29 Oct October 29, 2021 – Jake Kent and Nashater Deu Solheim
Jake Kent – Chief Acquisition Lifeguard
The biggest problem we see with small businesses as they grow
is that they don’t invest enough in tech to match
industry best practices.
Jake Kent is founder and Chief Acquisition Lifeguard. Jake recognized that the joint challenges of ever-changing technologies and assimilation requirements were becoming a serious problem for acquisition- focused organizations. Back then, Jake ran an IT Services Management firm with a growing list of executive clients experiencing technology bombshells during and after acquisition. The breakneck pace of technology made it challenging to plan for continued growth. Jake’s clients worried that each future acquisition would be doomed to unpredictable expenses, security issues, and blown timelines. With a background in both business and technology, Jake knew that these CEOs needed to stop viewing
technology as a post-acquisition headache that could halt their growth plans and threaten their organization’s success. This reactive approach was
not only costing them time, money, and opportunity – it also meant they were missing the chance to leverage technology for increased competitive edge.
Dr. Nashater Deu Solheim – Former Forensic Psychologist, Harvard Trained Expert Negotiator, Executive Leader, and Author of The Leadership PIN Code: Unlocking the Key to Willing and Winning Relationships
There are 3 key things we can do to move the needle in building relationships: Advanced preparation, Body language and
Behavior, and Conversation.
Nashater Deu Solheim brings a new toolkit to leadership development that is backed by decades of integrated experience in the areas of business and psychology. As a former forensic psychologist with clinical research in the neuropsychology of criminal minds, she developed a deep interest in effective learning strategies for lasting success. Now, as an expert negotiator who studied at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Dr. Solheim has combined her experience as an executive leader in international private companies and government ministries to present The Leadership PIN Code, the definitive guide for helping business leaders secure influence and impactful results.