In a brand new video podcast series, Bert E. Miller connects with leaders across categories to discuss their proudest achievements, greatest challenges, and where they focus their energy each day. Tune in for countless valuable lessons that can be applied to today’s World of Work.
With over 34 years of leadership experience in the talent access arena, Bert currently serves as CEO of Protis Global and ace Talent Curators, Co-Founder of BCC Media, and President and CEO of MRINetwork, a network-centric recruitment organization that offers consulting, training, contract staffing, and community building to over 325 search firms worldwide.
Bert’s expertise in search and recruitment dates back to 1995, when he co-founded Protis Global, an MRINetwork member and award-winning search and recruitment firm specializing in F&B, CPG, cannabis, and hospitality industries. Protis Global has built some of the most iconic brands in the CPG space — including Red Bull North America, Diageo, and Hostess.
Building a Flexible Future | Sasha Yablonovsky, Career Builder
The team at CareerBuilder is looking back to look forward. As one of the world's leading job portals, CareerBuilder has access to data from across the global economy that they use to identify major trends in the World of Work. In this episode, President...
Getting Creative in Times of Crisis | Pete Carr, Bacardi North America
“Can I use swear words?” Bacardi North America Regional President Pete Carr quips when asked how Bacardi, a 158-year-old family business, survived the impacts of 2020. Pete identifies the very moment on March 12 that he knew things were undergoing irreversible change, how the entire company rallied around an “all in” founder’s mindset, and the importance of constant communication from that point onwards. He shares the many ways the Bacardi business was set up for success, from the global footprint which afforded the North American division foresight as they watched what took place in China and across Europe, to the the long-term runway he’s afforded as a leader within a family-run business that maintains a generational mindset. Learn how Bacardi got creative with recipe development, cocktail delivery kits, and the fastest ever product launch: hand sanitizer for first responders, and take note on how Bacardi underwent rapid digital adoption to guarantee no dead ends when 70% of consumer purchases shifted online.
Modernizing a Legacy | Peter Mondavi Jr. & Judd Wallenbrock, C. Mondavi & Family and Charles Krug Wineries
In the first ever episode of Beyond the Bottom Line, Bert speaks with Peter Mondavi Jr. and Judd Wallenbrock about how they’ve successfully transitioned a legacy family business into the modern world. Peter Mondavi Jr., grandson of Robert Mondavi, kicks things off by sharing the family history that underpins one of the biggest names in New World wine. He explains how his grandfather’s winemaking pursuits took off during prohibition — when it was somewhat accepted for individuals to make up to four barrels of wine for personal consumption — and how the Charles Krug brand aligns well with the Mondavi history. He and Judd describe the passion required to work in the wine industry, the rapid shift to a digital focus they navigated earlier this year, and how their safety precautions have increased in light of both COVID-19 and the California wildfires. Learn how an 8,000 year old industry has thrived across generations, and why Peter and Judd predict data analytics will become the most critical skill in their space.
Catching Curveballs | Andy Callahan, Hostess Brands
In this engaging and honest conversation, Andy Callahan, President & CEO of Hostess Brands explains what his team had planned for 2020 and how they pivoted in the face of a crisis. The U.S. Naval Academy graduate shares what his military background taught him about preparing better than anyone else for something you never want to face, and how he was able to apply this as the leader of a century-old brand. Andy explains that Hostess established a COVID-19 task force designed to cement the organization’s core values during a time of disruption. He outlines the many initiatives undergone to maintain a strong sense of safety, agility, and service as the foundation of the company’s culture — beginning with an altered bonus structure as soon as performance-based compensation no longer made sense. Join Bert and Andy as they discuss the brand new Hostess Innovation Lab, what innovation means to the 100-year-old company, and what’s in store for the century to come.