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First-time CEOs: Can they succeed?

March 6, 2017 at 6:56 pm

Manisha Deva and Meher D.  “There are absolutely no free lunches as a first-time CEO,” says Alan Knitowski, CEO of Phunware. While they are equipped with optimism and determination to undertake the new challenge, first-time CEOs run the risk of naiveté and rookie mistakes. So what makes companies like General Motors and Harley Davidson choose Read More

How the “Internet of Things” is Changing Steel

October 25, 2016 at 3:05 pm

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) has the potential of bringing change to many industries. One such industry that stands out is metals and mining.

How should the Medical Device Industry handle large Acquisitions?

September 15, 2016 at 5:49 pm

By Carolyn Simon and Bob Hackley

Where is M-commerce headed? An India Perspective.

August 23, 2016 at 6:38 pm

By Manisha Deva, Partner and D. Meher, Associate

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Connected Car Convergence

July 7, 2016 at 5:28 pm

By Bill Trau and Bob Hackley

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June 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

By Umesh Ramakrishnan
Senior Partner, Office of the CEO

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How to Navigate Compensation Planning in Volatile Global Markets

March 31, 2016 at 9:44 am

By Martin Mendelsohn
Senior Partner

The Russian economy has faced increasing headwinds due to falling oil and commodities prices as well as heightened geopolitical instability. As a result, local Russian and global multinational companies are focused more acutely on exchange rate volatility and ensuring that employee retention policies remain consistent and impactful

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Digital Transformation of a Legacy Portfolio Company

November 3, 2015 at 3:59 pm

By Raj Kapoor,
Assisted by Bob Hackley, Sr. Information Analyst

At the heart of all private equity (PE) firms is the desire to transform a struggling company and encourage every possible efficiency out of it. One increasingly popular area of PE focus is the digital transformation of a legacy portfolio company. Digital transformation covers a multitude of new, digital technologies including robotics hardware and 3D printing equipment; connected machines, also known as the Internet of Things, such as smart cars or appliances; and analytical software and data solutions to streamline supply chains.

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The Benefits of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

November 3, 2015 at 3:53 pm

By Bill Trau,
Senior Partner
Assisted by Bob Hackley, Sr. Information Analyst

Over the last several years, there have been many changes and consolidation in the area of IT infrastructure. As companies move more and more to cloud computing, IT vendors are integrating computing, storing and networking software by employing new, virtualized network technologies. This is called converged infrastructure.

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The Perfect Match: What Private Equity Firms Look for in a CFO

July 27, 2015 at 4:35 pm

By Adam Kohn
Senior Partner
Assisted by Mindy Steiger, Associate

CFOs of private-equity-owned companies find that PE firms often tend to take a very hands-on approach to running the company. They are involved in everything from budgeting to compensation to planning. “It’s sort of like you’re getting married, in a sense. You have to get buy-in on many different levels.” says John Pennett, partner-in-charge of the life sciences and technology groups at EisnerAmper, in a 2014 article in

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