Monday, November 8, 2010

Holland to Share His “Quest for Success”

Robert_HollandRobert Holland Jr., the corporate director and a managing partner of Essex Lake Group, will make “The Quest for Success” the focus of an upcoming Leading Out Loud Broyhill Executive Lecture Series event. 

Holland will share his journey that has led him to the top of global companies and how his definitions of personal and professional success have evolved along the way. His journey is noteworthy, landing him at Essex, a global advisory firm that provides consulting services to Fortune 500 companies.

Holland was also the first African-American to be recruited as CEO of a majority-owned franchise company when he accepted the top post at Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream Inc.  He has also served as CEO at WorkPlace Integrators, Rokher-J, Gilreath Manufacturing Inc., and City Marketing. Earlier in his career, he was an associate and partner with McKinsey & Company.

He will speak Thursday, Nov. 11 at 4 pm in the Worrell Professional Center auditorium room 1312 on the Wake Forest campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Leading out Loud is a Wake Forest University Schools of Business lecture series created to educate and inspire business students through exposure to industry leaders shaping today’s business world. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, NC.

The next series speaker is Dean Kamen, an inventor, entrepreneur and tireless advocate for science and technology, who will appear on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 5 pm. Kamen is founder of DEKA Research & Development and has invented products such as the “Segway,” “AutoSyringe” and an all-terrain wheelchair known as the “iBOT.”

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