Fit and Family-Owned Business

March 30, 2017 - Family 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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Fred Lamster Featured in Total Retail Magazine

March 23, 2017 - Retail

Fred Lamster, Partner in Battalia Winston’s Consumer and Retail practice, has contributed an article entitled, “Organization Planning in a Troubled Retail Sector: 6 Keys to Success,” to Total Retail, the go-to source for executives looking for analysis on the omnichannel retail industry. Co-written with Sharon Tunstall, former VP of Human Resources at Nike, the article […]

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

February 10, 2017 - General News

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

February 07, 2017 - General News

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

January 06, 2017 - General News

Fred Lamster recently contributed an article entitled, “Human Resources: Still at a Crossroads” to 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

December 01, 2016 - General News

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)

November 14, 2016 - Family Business

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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