21 episodes

In this podcast series, Bert E. Miller connects with leaders across categories to discuss their proudest achievements, their 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 25 years of leadership experience in the talent access arena, Bert currently serves as CEO of Protis Global and ace Talent Curators, and was former President & 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 award-winning search and recruitment firm specializing in the CPG sector focusing on Food, Food Tech, Beverage, Cannabis, Pet, and automation verticals. Protis Global has built some of the most iconic brands in the space — including Red Bull North America, Diageo, and Hostess.

Beyond the Bottom Line with Bert Miller Bert Miller

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In this podcast series, Bert E. Miller connects with leaders across categories to discuss their proudest achievements, their 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 25 years of leadership experience in the talent access arena, Bert currently serves as CEO of Protis Global and ace Talent Curators, and was former President & 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 award-winning search and recruitment firm specializing in the CPG sector focusing on Food, Food Tech, Beverage, Cannabis, Pet, and automation verticals. Protis Global has built some of the most iconic brands in the space — including Red Bull North America, Diageo, and Hostess.

    Sustainable Elegance: Building an Eco-Conscious Culture | Raul Leal, SH Hotels & Resorts

    Sustainable Elegance: Building an Eco-Conscious Culture | Raul Leal, SH Hotels & Resorts

    In this inspiring episode, join host Bert Miller as he welcomes back Raul Leal, the visionary CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts. Dive into the world of sustainability and experiential luxury in hospitality as Raul Leal discusses how they've created sustainability as a culture, not just a checkbox. 
    Bert and Raul discuss sustainability and experiential luxury in the hospitality industry and how guests are now looking for unique and intimate experiences. 
    Explore the brands’ ambitious global expansion plans, including their sustainability-driven growth with   1 Hotels, Treehouse, and the ultra-luxury Baccarat brand. Raul emphasizes the importance of manpower planning and establishing a strong local presence to honor the unique cultures of the regions they enter. 
    Bert and Raul also discuss how SH Hotels & Resorts preserves the brand culture during rapid growth, and how his hands-on approach and commitment to sustainability ensures that the brand's mission and culture are not just words on paper but a way of life. 
    Technology investments in marketing, like AI and data-driven personalization, are being implemented to continue to delight guests and redefine luxury in a changing world. 
    Throughout this discussion, SH Hotels & Resorts' mission for sustainability and dedication to doing good for teammates, communities, and partners is clear. 
    This episode is a must watch! 
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    • 27 min
    Solving the World's Thirst: The World's Path to Sustainable Water Sourcing

    Solving the World's Thirst: The World's Path to Sustainable Water Sourcing

    In this episode, host Bert Miller sits down with the visionary CEO of AirWater Ventures, Alex Guy, to discuss the ground-breaking technology that is disrupting the way we source water. 
    “The vision is to transform the way we think about water sourcing, making it accessible and eco-friendly, without straining existing resources," Alex states in his conversation with Bert.  
    The company developed a technology capable of producing 1,000 liters of clean drinking water daily. Initially aimed at aiding frontline military personnel and humanitarian relief efforts, the company soon transitioned to cater to the escalating concerns around single-use plastics in consumer products. 
     Throughout their discussion, the Air Water Company’s North Star and mission is clear: To become the most sustainable water company in the world. 
    Their impact spans far beyond just providing water. Their sustainable approach encompasses a circular system, utilizing reusable glass bottles and offering a total water solution to various sectors. Success stories in the UAE, particularly in hotels seeking to reduce plastic waste, stand as testaments to their transformative potential. 
    Don't miss the full discussion on how the Air Water Company is addressing global water scarcity and environmental challenges. With its innovative technology and unwavering commitment to sustainability, it's poised not just to disrupt the water-sourcing industry but to create a positive impact on a global scale. 
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    • 28 min
    Growing a Legacy Brand and Retaining Top Talent | Craig Huse, Huse Culinary

    Growing a Legacy Brand and Retaining Top Talent | Craig Huse, Huse Culinary

    In this episode, Bert Miller is joined by Craig Huse, CEO of Huse Culinary Group, in a captivating conversation on how he grew a legacy brand in the hospitality industry. 
    Discover how Huse Culinary grew from one restaurant, the 121-year old St. Elmo Steakhouse, to generating $70 million in revenue. Beyond the restaurants, Craig oversees the St. Elmo Foods Group, which produces beloved products like St. Elmo shrimp cocktail sauce and seasonings. He's also launched RTD St. Elmo Cola and has ambitious plans for a distillery on the horizon. Their forthcoming distillery marks a strategic move to diversify revenue streams. 
    This steady, strategic approach to brand expansion is the foundation of their success. 
    But what truly sets Huse Culinary apart isn't just their diverse portfolio; it's their unwavering commitment to teamwork and fostering positive energy within their establishments. Creating a supportive and positive work environment, coupled with robust training and benefits, has been instrumental in retaining top-tier talent within the hospitality industry.  
    Craig also highlights the pivotal role guests play in creating a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere in their restaurants. For instance, St. Elmo hosts the unforgettable annual St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest, featuring competitive eater Joey Chestnut. 
    The company's owner-operated model and unwavering commitment to stability and continuity have been key pillars of their enduring success. The Huse Culinary Group is a testament to the power of steady growth, diversified portfolios, and a relentless focus on team excellence. 
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    #Podcast #Leadership #Growth #Culture #1933lounge #stelmo

    • 38 min
    Fostering Psychological Safety for Innovation | Stacie Ruen, GM

    Fostering Psychological Safety for Innovation | Stacie Ruen, GM

    Join Bert Miller in this episode of Beyond the Bottom Line as he engages in an insightful conversation with Stacie Ruen, Global People Development & New Hire Experience expert at General Motors. Discover how Stacie's approach and dedication to fostering a culture of innovation are reshaping the corporate landscape. She highlights the importance of holistic onboarding, emphasizing the alignment of team members with core company values, both at work and in their daily lives. 
    Through consistent communication and messaging, driven by over 3,000 culture ambassadors within GM, advocates ensure that every team member feels connected to the larger organizational vision. 
    Stacie and Bert delve into the significance of continuous learning and upskilling, especially within the context of AI integration and its transformative impact on learning and development programs. Despite challenges, Stacie anticipates the creation of numerous net positive job roles. 
    However, the heart of the conversation lies in fostering psychological safety as the foundation for innovation. Stacie emphasizes that when employees feel secure in expressing their ideas and concerns, it nurtures creativity and inclusivity. Trust within teams emerges as another vital aspect, driving innovation naturally in an environment where candidness and curiosity thrive. 
    General Motors' culture and employee development initiatives, highlighting their profound influence on customer satisfaction, brand loyalty, and performance. Stacie underscores the far-reaching consequences of nurturing a culture of innovation and continuous learning throughout the employee journey. Don't miss this illuminating episode! 
     
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    #Podcast #Leadership #Innovation #Culture #GM 

    • 31 min
    Cultivating a Culture of Resilience and Innovation | Lisa Chang, Coca-Cola

    Cultivating a Culture of Resilience and Innovation | Lisa Chang, Coca-Cola

    Join Bert Miller and Lisa Chang in a captivating discussion about The Coca-Cola Company's journey to earning the 2023 Hunt Scanlon Culture of Excellence Award and their unwavering commitment to preserving their unique culture, even during turbulent times. 
    Throughout this enlightening conversation, uncover the key factors driving Coca-Cola's ongoing success: their adaptability, unwavering commitment to innovation, and a steadfast sense of purpose in an ever-evolving business landscape. 
    Lisa delves into invaluable leadership insights, resilience strategies, and innovative approaches that have kept Coca-Cola at the forefront of the industry. Gain insights from their past misstep with New Coke, which has changed their internal processes and commitment to prioritizing consumer permission, as seen with the launch of exciting new products, like the ready-to-drink Jack and Coke and Fresca and vodka. 
    As the company is looking to the future of work, Lisa speaks to how Coca-Cola is harnessing the power of AI to empower and enhance its exceptional workforce, equipping its team for the challenges and roles of tomorrow. 
    Throughout this enlightening conversation, Bert and Lisa discuss the key factors behind Coca-Cola's ongoing success: their adaptability, relentless pursuit of innovation, and unwavering sense of purpose in an ever-evolving business landscape. 
    Don't miss this insightful episode! 
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    #Podcast #Leadership #Resilience #Innovation #CocaCola 

    • 31 min
    John A. Sacksteder | President, Mark Anthony Brewing

    John A. Sacksteder | President, Mark Anthony Brewing

    John spent 23 years with Kraft Foods in a progression of leadership roles within Logistics, Customer Service and Supply Chain Operations in both the US and Canada before joining Mark Anthony as Vice President of Logistics and Demand Management in January of 2012.
    John was instrumental in the development of the US based Supply Chain organization and led the implementation of several significant process and waste reduction initiatives including a companywide Sales and Operations Planning Process, streamlined transportation sourcing, inventory controls and improved customer service KPI’s.
    As President of Mark Anthony Brewing John has led the transformation of our manufacturing network to include the building of three company owned breweries during 2020-2022. Overseeing the end-to-end Supply Chain, he is responsible for all planning, manufacturing, procurement, transportation, and distribution. During his tenure the Mark Anthony Brewing Team has increased capacity by 10x and has grown the team from 25 people to over 650.

    • 29 min

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