Execs Switching Roles Within Companies

by | Feb 23, 2011 | Observations

One of my fellow HTC Advisory Board members, Ravi Kathuria, president of Cohegic, was quoted in a recent Wall Street Journal article about corporate executives who change roles within their company, usually to an unfamiliar area.  Cohegic, a management consulting firm, conducted the poll referenced in the article. 

It’s an interesting concept.  The execs in the article made some pretty significant transitions.  One of the examples cited was Tom Staggs and Jay Rasulo at Walt Disney Co. swapping jobs as CFO and head of parks and resorts.  The line of thinking in these situations is that the executives know the culture, but can provide fresh ideas in the new role.

Congratulations to Ravi for the quote and recognition in the Wall Street Journal! It’s good to see a Houston company sought out and referenced in the article. Have any of you seen a similar process at your organization?

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