Corporate Competitor Podcast
Learn how to navigate mergers and acquisitions in this technology month episode with Joe Quaglia! Joe joined the Tech Data team in 2006 and rose to be President of the Americas. Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology and has been named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies for 11 straight years.
Two-time World Series Champion, David Ross, spent most of his 15-year career playing in the major leagues as a back-up catcher. But, when he learned how to become a great teammate, his career doubled in length and he had the opportunity to win two world series championships.
We continue technology month with Jill Billhorn, CDW’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Sales. Jill is our first gymnast on the show, and although she gave up the floor routines and balance beam long ago, her competitive spirit is still alive. In this episode, Jill encourages you to stay as close to the customer as possible as you climb the corporate ladder.
Technology month continues in Episode 12, and not only will you learn how to wake-up with a winning attitude, but you will also learn how President of ViON, Jeff Henry, has been shaped by his Ohio State University baseball experience. Have you ever explored the idea of competing against yourself to reach your full potential? Jeff Henry says in this week’s episode, “Every day you are playing one-on-one with yourself, do you want to get up and take the day off, or do you want to compete effectively?
We are kicking off TECHNOLOGY MONTH with ViON’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Rob Davies. ViON is a cloud service provider and market leader in the design, delivery, and maintenance of IT infrastructure solutions. Rob brings more than 25 years of experience to his role and over the course of his career, he has established a strong track record of generating growth, creating partnerships with customers, and empowering employees.
As the President of General Mills Natural & Organic, Carla Vernon drove unprecedented growth of a $1.5 billion snack portfolio including Annie’s, Larabar, and Nature Valley. In fact, she restored growth to Nature Valley resulting in the highest level of unit sales in the brand’s history, making it the world’s top selling granola bar. She has been recognized as one of the Top 25 Women in Retail and Most Influential Women in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. I am confident you will laugh out loud at least once during our authentic conversation.
Xavier Williams, who played college basketball at Edinboro University, has been with AT&T for 30 years. Today he serves as President of the Public Sector and FirstNet and leads with the motto: “Culture trumps strategy.” In this episode, you will get a behind the scenes look into how Xavier took one of the country’s lowest-ranking branches, and turned it into the fourth-best within two and half years, without changing a single team member.
In this episode, you will learn the #1 time-waster in leaders’ lives and how to eliminate it from leadership expert, John C. Maxwell. John is a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, speaker, and coach. He has sold 26 million books in 50 languages and trained six million leaders. He recently reached the milestone of having trained leaders from every country in the world.
We know how sports shapes executives, but in this special edition, we discuss how sports shaped society. September 12th marks the 50th anniversary of a game that, many would argue, completely changed college football— USC vs Alabama 1970.
As the President and COO of VMware, Carl Eschenbach helped build the company from 200 employees and 30 million dollars in revenue to 20,000 employees and 7 billion dollars in revenue. In 2016, he became a partner at Sequoia Capital – widely regarded as Silicon Valley’s most prestigious venture capital firm.
In his senior executive role at Microsoft, Oguo manages Global Cloud Scale Services. Educated in three different continents, Oguo has the ability to interweave his mixed cultural background with his rich career experiences. In our conversation, Oguo shares stories about how his love of football, rugby, and soccer shaped his leadership journey and explains how everyone on your team falls into one of four categories. Plus, he gives us tips on how to interact with each type so that your team is operating efficiently!
Bill was a three sport athlete in high school and rose to become a member of the Georgia Tech tennis team. His four decades of C-Suite experience includes serving as the Executive Vice President of Honeywell, Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, and TODAY he is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He has written several best-selling books including one of my favorite leadership books of all time— True North.
The highest ranking woman in the oil drilling industry, Kim McHugh, played on the Texas A&M volleyball team and advanced to the NCAA tournament! She rose to become the Vice President of Chevron’s Drilling Completions and today attributes her mental strength to her experience on the court. In this episode, you will learn how to lead with empathy and fairly assess feedback.
Louis is responsible for more advertising dollars targeting African-American consumers than any other professional or company in history. And he put those dollars to good use… he has led an incredible 21 straight years of advertising revenue growth. His athletic accolades are as impressive as his corporate success. Louis was the co-captain of the 1974 State Champion Track Team at Lane Technical High School in Chicago and was awarded a four-year track scholarship to Drake University. In this episode, you will discover how he uses the lessons from the track in his leadership today.