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Managing Directors Jen Sudduth and Adam Charlson will be conducting the CEO search for Houston Exponential. standard

Managing Directors Jen Sudduth and Adam Charlson will be conducting the CEO search for Houston Exponential. Houston Exponential’s mission is to accelerate the development of Houston’s innovation economy by fostering a robust ecosystem that supports high-growth, high-impact startups. The new entity was formed through a combination of the efforts of Mayor Turner’s Innovation and Technology Task Force, the Houston Technology Center organization (HTC) and the Innovation Roundtable founded by the Greater Houston Partnership, with the goal of becoming a top 10 startup ecosystem by 2022.

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Jen Sudduth, Managing Director at Taylor Winfield Moderates Panel Discussion at Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference standard

Jen Sudduth, Managing Director, Taylor Winfield Executive Search moderated a panel discussion on True Executive Leadership at the recent 3rd Annual Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference held on June 13, 2017. Panel members included executives in energy and finance who offered their insights into successful and unsuccessful executive leadership. A few key takeaways from the discussion included: 1.  Change Agent: Be a change agent. Be the person who sees what needs to be changed and make it happen. 2.  Adaptive Capacity: Adapting to your circumstances is a necessity for a successful leader. Your ability to transcend adversity and effectively deal with stress will enable you to emerge even stronger than before. 3.  Self-discovery: Be aware of your strengths and weaknesses; push yourself ...

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Taylor Winfield Places New Board Member at Dianne’s Fine Foods standard

Russell Doll has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Dianne’s Fine Foods. With over ten years’ executive leadership in the bakery and foodservice space, Russ brings a wealth of operating and financial experience to Dianne’s Fine Foods. He is currently the President of HAVI, a leading foodservice supply chain management company and largest global supplier to McDonald’s. Prior to his current role, Russ was Chief Executive Officer of ARYZTA/Fresh Start Bakeries, serving some of the largest quick service restaurants in the world including McDonald’s, Subway, Starbucks and YUM! Brands. Prior to that, he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Previous roles include Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Industries, Inc. Doll is a graduate ...

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Taylor Winfield Announces Seven Placements at Service King standard

Service King Collision Repair Centers® is the premier collision repair operator of choice across the U.S.  Backed by global investment and advisory firm Blackstone, the company has grown store count nearly 50 percent in the last two years. With more than 300 locations across 24 states and continuing plans for rapid growth, Taylor Winfield was retained to help build out a top-notch finance and administration team in several areas including accounting, finance, procurement, facilities and M&A. Two key placements leading the team are Johnnie Goodner, Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis and Cathy Hauslein, Chief Accounting Officer. Johnnie Goodner Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis Johnnie Goodner brings 18 years of progressive treasury, financial planning and accounting experience to ...

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Rick Stollmeyer, MINDBODY Co-founder & CEO featured at Taylor Winfield CEO Experience Series standard

By Kit Cooper, Managing Director. Thank you everyone for making it to the CEO Experience Series event on March 9th. What an incredible opportunity to have Rick Stollmeyer, co-Founder and CEO of MINDBODY (Nasdaq: “MB”), share his perspectives and practices in such an intimate setting. Rick is the rare truly scalable CEO. He has successfully led MINDBODY during the multiple, demanding stages of a company lifecycle  —  from start-up to publicly-traded company. If you look at MINDBODY’s business and financial KPI figures over the last ten years, you’ll be astounded by the sustained positive trending of their performance. Here are some of the things that I took away from Rick’s talk: Interesting turning point ten years into his career. Rick was 34 ...

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Level Set! High Value Sales Require High Level Sales Executives. standard

Matthew Dixon, author of The Challenger Sale, said it best when discussing the difficulty of closing complex, high value sales when he commented, “Buyers don’t have time for their own best friends today!” The environment to win new business is particularly challenging today given the need for extensive client collaboration in architecting built-to-suit solutions. One of the most important sales strategy decisions is determining the right level of experience to invest in for your client-facing sales executives. In this article, we are focusing on the sales executive/buyer dynamics on deals with an average deal size of $1M+ per year. These are two critical circumstances in the marketplace to consider when deciding what is the right sales executive profile to sell ...

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Connie Adair, CEO, Taylor Winfield Executive Search Shares Five Trends to Watch in 2017 standard

It’s that time of year for predictions and trends. As we head into the new year, we expect to see policy, process and all-things-data play a large part in our clients’ organizations. Here are my five to watch.   Leadership – the buzz word for the last three decades. First it was servant leadership, then transformational leadership but today, it is about embracing different styles and leveraging those styles for a better result in the organization. Millennials are justifiably tired of being stereotyped but the reality is they are changing how we work. Logistics – will continue its sky-high rise…literally. With Amazon drones, self-driving cars and labor-saving robotics, navigating the new waters of efficient and cost-effective processes is a significant ...

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