50 episodes

Starting and running a business or managing one isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re balancing internal and external forces in a continually changing landscape. This is where Cadence Bank’s In Good Companies comes in. We share our wealth of knowledge–and insights from noted industry experts–to guide you through the forces shaping business today.

It’s hosted by Patrick Pacheco, an EVP and President of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, who has more than 25 years’ experience and is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner. He leads discussions with business owners and subject matter experts about how they’re tackling business challenges like:

● What are ways to grow my business without growing my debt?
● How can I turn my data into meaningful information?
● Why is company culture more important than ever?

It’s information you need, in one place, in under 30 minutes. More than 250,000 listeners tune in each week. Shouldn’t you?

ABOUT OUR HOST
With more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management for business clients and a penchant for hosting, Patrick Pacheco is an EVP and president of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, and presenter of the bank’s In Good Companies podcast, now in its fourth season.
His background features years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including a Master of Taxation from University of Houston, a law degree from Southern Methodist University, and both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.
Pacheco describes himself as a lifelong learner and someone who loves asking questions–probably the ones you’re thinking about too. He’s especially excited about season four because of the diversity of topics and guests who will not only share their wealth of knowledge, but listeners will also get tips and tricks they can use in their own businesses, careers and professional lives.

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    • 4.8 • 75 Ratings

Starting and running a business or managing one isn’t for the faint of heart. You’re balancing internal and external forces in a continually changing landscape. This is where Cadence Bank’s In Good Companies comes in. We share our wealth of knowledge–and insights from noted industry experts–to guide you through the forces shaping business today.

It’s hosted by Patrick Pacheco, an EVP and President of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, who has more than 25 years’ experience and is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner. He leads discussions with business owners and subject matter experts about how they’re tackling business challenges like:

● What are ways to grow my business without growing my debt?
● How can I turn my data into meaningful information?
● Why is company culture more important than ever?

It’s information you need, in one place, in under 30 minutes. More than 250,000 listeners tune in each week. Shouldn’t you?

ABOUT OUR HOST
With more than 25 years’ experience in wealth management for business clients and a penchant for hosting, Patrick Pacheco is an EVP and president of Cadence Asset Management and Trust, and presenter of the bank’s In Good Companies podcast, now in its fourth season.
His background features years of legal practice and multiple degrees, including a Master of Taxation from University of Houston, a law degree from Southern Methodist University, and both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Economics from University of Texas at Arlington.
Pacheco describes himself as a lifelong learner and someone who loves asking questions–probably the ones you’re thinking about too. He’s especially excited about season four because of the diversity of topics and guests who will not only share their wealth of knowledge, but listeners will also get tips and tricks they can use in their own businesses, careers and professional lives.

    Nobody Panic: Dos & Don’ts of Crisis Management, with Sydney Isaacs

    Nobody Panic: Dos & Don’ts of Crisis Management, with Sydney Isaacs

    In our world, it's not a question of if but when a crisis will strike. In 2023, 96% of businesses experienced emergencies, but only one in five companies were prepared to take action. So in today’s episode, we’re learning to expect the unexpected with the help of our guest: Sydney Isaacs.

    Sydney is a Managing Director for H/Advisors Abernathy, a communications advisor with one of the leading crisis management firms in the U.S. Far beyond PR strategy, Sydney has spent the last two decades handling and preventing crises like workplace misconduct, product recalls, cybersecurity attacks and physical disasters. 

    So today, Sydney helps us come up with action plans to handle many business crises. Together, we learn how to build efficient teams of first responders, spot crises before they occur and prioritize the right course of action to fix imminent issues. We also unpack how trust, emotion and communication influence crisis prevention and recovery.

    So keep calm and tune into this week’s episode. With Patrick and Sydney, you’ll learn to weather every storm.
    Highlights:
    What is a crisis? (3:09)A flexible approach to crisis management (5:14)Why actions speak louder than words (8:11)Fight or flight: handling human emotions in a crisis (10:00)Differentiating transparency, honesty and forthrightness (11:49)“In a crisis, we want to be boring” (13:17)When trust interacts with crisis management (14:35)People believe in what they see (16:09)How to assemble a crisis management plan (18:53)The importance of proof-testing your plan  (21:37)Qualities of a first responder (23:13)Crisis management and social media (26:54)Building reputation as crisis prevention (29:12)Links:
    Cadence Bank WebsiteCadence Bank X (Twitter)Cadence Bank LinkedInH/Advisors Abernathy WebsiteSydney Isaacs LinkedIn PwC’s Global Crisis and Resilience Survey 2023Why A Business Crisis is A Catalyst for ExperimentationFeedback:
    If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

    • 31 min
    Fraud is Everyone’s Business: Cassi Chandler on Corporate Security and Intelligence

    Fraud is Everyone’s Business: Cassi Chandler on Corporate Security and Intelligence

    Welcome back to In Good Companies! This season, we’re connecting you with the hottest trends in business. So we start with a big question: in a fast digital world, how can we keep our companies safe and secure? In 2023, 40% of all US organizations experienced security violations; so what can we do to catch fraud at the door? Our guest Cassi Chandler has her idea.
    Cassi has been in criminal intelligence for nearly four decades. She spent 24 years in the FBI, working white collar crime, financial crime, and government fraud. She was also the first African American woman to hold an Assistant Director role in the agency. After she retired from the FBI, she joined Bank of America, to design innovative security strategies, and identify cyber and fraud risks. Now, she is the founder and CEO of Vigeo Alliances, a company that advises businesses on leadership and talent risk management. So who better to help us tackle fraud prevention?
    Today, Cassi discusses the latest cyber criminality and fraud trends, to help us join the dots, and spot the risks at play inside our companies. From monitoring the information flowing in our systems, to communicating inside and outside our teams, and becoming technologically-minded… Cassi shares the “intelligence mindset” that can keep us all safe and sound. 
    Join Patrick and Cassi today to get ahead of the digital security game. And remember: fraud is everyone’s business.
    Highlights:
    Identifying different types of fraud (2:53)Why technology makes your business fragile (4:15)First steps to fraud prevention: team communication (5:40)Paying attention to what’s coming in (6:35)How other organizations handle your information (7:41)When data is no longer in our control (8:50)Practical ways to make our digital space more secure (10:05)Defining the intelligence mindset (11:35)Technology development through Star Trek (13:31)Thinking like a fraudster: “looking for the possibilities” (15:01)Building an intelligence into corporate culture (16:00)Tackling fraud prevention at the industry level (17:12)Why regulating and reporting fraud matters (18:45)Culture is the first risk (20:39)
    Links:
    Cadence Bank WebsiteCadence Bank X (Twitter)Cadence Bank LinkedInCassi Chandler X (Twitter)Cassi Chandler LinkedIn Vigeo Alliances WebsiteArticle - How pervasive is corporate fraud?Article - The Importance of Safeguarding Businesses from Data Privacy and Security Risks Feedback:
    If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

    • 24 min
    [Fan Favorite] Turning the Tables: Diversity in Board Governance with Anna Catalano

    [Fan Favorite] Turning the Tables: Diversity in Board Governance with Anna Catalano

    In Good Companies is springing back into action! Season 5 is out next week, and to warm up, we’re bringing back a favorite guest from seasons past: the fantastic Anna Catalano. Her episode is a lesson in ambition and professional development. 

    Over the last 20 years, Anna has perfected the art of board governance and sat on a dozen public boards. Fortune magazine named her one of the most powerful women in international business, which is no understatement. In 2023, women held only 28% of board seats in the Russell 3000. And yet, Anna has become a prominent voice in corporate leadership, advocating for diversity and board refreshment.
     
    So today, we ask her: how can companies make efforts to diversify their leadership? How can established directors lift up people who haven’t always had their seat at the table? What is the benefit of seeing more diversity in the boardroom?

    Together, we weigh up the challenges awaiting women in business, and think about how boards can make space for new talents. Looking back on her career, Anna will revisit her most formative experiences; from unconscious bias, to bold career turns, her story is as inspiring as it is insightful.

    Push the doors of the boardroom open with Patrick and Anna… And you will find that change is underway.
    Highlights:
    What a board of directors does (2:38)Improving diversity around the table (4:13)How directors are recruited (5:49)Reconciling diversity and meritocracy (8:09)Handling unconscious bias (10:08)The importance of interrogating assumptions (12:29)How board directors lift up new talents (14:23)Thoughts on board refreshments (16:02)How to get board-ready (18:39)Seizing new learning opportunities (22:23)Getting out of your comfort zone (24:08)Diversity to revisit the way things are done (26:21)What good leadership means to Anna (27:27)Links:
    Cadence Bank WebsiteCadence Bank TwitterCadence Bank LinkedInAnna’s WebsiteAnna’s Blog Anna’s LinkedInAnna’s TwitterAnna Catalano - “The Importance of Board Refreshment”Wall Street Journal - “Anna Catalano Is in The Room Where It Happens” Fortune - “Women hold a record number of corporate board seats. The bad news: It’s barely over 25%, and it’s slowing down.”
    If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

    • 29 min
    In Good Companies is Back for Season 5!

    In Good Companies is Back for Season 5!

    We've only been gone for a few weeks, but at Cadence Bank, we miss our weekly dose of In Good Companies. 

    But! We’ve got some exciting news. We will soon return for our fifth season. So mark your calendars: fresh new episodes of In Good Companies are coming to your feed in March 2024. 

    We have lined up some amazing guests to dive into top business topics like: digital security, crisis management, leadership trends, and remapping our workplaces… Together, we’ll unlock success, one episode at a time. 

    So, ready to get back into the world of In Good Companies? Then subscribe to never miss an episode. 

    • 1 min
    In the Driver’s Seat: Your All-in-One Guide to Business Leadership

    In the Driver’s Seat: Your All-in-One Guide to Business Leadership

    Happy New Year! 2024 is here, and, as is our tradition, our team celebrates bringing good companies forward. So to close season four, we welcome back some well-loved guests to talk about one of our favorite topics: how to lead with integrity. Consider this your all-in-one guide to business leadership. 

    This episode features a variety of short clips where our guests share their depth of experience to help you learn how to communicate better, take challenges in stride and land on winning strategies. We will see that effective leadership is bolstered by a human approach and that it always starts with vulnerability and collaboration. And of course, you will hear from leaders who did everything wrong, before finding their way. 

    Get ready to get inspired, with our fantastic guests: Mohammad Anwar, the loving CEO of Softway; Anna Catalano, an impressive advisor and board director with 40 years of experience in corporate leadership; Dr. Marcus Collins, a powerful speaker and expert in culture and marketing; the wise and inspiring Craig Flowers, an Army veteran and the founder of Sideline Leadership; and born-to lead, former Super Bowl champion, Keith Jackson Sr. To hear more from them, find their individual episodes linked below.

    Let’s wrap up season 4 together, and be ready to lead our companies into the new year!

    Highlights:
    How Craig Flowers earned his stripes as a leader (1:54)Craig’s definition of leadership (3:39)Mohammad Anwar: from bad boss, to loving CEO (5:48)The leadership strategy that changed the game (8:57)Love as a plan of action (11:12)The Holmgren way: Keith Jackson Sr. on coaching and teamwork (13:43)Finding mentors at every stage of your career (15:40)The art of communication, with Dr Marcus Collins (19:22)When leading with empathy takes practice (21:24)Diversity and decision making, with Anna Catalano (23:36)The importance of board refreshment (26:09)Links:
    Cadence Bank WebsiteCadence Bank TwitterCadence Bank LinkedInCraig Flowers LinkedInMohammad Anwar LinkedInKeith Jackson WebsiteMarcus Collins WebsiteMarcus Collins LinkedInAnna Catalano’s WebsiteAnna Catalano’s LinkedInPast Episodes:
    Craig Flowers: “Know, Care, Challenge: The Keys to Talent Retention”Craig Flowers: “Several Habits of Effective Leaders”Keith Jackson Sr: “Leadership, with Super Bowl Champion Keith Jackson”Mohammad Anwar: “All You Need Is Love: the origins of “Love as a Business Strategy”Mohammad Anwar: “Everlasting Love: Sustaining a Culture of Love”Dr Marcus Collins: “Nurture your Culture: Dr Marcus Collins on the Power of Culture in Business”Dr Marcus Collins: “Under the Influence: Learning Marketing Strategy from Pop Culture”Anna Catalano: “All Aboard: Anna Catalano on Gender and Diversity on Boards” If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

    • 29 min
    [Fan Favorite] Sourcing Talents for Leadership, with Jennifer McNorton

    [Fan Favorite] Sourcing Talents for Leadership, with Jennifer McNorton

    New year, new you, same great podcast. We are back this week with another fan-favorite episode, which is our way of wrapping up the holidays and starting the new year on a high note!

    This week, meet (again) Jennifer McNorton, senior director of talent attraction at Indeed, one of the most popular job sites in the world. Jenn is in charge of sourcing and recruiting for leadership positions at Indeed. But she doesn’t just manage hiring at a top tech company. From her vantage point, she sees talent acquisition trends across the economy. 

    So in this episode, we explore the macro view of talent acquisition: how the workforce has evolved and why companies are competing for talent like never before. Hear how you can differentiate your business and offer what jobseekers value most.

    Highlights:
    What is “talent attraction”? (1:37)The three key hiring battles (2:18)The biggest misconception about talent attraction (4:08)The value of proactive differentiation (6:05)How small & medium businesses can compete with fewer resources (9:06)The benefits and perks that jobseekers value most (10:47)These trends are here to stay (13:43)Patrick summary (15:05)

    Links:
    Cadence Bank WebsiteCadence Bank TwitterCadence Bank LinkedInIndeed.comJennifer McNorton LinkedInIndeed.com LinkedInIndeed.com - Talent attraction resourcesIndeed.com - Build Awareness for Your Brand—and Jumpstart Your Recruitment and HiringIndeed.com - Enhance Your Employer Brand: 4 Factors to Focus OnIndeed.com - Navigating the US Labor Market in 2022Feedback:
    If you have questions about the show or topics you'd like discussed in future episodes, email our producers, Natalie.Barron@cadencebank.com, Eydie.Pengelly@cadencebank.com, or danielle.kernell@cadencebank.com.

    • 16 min

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Dynamic and Informational Podcast!

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