Perspectives

Thought Leadership

In the following sections we commit to share our views, articles and whitepapers on the latest Talent trends and Thought Leadership. As experts in the Consumer space we also welcome any innovative and disruptive thoughts on the industry and would happily engage with you in constructive discussions.

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Articles

  • ECHO. Fall 2018 Pi Executive Newsletter

    ECHO. is a quarterly journal designed for the modern c-suite executive. In an age where we are inundated by news, information and data, ECHO. captures the most relevant trends, insights and market updates, cutting through the noise to deliver a snap shot of all you need to know before your next board meeting. Click the […]

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  • Curt Woods – Beverage Industry Trends and Adaptation to a Changing Landscape

    1. E-commerce has clearly disrupted the way that consumers shop… How has this changed interaction with retail customers and where do you see these trends headed? I think it’s important to define E-Commerce first to clearly understand the new digital dynamic of shopping and purchasing. E-Commerce is just the transaction that takes place when a […]

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  • The Power of Emotional Intelligence in Recruitment – by Chloë Sonnois

    I. What and Why? Artificial Intelligence has been a white hot topic in the Consumer Goods industry lately. Of equal importance, but far less discussed, the idea of emotional intelligence. According to Psychology Today, emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. This is a critical […]

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  • PI Executive (part of The Pi Group) in the Top 50 Search Firms in America

    Hunt Scanlon recently presented its annual roundup of the largest, fastest-growing executive search firms in the Americas. The top 50 firms in this dynamic marketplace – ranged from the largest recruiting and talent leadership solutions firms to the leading boutique specialists. Hunt Scanlon’s reporters and analysts studied each search firm in-depth and highlighted recruiters in […]

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Case Studies

  • HR Structure Project

    Situation: A siloed, non-integrated, non-aligned group of HR people. This conflicted with, and was an impediment to, the business strategy of a globally consistent and integrated provider of services to key clients. Action: Worked with business leaders and HR in a structured, inclusive, transparent manner and based on organizational needs. Agreed performance measures for HR […]

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  • Talent Strategy Business case #2

    Situation: A fast-growing business created a new Global HR role with the remit to determine the most effective HR strategy to enable the business to meet its strategic goals over the next few years and to deliver it. Action: Following an initial broad based information-gathering phase with line leaders across the business and referencing key […]

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  • Talent Strategy Business case #1

    Situation: With the appointment of a new CEO, the underperforming business needed a fundamental strategy review and culture change to move from a production to a consulting business. Action: Led the cultural re-alignment needed to achieve business results through: the introduction of a performance-based culture across the organization with accountability of outcomes at the corporate, […]

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Pi Q&A

  • Douglas Siegel – The Role of Operations in the Consumer Space

    1) Tell us about your journey to Executive leadership. I began my career having the fortunate position to participate in a rotational training program designed to provide learnings in all facets of business operations.  In concert with business training, I spent considerable time developing my self-esteem, attitude, risk, balance, and purpose.  Becoming a highly competent […]

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  • Curt Woods – Beverage Industry Trends and Adaptation to a Changing Landscape

    1. E-commerce has clearly disrupted the way that consumers shop… How has this changed interaction with retail customers and where do you see these trends headed? I think it’s important to define E-Commerce first to clearly understand the new digital dynamic of shopping and purchasing. E-Commerce is just the transaction that takes place when a […]

    Read more…
  • Food and Beverage Global or Local Trends?

    Born and raised in Italy, almost 20 years in NYC, an Italian and American citizen, you are familiar with both sides of the pond: what’s your take on the new specialty food and beverage trends, locally and globally? Well, it’s a well-known fact: many “traditional” food and beverage companies are struggling against elusive growth, while […]

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  • Private Equity: An Inside CEO Perspective

    Much has been written about private equity over the years from executive recruiters to consultants. Many have pontificated on what makes private equity acquisitions successful and what dynamics of private equity create value. Many have discussed the elements of the private equity model, the role of the CEO, and the pro’s and con’s of private […]

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Pi in the News

  • ECHO. Fall 2018 Pi Executive Newsletter

    ECHO. is a quarterly journal designed for the modern c-suite executive. In an age where we are inundated by news, information and data, ECHO. captures the most relevant trends, insights and market updates, cutting through the noise to deliver a snap shot of all you need to know before your next board meeting. Click the […]

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  • Pi Executive Recruits EVP of Operations for Ajinomoto Foods North America

    Talent Advisory Firm Pi Executive has recruited Brett Buatti as the EVP of Operations for AJINOMOTO FOODS NORTH AMERICA, INC, a subsidiary of Japan based Ajinomoto Group, and a leading provider of frozen foods and cultural cuisine. The search was conducted by Partner and Board Member Pierre Trippitelli. Brett brings over 20 years of experience developing world […]

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  • PI Executive (part of The Pi Group) in the Top 50 Search Firms in America

    Hunt Scanlon recently presented its annual roundup of the largest, fastest-growing executive search firms in the Americas. The top 50 firms in this dynamic marketplace – ranged from the largest recruiting and talent leadership solutions firms to the leading boutique specialists. Hunt Scanlon’s reporters and analysts studied each search firm in-depth and highlighted recruiters in […]

    Read more…
  • The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in Corporate America

    Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the latest buzzwords in corporate America. The advent and popularization of social platforms have allowed consumers to become more socially and environmentally aware. How companies and their brands respond to this new reality is increasingly important to consumers and is rapidly becoming a differentiator in the market. We live […]

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  • The Rise of Corporate Social Responsibility in Corporate America

    Corporate Social Responsibility is one of the latest buzzwords in corporate America. The advent and popularization of social platforms have allowed consumers to become more socially and environmentally aware. How companies and their brands respond to this new reality is increasingly important to consumers and is rapidly becoming a differentiator in the market. We live […]

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  • Exclusive Forum – Thoughts for Leaders

    We are excited to hold our quarterly Pi Executive Thoughts for Leaders forum on Thursday 13 July 2017 in our New York offices – One Grand Central Place, 60 East 42nd Street (Suite 1255) New York, NY. The summer session focuses on “Acquisition & Retention of Talent in 2017″. The session will involve presentations, moderation of […]

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  • Private Equity: An Inside CEO Perspective

    Much has been written about private equity over the years from executive recruiters to consultants. Many have pontificated on what makes private equity acquisitions successful and what dynamics of private equity create value. Many have discussed the elements of the private equity model, the role of the CEO, and the pro’s and con’s of private […]

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  • Leading a Private Equity Portfolio Company

    What are the key competencies to work for a Private Equity portfolio company? After working as a portfolio company CEO for three PE firms and through two successful exits, I would like to share my experience working in a PE environment. Private Equity firms primarily focus on financial return, as it impacts not only the […]

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