Tracing the Roots of Inspired Leadership, Laurie Sudbrink, Author, Leading With GRIT

Ever wonder how workplace unhappiness is curtailing your firm's performance? Laurie Sudbrink, Author of Leading with GRIT: Inspiring Action and Accountability with Generosity, Respect, Integrity and Truth, explains how inspired leaders take a more personal approach that melds life values, discipline and self discovery.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Metadata: Quantifying Your Digital Assets

What role does finance play inside a firm that helps organizations to manage their digital assets? Join us as Bonnie-Jeanne Gerety of North Plains Systems reveals her CFO mind-set and shares her finance team's priorities when it comes to finance adding value across the enterprise.
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Cast in a New Light, CEO Sculley Emerges as Champion of Apple’s Middle-Market Years

John Sculley arrived at Apple in 1983, when the firm was generating a mere $564 million in annual sales. Ten years later, when he exited or was rather booted — annual sales for the company were $8.3 billion. Although forever tagged as The Man Who Fired Steve Jobs, Sculley is arguably worthy of yet another label: Apple’s…
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As Digital Assets Expand, So Too Does North Plains Systems, Mimi Thigpen, CEO

When Mimi Thigpen was named CEO of North Plains Systems nearly a year ago she took the helm of a firm largely built by acquisition.  To open a new chapter of growth, Thigpen says she realized the teams of employees from the recently acquired firms would need to find a single path to together serve…
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The Sales Metrics That Improve Middle Market Performance

By Jason Jordan and Michelle Vazzana How prepared is your sales force to handle an uptick in growth? The Center for the Middle Market reported that middle market growth was strong across all revenue segments in 2014. The outlook for 2015 is just as positive with nearly three-quarters (74%) of middle market firms anticipating revenue […]

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At Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the Global Economy Brokered a Marriage of Convenience, Carrie McIntyre, CFO

Acquired in 2010 by a joint venture between Thayer Lodging Group, a private equity firm, and Jin Jiang Hotels, a publicly-held Chinese hotel chain, Interstate Hotels & Resorts  is opening a new chapter of growth inside the ever more global arena of  hotel management. CFO Carrie McIntyre is today determined to help drive results inside an…
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