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The Struggle for the Next Level - A Business Parable






Executives Try on Unfamiliar Roles

Mike Brady - President, TAS Energy

March Theme: Career Development

Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Please see EVENT SUMMARY and Video Clip Below

About The Topic
The Wall Street Journal recently published a column titled, "Executives Try on Unfamiliar Roles." The column quotes Ravi Kathuria, President, Houston Strategy Forum and Cohegic Corporation, and references survey results based on the feedback from Houston executives.

The unrelenting economic changes and cycles have forced companies to re-think. In increasing numbers, companies are now asking their executives to re-engineer personally by taking on roles and responsibilities in which they have no prior experience. 

This column/topic has been picked by prominent national news and knowledge sources including Barron's, World News, the Drucker Institute and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
About Our Speaker, Mr. Mike Brady
Mike Brady is president of TAS, a leading global provider of high efficiency and modular cooling and energy systems for the commercial, industrial and power generation markets. TAS designs, manufactures, installs and services its highly engineered systems with installations in North and South America, Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australia.

TAS boasts of exponential growth since its inception in 1999, and is one of Houston's fastest growing mid-sized companies with current revenues over $200 million. TAS won the 2009 President's "E" Award for Export — the highest honor the federal government can give to any domestic entity for increasing American exports.

Mr. Brady joined TAS in February 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to President in September 2006.

Prior to joining TAS, he was Director, Business Strategy for Home Depot. Mr. Brady's professional experience includes serving as Vice President of Risk Management as well as Vice President of Sales for Pratt & Whitney Power Systems (PWPS) in addition to 15 years of GE experience in their GE Lighting, GE Aircraft Engines, GE Appliances and GE Power Systems divisions. Mr. Brady has a BS in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.
More About the Event
This event is a strategic discussion on the intriguing topic of redeploying executives. Ravi Kathuria, author, "The Coherent Company," will set the context for the meeting and share the results of the related survey:
  • What is happening in companies regarding executive redeployments?
  • What are the drivers behind the phenomenon?
  • Is it a trend?
Mr. Mike Brady will share his views and insights, which will be followed by a strategic discussion for all present to participate, share their perspectives and experiences, and lessons learned. 

This is a great opportunity. You will gain insightful takeaways for your own career and for your companies and teams.

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Ravi Kathuria, HSF President, and Mike Brady, President, TAS Energy

We had a fabulous, interactive event with active audience participation. Mr. Mike Brady, President, TAS Energy candidly shared his insights on how he has thrived on change, and how he has consistently reinvented himself to lead a wide variety of roles from sales, procurement, risk management, strategy planning to finance.

The audience shared their input and insights, about leading in unfamiliar roles. A great learning experience for all.

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