Earlier this April, Electro Soft Executive Vice President Karla Trotman had the privilege of joining a number of CEOs from the Philadelphia region to take part in a Think Tank discussion presented by SmartCEO and St. Joseph’s University.
The discussion, Navigating the Unique Challenges of a Family Business, was turned into a podcast (you can hear it by following the link below). It revolved around the founding principles of family businesses and how the businesses have evolved over time. Panelists talked about how they’ve handled family conflicts, how they prepare the next generation for leadership, what they want their business’s legacy to be and how that ties into their family values.
The moderator was Mary Nicoletti, Director of The Initiative for Family Business & Entrepreneurship at Saint Joseph’s University. Panelists included Marc Brownstein, President and CEO, Brownstein Group; Lisa Formica, President, fmi Direct and Digital Marketing Solutions, Inc.; Lisa Goldenberg, President, Delaware Steel Company of Pennsylvania; Gary Banks, President, Banks Industrial Group; Karla Trotman, Executive Vice President, Electro Soft, Inc.; Thomas Holt Jr., President, Holt Logistics Corp.; Anthony Bellia, President, Bellia Work+Space Professionals; G.A. Taylor Fernley, CEO, Fernley & Fernley; Kevin Fox, Managing Partner, Capstone Group; Mary Weldon, Financial Director and CEO, Uniform Gear Inc.; Scott McDevitt, President, Translogistics, Inc.; and Mark Mansfield, President, William J. Mansfield Inc.
Click below to hear the podcast Navigating the Unique Challenges of a Family Business: