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PerkinElmer Announces Leadership Succession Plan

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 25 agosto 2019

PerkinElmer, Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world, today announced that after a career of more than 20 years at the Company, including the last 12 years as chief executive officer, Robert F. Friel, has decided to retire as chairman and CEO and member of the board of directors as of the end of the Company’s fiscal year on December 29, 2019. After December 29, Mr. Friel will continue as an advisor to the Company until March 1, 2020. Prahlad Singh, president and chief operating officer, has been appointed CEO, effective December 30, 2019. Dr. Singh has also been elected as a director of the Company, effective today. In addition, Alexis Michas, currently serving as lead director, has been elected to serve as non-executive chairman of the board of the Company as of December 30, 2019.“It has been a great honor to serve as PerkinElmer’s CEO over the last 12 years, and I want to express my deep appreciation for the opportunity to work with and learn from so many talented and dedicated colleagues,” said Mr. Friel. “The board and I are confident that Prahlad is the right person to take PerkinElmer forward to its next level of success because of his proven ability to build and grow businesses and his deep market knowledge and extensive commercial and operational experience.”“I would like to thank Rob and the board for this incredible opportunity to lead PerkinElmer in its next phase of growth and value creation,” said Dr. Singh. “Since joining PerkinElmer in 2014, I have been privileged to be part of our successful effort to fundamentally change the trajectory of the Company’s future. Going forward, I am inspired by the opportunities the Company has to build upon Rob’s legacy by continuously innovating and exceptionally serving our customers. Through our commitment to excellence, I believe we will continue to make important and long-term impacts on science and healthcare.”

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21st Annual Technology Leadership Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 agosto 2019

PROS (NYSE: PRO), a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, today announced that Andres Reiner, Chief Executive Officer, and Shannon Tatz, Vice President of Investor Relations, will present at the KeyBanc Capital Markets 21st Annual Technology Leadership Forum. The forum will be held at the Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colorado on August 11-13, 2019. Reiner and Tatz are scheduled to speak on Monday, August 12, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. MDT.The audio presentation will be webcast live here and will also be available by visiting the “Investor Relations” section of the company’s website. The webcast will be archived on the company’s website for 90 days after the conference ends.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PRO) provides AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy. PROS solutions make it possible for companies to price, configure and sell their products and services in an omnichannel environment with speed, precision and consistency. Our customers, who are leaders in their markets, benefit from decades of data science expertise infused into our industry solutions.

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Ingram Micro announced its ongoing commitment to ITAD industry leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 19 luglio 2019

As a trusted global enterprise ITAD partner, Ingram Micro reduces the risk, cost, and complexity of securely managing IT assets throughout the service lifecycle. With 31 facilities worldwide, Ingram Micro continues to expand its comprehensive suite of offerings and shorten the chain of custody to bring ITAD services closer to its clients, offering a committed, reliable, and fully certified alternative for companies who must change providers.“The ITAD industry continues to evolve with varying levels of commitment from competitors around the world. With the addition of 11 new ITAD facilities in the past 18 months alone, our dedication to serving the asset disposition requirements of businesses across the globe has never been stronger,” said Todd Zegers, vice president, ITAD, Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Ingram Micro. “The ability to quickly and easily access ITAD services is a critical business requirement for companies of any size, and our investment and ongoing commitment to our ITAD business gives us the tremendous advantage of ensuring we can anticipate and meet emerging opportunities across the globe.“We take a broad view of IT Asset Disposition, and you’ll be seeing additional announcements from us in the coming months that reinforce our vision for moving the industry forward in ways that enhance security, visibility, and environmental compliance,” adds Zegers. “An example is the upcoming integration of our well-regarded ITAD asset intelligence system – BlueIQ – with IT Service Management products from leading vendors. The ability to automate lifecycle tracking and offer clients centralized end-to-end asset visibility is another example of Ingram Micro’s ongoing commitment to our clients. We look forward to continuing to meet the ITAD needs of established and emerging businesses throughout the world.”

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Takeda to Demonstrate Global Leadership in Hematology at ISTH 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 4 luglio 2019

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”), the global biotechnology leader in rare diseases, will present research covering a broad range of rare bleeding disorders at the 27th Annual International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis Congress (ISTH), July 6-10, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Showcased in 10 oral presentations and 38 poster presentations, these data underscore Takeda’s pursuit of treatment innovation to achieve optimized and personalized patient care in hematology.
“At Takeda, we are proud of the hematology heritage Shire, Baxalta and Baxter built over 70 years and we plan on expanding on it through continued research and innovation, in pursuit of a world without bleeds,” said Dr. med. Wolfhard Erdlenbruch, Vice President Head of Global Medical Affairs Hematology, Takeda. “We look forward to presenting new data from PROPEL and important updates from our gene therapy and leading factor pipeline at ISTH 2019, showcasing our continued development and commitment in this area.”
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to bringing Better Health and a Brighter Future to patients by translating science into highly-innovative medicines.Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Neuroscience, and Rare Diseases. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton su Industria 4.0 e leadership del futuro

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 24 giugno 2019

Il mondo imprenditoriale sta attraversando un’ondata di cambiamenti dirompenti che sembrano ormai destinati ad innescare una Quarta Rivoluzione Industriale. Nell’era dell’Industria 4.0 sarà la tecnologia a determinare le trasformazioni più rilevanti influenzando praticamente tutti i settori e modificando gran parte delle professioni. Secondo l’International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton del 2019 – ricerca globale effettuata sui dirigenti di imprese del mid-market – l’avanzamento del mondo digitale sarà il fattore di cambiamento più influente secondo il 42% degli intervistati. A seguire l’intelligenza artificiale e i big data (40%) e un maggior utilizzo dell’automazione e della robotica (35%).
Per Michele Milano, Vicepresidente e Partner di Ria Grant Thornton, “tra i cambiamenti in corso la tecnologia non sarà l’unico settore ad influenzare il mondo del lavoro e le capacità di imprenditori e manager di guidare imprese innovative e competitive. Il 32% degli intervistati dell’IBR cita la globalizzazione di risorse quali i mezzi finanziari e la proprietà intellettuale mentre il 30% dichiara rilevanti gli effetti sul lavoro legati ai cambiamenti demografici e generazionali. Altri elementi in gioco fondamentali di cui tener conto saranno le aspettative in merito alle buone pratiche etiche e di sostenibilità ambientale realmente adottate dalle aziende, in relazione all’Agenda ONU 2030 dei 17 obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile post gli storici Accordi di Parigi del 2015. Queste variabili stanno stimolando un complessivo cambiamento dei valori sociali e aziendali e del modo di fare impresa. Recentemente la Grant Thornton, con i nostri soci in Italia, ha sostenuto il Premio Industria Felix col patrocinio di Confindustria e abbiamo partecipato a premiare le migliori 170 aziende PMI in termini di performance aziendale nelle Regioni Lombardia, Emilia Romagna e Lazio sulla base dell’analisi di 55.000 bilanci 2018. Parlando con gli imprenditori premiati è emersa l’attualità di molti degli argomenti citati in questo International Business Report (IBR) di Grant Thornton e di altri aspetti strategici vincenti come la capacità del senior management di saper adottare comportamenti nuovi per coinvolgere ed ascoltare di più e meglio le generazione più giovani che entrano nelle organizzazioni lavorative e che sono più allenate alla velocità e a saper anticipare le innovazioni nei mercati e ad intercettare le domande di nuovi servizi e prodotti. Il network Grant Thornton nel mondo è presente con 53.000 professionisti in 140 nazioni, tra cui l’Italia con uffici in 18 città. Il dna professionale e di mentalità imprenditoriale e orientamento al business dei soci è molto simile a quello dei clienti che sono principalmente PMI ad alto tasso innovativo e di crescita sui mercati domestici e internazionali”.Per Gabriele Labombarda, Partner e IBC Director di Bernoni Grant Thornton, “l’innovazione tecnologica, l’intelligenza artificiale applicata ai Big Data, l’automazione e la robotizzazione dei processi sono ormai divenuti asset strategici per le imprese, in assenza dei quali è difficile restare competitivi. Data la continua evoluzione che questi fattori impongono ai processi aziendali, è fondamentale che chi riveste un ruolo di guida possegga forte propensione al cambiamento e all’innovazione. La curiosità e la capacità di adattamento sono le doti che oggi non possono mancare in un leader: il successo sarà il risultato della tensione al cambiamento e della propensione a innovare. Dare ai giovani talenti la possibilità di sbagliare” prosegue Labombarda – “seguendo strade innovative, imparando dagli errori, in un ambiente che li stimoli a rivoluzionare modus operandi consolidati nel passato, sarà certamente vincente”.

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Sittercity Deepens Marketing, Board Leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 17 Mag 2019

Sittercity has added two key members to its leadership team, further deepening the online platform’s ability to make child care finally work for millions of families and caregivers. Elizabeth Harz, Sittercity CEO, announced today that Sachin Gadhvi, previously of, has joined Sittercity as its new Head of Marketing, and global tech veteran Peter Harrison, has joined its Board of Directors.”We are extremely fortunate to have both Peter and Sachin join us at this time in Sittercity’s evolution,” said Harz. “Both have deep marketplace and on-demand experience, operating discipline, and track records of success in leading and empowering diverse and inclusive teams,” Harz said. “Peter is an accomplished operator with a passion for helping people find right-fit jobs, which is extremely helpful as we focus on connecting busy families with caregivers who love working with children. Sachin’s demonstrated results in marketplace marketing and his bold brand vision for Sittercity will accelerate us as we continue to reimagine the category that Sittercity created in 2001,” she said.Gadhvi, who most recently was vice president of growth marketing for, brings extensive experience in developing and scaling marketing channels to drive sustainable growth in two-sided marketplaces. While at, he was instrumental in reversing a decline in consumer traffic to achieve an all-time high of 22 million active car shoppers monthly. He also established as the most-downloaded app in the category, driving the highest brand-awareness level in company history. “I am incredibly excited to join Sittercity,” said Gadhvi, a working parent, himself. “We have an amazing opportunity to make it easier than ever for families and sitters to connect, with new tools like search-by-availability and request-to-interview, especially as Millennials are becoming the first generation of digital native parents.”
Sittercity is a technology company on a mission to make child care finally work. We pioneered tech enabled child care in 2001, and we connect millions of parents with babysitters and nannies every year. Recently recognized as a 2018 Chicago Innovation Award winner and one of the best places to work by Crain’s and Built in Chicago, we are building a platform that is radically simplifying the way we find, book and pay for trusted care. Headquartered in Chicago, we serve families and caregivers nationwide.

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Reich & Tang Expands Senior Leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 9 Mag 2019

Reich & Tang, one of the nation’s leading liquidity specialists, hired Jason Blair as an Executive Managing Director, where he will oversee, product and business development, strategic partnerships and key client relationships. Jason will report directly to CEO Michael Lydon. He has a 20+ year career in sales, client relationships, enhancing portfolio management and bank asset liability management.“Jason’s expertise in designing corporate process improvement coupled with his extensive knowledge of brokerage and banking industries we serve make him a valued addition to an already strong management team,” said Lydon. “We’re thrilled to have him on board to champion our initiatives and support us in meeting our growth objectives.”“I am excited by the opportunity to add my expertise at such an innovative company. I respect and admire Reich & Tang’s industry knowledge, strong client relationships and professional business approach” said Blair.Prior to Reich & Tang, Jason spent 3 years at Incenter expanding the company’s growth. His focus was on advisory services, capital markets, and creating/implementing new and exclusive product offerings. Before that he spent eight years at Promontory Interfinancial Network, where he directed the Residential Mortgage Network. He also headed their National Sales Division and managed the treasury desk.

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Duff & Phelps cresce in Italia e consolida la leadership sul mercato

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 Mag 2019

Duff & Phelps, la società di consulenza che opera a livello globale all’insegna del “protect, restore and maximize value” per i propri clienti, rafforza la propria presenza e offerta nel nostro Paese attraverso la creazione di una divisione dedicata al Transfer Pricing.Con il lancio di questa nuova practice, Duff & Phelps si pone l’obiettivo di intercettare la crescente domanda di servizi di consulenza economica specializzata da parte di multinazionali basate in Italia e di studi legali internazionali, fornendo assistenza e supporto nel design, nella documentazione e nella difesa delle politiche di determinazione dei prezzi intercompany, nei procedimenti di risoluzione delle controversie (MAPs) e in quelli di ruling/APA in materia di transfer pricing, Patent box e di valorizzazione delle merci in dogana. Un’offerta che si colloca strategicamente in un’importante fase di cambiamento delle Amministrazioni finanziarie, che stanno oggi evolvendo verso un approccio maggiormente collaborativo e basato sul risk assessment preventivo.La practice è guidata da Enrico De Angelis, nel ruolo di Managing Director. Enrico vanta un’esperienza quasi ventennale nella consulenza orientata ad assistere multinazionali di diverse dimensioni e settori industriali nel design e nell’implementazione delle policy di transfer pricing, maturata in società di consulenza internazionali e in boutique economiche. De Angelis è inoltre un opinion leader riconosciuto nel settore del transfer pricing e del valore in dogana delle merci, autore di numerosi articoli sul tema e spesso invitato in qualità di relatore a conferenze italiane e internazionali.L’attività di Transfer Pricing si inserisce in modo strategico nel portafoglio di Duff & Phelps in Italia, che può già contare sulle operazioni consolidate in ambito di Business Valuation, Real Estate Advisory, Fixed Asset Valuation e sui servizi di Kroll, la divisione di Duff & Phelps leader nelle investigazioni e nella cybersecurity.

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Seventh Annual Women’s Leadership Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 19 marzo 2019

Golriz Lucina is the Head of Creative at SoulPancake, an inspiring entertainment company founded by actor Rainn Wilson, that creates daily socially conscious videos about human connection. Lucina is also co-author of the New York Times bestselling book SouPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions; and co-host and executive producer of the SoulPancake interstitials on the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Super Soul Sunday series. With an academic background in media and publishing and a passion for storytelling, Golriz leads the ideation and development of SoulPancake’s content and is the creative force behind the brand’s distinct aesthetic and a wide body of work which has amassed a community of 10M fans and over 1B views worldwide. Speakers for the event also include experts, Erica Ledesma, Kassia Borycki, Thecia Jenkins, Jessica Gomez, Dr. Carey Yazeed, and Lindsay McPhail, among many others. Closing remarks will include comments from National Keynote Dr. Deborah Cohan.Breakout sessions are developed around this year’s theme—Creating Impact: Imagine, Navigate, Adapt & Build—and are headed by regional leaders whose goals are to foster leadership in business, government, and non-profit organizations that more fully reflect our region. Young professionals, mid-life women balancing family with work, and top-rung professionals can all benefit.“Being a part of the Women’s Leadership Conference is all about connecting and using those connections. Don’t be afraid of change and make that impact you need to move forward,” said Rhonda Klug and Stacey Derrig, 2019 Conference Co-Chairs.The conference will be held on Friday, May 10, from 7:45 AM–5:30 PM at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, 2525 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520. To register for the 2019 Women’s Leadership Conference of SO, go to

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IAB Annual Leadership Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 febbraio 2019

IAB commenced its 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, AZ, with more than 1,500 digital advertising marketing and brand executives. This year, with the largest-ever slate of speakers for the event, the annual three-days of debate, discoveries, and decisions will be centered around the theme: “The Theory of Revolution: Sparking Growth in the Direct Brand Economy,” helping publishers, brands and their partners learn how to thrive in the emerging direct brand economy where young direct-to-consumer brands can compete with the largest global brands on earth.
The biggest names in the business will spearhead these historic dialogues. Tomorrow, the conference opens with a keynote presentation from direct brand royalty: ThirdLove Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Heidi Zak and Dave Spector. Together they will share with the audience the realities of what it takes to succeed as a direct-to-consumer brand, and what the shift to direct brands means for the media and advertising industry. Monday, Brian Lesser, CEO, Xandr, who has a prescient eye for what sticks, will offer his perspective on the changing dynamics of the TV advertising business. Tuesday morning, Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Partnerships, NBCUniversal, and Laura Correnti, Partner, Giant Spoon and Co-Host of the “Adlandia” podcast, will discuss the future of disruption in the world of premium advertising. Closing the conference with a not-to-be-missed session, Sir Martin Sorrell, Executive Chairman, S4Capital, will engage in a one-on-one discussion with Pete Kim, CEO, MightyHive about the trends they are seeing, and choosing to respond to, in their keynote entitled, “A View from the Top of the (R)evolution.”

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Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Walmart’s Rustin Richburg

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 novembre 2018

Boyden, a premier global talent and leadership advisory firm, today released the latest issue of its Leadership Series, featuring an in-depth interview with Rustin Richburg, Walmart’s Senior Vice President, US People. In the interview, Richburg discusses Walmart’s digital strategy, how automation is shaping the future of the workforce and his approach to talent management.“Rustin brings unique insights into leading organizations through transformation from his experience as a global HR and talent leader for some of the world’s biggest companies, including Walmart,” said Catherine Gray, a Partner of Boyden United States. “He believes that people are the cornerstone of the business, and given the proper tools and technology, they are what enables an organization’s successful transformation.”Richburg joined Walmart as Senior Vice President of Global HR Operations & Technology in 2016, and was named Senior Vice President of US People in 2017. Prior to joining Walmart, he held leadership roles at Imperial Brands and Accenture. Over the course of his career, Richburg has worked in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, pharmaceuticals, healthcare and logistics. He has also lived in and managed teams in North and South America, Europe, Africa, APAC and the Middle East.Richburg graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness. He also holds a certification in program management from the University of Washington.
Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Elizabeth Patrick, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Veritiv Corporation; Jim Gibbons, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries International; Theo Van der Loo, President of Bayer Brazil; Janelle Gale, Vice President of Human Resources, Facebook; Ralph Scozzafava, then COO and currently CEO of Dean Foods; Alec Ross, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and author of the New York Times number one bestseller The Industries of the Future; Bill Ingham, Vice President, Global Human Resources of Visa; Dawn Hudson, Chief Marketing Officer of the National Football League; Mark Devadason, Global Head of Sustainability at Standard Chartered Bank; Noor Menai, President & CEO of CTBC Bank USA; Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Umran Beba, former Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo and currently Senior VP and CHRO at PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and former presidential advisor; and Robert Reich, currently Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and former US Secretary of Labor. All are available on Boyden’s website.

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L’Europa comunitaria alle prese con una leadership inconsistente

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 6 novembre 2018

Siamo governati in Europa, e in alcuni casi anche altrove, da una classe politica mediocre e soprattutto incapace di valutare nella sua interezza i mutamenti in atto per poterli tradurre in interessi generali e non limitati a consorterie di dubbia origine. Anche ora che si stanno incrociando le spade tra i vari contendenti l’unico polverone che si è in grado di sollevare sono le polemiche sterili come è il recente caso che ha visto duramente contrapposti il ministro degli esteri lussemburghese e degli interni Matteo Salvini. Ma in questa sciocca diatriba ciò che ci ha colpiti di più sono state le giustificazioni di Asselborn che lo hanno fatto arretrare di almeno un secolo quando le nazioni contavano qualcosa solo se il loro numero di abitanti era elevato. Se fosse in buona fede, allorché afferma che gli immigrati per il paese che li ospita sono una risorsa, mi chiedo il perché non si adopera ad ospitarli in gran numero insieme a tutti i suoi colleghi, dalla Francia in testa, che si guardano bene d’aprire le loro frontiere allo “straniero”. La verità è che l’immigrazione di oggi è la conseguenza delle logiche colonialiste, post colonialiste e delle attuali inciuci con i governanti corrotti di alcuni paesi africani e del vicino oriente che hanno provocato uno sfruttamento selvaggio delle risorse energetiche e minerarie di quei paesi, impoverendoli. Ad aggravare il tutto si è aggiunto il revanscismo tedesco che non potendo scatenare una terza guerra mondiale ha giocato la carta dell’economia arricchendosi a spese delle altre nazioni e condizionandole con i loro alti debiti pubblici. Non sarebbe andata in questo modo se vi fosse stato negli anni passati una maggiore solidarietà tra gli stati e la capacità di contenere la sete di potere dei governi tedeschi, di cui la Merkel è la più accanita sostenitrice, bilanciandola con una comunità europea più forte e determinata.
L’Europa, infatti, non si costruisce sulle debolezze altrui ma si consolida attraverso un impegno comune per cercare di portare allo stesso livello di crescita e di prosperità tutti gli stati. (fonte: Centri studi Fidest)

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Loomis Sayles Announces Changes to Global Fixed Income Team Leadership

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 settembre 2018

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, announced today that Kenneth Buntrock, portfolio manager and co-team leader of the global fixed income team, will retire in March 2019 after 21 years with the company. In preparation for Ken’s retirement, longstanding portfolio managers Lynda Schweitzer and Scott Service will assume leadership roles effective immediately, joining David Rolley as co-team leaders. The team oversees approximately $29.61 billion in institutional and retail assets for global clients.“We are grateful to Ken for more than 20 years of service and leadership at Loomis Sayles,” said Kevin Charleston, chief executive officer. “His dedication is reflected within the success and growth of the Loomis Sayles global bond capabilities over the past two decades, and we wish him the best in retirement.” Until his retirement date, Ken will continue in his leadership and portfolio management roles to ensure a seamless transition and provide continuity for clients.This transition is part of a comprehensive succession plan that was initiated in 2007, when Lynda was named portfolio manager following her six-year tenure as a global portfolio specialist and trader for the team. Similarly, Scott joined the team in 2004, became portfolio manager on a variety of global credit strategies in 2011 and was named portfolio manager on all remaining global bond products in 2014. “We believe this is the ideal time to elevate Lynda and Scott in recognition of their tenure, experience and track records as portfolio managers,” said Jae Park, chief investment officer. “Lynda and Scott have been vital members of the global fixed income team working in close partnership with Ken and David for over 15 years, and their leadership will be integral to the success of our global bond capabilities moving forward.” David Rolley will continue his portfolio management responsibilities with Lynda and Scott for the global fixed income portfolios, as well as the emerging market fixed income team portfolios. There will be no changes to the team’s style or investment philosophy. David, Lynda and Scott will continue to report to Jae Park, chief investment officer.

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Diligent CEO Brian Stafford Receives National Recognition for Leadership in Governance

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 5 agosto 2018

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) announced its annual list of the 100 most influential individuals in the boardroom. Among the honorees is Diligent CEO Brian Stafford. Diligent, the leader in Enterprise Governance Management, is one of the fastest-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies and provides secure governance and collaboration solutions for boards and leadership teams across the globe. The NACD Directorship 100 seeks to recognize the most influential leaders in corporate governance. This year’s list is composed of 50 public company directors and 50 governance professionals and institutions that demonstrate knowledge, leadership and excellence.
At the helm of the company since 2015, Stafford has driven Diligent to new heights. Under his leadership, Diligent has brought the only integrated and secure enterprise governance management solution to market with Governance Cloud. Stafford’s leadership has not only catalyzed greater value for clients, but has also driven Diligent’s revenue from $80 million to $200 million annually — making it one of today’s most successful SaaS companies.“I’m honored to be included on the NACD Directorship 100,” said Stafford. “Diligent is an incredible organization made up of world-class employees. Over the past three years, we have experienced immense growth and continue to evolve to meet the needs of governance leaders, helping them achieve good governance. Diligent continues to solidify itself as the leader in Enterprise Governance Management board software, and I’m humbled to work for such an organization. I would like to thank Peter Gleason and the NACD organization for the great work they do, and for this recognition.”Throughout his career, Stafford has served as a constant engine for growth generation, consistently devising unique approaches to accelerate scalable business and managing seamless growth for his clients. Previously serving as a Partner at McKinsey & Company, Stafford found and led the organization’s Growth Stage Tech Practice, where he focused on growth strategy and SaaS companies.Diligent provides tailored services to meet the needs of every boardroom, spanning industry sectors and individualized preferences. With over a decade of experience as the market leader in corporate governance software and over 14,000 clients and 450,000 users around the globe, Diligent works with clients to provide solutions addressing today’s disruptive business environment. Visit to learn more.

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Premio Leadership Excellence Awards per il Gruppo Grimaldi

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 luglio 2018

Nella prestigiosa cornice del Whitney Museum of American Art di New York, è stato assegnato lo scorso 28 giugno al Gruppo Grimaldi il premio Leadership Excellence Awards da parte della rivista Panorama. La premiazione si è tenuta durante la cena di gala dell’evento “This is Italy”, la tappa del tour “Panorama d’Italia” nella metropoli americana, la tre giorni di eventi ed incontri per celebrare e premiare le eccellenze imprenditoriali italiane nell’arte, nella creatività e nell’enogastronomia. A ritirare il premio conferito al gruppo partenopeo è stato Costantino Baldissara, Commercial, Logistics & Operations Director, Grimaldi Group.“E’ un grande onore essere annoverati tra le storie imprenditoriali italiane di successo e di eccellenza nel Continente Americano”, ha commentato Emanuele Grimaldi, Amministratore Delegato del Gruppo Grimaldi. “Il Nord America rappresenta un mercato particolarmente importante essenziale per il Gruppo Grimaldi il quale è da tempo fornitore di servizi logistici per i colossi americani dell’auto”, ha concluso Emanuele Grimaldi. Con 70 anni di esperienza, il Gruppo Grimaldi è un fornitore dedicato di servizi di logistica integrata basati sul trasporto marittimo ai principali costruttori di veicoli a livello mondiale, fulcro di una catena logistica avanzata che prevede anche servizi di trasporto door-to-door. Numerose sono le linee marittime offerte per il trasporto di merci rotabili e containerizzate in Europa, Vicino Oriente, Africa Occidentale, Nord e Sud America.In ambito europeo, il Gruppo è leader nei collegamenti marittimi ro/ro di corto e medio raggio e nelle cosiddette Autostrade del Mare. Per quanto riguarda il trasporto passeggeri, il Gruppo offre collegamenti regolari nel Mediterraneo e nel Baltico attraverso i brand Grimaldi Lines, Minoan Lines e Finnlines.

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Jubilee Highland Hills to Host Student-Led Leadership Event

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 gennaio 2018

san antonioSan Antonio (Usa) Jubilee Highland Hills is planning a student-led leadership event at 8:15 a.m. on Friday, January 26, 2018 at the school located at 1515 Goliad Road in San Antonio.The event is part of National School Choice Week 2018 – the nation’s largest-ever celebration of educational opportunities that will take place January 21 to 27, 2018. More than 32,000 events are planned nationwide.The goal of the event is to celebrate great education choices in Texas and raise awareness among parents about school choice.“Schools are becoming as unique as the individuality of each student. This week is our opportunity to celebrate and bring about this awareness,” said Trina Cardenas, principal of Jubilee Highland Hills.Jubilee Highland Hills is a charter school serving students from preschool through grade 8. Learn more about the school by visiting Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. Through more than 32,000 independently planned events across the country, National School Choice Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices available to children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.

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uStudio Adds Three Top Technology Executives to Leadership Team

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 gennaio 2018

Leadership TeamuStudio, Inc., the industry’s leading enterprise media platform, today announced the appointment of three top technology executives to its leadership team. Bryan Jones joins the company as chief operating officer, Matt Dussling as vice president of sales, and Michael Nels as vice president of engineering.“Pervasive use of media in the enterprise is inevitable; it’s becoming an essential ingredient to business agility and managing customer experiences,” said uStudio CEO Jen Grogono. “We couldn’t be happier to have these talented executives join our team to address this growing opportunity. Their leadership will play an important role in helping customers displace first-generation video publishing players with modern hub-and-spoke media workflows that integrate audio, video, AR and VR into strategic business conversations.” Serial entrepreneur and digital media pioneer Bryan Jones has been appointed to the COO position. In this role, Bryan will work with product and sales to further expand uStudio’s application suite and its adoption by Fortune 500 enterprises. Bryan is a widely-regarded technology executive having founded or co-founded companies including Collider Media (now part of Videology) and b.well Connected Health. He also served as the SVP of Product & Solutions at Videology Group, the leading software provider for converged TV and video advertising.Matt Dussling joins uStudio as the vice president of sales, where he will accelerate the adoption of the uStudio platform across industries, as well as expand relationships with the company’s industry-leading enterprise accounts. An accomplished sales executive, Matt brings more than twenty years of enterprise software sales experience at technology companies including Spredfast, Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) and Trilogy. Most recently, Matt served as a Vice President of Sales for Andreessen Horowitz-backed Capriza.Michael Nels joins uStudio as the vice president of engineering. He brings more than 19 years of software industry experience in R&D, Product, Engineering and Operations roles. Michael will work closely with CTO Josh Marshall to oversee the ongoing development of the company’s patented media platform and its suite of business applications. Most recently, Michael served as VP Engineering at on-demand delivery service Favor. Prior to Favor, Michael led the creation of IT management products and internal systems as VP Software Development at SolarWinds, a global leader in IT service management software. (photo: Leadership Team)

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Equinix espande la propria leadership di mercato in Australia grazie all’acquisizione di Metronode

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 21 dicembre 2017

melbourneMelbourne. Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), azienda del settore delle interconnessioni globali e dei data center, annuncia di avere stipulato un accordo per acquisire dal fondo previdenziale canadese Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan l’intera partecipazione in Metronode, una società australiana di data center, per 1.035 miliardi di dollari australiani (pari a circa 670 milioni di euro) in contanti.
Metronode è uno dei principali fornitori di strutture di data center in tutta l’Australia, che ospita infrastrutture di comunicazione e internet mission-critical per alcune delle maggiori società e agenzie governative in Australia. L’accordo di acquisizione è stato firmato il 15 dicembre 2017.L’acquisizione di Metronode rafforzerà ulteriormente la posizione di leadership di Equinix in Asia-Pacifico e contribuirà alla sua continua espansione a livello globale. Come risultato della transazione, Equinix espanderà il proprio ecosistema aggiungendo 10 data center, rafforzando la propria posizione a Sydney e Melbourne, e portando la presenza della piattaforma globale Equinix in altre quattro nuove aree metropolitane (Perth, Canberra, Adelaide e Brisbane). Questo consentirà all’azienda di portare a 15 il numero di data center International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) in Australia, consentendo ai clienti di implementare infrastrutture, applicazioni e servizi più vicini al confine.

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La sinistra ha trovato il suo leader?

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 novembre 2017

aula senatoI partiti che si richiamano alla sinistra in Italia sono una galassia formata da tanti pianeti e satelliti ma senza una stella che irradi luce e calore. Quante candidature sono state avanzate e quante altre rinviate al mittente? Tante, troppe. E’ tempo di capire che parlare di sinistra oggi sa di obsoleto. Gli elettori oggi in massima parte non riescono a riconoscersi in quest’area. Ciò non vuol dire che l’ideologia che ad essi si richiama sia tramontata. Tutt’altro. E’ che ha cambiato nome e raccoglie idealmente miliardi di esseri umani sul fronte della lotta per una società egualitaria, per un diritto sia per la vita sia per vivere. Non si può più tollerare che ogni anno milioni di bambini muoiono di fame o per mancanza di assistenza sanitaria per ragioni economiche, non si può più tollerare che le ricadute xenofobe abbiano diritto di cittadinanza, non si può più tollerare che la corsa indiscriminata agli armamenti distragga risorse per l’umanità e generi guerre e distruzioni immani. Qui il confronto diventa epocale tra chi è e chi ha e non si può più pensare che una qualche decina di milioni di persone finisca con il condizionare ed umiliare miliardi di propri simili per il colore della pelle, per il luogo dove sono nati, per la modestia del loro lavoro, per l’appartenenza religiosa in luogo di un’altra e per i propri natali. Se la sinistra in Italia riesce a capire tutto questo e a rendersi conto che, rispetto alle altre ideologie, ha tutte le carte in regola per chiamarsi paladina degli emarginati, allora la sua guida non può che rispecchiare chi nella vita ha lottato, dimostrandolo giorno dopo giorno, per tracciare la strada maestra di una battaglia essenzialmente culturale perché non si può essere servi e un Giuda dai trenta denari del padrone di turno per sentirsi realizzato. (Riccardo Alfonso direttore centri studi politici ed economici della Fidest)

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CEC leadership visits Estonia

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 27 agosto 2017

Brussels. A delegation from the Conference of European Churches visited Estonia on 17-20 August 2017 as the country assumed the presidency of the EU. Together with the Commision of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community (COMECE) they met with the Estonian Prime Minister,?Mr. Jüri Ratas, the Interior Minister Mr. Andrus Anvelt and national church leaders.? As a result of the meeting CEC, COMECE, the Estonian Council of Churches in cooperation with Estonia’s Interior Ministry will organise a consultation on religious fundamentalism 16-17 November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia. The CEC and COMECE delegation brought to the attention of the Prime Minister the current challenges of solidarity between East, West, North and South in Europe and the churches’ role and contribution in that debate.? Internal and external migration was also a theme that was discussed. In particular and often neglected, the church leaders highlighted that the implications of migration from one EU Member State to another requires more political attention.?? Changes in the cultural and religious landscape were brought up in the context of a broader and deeper understanding of religions, as provided by general and academic education, is required. Religion should not only be considered as part of the problem but a key element of the solution to the struggles society faces?Conference of European Churches
The CEC delegation continued its visit by learning more about the ecumenical landscape of Estonia. They met with?the heads of the two CEC Member Churches,?Archbishop Urmas Viilma of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and Metropolitan Stefanus of the Orthodox Church, as well as the leadership of the Estonian Council of Churches, President Archbishop emeritus Andres Põder, vice presidents Bishop Philippe Jourdan and Dr. Meego Remmel,?? The CEC delegation was invited by the Orthodox Church to the parish of Obinitsa in Estonian Setomaa for the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ in the Julian Calendar on 19 August. With hundreds of pilgrims of all ages from Estonia and beyond, they saw an impressively vivid dimension of Orthodox popular tradition and contemporary missionary potential?

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