are twin brothers with a stellar track record in founding and managing successful companies such as Generate, which was acquired by Dow Jones in 2009, and were early investors in companies such as Netprospex, which was acquired by D&B in 2016.  Aidentified is their latest venture, founded to solve a problem they identified early in their careers: how to quickly […]