Citrin Cooperman, one of Fairfield County’s leading accounting and business consulting firms, presented the second annual CEO Evolution on June 15, in partnership with the University of Connecticut School of Business and the Fairfield County Business Journal. Moderated by Mark L. Fagan, CPA, managing partner of Citrin Cooperman’s Connecticut office, the event featured three leading and iconic business executives.
The event’s CEOs included: Anne M. Mulcahy, former chair and CEO of Xerox Corporation; Denis J. Nayden, former chair and CEO of GE Capital; and Tom Kallish, CEO and founder of Tommie Copper.
The esteemed panel, bringing decades of knowledge and expertise, offered attendees personal accounts, their strategic vision, and the executive challenges they have faced in order to achieve success.
“We’re thrilled with the event and the impact it has on the business community here in Connecticut,” said Fagan. “Anne, Denis and Tom provided revealing insights into their management style and philosophy. They stressed the need for effective and ongoing communication with employees and customers, creating meaningful methods for developing and retaining talented workers, the importance of being determined and working diligently, and not being afraid to fail. What was also evident from their observations is that many of the challenges that CEOs face are similar regardless of the size or complexity of the company, or its industry.”