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FalconStor Software Snags Top Sales Executive From Symantec
January 14th, 2011

Selker Leadership is pleased to announce that our client, FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:FALC), a market leader in disk-based data protection solutions and pioneers of Service Oriented Data Protection (SODP), has hired former Symantec sales executive, John W. Turner as the Vice President of North American Sales.


Jim McNiel, President and CEO, Falconstor Software said, “We have found a true executive search partner in Selker Leadership.  From the very beginning, their team brought a thoroughness and focus to the research and diligence process which resulted in the immediate presentation of top notch candidates for our Sales search and ultimately the hiring of a world class sales leader, John Turner, in less than 90 days.” 


Prior to joining FalconStor, Turner was the Vice President of EMEA Sales at Symantec, overseeing the business technology sales arm for Symantec’s $2 billion European commercial business. Coming to Symantec via the merger with VERITAS, Turner was their Senior Director, Western U.S. Emerging Solutions where he grew the business over 500% via organic growth and acquisitions. Previously, John was Vice President of Sales for Gartner CIO Programs, Gartner’s fastest growing business. He started with Gartner in 1998 and held roles as Vice President, Worldwide Sales Operations, Area Sales Manager, leading the top ranked sales team globally, and Sales Representative where he was ranked in top 10 of Gartner’s 800 strong worldwide sales force. 


Prior to entering the technology industry, he spent seven years in the financial services industry. His last role was working with private banking clients for Chase Manhattan Bank in Silicon Valley.


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FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity and simplicity. For more information see: www.falconstor.com

It’s Time To Change Outdated Corporate Models
June 29th, 2009

The structures and models of corporate governance, reporting and accountability are the same as they were in the mid-20th century, yet the ways in which we communicate and do business has dramatically changed. This thought-provoking exchange between Marc Morgenstern and Selker Leadership, Part 2 of the Leadership Interview with Marc Morgenstern, explores corporate models for today’s and tomorrow’s world.


The SEC: What’s Wrong And How To Fix It
June 16th, 2009

Noted legal expert, Marc Morgenstern speaks his mind in this Selker Leadership interview on what is wrong with the SEC and potentially how it can be fixed, coming to the conclusion that the natural human tendency towards greater regulation is exactly the wrong approach to deliver safety, transparency and liquidity. This is part 1 of a 2 part series


PVA White Paper 2007
June 16th, 2009

This White Paper, written in 2007, begins to distill the philosophical principles underlying the PVA methodology, and distinguish the impact which can occur to both an individual and an organization when PVA is extended across hiring, performance assessment and leadership development.  Click here to download: PVA White Paper 2007

White Paper: Analysis Of The Hay-McBer Approach and Side-By-Side Comparison To Performance Values Assessment, by Gregory L. Selker and Param Srikanti, Ph.D.
June 16th, 2009

In March 2004, Selker Leadership was asked to prepare a paper by Microsoft comparing Performance Values Assessment to the leadership development approach practiced by The Hay Group. This white paper co-authored by Greg Selker and Dr. Param Srikantia is that response. Click here t0 download Analysis of Hay-McBer in Comparison to PVA.

Dr. Param Srikantia is currently a Professor in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin-Wallace College. Before joining the faculty of Baldwin-Wallace as Associate Professor, Dr. Param Srikantia was Consultant to The World Bank Group designing workshops on Poverty Reduction Strategies for Finance Ministers of over 30 countries. Earlier, as Program Officer for a global consulting organization established by the United States Agency for International Development, he delivered workshops on strategic planning to top management teams of global non-governmental organizations from nearly 70 countries. Previously, in India, he was country Head of Human Resources for American Cyanamid Company and Personnel Manager for the Unilever Group.

Dr. Srikantia has also taught as Lead Faculty at the Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, leading a team of instructors in delivering the core managerial competency courses in the MBA Program. He has served as a consultant and undertaken research projects for the National Science Foundation, USAID, the World Bank, Catholic Relief Services, Coco Cola, Arthur Andersen & Co.,  Siemens, Cadbury’s, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation.

Dr. Srikantia has authored over 30 papers that have been published or presented at conferences and workshops in the United States, Asia, and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Bombay, and an M.A. in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Bombay.

It’s Been 10 Years Since My Last Job Search…What Do I Do?
May 1st, 2009

MSN Career Builder.Com features Greg Selker’s advice for h0w job seekers can distinguish themselves on their resume and in an interview READ MORE

Dog-Loving CEOs Tips For The Obamas
April 14th, 2009

USA TODAY profiles Greg Selker and other CEOs who share tips and advice on what your choice of a pet says about you. READ MORE

Selker Leadership in USA Today, “Dog-loving CEOs have a few tips for the Obamas and Bo”
April 14th, 2009

Greg Selker, CEO of Selker Leadership LLC, is featured along with a picture of Greg and his dog, Daisy, in this USA Today article.


Selker Leadership in “Managing for Success” Weekly Investor’s Business Daily Column
March 30th, 2009

Selker Leadership LLC, a leading retained executive search and leadership consulting services firm, is featured in Investor’s Business Daily weekly column, “Managing for Success”.

Learning The Right Way To Check Job References
March 30th, 2009

Investor Business Daily’s Weekly Managing for Success series features Greg Selker talking about the do’s and don’ts of reference checking

Job Search Pros Offer Tips in Tough Economy
March 2nd, 2009

Greg Selker shares his thoughts in this syndicated column about the areas of growth and opportunity even in this down economy

Top Silicon Valley CFO Sounds Off About the Economy, Bernie Madoff and Wall Street Executive Comp Limits
February 17th, 2009

What can Silicon Valley teach Wall Street? Veteran financial executive, Ken Goldman, CFO of Fortinet, Inc., weighs in on the economy, Madoff and Wall Street compensation caps in “Don’t Waste a Recession”, Selker Leadership’s featured February Leadership Interview on their Leader’s Blog.

Selker Leadership Completes Two Clean Tech Searches
February 17th, 2009

Selker Leadership LLC, a leading retained executive search and leadership consulting services firm, has recently completed two executive searches for PVT Solar, Inc. a Khosla Ventures Portfolio Company, with the placement of David Finch as PVT’s Vice President Business Operations, and Ram Narayanamurthy as the company’s Chief Science Officer & Vice President R&D.

Structured Dialogue?
January 22nd, 2009

In our fourth segment in the continuation of our latest Leadership Interview with Dick Foster, he discusses the value of having ongoing structured dialogues within a company’s executive committee. These structured dialogues are open-ended, and used as the vehicle to change people’s perceptions of their companies, and the issues they confront in their competitive markets. There is evidence that President Obama is engaging in, and calling for this type of elevated conversation on a broad scale. Since Dick has experienced the success of this process within an organization, we should all consider the potential impact at a global level.

The Board: Challenging Perceptions as Good Governance
January 5th, 2009

In our third segment in the continuation of our latest Leadership Interview with Dick Foster, he discusses the role of a board of directors in ensuring a company and its leadership actively engages in the process of challenging their conceptions of themselves and their competitive markets; and in evaluating the CEO and senior team.

Creative Destruction: Create, Operate and Trade
December 18th, 2008

In our second segment in the continuation of our latest Leadership Interview with Dick Foster, he discusses applying the market principles of create, operate and trade to individual corporations; and using McKinsey as an example, details how these principles apply to the ongoing development of leadership and evolutionary thinking within a company.

Four Types of Leaders We Need Right Now
December 12th, 2008

Our latest Leadership Interview is with Richard (Dick) N. Foster, the Managing Partner of the Millbrook Management Group, LLC. Prior to forming Millbrook, Mr. Foster was with McKinsey & Company for 30 years. While at McKinsey, he served as a Senior Partner and Director for 22 years and retired from the company in 2004.

Khosla Ventures Top 5 Keys To Green
June 12th, 2008

Ford Tamer, Ph.D. is an Operating Partner at Khosla Ventures, the leading clean-tech venture capital firm spearheading investments into areas such as bio-refineries for energy and bioplastics, solar, battery and other environmentally friendly technologies. We are thrilled to present this interview with Ford Tamer.

OUTSMART! Author Jim Champy Talks With Selker Leadership
April 28th, 2008

Jim Champy is recognized throughout the world for his work on leadership and management issues, and on organizational change and business reengineering. His first book, REENGINEERING THE CORPORATION: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, sold more than 3 million copies and spent more than a year on The New York Times best seller list. He is also the author of the best seller, REENGINEERING MANAGEMENT: The Mandate for New Leadership, which was recognized by Business Week as one of the top ten best business books of 1995. We are thrilled to present excerpts from the interview with Jim Champy.

The Future of SOX: Top Board Director Predicts Tighter Accountability for Leadership
October 25th, 2007

Virginia Gambale is a successful investor and technology leader. As Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC, which she founded in 2003, Gambale operates globally, developing growth strategies, business partnerships and executing successful exits for technology and business service companies. She is highly regarded for her innovative thinking, personal involvement, concern for people and ability to deliver results.

Top Chief Learning Officer Shares His Views On Upcoming Workforce “Catastrophe”
August 6th, 2007

Spencer Clark recently retired as Chief Learning Officer of Cadence Design Systems Inc., the industry leader in the electronic design automation space. In this role he built Cadence University to drive global implementation of technical, professional, executive and leadership development. He was also responsible for implementing an organizational development practice within the Cadence culture and the development and integration of an explicit talent development program into the Cadence succession planning process.

Former Heidrick & Struggles Senior Partner and Global Executive Joins Selker Leadership, LLC
May 18th, 2005

Selker Leadership, LLC, welcomes Larry Elliott, former Senior Partner & Chief Operating Officer for the Technology Management Practice at Perot Systems and prior Senior Partner and Global Chief Technology Officer for executive recruiting firm, Heidrick & Struggles …

Selker Leadership Completes Two Board Member Searches for Fortune 100 Company
November 30th, 2004

Selker Leadership, LLC, announces the completion of two board member searches for BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE:BMC), leader in Business Service Management (BSM). Using Performance Values Assessment™, (PVA™) their patent-pending search methodology, Selker Leadership recruited Louis J. Lavigne Jr. and P. Thomas Jenkins to BMC’s board …

Selker Leadership Completes Two Board Member Searches for New Public Company
November 22nd, 2004

Selker Leadership, LLC, announces the completion of two board member searches for Motive, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOTV), leading provider of management software. Using Performance Values Assessment™, (PVA™) their patent-pending search methodology, Selker Leadership recruited Virginia Gambale and Harvey White to Motive’s board …

White Paper: An Overview of the Performance Values Assesment (PVA) Process
October 1st, 2003

Gregory L. Selker By: Gregory L. Selker · Paul D. Shane, Ph.D. · Noelle Adams Katai
1. Basic Assumptions
Several key points must be addressed briefly before presenting an overview …

Unprecedented Guarantee Offered by Search Firm—Firm Puts Money Where Mouth Is
June 5th, 2003
Patent Pending Assessment Method Reels in Big Catch for Leading Software Company—Search Completed with Values and Ethics at the Forefront
March 19th, 2003

Selker Leadership, LLC, announces the completion of the search for a new General Manager, Remedy, a $300M division of BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), leader in enterprise management. Using Performance Values Assessment™ (PVA™), their patent-pending hiring methodology, Selker Leadership recruited Jim Grant, formerly the General Manager, OpenView at Hewlett Packard, to lead BMC’s recently acquired Remedy …

Values-Based Hiring as the Leverage to Building High-Performance Organizations
March 8th, 2003

By: Gregory L. Selker · Paul Shane, Ph.D. · Noelle C. Adams
A commonly heard statement floating around the business world is that “people are hired for skills, and fired for lack …

First Woman Joins Board of Directors of Leading Software Company—Search Shows New Breed of Executive Women are Rewriting Book on Leadership
November 9th, 2002

Selker Leadership, LLC, announces the completion of the search for a new member of the board of directors of BMC Software, Inc. (NYSE: BMC), a leader in enterprise management. Kate O’Neil is the first woman to join the board of the 22-year-old Houston based $1.3 billion enterprise software company …

The Steps to Building a Values-Based Culture of Leadership Part 2
October 10th, 2002

By: Gregory L. Selker
The process of discovering a company’s values-based framework of leadership can be undertaken with or without professional facilitation. It can lean towards more …

The Steps to Building a Values-Based Culture of Leadership Part 1
September 6th, 2002

By: Gregory L. Selker
The recent scandals rocking the business world are more than accounting improprieties. They are at their essence, breaches of leadership at a Board of Directors, CE …