Repositioning for the Future: Preparing to Emerge Stronger in the Post-Covid World


Program produced by XPX Fairfield and XPX Hartford

Like it not, Covid is a disruptive reality. But for savvy and proactive businesses there is an opportunity to take action to strengthen and prepare for the future as we emerge into a new normal. Our four speakers, each representing a critical business component, will present ideas for tangible steps that owners can take now to not just survive Covid, but to strengthen and thrive.

Our Panel:

Dick Albu, President & Founder Albu Consulting LLC

Dick founded Albu Consulting in 1994, a strategy management consulting firm dedicated to helping its clients realize their growth goals. Having worked on a wide range of industries, his principle skill is in developing robust strategic plans and managing strategy execution. Prior to forming Albu Consulting, Dick worked as Vice President with a New York City based business development consulting group. At Nestle he held senior management positions both in the US and Switzerland. Dick’s Board of Advisor seats include the David S. Lapine Co., Center for Family Business and the Entrepreneur & Innovation Center at the University of New Haven and XPX CT Chapter.

Stephen E. Ronan, Principal – Citrin Cooperman

Steve Ronan is a principal and the leader of Citrin Cooperman’s Strategy & Business Transformation Practice. He is an experience professional in the theory and execution of improving business value. Steve has partnered with a range of companies, from Fortune 100 to middle-market, to develop and implement strategies that improve profitability, create scalable businesses, and strengthen customer relationships.  His projects have created over $100M in value through top-line growth and bottom-line savings. Steve’s experience includes strategic planning, process improvement, and organizational transformation.  Previously, Steve owned a boutique consulting firm and was a senior manager at Deloitte Consulting.

John Weidner, Founder & Managing Partner  – Cornell Global LLC

John is Founder and Managing Partner of Cornell Global LLC, a Human Capital Strategy Consulting firm. Working with various sized companies across various industry sectors, John strives to drive increased company valuation through leadership development, talent acquisition and innovative people focused programs and processes. John’s corporate career included progressively responsible positions with Price Waterhouse, Bankers Trust, E. F. Hutton, Chemical Bank and later G.E. Capital. Since leaving corporate, John has founded three management and career coaching consulting firms; Cornell Global LLC, Pierway Associates LLC and Heroes in Transition.

John attained his Masters Degree from Boston University and a Bachelors Degree from Westminster College.

Keith Michaelson, Family Business Advisor & Owner – The Lovins Group

Keith Michaelson helps family businesses navigate the challenges of generational transition. With his help, families discuss the difficult issues that have been creating tension in the family and holding back progress in the business. Keith joined The Lovins Group after 25 years of experience working with business leaders in major corporations and non-profit organizations to integrate their personal growth with improvement in organizational performance. Keith’s education includes an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the State of Connecticut.

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

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