Chief Executive Officers: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:45)
Charlie Szoradi keeps track of products, processes, and people. He is the founder of the company in addition to being the CEO.
Chief Executive: Career Beginnings (01:48)
Szoradi took a nontraditional path to his career. He started a company and has improved his skills over the course of doing business.
Chief Executive Officers: Keys for Success (02:06)
Szoradi says managing people, processes, product, and vision are the foundations for success.
Chief Executive Officers: Education and Certification Requirements (02:08)
Szoradi has an undergraduate degree in architecture and a Master's degree as well as several certifications that enhance his credentials.
Chief Executive Officers: Workplace Atmosphere (03:13)
Szoradi works 60-80 hours per week. Sourcing requires traveling.
Chief Executive Officers: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:28)
Szoradi suggests finding a mentor who can share his experience running a company. It is important to gather skills at a micro level to build a well-rounded career.
Chief Executive Officers: Day on the Job (02:37)
Szoradi starts his day with a logistics conference call every morning before checking emails. Strategic meetings take place in the morning before proposals and follow ups.
Chief Executive Officers: Industry Goals and Services (03:15)
Szoradi's company is in "agitator" mode, attempting to convince people to change how they have been doing something for many years.
Chief Executive Officers: Industry Challenges (02:27)
Szoradi cites complacency as a challenge in his business. He must convince clients that he has something better to offer than big companies.
Chief Executive Officers: Looking at the Future (02:45)
Szoradi predicts that his business will grow 10x in the next ten years. He talks about sharing information electronically.
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