Fit and Family-Owned Business

When I’m helping family-owned businesses find new executive leadership, I often hear the following: “We want to find someone who is the right fit.” This word–“fit”– is difficult to define, yet is always key to a successful hire. When assessing candidates for fit, it’s helpful to use the following questions as guiding principles.

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Timothy C. Luce Joins DAS Companies, Inc. as Head of Information Technology

DAS Companies, Inc. is a high growth, profitable, and privately held $350 million marketing and global supply chain portfolio company. The company has strategic goals of becoming a $1 billion organization and is in the process of implementing 21st Century leading edge technologies and streamlining supply chain cycle time. DAS designs, imports and distributes automotive […]

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Susan Oliver Joins Battalia Winston as Partner in the Life Sciences Practice

Battalia Winston International announced today that Susan Oliver has joined the firm as Partner in its Life Sciences Practice. Susan has more than 20 years of experience conducting executive and board level searches for companies in the biotech, medical device, and pharmaceutical industries. Drawing from her deep understanding of critical issues in the life sciences sector, […]

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Fred Lamster Featured on HR.com

Fred Lamster recently contributed an article entitled, “Human Resources: Still at a Crossroads” to HR.com. Stop talking about earning a seat and start proving that you’ve already earned it I was on the phone with an HR colleague one morning talking about the “state of the function” and bemoaning the current crop of Human Resources […]

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Mix and a-Mingle: Executive Search Firm Battalia Winston’s Annual Survey Finds Corporate Holiday Parties Are on the Rise

Companies are getting into the festive spirit this year as the trend of having corporate holiday parties continues to grow, according to the 28th annual survey of corporate America’s firms conducted by leading global executive search firm Battalia Winston. This year, 89 percent of the companies polled will have holiday parties – a continual uptick […]

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Family-Owned Businesses and Long Term Incentive Programs (LTIPs)

by Bruce H. Walton, Partner at Battalia Winston When a family-owned business needs to recruit a non-family CEO or COO, a well-structured Long Term Incentive Program (LTIP) is essential in attracting an outstanding candidate. However, LTIPs can make some family business owners uncomfortable. Few families want to give up true ownership, even when they realize […]

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Fred Lamster featured in Chief Executive Magazine

Fred Lamster recently contributed an article entitle, “Why CHROs Should Get a Seat at the Board Table” to Chief Executive Magazine. Why do HR leaders boast about “earning a seat at the board table” when any other function head on the leadership team—CFO, COO, CMO, CIO, CDO—just comes in and sits down? CHROs and emerging […]

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Battalia Winston Places CIO for The Andersons, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that Anthony Lombardi joined The Andersons, Inc. on September 6, 2016 as Chief Information Officer. Terry Gallagher completed the search. The successful candidate was identified in 14 days, and the search was completed in 96 days. The Andersons is a $4.5 billion diversified company rooted in agriculture conducting business across North America in the grain, […]

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Battalia Winston Wins SmartCEO’s Corporate Culture Award

We’re thrilled to announce that Battalia Winston is one of just 50 companies in the greater New York area that has won the SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award for 2016. The award celebrates organizations that have successfully championed positive, productive, and performance-driven cultures. As a firm that was founded more than 50 years ago, our culture […]

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Fred Lamster featured in Total Retail Magazine

Fred Lamster recently contributed an article entitle, “The Changing Role of the Merchant” to Total Retail. Merchants were once the only critical players in the retail industry. Their ability to drive the business by understanding the customer and predicting customer behavior made them invaluable to their organizations. However, now that “omnichannel” retailing is the new […]

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