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Northern California 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year®

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® reaches across the country to encompass nearly 10,000 distinguished American alumni celebrated in 25 U.S. regional programs.

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Polycom Inc.Jeff Rodman and his team help bring people closer

The idea of gathering in a conference room and connecting with another party halfway around the world is commonplace today. Polycom helped make it happen. Learn how Jeff Rodman helped lead a team that changed the way business gets done.

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Brown and CaldwellCraig Goehring has helped Brown and Caldwell find success in the virtual realm

Craig Goehring is a professional engineer and a student of leadership. Both skills have been put to the test in recent years as he has steadily changed the organizational structure of Brown and Caldwell.

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Plant Construction Co. LPChris Rivielle has taken a different approach to employee development at Plant...

Rivielle liked a lot of what he saw when he became CEO at Plant Construction, but felt there were still some areas to improve. He wanted to create a culture where employees would have a deeper understanding of how things work in the business.

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Attention to detail is critical for candidates exploring executive roles

The hiring market for executives is robust in select industries. There seems to be more opportunities than there are candidates to fill them, which has led many candidates to make rudimentary mistakes that eliminate them from consideration.

Why your search for an investor has to be about more than just money

With such great effort needed to get your product out the door, you want partners you’ll be comfortable working with for extended periods of time. When you face challenges, as most growing businesses do at some point, the relationship you have with your financial partner can go a long way toward determining your future.

How to structure competitive executive compensation packages

Finding great candidates to fill executive positions is inherently difficult. Though quality candidates can be found, companies tend to lose their top pick because they can’t meet a candidate’s compensation expectations. “Companies often enter into an executive search intending to construct a competitive compensation package for the right candidate,” says Tim Conti, managing partner at […]

Transparency is key to maintaining strong ties with your bank

Communication is the lifeblood of any strong relationship, including the one that develops between a business and its bank. One of the keys to maintaining that strength through the ups and the downs is the willingness of the business leader to remain transparent when the times turn tough, says Jeffrey M. Whalen, senior vice president […]

Executive searches require a strong plan and partner to succeed

An executive search generally takes 120 days from start to finish. There are, however, circumstances that could add another 60 to 90 days to the process. “Whether an executive search is anticipated, to fill an expected opening for instance, or is needed to replace an unexpected opening has a big impact on the process,” says […]