Katharine Halpin - President & CEO at The Halpin Companies, M&A Experts, CEO Coach
KPMG reports that 83% of M&A deals (mergers and acquisitions) fail to achieve the desired goals and objectives. Katharine Halpin’s mission is to fix that disappointing statistic by focusing on the lunch room, not just on the Board Room. Her clients build strong teams, companies, communities and economies by using more strategic and sustainable approaches, with results that not only meet expectations, but far exceed projected goals and in shorter time-frames. Katharine founded this company in 1995 to fill a void she saw everyday in her CPA career. The firm has amassed a suite of tools and methods to exponentially increase value by actually leveraging the transition. Many of their clients have realized growth in value of 200% – 300%. Katharine is also an Author, Speaker, and Management Consultant. Her book is called Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company.
Pratik Chougule just left his position as the Executive Editor of The American Conservative. Prior to that, he was the managing editor at The National Interest and he served as the Policy Coordinator on the 2016 presidential campaign of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Pratik has contributed to the Trilateral Commission, International Center on Nonviolent Conflict, and Baron Public Affairs. He has assisted senior officials with their memoirs, most recently former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad. From 2008-2009, he was a Bush appointee at the State Department in the Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. But, today we are going to talk about one of his new posts on “How Rich People Are Different.”
Dr. Christian Marcolli - Founder and Owner of Marcolli Executive Excellence and Author of Melting Point: How to Stay Cool and Sustain World-Class Business Performance
Dr. Christian Marcolli is founder of Marcolli Executive Excellence, a specialized management consulting firm that focuses on fostering personal leadership excellence and driving team and organizational health. Since 1997, he has worked with hundreds of clients each year, from Fortune 500 companies, to universities, non-profits, and other educational institutions. In 2001, he founded his company as a boutique-style consulting company based in Switzerland. They help their clients around the globe develop the foundation for sustainable high performance and long-term success. Additionally, he is a sought-after Sports Psychologist, helping tennis stars, Olympic Gold Medalists, World Champions and high level sports teams such as the FC Basel soccer team in the UEFA Champions League.