Executive Perspectives: CEO of NexDefense

December 1, 2015
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf

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Mike talks about his keys to success and about his current company, NexDefense. In an environment where cyber security is a hot topic, Mike’s company is positioned to help resolve one of their biggest risk elements. Mike will share his insights about being an executive and growing NexDefense.

I selected Mike as my guest today because he has been a role model for me for many years. He consistently demonstrates a high degree of emotional intelligence combined with a level of analytical rigor that makes him unique in my experience in growing and turning companies around. 1. What is NexDefense and what needs does it fill/problems does it solve in the marketplace? 2. What attracted you to this company? 3. You have been CEO and/or President of multiple companies that you have led through major transformations – what would you want to share with our leaders about your most valuable lessons in this process? 4. What is the culture and how does that contribute to success?

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Maureen Metcalf

Maureen Metcalf

Ms. Metcalf, Founder, CEO and Board Chair of Metcalf and Associates is a highly sought-after expert in anticipating and leveraging future business trends to transform organizations. She has captured her thirty years of experience and success in an award-winning series of books which are used by public, private and academic organizations to align company-wide strategy, systems and culture with innovative leadership techniques. As a preeminent change agent, Ms. Metcalf has set strategic direction and then transformed her client organizations to deliver significant business results such as increased profitability, cycle time reduction, improved quality, and increased employee effectiveness. For years, she has been willing to share her hard-won insights - through conference speaking, industry publications, radio talk-shows, and video presentations. She is a regular contributor to Forbes.com

Metcalf and Associates has a 25 plus year track record of delivering value to high-performing clients ranging from local Ohio small businesses to Fortune 15 organizations to the US Armed Forces. Client industry mainstays include technology, engineering, manufacturing, financial and medical services. Metcalf and Associates also has an international presence having been on-the-ground helping companies in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Metcalf and Associates was recognized by Insights Success magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing and most reliable consulting companies in 2016.

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