Executive Perspectives: CEO of NexDefense
December 1, 2015
Hosted by Maureen Metcalf
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 is the Founder and CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute, a renowned executive advisor focused on making the world better through leadership! She helps clients strengthen their leadership talent pool so that leadership itself becomes one of your strategic advantages to co-create a thriving future.
Maureen brings 30 years of business experience to provide high-impact, practical solutions that support her clients' leadership development and organizational transformations. She is recognized as an innovative, principled thought leader who combines intellectual rigor and discipline with an ability to translate theory into practice in all her work. Her operational focus is coupled with a strategic ability to analyze, develop and implement successful strategies for profitability, growth and sustainability.
Maureen is the author of an international award-winning book series on Innovative leadership, including the Innovative Leaders Guide to Transforming Organizations, winner of a 2014 International Book Award and a regular contributor to Forbes.
As a board member/chair, Maureen has led multiple organizations through difficult transitions and is open to for-profit board opportunities. Before founding the Innovative Leadership Institute, she led consulting engagements for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture across a broad range of industries, contributing to successful organizational transformation.