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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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An executive candidate’s cultural fit can determine success or failure

Culture fit is a major factor when determining success or failure for new hires at every level, particularly at the executive level. Someone who is a good fit to a company’s culture is typically given a longer runway to prove his or her capabilities when joining a new company. A person who does not align with a corporate culture, regardless of skills and capabilities, will not get the same latitude.

What you can do to protect your company against FX volatility

Business leaders need to understand their exposure to foreign exchange (FX) volatility and the risk it presents to their companies, says Gareth Sylvester, senior vice president and foreign exchange advisor at Bridge Bank.

How to choose the right CFO for your company

The ability to nurture and build relationships is critical for today’s CFOs, says Larry Ormsby, a partner at ON Partners. In businesses that are characterized by rapid growth, Ormsby says, the seemingly perpetual onboarding of new employees and either Wall Street or Private Equity financing means relationships need to be established quickly so trust and cohesiveness can be formed.

Be clear about your company’s needs before pursuing a new line of credit

One of the keys to securing an appropriate line of credit for your business is being clear with your bank about the problem you’re trying to solve, says Kelly Cook, senior vice president, Technology Banking Group at Bridge Bank.

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.