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Moving to the 'The Heart of the Industry': Q&A with Wyndham Destinations' CEO Michael Brown

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a company has been run as a conglomerate for decades, breaking up can be hard to do. If management fails to dedicate the appropriate pre-spinoff resources or to develop the right story for the Street, a divestiture can make markets nervous and damage both brands. So when the board of Wyndham Worldwide decided in 2017 to split into two separately publicly traded companies, they were fortunate to find an ace like Michael Brown to lead its timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Brown was battle-tested, having just helped Hilton complete the successful spinoff of its own vacation ownership company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 3, 2018 9:18:28 AM

As any CEO in the science, technology, engineering or manufacturing space already knows, the STEM shortage is real. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, leaving companies struggling to fill skilled jobs with a limited pool of talent. According to Chief Executive’s most recent CEO Confidence Survey, the availability of a skilled workforce ranks No. 2 among CEOs’ greatest concerns, the No. 1 fear being another recession.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

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