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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

  • 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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  • Peter McDonough Joins Pi Board of Directors

    May 22, 2017 (Darien, CT) – The Pi Group, a fast-growing consumer goods talent advisory group comprising Perpetual Insights, Pi Executive, and Perpetual Ambition, announced that Peter McDonough will join its board of directors. McDonough brings The Pi Group, located in both Darien, CT and New York, NY, fresh insights in transforming business performance from […]

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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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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

  • 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 […]

    Read more…
  • 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 […]

    Read more…
  • 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 […]

    Read more…
  • Challenges in the Retail Industry

    With the challenges facing the brick and mortar retailing marketplace today, what do you feel are key opportunities? – I believe what’s happening is a rethink and overdue correction of this distribution channel. The closures both of stores and malls also result in reductions of distribution points to end consumers. Ecommerce, without a doubt, is […]

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Pi in the News

  • PI EXECUTIVE RECRUITS SVP OF SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS FOR EMMI ROTH

    Talent Advisory Firm Pi Executive has recruited Ty Brannen as the SVP of Supply Chain & Operations for EMMI ROTH USA, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based Emmi Group and a leading provider of specialty cheeses. The search was conducted by Partner and Board Member Pierre Trippitelli and Director Scott Barrett. Ty brings over 20 years of experience developing […]

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  • The Pi Group Announces the Promotion of Shannon Silsby to Partner

    The Pi Group, the premier Consumer Goods Talent Advisory Group is pleased to announce Shannon Silsby has been named its newest partner. Shannon joined The Pi Group (joining the Perpetual Insights business) in 2014 as a Director. In her new role, she will focus on strengthening and advancing The Pi Group’s competitive position and accelerating the company’s […]

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  • The Pi Group Welcomes William Corcoran to be its CFO and COO

    The Pi Group, the premiere Professional Recruitment and Talent Advisory Firm focused exclusively on the consumer goods industry is excited to announce the addition of William Corcoran as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Corcoran will oversee the company’s financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax and treasury functions as well as all operational competencies. […]

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  • 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 […]

    Read more…
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    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 […]

    Read more…
  • 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 […]

    Read more…
  • Challenges in the Retail Industry

    With the challenges facing the brick and mortar retailing marketplace today, what do you feel are key opportunities? – I believe what’s happening is a rethink and overdue correction of this distribution channel. The closures both of stores and malls also result in reductions of distribution points to end consumers. Ecommerce, without a doubt, is […]

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