Webinar | Talent Development: Making Succession Work

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM CST

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Pacific)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Mountain)
12:00 PM - 01:0
0 PM (Central) 
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (Eastern)

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Anticipating the skills your organization will need in its executive leadership, when those skills will be needed, and who possesses them is on the mind of most C-suite leaders and Board members, particularly as more Baby Boomers retire, the pandemic changes the ways we work and innovate, and employees become more mobile.  Join us as we discuss the makings of a best practice succession plan, including ideas on how to identify individuals with potential, execute on their development in a fast-moving corporate environment, and gain buy-in from the Board and C-suite on the implementation of the plan.  





Alexis Gladstone
Intelead Inc.

Alexis Gladstone is the founder of Intelead, a Chicago-based consulting practice dedicated to aligning people strategies and business results. Intelead designs strategies and programs to help clients develop current and next generation leaders, increase the effectiveness of individuals in sales, and drive organizational change that delivers results.

She has a passion for empowering professional women and helping them succeed. She is a sought out voice, trainer, and coach on the topics of women and leadership and helping clients recruit, develop, and retain female talent.

Alexis has presented and trained on leadership at public and private companies, for higher education, and for not-for-profit organizations including those in financial and legal services, manufacturing, and hospital/medical. Internationally she has been honored to present and train at a number of financial organizations in Melbourne Australia, for business and government leaders in Harbin China, and for corporate leaders in the UK.

She is a frequent podcast guest around the globe, talking about women in leadership, and is coauthor of Pure Wealth: 26 Ways to Crazy Profitability.


Linda C. Mack
Founder and President
Mack International, LLC

Linda C. Mack is the Founder and President of Mack International, LLC, the premier boutique firm that specializes in providing retained C-suite executive search and strategic human capital consulting solutions to family office, investment firm and enterprise clients on a national and international basis.  Clients range from first generation business enterprise owning wealth creators through multi-generational families of six or more generations. 

Linda brings more than twenty-five years of combined family office/wealth management, human resources management and financial services experience to each client assignment.  Her background includes executive and management positions at Harris Bank/Bank of Montreal and The Northern Trust Bank. 

Linda received her M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.  She also studied at Franklin University Switzerland as an undergraduate.

Linda is an active participant in numerous professional, civic and non-profit organizations including the Economic Club of Chicago, Family Office Exchange (FOX), Institute for Private Investors (IPI), Family Office Association (FOA), Family Wealth Alliance (FWA), Family Firm Institute (FFI), Chicago Council on Global Affairs-President’s Circle, The Women’s Board of Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center and Northwestern University Women’s Board.


Jim Corbett
Vice President, Human Resources
Thomson Industries

Jim has spent 30 years in domestic and international leadership roles including responsibility for operations, human resources, and general management for both public and private companies. His experience includes an expatriate assignment leading a business turnaround in The Netherlands as the Managing Director for the European region, as well as numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and business integrations. Today Jim serves as the Vice President, Human Resources for Thomson Industries, a division of Altra Industrial Motion. Thomson is a global manufacturer of linear motion products with 1,300 employees worldwide.

Over the years Jim has developed a passion for talent development and succession planning and has created platforms to manage these processes. These tools help provide and in-depth understanding of the “inventory” of talent, organizational risks, and key development needs necessary to ensure confidence in the continuity of leadership.

Jim resides in Belvidere, IL with his wife, two children, and their 3 dogs. He enjoys coaching lacrosse and holds Board leadership roles with Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois, the Rockford Lacrosse Club, and (formerly) Alignment Rockford.



Barry Cain
Managing Principal
Amuleto Advisory LLC

Barry is an experienced strategic Family Business advisor and Corporate Director helping businesses and the families that own them realize upon their shared goals—for the Business, achieving strong and sustainable performance and results; and for the Family, protecting and enhancing a cohesive structure for generations. He is a valued independent contributor to several Boards drawing upon a rich background as a strategic, results focused senior management executive, attorney and family business advisor. His Board service has included participation on audit, governance, strategic and advisory committees and has also included advisory roles in Board development, structuring and facilitation.


Steven R. Barth
Foley & Lardner

Steven R. Barth is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP where he is a member of the firm's Management Committee. Steve practices in the areas of mergers, acquisitions, leveraged recapitalizations and buyouts; venture capital and private equity fund formation and portfolio company investment; public and private offerings of equity and debt securities; public corporation securities laws and reporting compliance; corporate governance; and the organization, development and financing of startup and development stage corporations. Steve also has extensive experience in counseling mid-market and closely held firms, including many family businesses. He has helped many mid-sized companies adopt and implement their strategic plans and transition ownership and management to the next family generation, to employees and to strategic or financial buyers. Steve is a member of the Food & Beverage, Manufacturing, and Health Care Industry Teams.