Leadership

Douglas Yerkes Joins Greeley and Hansen as Executive Vice President

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 11:10pm

CHICAGO, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a multidisciplinary global engineering firm solely dedicated to serving the needs of the water sector, has named Douglas Yerkes, PhD, PE, as the new Executive Vice President of Western Operations.He will also serve as the Managing Director of the Midwest Operating Group and will be a member of the firm's Executive Management Team.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Greeley and Hansen, a multidisciplinary global engineering firm solely dedicated to serving the needs of the water sector, has named Douglas Yerkes, PhD, PE, as the new Executive Vice President of Western Operations.He will also serve as the Managing Director of the Midwest Operating Group and will be a member of the firm's Executive Management Team.
  • He most recently served as Vice President at HBK Engineering where he was responsible for overall leadership, management, and business development for the firm's Infrastructure Sector.
  • In the role of Executive Vice President of Western Operations, Yerkes will oversee Greeley and Hansen's Southwest Operating Group, Pacific Coast Operating Group, and Construction Engineering and Management Group, along with directing the operations of the Midwest Operating Group.
  • "We're very pleased to have Doug on our team in this important leadership role," said John C. Robak, Chief Executive Officer.

Benefitfocus Announces the Fifth Annual Celebrate Community Awards

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:24pm

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leadingcloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, today announced the winners of its fifth annual Celebrate Community Awards.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLESTON, S.C., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT), a leadingcloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, today announced the winners of its fifth annual Celebrate Community Awards.
  • "These winners demonstrate their commitment to delivering an innovative and comprehensive benefit experience for their employees," said Ray August, Benefitfocus' President and CEO.
  • Benefitfocus Community Leadership recognizes exceptional leadership for community members who take initiative to share their industry knowledge and experience to support advancement of the overall community.
  • To find out more about the Celebrate Community Awards and this year's winners, go here .

Sales Leaders Invited to Forum Designed to Combat the Impacts of Current Events

Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 4:45pm

The Brooks Sales Leadership Forum , billed as an opportunity to build bridges of trust with sales executive peers, is being offered for free for the month of April part of The Brooks Group's commitment to help sales leaders stay focused, engaged, and productive during these uncertain times.

Key Points: 
  • The Brooks Sales Leadership Forum , billed as an opportunity to build bridges of trust with sales executive peers, is being offered for free for the month of April part of The Brooks Group's commitment to help sales leaders stay focused, engaged, and productive during these uncertain times.
  • "What we are experiencing is unprecedented, and no business is untouched by these once-in-a-lifetime challenges," said Will Brooks, CEO of The Brooks Group.
  • During weekly hour-long facilitated sessions, participants will have the opportunity to huddle with senior sales consultants at The Brooks Group and members of senior sales leaders from affected businesses.
  • Each Brooks Sales Leadership Forum group is limited to eight executives to ensure free-flowing communication, though The Brooks Group will add as many new groups as needed to satisfy demand for the program.

Core BTS Names Industry Veteran Paul Lidsky as CEO

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 8:22pm

Veteran IT solutions and technology services industry executive Paul Lidsky has been named chief executive officer of Core BTS (Core), a national IT solutions consulting and managed services provider.

Key Points: 
  • Veteran IT solutions and technology services industry executive Paul Lidsky has been named chief executive officer of Core BTS (Core), a national IT solutions consulting and managed services provider.
  • As CEO, Lidsky will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies to drive organizational growth, build market share and increase profitability for Core.
  • In addition, Core boasts top-tier partnerships with industry leaders, including robust relationships with Cisco and Microsoft to name a few.
  • Core BTS, Inc. (Core) is a multi-brand technology solution provider focused on customer-centric software, technology and related IT infrastructure services to corporate and public-sector clients.

Restoration Builders Names Michael Iovieno Chief Acquisition Officer

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 1:55pm

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration Builders, Inc.("Restoration Builders" or "The Company") announced today that it has appointed Michael Iovieno as Chief Acquisition Officer.

Key Points: 
  • SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoration Builders, Inc.("Restoration Builders" or "The Company") announced today that it has appointed Michael Iovieno as Chief Acquisition Officer.
  • Michael "The Colonel" Iovieno brings four decades of military leadership and business management experience to the position.
  • Michael joined Restoration Builders in 2017 and has served as The Company's Chief Operating Officer for the past two years.
  • Acquisitions is a very important part of Restoration Builders business operations, especially in the Residential Division.

Research Points to Common Sense Factors to Create Belonging in the Workplace

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 1:00pm

The top three barriers to achieving a sense of belonging and connectedness in the workplace are lack of appreciation or recognition (45%), heavy workload (45%), and inadequate leadership (37%).

Key Points: 
  • The top three barriers to achieving a sense of belonging and connectedness in the workplace are lack of appreciation or recognition (45%), heavy workload (45%), and inadequate leadership (37%).
  • The free research report, Creating a Sense of Belonging in the Workplace , is now available for download.
  • HR.com's HR Research Institute helps HR departments keep their finger on the pulse of HR!
  • Visit http://www.hr.com/featuredresearch to download research (always free) and to maximize HR potential.

NTI: COVID-19 Frontline Guide for Local Decision-Makers

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:25pm

To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders have released a COVID-19 Frontline Guide .

Key Points: 
  • To support effective decision-making, top global health security leaders have released a COVID-19 Frontline Guide .
  • The guide provides a framework to help local leaders establish effective strategies to fight the outbreak, both by reducing transmission of the disease and by supporting their communities effectively.
  • The guide, available at www.COVID-Local.org , is being developed through an iterative process and will be further refined and developed as local leaders share their feedback and experience.
  • Each action includes a checklist of decision points:
    Visit www.COVID-Local.org to explore the Frontline Guide for local decision-makers, download the site content, view situation updates on the COVID-19 response capacities, and more.

Changes Within the Executive Committee of the Rémy Cointreau Group

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 4:45pm

Chief Executive Officer of the Group since December 1st, 2019, Eric Vallat announces the reshuffle of his new leading management team.

Key Points: 
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Group since December 1st, 2019, Eric Vallat announces the reshuffle of his new leading management team.
  • Nicolas Beckers, CEO of Greater China, will join the Executive Committee, and will report directly to Laurent Venot, as will Ian Mc Lernon, CEO of Americas.
  • Ultimately, the Executive Committee will be comprised of 10 members: three Market Directors (Group, Greater China, and Americas), three Brand Directors (Philippe Farnier, CEO House Rmy Martin, Jean-Denis Voin, CEO Liqueurs & Spirits, and Simon Coughlin, CEO Whisky Business Unit), and three cross-functional Directors (Luca Marotta, Group Chief Financial Officer, Marc-Henri Bernard, Group Human Resources Director and Patrick Marchand, Group Operations Director), all reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Integrating Greater China to the Executive Committee is also essential for me, due to its strategic importance and its market specificity.

Avid Bioservices Receives Five 2020 CMO Leadership Awards

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:05pm

Additionally, the company was named a 2020 CMO Leadership Award Champion in the categories of expertise and service.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, the company was named a 2020 CMO Leadership Award Champion in the categories of expertise and service.
  • Avid is honored to be recognized by the CMO Leadership Awards, particularly by our designation as a Champion in the expertise and service categories.
  • The CMO Leadership Awards are among the most meaningful in our industry as the winners are selected, in part, based on feedback from CDMO industry customers.
  • For more information about Life Science Leaders CMO Leadership Awards, please visit: http://cmoleadershipawards.com/ .

Espressive Raises $30 Million Series B to Cement Leadership in AI for Enterprise Service Management as Demand for Intelligent Automation Heats Up

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 1:17pm

Espressive Barista, the company's virtual support agent (VSA), automates help desks by connecting employees to the information they need.

Key Points: 
  • Espressive Barista, the company's virtual support agent (VSA), automates help desks by connecting employees to the information they need.
  • "1 With Barista, Espressive provides businesses with an AI-based ESM solution that benefits both enterprise employees and help desk agents.
  • "Adoption of AI for IT service management (ITSM) and ESM is exploding and Espressive's advanced automation capabilities stand to significantly disrupt this evolving market.
  • Espressive, the pioneer in artificial intelligence (AI) for enterprise service management and a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor, redefines how employees get help by delivering exceptional employee experiences.