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Corporate Challenges for today’s CEO

VIDEO July 14, 2017

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Ray Dillon

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Deltic Timber Corporation

Ray Dillon was President and Chief Executive Officer for Deltic Timber Corporation from 2003-2016. Since his arrival, Mr. Dillon brought to the company a revitalized focus on efficiency and personal accountability within all levels of Deltic’s operations. The effects of this enhancement in core operating principles can be seen in the recent improvements in both the operating and financial results reported by the company. As President and CEO of Deltic Timber Corporation, Ray Dillon was involved with recruiting Sun Paper to Arkansas. In November of 2017, Mr.  Dillon was retained to represent Sun Paper as their U.S. Project Consultant. Mr. Dillon ... Read More

Mark Stidham

LuLaRoe Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

In 2017, LuLaRoe Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Stidham is poised at the helm of the nation’s fastest growing apparel brand, building a network of Independent Fashion Retailers who bring the style, comfort and simplicity of LuLaRoe to homes across America. Founded in 2013, the “Social Retail” startup is on track to reach the $2 Billion mark this year, through a sales strategy that has veered steeply from the omnichannel retail model, while winning the hearts of families who seek a simple business model to gain back our most closely cherished commodities: time and freedom. Stidham, along with his wife ... Read More

Wally Hawley

Co-Founder of InterWest Partners

Wally Hawley is a co-founder of InterWest Partners (1979), one of the larger venture capital partnerships in the United States, formed to make equity investments in diversified U.S. growth companies. His prior experience includes seven years as President of SHV North America Holding Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of a Netherlands corporation, and seven years with McKinsey and Co. His current affiliations include Chairman Emeritus of the Advisory Board to the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Young Life; Board Member of Stanford ... Read More

Bradley S. Bateman

Chief Executive Officer, Dome Technology

Bradley S. Bateman is the Chief Executive Officer for Dome Technology, an international industrial construction company that provides storage and handling systems for dry bulk materials. In this role, Bateman is responsible for all business and construction activities, both foreign and domestic. He has traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Bateman is a licensed civil engineer and previously worked as an engineering project manager. His experience in both construction and engineering is uncommon in the industry, lending him a unique perspective as CEO.  Bateman earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of ... Read More

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an Economist and Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focusing on the analysis of U.S. macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. ... Read More