Colleen Brown, Newport Managing Director for the Pacific Northwest, will be participating in a leadership forum on Monday, February 24th at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. Along with two other top CEOs, Colleen will be sharing her path to success, her motivations along the way, unique challenges she faced as a female executive and her overall perspectives on leadership.
Doug Tatum, Newport Board Group Chairman, will be the keynote speaker at the Association for Corporate Growth’s Central Texas lunch in Austin this coming Wednesday, February 12th. He will be speaking on “The US Middle Market – The New Normal”. Doug will provide an update on the structural change in the US middle market and the implications of those changes to the Investment Banking, Accounting, Legal and Private Equity industries. Doug will be presenting research and data from the Institute for Exceptional Growth Companies (IEGC), a national research institute funded by the NASDAQ Foundation and the Edward Lowe Foundation, where he serves as the Advisory Board Chairman.
Helen Bulwik, partner in Newport’s Northern California practice, will be participating in a Family Business Forum addressing how to foster innovation on Thursday, January 30th in San Francisco. The forum will address how family businesses can create a culture of innovation to improve productivity, profitability and growth. Helen along with other panelists will share lessons learned from large family business such as Estee Lauder and Molson Coors. Additional topics which will be addressed are how founders can facilitate and get in the way of change, when to bring in outside advisors, how to motivate employees, ways to bridge family generations, and how fostering innovation in family businesses differs from non-family businesses.
Carolinas’ Partner Laura Bingham will facilitate a discussion, January 22, in Raleigh on Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In, a #1 national best seller. Sandberg, COO of Facebook, uses personal anecdotes and research findings to make her case that “our revolution has stalled,” offering advice on how women can achieve their full potential. A TEDTalk in 2010 sparked the debate around Sandberg’s call for women to ‘lean in’ and ‘get rid of’ internal barriers which can work against success. In Lean In she asserts that there is a “leadership ambition gap” among women in the workplace that must be closed for power structures to change.
Newport partner Peter Duff continues his program of speaking engagements and articles around the subject of exit strategies and how companies fund growth. In doing so, Peter relates Newport’s key "No Man's Land" framework to what he sees his clients and other emerging middle market companies going through. Peter’s latest article emphasizes how a successful funding event requires preparation over a number of months and even years.
Helen Bulwik, Northern California Newport Board Group partner was recently quoted in San Francisco Chronicle regarding her retail knowledge and understanding of the consumer.
Newport Board Group Houston partner Kim Denney, will be a feature speaker at the MAPI Presidents Council meeting in Boston on November 7, 2013.
In her talk, “M&A: Converging Rather than Colliding with Strategy”, Denney will address different aspects of strategy including the importance of leadership and culture in driving successful post-transaction integration.
Irene Helsinger, Dallas Newport Partner, will be participating in the 2013 PEGapalooza conference sponsored by the Commercial Finance Association in Dallas at the end of the month. This will be the 4th Annual PEGapalooza conference to showcase Private Equity and bring “deal makers together with deals”.
On October 9th, Doug Tatum spoke to over 175 CEOs about No Man’s Land. In conjunction with introducing Laura Bingham and Bob Aquilino as Newport Board Group’s first partners in the Research Triangle area, Tatum spoke on the concept of No Man’s Land and what happens when your company is too big to be small, but too small to be big. Co-Sponsors of the event included Cherry Bekaert, Goodwin Executive Search, Insperity, Robert Half, Stearns Financial Group, Wells Fargo and Wyrick Robbins Law.
Laura Bingham, Newport Board Group Carolinas Practice Partner, presented remarks on the subject of integrity at the annual Triangle Business Journal’s Women In Business Awards.
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