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Jason Meil quoted in U.S. News & World Report

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SSA & Company’s Jason Meil, Managing Director of New Products and Innovation, was quoted in U.S. News & World Report on how new technologies have massive potential for change. “The question is which will actually have a meaningful impact on businesses and consumers, and therefore be around for the long term.” Once these new technologies show impact, investors will support companies in implementing it within their businesses. One of the seven sectors to watch is big data. Meil continues, “Big data has been hyped for years, but I’d argue it still hasn’t quite delivered on the promise—yet. There is no question that the potential is enormous.” Read the full article. Jason Meil serves as Managing Director, New Products and Innovation at SSA & Company.      

Nick Kramer quoted in The Muse, “Data Science Touches Everything We Do—Here’s How to Break Into the Industry”

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SSA & Company’s Senior Director, Advanced Analytics & Data Nick Kramer was quoted in The Muse on how the growth of data science affects data-centric positions within their departments. As data science becomes more pervasive, data scientists, data engineers, and data analysts’ responsibilities have been begun to overlap. “The buzz around data science has resulted in many companies hiring data scientists to do a data analyst’s job, who ends up cleansing and preparing data and spending very little time doing actual data science,” explains Kramer. He also notes that to be successful in the data science department, it is important to collaborate with business stakeholders to effectively communicate end goals. Read the full article.   Nick Kramer serves as Senior Director of Advanced  Analytics & Data at SSA & Company        

SSA & Company Expands its European Leadership Team to Meet Growing Demand

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SSA & Company (SSA), a New York-based global management consulting firm, announced nys deferred compensation loans today the addition of Philippe Rose as Managing Director. Rose will grow and lead the firm’s European private equity and industrials practice. He brings over 25 years of experience in chemicals and management consulting and formerly ran Celerant’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) Private Equity practice. In that role, he covered the full M&A cycle, from due diligence to post-merger integration, across multiple sectors as well as working on the sell side in chemicals and pharmaceuticals. “Increasingly, our clients ask for support of their global businesses,” said Paul de Janosi, Senior Managing Director at SSA. “Philippe is a senior leader already familiar with our approach. I had the privilege of working with him over the past decade and look forward to better serving our global clients with…

Raj Thangavelsamy quoted in TechTarget on digital transformation and the C-Suite

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SSA & Company Vice President Raj Thangavelsamy was quoted in a TechTarget article on Cosabella’s digital marketing transformation. Raj notes that digital transformation should always be led by the C-Suite and not be driven by technology. Technologies, such as AI software, can change how businesses are structured. Raj asserts that companies need to first understand technology’s potential changes and how to adapt and get the most out of them. “Focusing on the business aspect and building out the skill set is very important. Then, the technology part is the easiest part – that’s just finding partners you can rely on.” Read the full article. Raj Thangavelsamy serves as Vice President at SSA & Company.           

John Rodgers quoted in Financial Advisor, “Could Facial Recognition Technology Transform Insurance?”

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SSA & Company Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director, John Rodgers, was quoted in a Financial Advisor Magazine article “Could Facial Recognition Technology Transform Insurance?” He notes that if loan fees amortization the technology could increase the accuracy of predictive capabilities then insurance companies will use it. With insurance companies constantly trying to balance risk between consumers and insurance companies, this technology “will reduce the overall risk to the insurance company and transfer all of that risk to the consumer. The balance would be if overall rates would fall for the ‘healthy’ consumers. However, the question is how quickly those rates would fall against the speed [and] accuracy of the facial recognition predictive capability.” Read the full article. John Rodgers is Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director at SSA & Company.        

Deb Henretta quoted in BloombergView, “Women Don’t Get to Run Top Board Committees”

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Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor to SSA & Company’s parent company G100 Companies, was quoted in Bloomberg View’s Women Don’t Get to Run Top Board Committees. The article covered original research into women’s roles and responsibilities on corporate boards. The research uncovered that women hold the most positions amongst corporate responsibility/public policy, human resources, and corporate governance committees. These are usually seen as less prestigious than committees like executive, compensation, and auditing, which are often run by top board directors. Henretta stated, “We don’t think there’s anything intentional going on equity loan interest rates here; women have to grow into leadership positions. But as we get to a fair share of women on boards, we should be looking to get a fair share of representation across all the committees. We shouldn’t have the male committees and the female committees.” Read the full article. Deb Henretta is…

Raj Thangavelsamy quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article, “7 Ways for Anyone to Invest in the Cloud”

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SSA & Company Vice President Raj Thangavelsamy was quoted in a U.S. News & World Report article on potential cloud growth and ways to invest in it. Raj cited pros and cons of the three different forms of using clouds for applications: public, private, and hybrid models. He predicts that companies, including banking and health care firms, will end up using hybrid cloud models since it allows access from outside computing services but allows the data to be kept within the company’s own data center firewall. Raj also predicts that software companies will see the most growth in this revolution. “That’s where innovations will come from,” and “That’s where bigger value will be created.” Read the full article. Raj Thangavelsamy serves as Vice President at SSA & Company.            

Regenia Sanders and Alison Ponder quoted in IndustryWeek, “Services Trade: Why it Matters to U.S. Manufacturing”

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SSA & Company’s Regenia Sanders, Vice President, and Alison Ponder, Senior Director, were quoted in a IndustryWeek’s Services Trade: Why it Matters to U.S. Manufacturing, on manufacturing and a new major growth opportunity–services trade. Alison commented on congestion at ports as volumes rise, leading to increased wait times and companies needing to “get more advanced in how they manage their inventory” such as inventory management, logistics, tax services, and market research. On technology and engineering services, Regenia was quoted on the use of big data by manufacturing companies to differentiate themselves. She suggests to look at your product and R&D “to understand what the customers are asking for and that starts a whole trickle-down effect throughout the entire supply chain.” Regenia Sanders serves as a Vice President of SSA & Company. Alison Ponder serves as a Senior Director of SSA & Company. Read…

Jason Meil and Matthew Bedwell’s article “Getting More Value From Performance Evaluations” published on AMA Playbook

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SSA & Company’s Jason Meil and The Miles Group (TMG)’s Matthew Bedwell’s article “Getting More From Value From Performance Evaluations” was featured in AMA’s blog, AMA Playbook last week. This article is similar to “The Art and Science of Evaluation”, which was published in AMA Quarterly’s Winter 2016-2017 edition last month. “Human capital is a company’s greatest asset and likely its largest cost. Yet most companies still apply little rigor to measuring that capital—certainly compared to the way data is used in operational efficiency and customer-facing activities.” In the two articles, Jason and Matt suggest ways in which applying analytics to people operations can bring science and art together and help make talent development programs and organizations more effective. Read Getting More Value From Performance Evaluations here. Jason Meil serves as SSA & Company’s Managing Director, New Products and Innovation.       Matthew Bedwell is…

G100 Network Notebook | February 2017

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What You Don’t Know About CEO Tenure New data from Spencer Stuart reveals an encouraging and overlooked sign in the media coverage of CEO turnover. Tenure for S&P 500 CEOs continues to rise partly because of better board and management alignment around performance: Contrary to common perception that the market has become less patient with public company CEOs, for S&P 500 chief executives, the average total tenure has increased 35%, from 6.79 years in 2004, to 9.20 in 2016. Much of the increase came from boards sticking with their CEOs after the 2008 financial crisis. And tenures have continued to increase, rising 30% since 2010. The research also explains what longer CEO tenure means for recruiting and succession. That helps explain why Warren Buffet is bullish on airlines, reports best low interest personal loans Business Insider: The 2008 Delta-Northwest merger was an absolute home run. The…