Gene Jacobs of Seyfarth Shaw Speaks at Client Networking Lunch

Gene Jacobs, Senior Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, presented to Shields Meneley clients and staff at this month’s Client Networking Lunch. Gene is one of the country’s leading executive compensation attorneys. Gene discussed a number of topics relative to current issues/trends in executive employment agreements and executive compensation. Gene is a partner in the firm’s Employee […]

Don Delves Discussion On “What You – as an Executive – Need to Know About Executive Compensation”

Don Delves is one of the most experienced and well known executive compensation consultants in the country. Don spoke at this month’s client networking lunch and covered current trends and hot issues in executive compensation, as well as new regulations on the horizon. He answered questions on compensation, including what affects compensation levels, different compensation vehicles […]

Patrick O’Brien Reveals the Secret to Creating Value in Private Equity at Client Networking Lunch

Patrick O’Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Paris Presents Inc., a global beauty company, joined us this week for our June Client Networking Lunch, sharing his story and successes with a keynote presentation entitled “Creating Value in Private Equity…How Paris Presents Became One of the Fastest Growing Beauty Companies”. Forged in the crucible of a 30 year […]

Why Don’t More Women Own Private Equity Firms?

by Gail R. Meneley, Co-Founder and Principal I am working with a number of exceptional women with successful careers in public and private companies, and are now focusing on private equity as their next stop.  They are targeting CEO roles in portfolio companies with revenues from $250M to $1B.  Each has held the title of […]

Lessons in Leadership: What Silicon Valley can Learn from the Moxie Awards CEO of the Year Nominees

Zero. That’s the number of technology companies that sought an IPO in the first quarter of 2016. It’s a staggering statistic, emblematic of the sea-change that is occurring in the American technology epicenter, Silicon Valley, where unicorns – companies valued at over $1 billion – were once seemingly a dime a dozen. The money is […]

Kevin Sheridan Teaches Leaders How to Build a Magnetic Culture at Client Networking Lunch

Kevin Sheridan, an internationally recognized keynote speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of employee engagement, took the floor at this month’s client networking lunch to share what he’s learned about how to attract and retain top talent. “As we look ahead into […]

Frederic Jung becomes Chief Financial Officer at Northwest Hardwoods

Congrats to SMP client, Frederic Jung, on his new role as Chief Financial Officer at Northwest Hardwoods! A leading North American hardwood lumber brand, Northwest Hardwoods is recognized by the furniture, cabinet and millwork industries for its high quality and custom grades. Frederic brings 29 years of finance expertise and global business experience in both […]

Wisdom from “Author Unknown”

by Gail R. Meneley, Co-Founder and Principal I work closely with executives going through transitions in their lives and careers, and often find myself  gently reminding people “who they are”. What I mean is that whatever situation triggered a transition, they are the same people they were the day before — with the same strengths […]

Don’t Panic! What Leaders Need to Know About the Facebook Bias Revelation

Mark Zuckerberg found himself in hot water last week when tech news publisher Gizmodo broke the story that Facebook staff “routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers.” Even if you’ve never used Facebook, it’s easily one of the most important stories about the Internet to be aware of. The controversy centers on the […]

Eric O’Toole Becomes General Manager of Sports, Fitness and Outdoor at Jet.com

Congrats to SMP client, Eric O’Toole, on his new role a General Manager Sports, Fitness and Outdoor at Jet.com! Jet is a privately held e-commerce company founded in 2014 and headquartered in Hoboken, New Jersey. Jet’s mission is to become the smartest way to shop and save on pretty much anything. Combining a revolutionary pricing engine, a world-class technology […]

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