You Won’t Move up the Corporate Ladder by Playing it Safe By Gary M. Stern

In “Minority Rules: Turn Your Ethnicity into a Competitive Edge,” Ken Roldan and I profiled 24 minorities who were CEO, CFO, senior vice presidents and top executives. These corporate executives had advanced at leading companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Hitachi, and …


Battalia Winston Taps Director For McGraw-Hill

Executive search firm Battalia Winston International has placed Josette Jean-Francois as senior director of leadership development for McGraw-Hill Companies. Most recently, Ms. Jean-Francois was the Vice president of leadership and management development for Brown Brothers Harriman. Rick Linde, partner of Battalia Winston International …


Current News — May 15, 2007 Battalia Winston Creates Diversity Practice

Executive search firm Battalia Winston International has added a diversity practice to support the firm’s commitment to offering the most qualified and balanced slate of candidates in every search it conducts. The new group, which is based in New York, will be headed by Kenneth Arroyo Roldan, a partner, …


Hanging by a Thread By Jennifer Popovec 1 May 2007

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In early April, Gap Inc. released what, for it, qualified as the best news in a long time. The chain’s same-store sales were up 2 percent during the first quarter 2007 — compared with a 12 percent decrease for the same period last …