Pi Q&A


Douglas Siegel – The Role of Operations in the Consumer Space

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 […]

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Food and Beverage Global or Local Trends?

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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Leading a Private Equity Portfolio Company

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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